Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sudden Limb Drop in the Santa Barbara Area


As recently reported in the news about oak trees in the Santa Ynez Valley and around Cachuma Lake ( Sudden Limb Drop has become yet another issue surrounding the drought and its impact on trees. As outlined in Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (Harris, Clark, and Matheny 2004) sudden limb drop is generally […]

Coast Live Oak Cabling Installed in Montecito


Mature Oak Tree in Montecito Needs Some Support Branch Out Tree Care installed a second non-invasive cabling system to a tree associated with the original Hixon Ranch established in 1884 making the oak tree at least 130 years old.  The Hixon Ranch was separated into smaller residential houses many retaining their 19th Century style including […]

Sappy Monterey Cypress Removed in Carpinteria


 Sap-producing tree removed after insect damage identified. Monterey Cypress Sap Ruins Driveway For many years the resident of a house in Carpinteria has not been able to park in his driveway because the 35-year-old Monterey Cypress right next to the driveway had been dripping sap for years.  The house owner asked us to examine the […]