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With the abundance of trees that we have in Sonoma County, we are sure to get a wide variety of problems that come with them. Since we see trees almost everywhere we go, it is good to learn about the different things that hurt them…

What is an Arborist? An arborist is a highly trained tree professional. They are thoroughly experienced in the science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees. What is a Certified Arborist? A certified arborist is a highly seasoned professional that has been certified by the…

There can’t be enough stress put on planting your fruit trees correctly.  The treatment you give to the planting process and subsequent first year of growth will help to establish a healthy root system and healthy tree. Vintage Tree Care will walk you through some of…

Protecting Trees from the Sun It may seem counterintuitive, but sunlight can actually harm trees. Just as you can get a sunburn, a tree can get Sunscald. However, where serious sunburn for us is usually a temporary issue, Sunscald for a tree can lead to…

A Mysterious and Dangerous Phenomenon Vintage Tree Care has been taking care of trees in Sonoma County for a long time. One phenomenon that we’ve found to be particularly dangerous due to its (seemingly) random nature is summer limb drop. Summer limb drop (also called…

The stormy season is right around the corner and this year it could be a rough one. Keeping yourself, your family, and your home safe from harm during a storm is paramount. Unfortunately, the trees on your property can be a major safety hazard. Trees…

Now that California is years into its drought, you may have noticed your trees are a little under the weather. We usually think of trees as big, tough giants that outlast even our lifetimes. They’re there when we’re young and keep going when we’re gone….

Does the term CODIT (pronounced “code it”), mean anything to you? Most likely you’ve never heard of CODIT—most people haven’t. It’s a term used by well-informed arborists to describe how a tree responds to pruning wounds and other physical damage. It’s a concept that should…

Topping is an extreme form of pruning a tree. In topping, the tree’s height is drastically reduced either by cutting the main trunk at a certain height or by removing large limbs. The practice has many practical applications such as coppicing or pollarding, two practices…

Pruning a tree can have many benefits. The first and most important is keeping the people around it safe. A dead branch can fall from a tree at any time, endangering nearby people, buildings, and power lines. Removing dangerous limbs and maintaining a safe tree…

As we know, trees can provide extensive benefits to your home property. In almost all cases, it’s best to keep a tree on your property if at all possible. However, living under or near a large tree also comes with its risks. How can you…

Trees are a deeply important part of our identities as Northern Californians. We feel comforted by their safety, awed by their beauty, and, at times, elementally connected to them. That connection can run very deep and for good reason; we (and countless other species) really…