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Seasonal Evergreen Foliage Changes

September 27, 2018 By ,

Autumn in the Pacific Northwest is heralded by the bright leaf color change in prominent deciduous tree species. Many Portland area residents are surprised to learn that many evergreen trees also exhibit seasonal change in their foliage at this time of year. Deciduous and evergreen trees have foliage that converts sunlight into energy. Deciduous trees lose all of their leaves... Read More

Fall Foliage

September 24, 2018 By ,

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus When the air turns cold and sunlight wanes in the Portland area around the end of September and early October, our hillsides and neighborhoods turn a fiery gold, red and orange as the deciduous trees prepare for the dormant season. As the green chlorophyll fades, the... Read More

Stroll Among The Trees At The Oregon Garden

August 3, 2018 By ,

From the Portland area, a one hour drive will deliver you to the cool green oasis of the Oregon Garden. The Oregon Garden boasts 80 acres of meticulously planted themed botanical gardens connected by a series of meandering walking paths that invite visitors to stroll among the trees and plants that thrive here. On summer weekends, a narrated tram ride... Read More

Summer Water Needs For Newly Planted Trees

August 1, 2018 By ,

Summers in the Portland area are dry with periods of soaring temperatures. Your carefully planted trees need a little extra care in summer as they become established. Newly planted trees require extra water for the first couple of summers in their new location to prevent drought stress and promote development of a healthy root system. We recommend twice weekly deep... Read More

Oregon Arbor Week

April 4, 2018 By ,

National Arbor Day is celebrated throughout the country on the last Friday in April as a way to recognize the beauty and benefits of trees in our communities. In Oregon, we love trees so much, that we have committed the entire first week of April to tree celebration! From art contests to nature walks to nature crafting, local communities engage... Read More

Arborist Partner of Friends of Trees

March 26, 2018 By ,

On a recent rare sunny winter day, For The Love Of Trees teamed up with Friends of Trees to plant native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin river. This project was designed to improve water quality and habitat. Dozens of community members turned out to plant several species under the guidance of the volunteer crew leaders. After breakfast treats and... Read More

Tree Anatomy: Growth Buds

March 14, 2018 By , ,

After a long, dark winter, the swelling buds on bare branches foretell the coming of an eagerly anticipated spring for many Portland area residents.  A bud is an undeveloped part of the plant.  Flower buds become blossoms, whereas growth buds develop into shoots. Growth buds are the teardrop-shaped parts of the tree where new growth occurs.  A branch grows longer... Read More

Tree Anatomy: Bark

January 25, 2018 By

Now that the leaves have fallen from deciduous trees, this is a great time to admire an often-overlooked part of tree anatomy: the bark. Bark Function Bark serves several crucial functions for the tree. Inner bark transports nutrients throughout the tree. Unintentional girdling of a tree with staking materials or ropes causes severe damage to the tree by preventing this... Read More