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Olalla, WA 98359

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Why Do Professionals Recommend Tree Care During the Cold Season?!

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Founded in 1989, Archon Tree Services Inc. has over 25 years in the tree care business in the Puget Sound area. During that time, we have earned a reputation as the area’s leading expert in tree care and as a company known for exemplary service, quality workmanship and long-standing client relationships.

Owned and managed by Certified Arborist Brian Allen, Archon Tree Services Inc. has grown and evolved over the years to serve a growing number of commercial and residential clients in King, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties. Today, Archon Tree Services Inc. is a full-service tree care corporation, specializing in high-end pruning and Zero Impact Tree Removal.

 

 

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Why Do Professionals Recommend Tree Care During the Cold Season?!

As someone extremely picky about the care of my trees, I can definitely recommend Archon Tree Services! We've worked with them for many years now & the results are always excellent! The staff (Jennifer & Matt) & crew (especially Justin & Ian) are all outstanding! They're really an all-around great company! Highly recommend!
Jane Buchanan
Jane Buchanan
22:18 23 Feb 24
Had a 60 foot tree removed last month. They needed to bring in a crane. Was very interesting to watch the tree removal process. They removed the tree and all its branches. Everything was put in the wood chipper. Was a very precision operation. Cleaned up 100%. Would highly recommend them.
Gloria Hartman
Gloria Hartman
17:49 14 Jun 23
They offers exceptional tree services, including pruning, trimming, and removal. Team is knowledgeable, skilled, and provides top-notch customer service.
3 professional gentlemen showed up and put in WORK!got my powerlines cleared of pesky tree branches I could not do myself.Glad helpful crews like those at Archon Tree Services are out there to help people like me :)10/10 will call again.
Austin Nole
Austin Nole
17:30 03 Jan 23
I have used Archon Tree Service several times for major pruning jobs and find them prompt and professional.
Susan Valenti
Susan Valenti
21:51 10 Sep 22
Archon is the best. They always take good care of us. They have done many services for us including certified arborist reports, replanting recommendations for city government, stump removal, tree removal, limbing, etc. Brian works within regulations to get you what you need done. They do crane work and are able to work in tight spaces. Jennifer is also very helpful in the office. just overall a good business
Jennifer Torquato
Jennifer Torquato
21:33 24 May 22
Came out to University Place : The crew was exactly on time, did what they came to do! Cut and Crane out some huge trees in my back yard, The crew is quick,...
Jesse B.
Jesse B.
19:24 16 Feb 22
Brian and the crew were absolutely amazing! They are total professionals. They brought in incredible equipment (trucks, cranes, chippers) and took down some enormous fir trees and several hemlock trees. Their technique is incredible and hardly a piece of sawdust was left each day when they were finished. 5+ stars for sure.
Greg Davis
Greg Davis
22:11 27 Dec 21
Skilled, fast and efficient- they removed 3 trees chipped the branches, and cleaned up. Everything was done in about 2 hours. Thank you to the team today.
Karen Conniff
Karen Conniff
01:13 27 Oct 21
Archon tree service gave us a very reasonable quote to remove trees and grind the stumps for us. They were able to complete the jobs sooner than they had predicted and cleaned up after the jobs (performed on separate days) leaving no trace that they had been there. We were pleased with every aspect of hiring Archon and would not hesitate to refer them to our friends.
Kristi Bergevin
Kristi Bergevin
19:07 07 Jun 21
Removed the top 60' of a 120' tall Hemlock that had snapped during a recent wind storm which left the top leaning precariously toward our home. Because of the tree location in a buffer zone between us and a neighbor, the removal was complicated and required 2 cranes and a crew of 6. From the initial assessment, through the planning process, then site work prep to protect our landscaping and finally to the removal and clean up, Archon performed the work in a professional and safe manner and at a very reasonable cost. Later in the day a second Archon crew removed several cherry trees. Both crews were very friendly, courteous and respectful of our property and that of our neighbors. In the end we were very pleased with the work and for the value received.
Larry Carroll
Larry Carroll
15:17 03 Jun 21
Was very impressed by Michael, who came out to give me a quote on trimming/thinning some trees near the back of my house. I thought I needed the work for...
Steve L.
Steve L.
10:29 17 Dec 20
We've got a giant sycamore tree that's 7 feet across at its base. It's a tall, old tree that's the centerpiece of our property. We feel obligated to take good care of it. At the same time, we want to keep it away from the house and allow some light through to the ground.We've used Archon for the last two years to do selective pruning in a way that keeps the tree looking good and healthy.I highly recommend them.
Bryce Carlen
Bryce Carlen
19:26 20 Aug 20
This was the third time we have used Archon Tree Services. The consultation for an estimate was very professional and the estimate was received promptly. On the day of the tree removal, the two very polite young men arrived on time and kept us informed as the work progressed. The entire area was cleaned up and the results were great. Our bill was the exact amount of the estimate, even though they removed a couple of small trees. Thanks for another job well done Archon!
Douglas Myhre
Douglas Myhre
19:12 14 Sep 19
Over the past several years I've engaged other tree removal companies. Archon Tree Services is hands down the best of the lot! Their communication is top notch. The man who estimated the job was thoughtful and honest. In addition to being highly skilled, the woodsmen were professional and courteous. They did everything I asked, which included downing one tree that was particularly tricky - really tricky. Additionally they cleaned up after themselves leaving the place looking as good as when they arrived. The estimator suggested I might want to leave part of one tree, that was dying and badly compromised, as a habitat tree. What a great idea! This is a perfect solution for keeping the critters happy and away from healthy trees.
Kristy Ewing
Kristy Ewing
19:38 12 Sep 19
I had a tree that was a big nuisance. Problem is there was no place to fell it. Fences just one foot behind it and three feet to its left. My deck and house, four feet to the right. Delicate ornamental landscaping blocking the other way. I thought it would have to come down in small pieces, but it split up into 10 trunks that where to flimsy to climb. Archon came in with a crane, strapped the tree to it, cut the tree and lifted it out of the way, lowered it into a chipper, swept up what little was left on the ground. In less than one hour, my tree was gone and there was no debris or evidence that a tree was there other than the small stump. Zero impact. These guys are wonderful.
Richard Niemi
Richard Niemi
18:47 23 Aug 18
Brian and The Archon Crew are the real deal. A tree top broke during a wind storm and it got hung up in another tree. Archon had to bring out a crane and...
James E.
James E.
19:04 26 Apr 18
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Introduction 

