Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wood Chips for Free!

We will deliver as many wood chips as needed to anyone who wants them,...for free! Give us a call now to get on our waiting list 582-1286! This link is from the Morton Arboretum Soil Science Laboratory showing research by Bryant Sharenbroch PhD. This is a link to a presentation of a scientific study that shows the superior benefits of using wood chips (mulch) over chemical fertilizers, compost, compost teas and chemical biological products.
   Long story short woods chips significantly increase your trees growth and health and do so at a much lower cost than all the other methods.   Wood chips improve the soils structure and water holding capacity, adds essential nutrients, adds needed beneficial bacteria and fungi and adds the greatest tree growth over all the store bought treatments!! It is also organic, native and reused material. Our wood chips are free so the only cost is your time spreading them around your trees!
   Also, wood chips a great to cover dirt driveways, parking pads to keep dust down and to prevent erosion.  Woods chips are also often required during construction activities and can help reduce soil compaction which can damage your trees root systems.

Getting close to the summer tree season!

In only a couple of weeks we will be in full operation.   I have a feeling this year will be especially dry with increased fire danger and increased beetle kill.   We are only around 65% of normal for snow pack for this time of year and a lot of snow has melted already down near lake level.  The beetle activity may start sooner than normal leading to an increase in dead and diseased trees.   Still the best defense for this is proper forest thinning and spraying to control the beetles and to protect your most valued trees!
Spring is one of the best times to get your tree work and pruning done, schedule now before we get really busy!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Basic Tree Care Information for People Who Love Their Trees

When purchasing or planting trees there are many things you should look for to ensure the long term health, structure and survival of your trees. If you go to the nursery you can pick and choose the best trees. If you are having a landscaper plant your trees, you should always closely inspect them before they are planted and reject undesirable ones. Trees will often appear healthy when first planted but years down the road after money spent on planting, maintenance and the trees themselves they can become seriously unhealthy, defective or even die. Pick the right trees from the start; include qualified arborists to help you! You will save lots of time and money and have beautiful healthy trees.  

(Below is some helpful and detailed information from

Tree Quailty

Shade trees grown in the nursery should have a strong central leader even if the leader will be lost at maturity. Temporary branches are important to trunk development because they build a strong trunk and root system. Good root systems start in the nursery at propagation in the liner stage and require attention each time a tree is shifted into a larger container. Installation contractors must provide simple root and shoot pruning treatments at planting to ensure that sustainable landscapes are created. The follow document have been developed to help industry professionals.

Specification Guidelines for Container-grown Trees for California. This document's intent is to help landscape professionals develop their own comprehensive and detailed specifications to ensure that they obtain high quality container-grown nursery trees. The document is also intended to help nursery professionals in their efforts to improve the quality of trees grown in California. These specifications can be modified for specific simulations. Recommendations for improvements to the document received in the past 5 years have been incorporated in this 2009 revision.

Strategies for Growing a High-Quality Root System, Trunk, and Crown in a Container Nursery. This document presents strategies to assist growers in producing trees that conform to the Guideline Specifications for Nursery Tree Quality. The strategies are based on most-recently-published and ongoing research, combined with the knowledge, skills, and know-how of both the practitioner and researcher, to produce high-quality root systems, trunks, and crowns. As research progresses and new strategies are developed, this document will be revised to incorporate state-of-the-art information.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Getting close to the end of the season...

More snow on the ground and predicted cold temps and more snow next week.   We will still be working as much as we can for the next week or so depending on the weather.   We will be on call 24/7 all winter for any emergency needs.  Also, winter is an excellent time to prune ornamental and native trees.  Give us a call if you have any pruning needed.  We can do the cutting in the winter and clean-up next summer.  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Get your firewood it's not too late!

We have rounds for sale, 75$ a cord u-haul from Meeks Bay.   All the big stuff is quartered and ready to go.  Give us a call 582-1286

Snow in the forecast!

Get your tree work done now before the next big winter hits!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Alpine Arborists Tree Care in Tahoe City, CA

A new business but with 35 years history 
and great customer service in the Lake Tahoe Region

Why Hire an Arborist?

    " An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees."- Trees are Good

    I have worked for Cut-Rite Tree and Spray for 10 years. I have purchased the tree division of Cut-Rite. We will continue the same great customer service and expert tree work as Cut-Rite has done for over 35 years. We specialize in all tree work but especially technical tree removal. We can also help diagnose tree diseases and pest problems and suggest ways to cure them. We also do defensible space work.

     Cut-Rite Tree and Spray will continue to perform tree spraying and pest control. Spraying your trees is one of the ONLY WAYS to protect your trees from bark beetle infestations! We will work closely with Cut-Rite and will help arrange and schedule spraying after your tree work is performed, to help protect your remaining trees. Cut-Rite is the only licensed company in the area that can spray your trees. You don't have to cut them all down, we can help you save them!!

    I received my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies/Biology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY

I am a certified California Arborist.

Tyler Boutelle

Phone:  1-530-582-1286

Or send inquiries to:
P.O. Box 669
Tahoe City, CA 96145