Tree Care and Maintenance
Seasonal Tree Care Tips:
Tree Related Storm Damage
Did you know that nearly 15 times more trees failed during the Columbus Day storm in October 1962 than during the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980? While the Columbus Day storm was exceptional, with wind gusts reaching 116 mph in downtown Portland, tree-related storm damage is not uncommon in our region. This time of year, saturated soils, strong winds, and freezing rain may lead to failure of part or all of a tree, even a seemingly healthy one, which may result in lasting impacts to your landscape. However, it is important for property owners not to make hasty decisions during clean-up that can threaten their own personal safety or exacerbate property damage. There are simple steps to follow in response to tree-related storm damage to stay safe and get your landscape back in order. Check out these resources to learn more:
Please check back for more seasonal tree care and maintenance advice!
Fall 2016: Preparing Trees for Winter
Summer 2016: Drought Stress
Winter 2017: Recognizing Tree Risk
Spring 2017: English Ivy Removal
Summer 2017: Trees and Turfgrasses
Fall 2017: New Tree Selection and Planting
Additional Tree Care Resources:
|National Arbor Day Foundation||The Morton Arboretum|
|Oregon Department of Forestry||Tree Care Info|
|ISA Find an Arborist||Oregon Community Trees|
|Oregon Department of Forestry||Alliance for Community Trees|
Right Tree in the Right Place
Use this handy guide for assistance in choosing the right species of tree based on the constraints of a site, such as overhead wires, narrow plant strips, and proximity to structures.
"Right Tree Right Place" - helpful information such as "Use this guide for assistance in choosing the right species of tree based on the constraints of a site, such as overhead wires, narrow plant strips, and proximity to structures."
"Master Plant List" - a guide to the plants that are acceptable for mitigation requirements in Lake Oswego.