It depends on your city. Some cities request to limit the amount of water usage. However your trees usually need more water, depending on the species and type of landscape. For example, oaks like a drier climate, and thus require less water, whereas birches, which are a New England tree, prefer it wetter. It also depends on the soil. The more clay you have in your soil, the more time it takes for the water to be absorbed.
Our top recommendation is a soaker hose. Water barely comes out of the hose and is kept on for longer periods of time. So it drips out for hours, sometimes, helping your tree stay healthy, and your property compliant with your cities water regulations.
Schedule a free assessment, by calling our office: 818-845-9190 . We’ll come by and check it out. It could be the species of tree you have, where it’s located, the type of soil you have, if it has an infection, or if it’s receiving the right amount of irrigation. Let one of our team of expert arborists help you out.
In Southern California, most trees can be pruned (also known as “trimmed”) all year round. However some species have seasonal pruning requirements due to the invasive insects in the area. Generally, we prune Conifers in the winter (November – end of February) and oaks in summer. Sometimes, though, this may include Spring to Fall due to bugs.
Sure do! If you want chips for your landscaping, let us know. We will be happy to provide them totally FREE.
Here is how it works:
1. When we chop down a tree, we throw the branches through a chipper.
2. When we have a full load of chips, the crew calls the office to see if there is anyone close to that day’s location. We will start calling the closest. The first person who wants the chips, gets them.
3. If it is the first-time you are getting wood chips from us; someone will need to be there. This way we know we have the right house as well as the right place to dump the chips. Once we dump the chips, we DO NOT come back for them.
a. You need to have an area the size of a car space to dump the chips.
b. Our truck backs in, raises the front, and pulls forward, leaving a pile of chips the size of a small car.
4. If you plan to have the chips dumped on a cement driveway, we recommend you cover it not just with a tarp, but with something that will block the heat like cardboard. The pile will heat up as it breaks down. The heat will kill your grass and stain your cement driveway.
**IMPORTANT: We cannot dump the wood chips on the street
We sure can! We consult on how to properly plant your trees as a part of our consulting services. However, we do not do the actual planting. We empower you with information to be able to do it yourself.