Fire Prevention / Brush Clearance

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April showers bring May flowers. Along with that, comes a lush green of weeds growing alongside your home. As the heat wave comes in with Summer, the weeds become dry placing your property at risk for fire.

All counties have ordinances involving fire safety. If you reside in Ventura or LA Counties please click the link below for specific details involving your residence. Weed abatement must be done on a yearly basis before July 1st in most areas or the homeowner could be subjected to large fines.

Our calendar will be booking up fast! Contact us early to get your property in for brush clearance before it is too late. You will save money in the long run and enjoy the aesthetics of your property after the job is done.

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April 27th Celebrate Arbor Day!

 

Around the world, people get together to plant trees in honor of spring. Trees create an ecosystem for birds and bugs. They give us fresh air and beautiful shade during the hot summer months. Our planet suffers every time someone decides to cut down a tree. Most people do not understand the value of tree’s on their property or the commitment it takes to keep them healthy. It is imperative that an Arborist examines your trees yearly to ensure the life of your trees. Just like the human body, trees can contract diseases that can lead to death. A good tree doctor can save your trees and your pocketbook from the high costs of emergency tree removal. For a free consultation contact us today!

Season Changes

Spring into Tree Trimming!

“What the heck happened here? Where’s the gorgeous trees?”

Our once beautiful oasis of California is starting to appear like a wasteland due to the absence of greenery. There is only one solution to the ecosystems in urban Southern California that are being destroyed in large numbers by the infamous polyphagous beetle who loves to spread disease among Sycamore and Willow trees. Cities and homeowners are dealing with the epidemic by removing trees. The problem can be identified and solved early on with a few simple steps.

Identifying your forestry landscaping has a problem is your first step to avoid costly removal charges. If your trees become brittle, fall over, or seem as if they are not getting enough water such as curled leaves it is time for you to be concerned. The more we remove trees the less likely our beautiful state will continue to smell and feel as pleasant as it does today. (“The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast”, 2017) Most people when they notice their trees are struggling contact the least expensive landscaper to quickly remove them before any further property damage happens. With a few simple steps, costly removal charges or emergency extraction can be avoided.

Brittle trees mean there is a problem that may be insect related. The polyphagous shot hole borer beetle leaves tiny holes in the bark of the tree. (Khan, 2014) There will be a powder similar to sawdust surrounding each hole. Stains of sap may also be noticeable. These beetles leave behind bacteria that infects and kills trees. The beetles are moving fast destroying thousands of trees between the Mexican border and Los Angeles (“The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast”, 2017). Residents are quickly being left with little to no shade due to the need to remove trees that have become dangerous due to brittle dead limbs.

The solution is to call in the experts! A professional licensed, bonded, and insured Arborist is able to quickly diagnose your trees illness. At West Coast Tree, we would prefer to save your trees than to cut them down. Yearly examination of your forestry landscaping will ensure the optimal health and pressure the precious shade on your property. If you have exterminated all of your trees on your property it is simple to have them replaced and maintained properly by contacting an Arborist. In the long run, you will save money and the environment by putting the time into the health of your trees.

If we all work together California can become beautiful again. It takes effort on all of our parts to ensure that we educate our future generation on the necessity of maintaining the health of our trees. Here at West Coast Tree, we offer a free annual diagnosis. If you have a tree that is so far gone that it must be removed we offer discounts on replacement trees. We are here to answer all of your questions and continue to work hard to save our ecosystem.beetle tracks

 

Khan, A. (2014, June 05). What to do if the polyphagous shot hole borer attacks your trees. Retrieved March 30, 2018, from http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-beetle-trees-what-to-do-20140529-story.html

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast. (2017, April 19). Retrieved March 30, 2018, from http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-dying-urban-trees-20170403-story.html

Buyer Beware!

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CONTRACTORS AT THOMAS FIRE SITES SCRUTINIZED

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office says investigators from their office and the State of California swept through 44 Thomas Fire disaster sites to make sure the people doing clean up and repair work are in compliance with the law.

The compliance sweep happened a week ago and they contacted 55 business entities working at the 44 sites.

The DA says all but five companies were in compliance.

They say those five were ordered to stop work as a result of violations of contractor license laws or worker’s comp laws.

DA Greg Totten says they’re pleased that the vast majority of companies are operating properly but they will be continually checking to make that the companies are in compliance.

When is the best time to prune fruit trees?

Prune fruit trees when the leaves are off (dormant). It’s easier to see what you are doing and removal of dormant buds (growing points) invigorates the remaining buds. Summer pruning removes leaves (food manufacturer), slows fruit ripening, and exposes fruit to sunburn.

How to Fruit Trees

Winter Fruit Tree Trimming is happening now!

 

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Our Latest Customer Comment!

Joe Christman responded to my request for a quote to remove a fallen tree very quickly.
He came to my home and assessed the fallen tree and gave a quote as well as a quote to trim another tree and a quote for a yard clean up (since my yard was very overgrown) with a promise to complete the work the next day. He gave his personal promise that I would be very happy with the outcome.  I agreed to have the work done and am more than happy with the outcome!! I mean I am on “Cloud Nine” with the work that Joe’s team completed. They were
professional, respectful and worked with a positive attitude and respect for my yard in a way
that I wasn’t expecting.  They even thought the tree trimming was “fun”!!.  The work they completed for me would have taken me months to complete myself.  I am now so relieved that my trees won’t pose a problem with any upcoming winds this fall.  I highly recommend West Coast Tree Company. – Elain C.

 

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The Arborist – Fall Tree Trim Back

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Fall is time to cut those trees that drip and make a huge mess. These trees cannot be trimmed in Winter or in Spring. If you have a Maple, Birch, Dogwood, Walnut, or an Elm, it is time for your annual pruning. Trimming these trees now will help identify any disease or pests that are harmful to the life of the tree. Diseased limbs and deadwood create an unappealing plant. Trees are an investment. The healthier the tree the better the aesthetics of your yard become. When your trees get trimmed they should have a natural look to them. Good trimming appears invisible.

If you have one or more of the following trees in your yard….

Maples
Birches
Dogwoods
Walnuts
Elms

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TREE CARE 101

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Tree’s need care just like any living thing. Water, light, and nutritious soil contribute to the health and long lasting of your trees. With current climate changes and droughts, trees are experiencing health issues.

It is important to have your tree’s checked at least once per year to ensure your trees do not have pests or diseases. Pests and diseases can damage your tree causing large branches to fall.Take a look at your house and check to see if there are any branches looming over. This is a serious safety hazard and can damage your home. If you have any questions please contact us. We are here to help.

Take a look at your house and check to see if there are any branches looming over. This is a serious safety hazard and can damage your home. Prepare for the winter storms by having an Arborist take a look at your trees.

We always offer FREE ESTIMATES. It doesn’t hurt, why not give us a call?

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If you have any questions please contact us. We are here to help.