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Helping Your Fruit Trees Flourish

The California climate is perfect for growing a variety of trees and plants in your home landscape. The scents, the colors and the beauty reflect the personality of a home, even a neighborhood as cities and developers often work in concert to cultivate a tree canopy plan that meets not only aesthetic needs but environmental needs as well.

Trees in your landscape or ...

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Preparing Your Trees for Storm Damage

The horrific and destructive wildfires that are sweeping across California have thousands of homeowner asking, “What can I do to protect my home?”
Ned Patchett Consulting extends its sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones as a result of the fires and empathizes those who have lost their homes. We hope the healing process starts soon for everyone.

Trees – residential and commercial – provide neighborhoods and corporate campuses with beauty, identity and cooling from the heat. To keep ...

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Protecting Your Trees From Sudden Oak Death

Trees provide so much value in both residential and commercial properties. It’s easy to spend time enjoying the shade of our foundation trees and admiring the height and beauty of mature trees that stand majestically in the California sky.

While trees are planted for their beauty and enjoyment, it’s imperative that you take some time to put together a preventive health program for your trees. Healthy trees are the best offense against a slew of pests and diseases that target your ...

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Droughts & Trees – Bay Area Considerations

Your landscape trees provide personality and curb appeal to your home. You plant them, nourish them and provide them with TLC. As trees grow, they become landmarks for visitors, a place to hide during a game of hide and seek and a great spot to sit and read your favorite book.

Trees also provide a wide range of environmental and health benefits including:

  • Improved air quality
  • Shade to your yard and to help keep your home cooler
  • Reduce soil erosion
  • Slow stormwater runoff
  • Increase property values

Mature ...

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Fertilizing Trees Equals Long-term Health

Your lawn, shrubs and annuals are fertilized on a regular basis to help them establish strong roots and become more resistant to disease and pests that can cause decline. What about your trees? Do they require routine fertilization?

In forests, trees receive plenty of nutrients, but in urban landscapes and corporate campuses, nutrients can be swept away with leaves, sticks and fallen bark. The grass surrounding your trees can also compete with them for water and nutrients.

Quite simply, trees need fertilizer ...

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Using Landscape Fire Breaks to Protect Your Home

The horrific and destructive wildfires that are sweeping across California have thousands of homeowners asking, “What can I do to protect my home?”
Ned Patchett Consulting extends its sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones as a result of the fires, and empathizes with those who have lost their homes. We hope the healing process starts soon for everyone.
To help California homeowners make their property less vulnerable and more defensible against wildfires, the professionals at Ned Patchett offer ...
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One of Life’s Mysteries, Summer Branch Drop

It’s common to look for broken or damaged tree limbs after a storm. However, don’t get lulled into thinking that’s the only time you’ll find branches in your yard.

On windless high 80- and 90-digit degree days, branches can suddenly fall in your neighborhood. What causes it?  Too much heat? Too little water? Another aftermath of drought?

Why does sudden branch drop occur? There really isn’t one answer to this question, according to Ned Patchett Consulting. That’s because it affects both ...

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Employee Spotlight- Daniel Patchett

Dan Patchett is a Certified Arborist and the Operations Manager of the company. He has been with the company since it’s founding in 2006. Dan’s “roots” in the tree care industry started when he was young working in the family business with his father and his uncle. He shares the vision and understanding of what makes the company unique. Dan has over 15 yeas of experience working in the tree care ...

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Don’t Let Pine Beetles Destroy Your Pine Trees

Your home is your sanctuary. You’ve lovingly designed and planted your yard and landscape to create a serene, beautiful place to unwind, entertain friends and to play with your kids.

In addition to becoming your favorite spot to “chill,” the trees and plants you use in your landscape can add value to your real estate and improve the environment.

 Western Pine Beetle

But there’s a threat to ...

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Employee Spotlight-Ned Patchett

Ned Patchett is the President and founder of Ned Patchett Consulting, Inc. Ned’s “roots” in the tree care industry started when he was young working with his father’s business. As a teenager he learned the skills for climbing trees, diagnosing pests and diseases and most importantly how to approach tree care as an art from his father Kevin Patchett.

Having worked in the tree industry in the Peninsula and surrounding San Francisco ...

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