While you prepare to get cozy for winter, your trees also equip themselves for the colder months. Preparing for winter is mostly a matter of warmth and comfort, but appropriate care for trees in winter can be the difference between life and death.

This is why professional shrub/tree pruning and removal services in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Port Orchard, WA, recommend caring exceptionally for your trees in lower temperatures.

Reasons You Need to Care For Your Trees in Winter

Here are six reasons tree pruning and removal services in Washington recommend getting in the habit of having your trees professionally cared for your trees

1- Better results: 

In winter, without leaves, you can easily see where the tree needs trimming to maintain its structural integrity, therefore, better cuts and better results. 

2- Fewer diseases and pests:

When you trim in the colder months, there’s less chance of infection because the pests and diseases are dormant, just like the trees. This alone is a great reason to prune in winter. 

3- Better appearance:

Winter trimming shapes your plants and trees accurately so they can grow into the desired aesthetics for your garden:

  1. To promote or prevent growth
  2. to avoid meddling with buildings, yard art, or paths of your landscape

4- Faster process:

In winter, professional shrub removal and pruning services in Gig Harbor, WA, like Archon Tree, can easily arrange equipment, better observe what they’re doing, and move more quickly between branches. As a result, it sets the base for summer, and then the work goes faster than when they trim in the warmer months.

