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Marin Arborist's Tree Services

Marin County Arborists offer a full range of tree care services from pruning and removals to consultations and long-term maintenance plans. There is no job we won't consider and some of our past ventures have included high-risk helicopter removals, crane transplants, statuary relocation, and kitten rescue.

Tree Management

Marin County Arborists can determine a schedule for watering, pruning, and fertilizing your new or old trees to insure that they thrive and add value and beauty to your property. We can help you identify your trees and advise you on their special needs. We can identify and advise on prized heritage trees including Redwoods and Coastal Live Oak trees. In addition to residential properties of any size, we also specialize in the management of large, commercial properties and home owner's associations. Our services include inventory, assessment, and identification of all trees on your site, barrier installation, annual pruning recommendations and maintenance forecasting. We can also anticipate growth patterns, recommend replacement plantings, and schedule bi-annual pruning.

Root Management

The health of a tree's root system determines the health and stability of the entire tree. Roots are relatively delicate and they can be easily damaged. Any root problems could lead to the death of your tree. Marin County Arborists excavate the soil around a tree's root system and crown to determine health, stability, and overall dependability without harming the tree itself. Evaluating root health before a major storm, strong winds, or an earthquake can prevent devastating property damage and tree failure.

Even healthy root systems can easily disrupt the environment around them. Roots can buckle and break driveways and sidewalks, break water and sewer lines, and ruin beautiful lawns. Marin County Arborists can help manage the growth of your root systems; they can be shaved, removed, or excavated to alleviate the pressure they exert. Barrier systems will protect patios, driveways, and lawns while maintaining the health of your tree. They can also help ensure that your neighbors are not negatively affected.

Root health can be easily compromised by a number of factors including soil condition, construction, and weather. Over-planting and crowding can also contribute to compromised root health. There are several root conditions to watch out for:

  • Girdling roots, when one root encompasses another and curtails sap flow, is an emergency situation.
  • Brown roots may signal such problems as dry soil or the presence of toxic chemicals.
  • Black roots may indicate overly wet soil or root-rotting organisms.