Category Archives: Tree Trimming

When to Prune in the Santa Barbara Area


Landscape trees can be separated into three generalized types of trees: broadleaf (deciduous and green all year), conifer (also called evergreen), and palms.  Pruning of each type includes unique needs and timing to result in the healthiest, safest, and most aesthetically pleasing trees possible. Pruning Mature Broadleaf Trees Mature trees need to be pruned for […]

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 […]

Non-invasive Tree Cabling System


A new tree health care product. Cabling is most often used to support branches within the tree canopy. This does not have to occur after a branch has broken, but can be installed as a preventative measure. Most cabling includes metal cables and large screws drilled into a tree’s branch. Over time the tree can […]

Santa Barbara Palm Tree Trimming


Historic trees professionally trimmed Iconic Hope Ranch palm trees are beautiful and in need of dead frond removal every few years.  Long time Hope Ranch clients on Marina drive let us have the privilege of working on their 4 large Phoenix canariensis. There are specific concerns when trimming these trees, especially the spread of a fungus […]

Montecito Estate View Trimming


Every 2 years or so, one of our estate clients needs their ocean view line maintained by trimming down approximately 500′ of olive foliage comprised of 12 main olive trees. Progressing down the private lane with our 60′ reach bucket truck, the job is accomplished efficiently and precisely, the bucket operator can see and safely […]

Santa Barbara Condo Complex Oak Trim


Over the past four years, regular tree trimming maintenance of the 20 or so oak trees and various landscape trees has been the responsibility of Branch Out Tree Care, Inc. and when the annual tree maintenance project came up this year, Branch Out Tree Care was ready for action;  a detailed work proposal was submitted […]