5- Less stress:

Trees go dormant in the Winter and heal quickly from trimming wounds, which is why December, January, and February are ideal times to trim and prune.

6- Safer landscape:

Severe winter weather causes falling limbs and trees. Proper tree pruning by tree removal services in Tacoma, WA, removes the danger of a weak tree damaging your home, property, or neighbor’s.

Removing potentially hazardous branches in the Winter, when pruning is easiest, provides peace of mind to homeowners.

Five Winter Tree Care Tips

Even though it is cold and wet, winter is the perfect time to take advantage of caring for your tree while in dormancy. Top shrub removal and pruning services in Port Orchard, Tacoma, and Gig Harbor, WA, suggest the following tree care guidelines,

1- Schedule a tree inspection:

Top tree removal and pruning arborists in Tacoma, WA, reveal that winter is a tough time for trees. The cold weather can tire the trees’ immune system, making it susceptible to diseases and pests. Not to forget that ice, wind, and snow repeatedly damage their branches and bark. 

So, the first step in protecting your trees from harsh winter is scheduling a tree inspection with a certified tree and shrub pruning service like Archon Tree in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Tacoma, WA.

2- Avoid using salt or de-icer:

Leading shrub/tree removal and pruning services in Tacoma, WA,  reveal that most people should avoid using salt or de-icer on walkways and steps during snowy conditions in the winter months. It causes soil compaction, inhibits root growth, and makes it harder for tree roots to absorb water from the ground, leading to dehydration. 

3- Protect trees from freeze:

Be prepared to protect your most vulnerable trees when temperatures drop to freezing, as most trees can’t handle temperatures below 32 degrees. To protect your trees from freezing, you can

  1. Shift potted plants and trees to a more protected place.
  2. Cover vulnerable trees with burlap, sheets, tarps, etc., that go all the way down and trap the earth’s warmth.
  3. Tree pruning and removal experts in Gig Harbor, WA, suggest maintaining moist soil in winter as it absorbs more solar radiation than dry soil and re-radiates heat at night.

4- Continue watering your Trees:

Yes, you need to maintain your trees by regularly watering them even when there’s no rain during the winter. 

  1. Water young trees every week or every second week.
  2. Water mature/older trees once a month or every other month.

5- Mulch Early:

One of the best ways to protect your trees from the cold weather is by mulching them before they freeze. Mulching keeps the soil around the tree warm, thereby preventing the roots from freezing. Expert shrub, tree removal, and pruning services in Port Orchard, WA, recommend the following guidelines,

  1. Use organic matter like wood chips, bark, or compost(with or without leaf matter) for mulching. 
  2. Mulch shouldn’t have a “volcano” distribution but a “donut” like. 
  3. It should be a few inches away from the base of the tree. Too much moisture near the trunk can lead to decay.

Exceptions To The Winter Rule

While leading tree and shrub pruning services like Archon Tree recommend that winter trimming is exceptional for most species and helps boost your trees’ immunity. Yet, some trees don’t benefit as much as others. 

Species that flower very early in the calendar year, such as some Dogwoods and Japanese Magnolias, often unfurl their buds in late Winter. So, it’s generally not recommended to pure these during the colder months.

Conclusion

Now that winter is approaching, it’s time to prepare for the freezing weather! Young and sensitive trees require special care and attention to avoid damage from severe weather. Luckily, ISA-certified arborists of Archon Tree provide professional shrub/tree removal and pruning services in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Port Orchard, WA.

From tree pruning to general tree support systems, we’ve helped numerous trees through ruthless winter months. We’d be happy to ensure that yours will have a nice, snug snooze through the cold. Our team of highly-trained, skilled professionals whose goal is to provide the finest in client services. They don’t want to meet your expectations. They want to exceed them!

We’re the only “Zero Impact Tree Removal” Specialists in Washington State, backed by a registered trademark. Schedule an appointment with us and witness excellence yourself.