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With this prolonged drought, the Sonoma County fire season now spans more than half of each year. There’s always something that can be done to keep the area around your home less vulnerable to wildfires. Careful and regular vegetation management will reduce the available fire fuels on your property and create a defensible space.

Without proper care, the effects of drought stress on trees can lower your property value, attract invasive pests, harbor diseases, and increase the risk of wildfires. Learn the signs of drought stress and what you can do to keep your trees healthy.

One of the best methods of supporting the health of your mature trees and saplings while conserving water is to use mulch. Mulching isn’t difficult, and this protective ground covering not only saves water, it can also control weeds, enrich your soil, and more.

In this guide, we take a closer look at how to care for newly planted trees to ensure their health and beauty for years to come. 

Certified arborists are tree health experts who have extensive education and experience in how to properly care for a large variety of trees. They specialize in a variety of services to create personalized care plans to ensure the best possible growth and development of each tree, shrub, and woody plant on your property.

What caused a tree to fall, and who the tree belongs to are two main factors that can determine who is liable for a fallen tree.

When your yard is well maintained it not only increases your curb appeal, but landscaping with trees and shrubs can also increase your property value. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before starting a new landscaping project.  How to Landscape Using…

Learn what CODIT is, and why proper pruning techniques are important for the trees on your property as well as the environment.

Have you ever looked at a tree near your home or driveway and wondered: “What are the chances this tree will fall down?” The fact is, what goes up must come down eventually, and that goes for trees. Many trees live long lives and it…

Fred Frey, owner and certified arborist of Vintage Tree Care, was recently featured on Sonoma County’s Wine Country Radio’s The Krush 95.9 FM radio show: From Farm to Table.

Sudden Oak Death (SOD) is estimated to have already killed over a million oak and tanoak trees in California and Oregon. The name may be a bit misleading, because Sudden Oak Death can actually affect many plant species, making it a dire threat to all…

3 Fruit Trees to Plant in Your Sonoma County Yard this Spring Northern California may be home to some of the most famous grapes that find their way into wine bottles across the world, but many locals also take advantage of the acclaimed terroir by…