Monthly Archives: July 2014

California Drought Can Still Mean Healthy Trees


For our trees, there is more to the California drought than just lack of water. With hot temperatures and minimal rainfall this past winter, trees undergo stress during the summer months. We commonly think of water stress causing dead leaves and drooping branches. But drought also reduces a tree’s ability to fight off insects and […]

Montecito Pine Tree Removal – Bark beetle causes decline of tree


Tree Removal at new home construction in Montecito Branch Out Tree Care recently started removal of four Monterey pine trees next to a new home construction site in Montecito. The trees were nearing the end of their prime and due to the drought and hot winter had become infected with a bark beetle. The bark […]