January 2019: Dangers of Topping Your Trees: Part 1 – Starving Your Tree

Probably the worst thing you can do is to top a tree. Tree topping is the practice of removing the top, or whole top of a tree. This includes the big branches or trunks from the top of the tree leaving the stubs or lateral branches that are too small to take on the role of a terminal leader. Your Trees Will Starve There are a number of conditions that will result in the topping of a tree. The...
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 1

Deciding on the right tree for your property here in the Tri-Cities can either be challenging or straightforward. It’s all going to depend on your knowledge of which trees do best here in our climate. We can provide recommendations of which trees are suited best for our area and climate. Knowing important issues in selecting a tree for planting, such as the tree’s intended function,...
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 2

Let’s continue our discussion of choosing the right tree for your Kennewick property. There are several things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some elements to consider: Tree Function Large, healthy trees increase property values and make outdoor surroundings more pleasant. A deciduous shade tree that loses leaves in fall provides cooling relief from summer’s...
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 3

Keeping on with our discussion of choosing the right tree for your Richland property. There are several things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some additional elements to consider: Site Conditions Selecting a tree that will thrive in a given set of site conditions is the key to long-term tree survival and reduced maintenance. Consider the following when selecting a...
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Tree Maintenance Tool: Part 2 – Loppers and Pole Pruners – November 2018

Top Tree LLC is looking forward to being your best and only choice when looking for your tree care professional.  We have the experience and knowledge to make sure the job gets done right. There are many tools you can use to prune a tree. Depending on the size and scale of the job, you will want to use some tools more than others. One tool that is very versatile is a pole pruner & lopper. A...
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