28 Nov 2011

75 ft Redwood Removal. Watch it!!

One of our amazing A Plus Tree crews removed a 75 ft tall, 50 inch DBH (Diameter at Breast Height), dying Redwood tree in the backyard of a residential home in SF. The San Francisco Art Institute was more than accommodating and let us use their parking lot for our staging and chipping area. We used a crane remove the huge pieces as each section was cut. The stump grinder was also transported by the crane to finish off the job perfectly. The crew salvaged 4 beautiful pieces of the Redwood's trunk, about 80% heartwood, and donated them to the...

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28 Nov 2011

An Inventory-Stroll Through the Park

This week we did a full GIS tree inventory and hazard survey with our ArborPlus app at Refugio Valley Park for the City of Hercules. Since it was such a pleasant park, we decided to film a short video while we were there in attempt to capture its beauty. We even caught a saxophonist practicing his talent on the top of a grassy knoll. At the end of the day, we met some more friendly Hercules residents who offered us BBQ chicken. Hope you enjoy the short video :)

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28 Nov 2011

Pruning in Peace

Last week, two of our A Plus crews began their tree work on the Prometheus managed property, Americana Apartments. The peaceful and serene environment is inviting not only to the neighbors, but our Certified Arborists enjoyed performing their work on such a beautifully manicured property as well. We attempted to capture our experience of pruning in the short video below: Special thanks to the General Manager of Americana, Lauren Mader, for being such a helpful and friendly face of the property. And thanks to Prometheus for giving us another opportunity to work with such a great company. Find out more...

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28 Nov 2011

Reduce Canopy and Woody Growth Safely

Are those roots running toward your foundation? Destroying your asphalt? We all know how costly it is to replace lifted sidewalks, or even removing a tree with destructive roots. But, there is an alternate and inexpensive solution that preserves that beautiful tree, your hardscape, and allows you to reduce canopy and woody growth safely. It's a soil-applied Tree Growth Regulator (TGR) called Cambistat ®. It not only reduces the growth rate of the tree, but redirects the growth to the hair-like root system, strengthening the health of the tree and increasing drought and disease resistance. What does it do? Reduces canopy and woody...

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