June 2020 – Selecting & Planting The Right Trees – Part 1

Do you need to find the best tree thinning service in the Tri Cities? We are it. However, if you’re looking to tackle the job yourself, we are happy to help by providing whatever information we can.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. —Chinese Proverb

Climatically, the valley regions of southwestern Idaho are classified as desert, with hot, dry summers and cold, relatively dry winters. Relative humidity is typically very low year-round, which creates high water use by plants, especially during summer months. Annual precipitation is in the range of 9 inches (Mountain Home) to 12 inches (Boise). In contrast, a traditional landscape that includes trees requires more than 40 inches of water during a growing season to remain green and healthy. Add to southwestern Idaho’s climate the fact that it stands face-to-face with limited water resources, and the challenge of maintaining a beautiful landscape in the future becomes quickly evident.

Even with sufficient irrigation water, the desert climates of southwestern Idaho are less than ideal for tree survival and health. The combination of hot summer temperature and low relative humidity produces conditions of constant stress, especially if the trees are marginally adapted. If the water becomes less available in the future, with concurrent limitations on irrigation, many of the tree species commonly planted in the region will not live.

If you’re looking to do all of your own tree thinning, we will be your biggest cheerleaders. If you ever need advice, a quick tip, or just have a quick question, please call us anyways. We will be happy to help and assist any way we can. If there is ever a job that gets to be a little too big, please give us a chance to earn your business. We are the best tree thinning service in the Tri Cities.

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