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It’s the time of year when many people are tired of the glare from their windows and are thinking about adding more shade to their yards. The beautiful combination of cactus, succulents and desert-adapted flowering shrubs are unique to our communities, but trees give height and width to a landscape. In the desert summer, trees […]

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Tree Pruning Tips

Published on May 11, 2018 by in Arbor Care, Tree Care

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As part of our “Commitment to Education” we are members of Arizona Landscape Contractor’s Association, also known as ALCA.  ALCA provides specialized training to help our team utilize proper installation methods and the best sustainable landscape maintenance practices.  Below are some tree pruning tips from ALCA as we get ready for the summer heat and […]

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  To learn more about the history of Arbor Day Click Here Tree Stats and Quotes – Click Here To request a quote for Tree Management Click Here

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Thank you Bobbie for the #TreePruning #CareToKnow tree fact!    

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As one of your property’s biggest assets, we all know that trees need to be taken care of. Knowing which trees need to be trimmed and when can make your life a bit less stressful when it comes to managing your properties in 2018. Jason Richard, our Director of Tree Management, has put together some […]

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With the record heat today, the countdown is on… 40 DAYS TO GO! Monsoon Season officially begins June 15th and runs through September 30th. This is the time to expect a change in the air, the humidity will increase, big billowing clouds will start to form in the East, and the winds will soon change […]

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Happy #EarthDay! Our team celebrated today by dropping off #plant donations to the The Wild Animal Sanctuary!  Check out our adorable #CaretakerKids, too cute!!! Thanks to Antonio and Justin for representing the #CaretakerTeam. Arbor Day, April 28th, is quickly approaching and is another way for us to celebrate our earth and sustainability.  Here are some fun […]

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  ACTC, Arizona Community Tree Council, held their Annual Tree Festival & Climbing Championship at Esteban Park in Phoenix, AZ on February 25th.  The Caretaker Landscape Team was made up of some of the company’s best climbers including Jeremy, Jesse, Jose, and Jacob.   According to ACTC website the Tree Climbing Championship events were judged based […]

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As one of your property’s biggest assets, we all know that trees need to be taken care of.  Knowing which trees need to be trimmed and when can make your life a bit less stressful when it comes to managing your properties in 2017.  Jason Richard, our Director of Tree Management, has put together some […]

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Our tree crew did an amazing job on a large tree removal for Kelly’s at SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale. Check out our tree crew remove a tree in 38 seconds at Kelly’s at SouthBridge! #timelapse #safetyfirst #arborist #treeclimber #caretakerlandscape #ISA #certifiedarborist #safety #propertymanagement #treetrimming #treemanagement #tree #trees #commercialproperty #CRE #videotricks #largecrane #caretaker #crane #treecrew […]

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Check out this article written by Dan Trudeau published in Vistancia Living’s June Issue.

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The  Tree Division of Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management has been hard at work.  Check out the crew removing a monster of a tree. The tree was a Tamarix / Salt Cedar tree that was approximately 23 tons that failed due to rot in the trunk and a combination of high winds. The trunk DBH […]

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This weekend the Tree Division of Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management was hard at work at the San Marcos Golf Course removing a monster of a tree. It was a Tamarix / Salt Cedar tree that was approximately 23 tons that failed due to rot in the trunk and a combination of high winds. The […]

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Fall/Winter Tree Pruning Tips In October • You can safely prune most trees; however: • Ensure temperatures don’t drop below freezing. • Be careful not to prune frost -sensitive trees too heavily. • Desert Trees have large growth in spring/summer: trim trees in October so that they will “hold their prune” longer through the winter […]

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Many small businesses start the same way — usually with a forward-thinking entrepreneurial person or group passionate about the opportunity to make a living doing something they love. Caretaker Landscape is no different. Twenty-five years ago, Susan Stephenson Harris, a retired banker from Oklahoma, moved to Arizona to relax and play golf. Six months later, […]

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Grand Opening – Welcome  David Weekley Homes to Acacia Estates David Weekley Homes is known for having great people and innovative design with a variety of customer options. The partnership in the grand opening between the Acacia Estates development team, David Weekley Homes and Caretaker Landscape centered on a true partnership where the great team […]

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Pre-Monsoon Pruning Did you know Caretaker Landscape has 4 ISA Certified Arborists? Proper tree pruning practices are important when attempting to limit storm and wind damage.  During monsoon rains, the wet ground makes trees more susceptible to failure due to what we call the “sail effect”.  The sail effect happens when trees have been primarily […]

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Have you noticed all the Chilean Mesquite pods dropping? History – Native Mesquite trees dot southwest Arizona’s desert landscape, but the Chilean Mesquite is an interloper that has edged its way into drought-resistant gardens.  The Chilean Mesquite, Prosopis chilensis, is originally from Chile, hence its name, and it’s a relative of the pea family.  The […]

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Did you know Caretaker Landscape has 6 ISA Certified Arborists? Have you noticed that ever since the big frost hit the valley, trees have started to look a little scary, like their tops are missing?  The Caretaker Tree Division would like you to be aware of this improper pruning technique, called “tree topping” that can leave […]

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