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Identify all species on site

Today, I visited a multi-family (strata) site for the first time and one species we couldn't fully remember was the Creeping raspberry. I knew it was Rubus but the specific epithet escaped me. Until I sat down to compose this blog post. The full species name is Rubus calycinoides. In...

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Removing crossing branches

Removing crossing branches is best done in winter when the full tree crown is in view. I removed this crossing branch today while checking trees on site; and removing any branches too close to buildings. Do you see the offending branch on this Acer griseum (Paperbark maple)?. It's a...

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Winter training: tree pruning 101

It's a huge advantage when professional landscapers are ISA certified arborists. Since I'm the only ISA certified arborist at my day-job company, I get to have more fun when others are looking for landscape work in the soggy West Coast January landscape. I had fun today showing a newly promoted...

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