Thousands of Californians are taking up no-lawn landscapes! With increasing heat and stubborn drought conditions, our acres of lush green lawns are becoming a thing of the past - and as Arborists… we’re loving it! Our collective allegiance to lawns as Californians adds very little to our ecosystem, and contributes to a phenomenon called ‘monoculture’, [...]
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Liriodendron "Tulip Tree" Quick Facts These trees have a mystical quality, and with their showy, complex, and oversize flowers, they often make great additions to fairy gardens! Watering Liriodendron trees have high water needs, which [...]
Atlas Cedar Quick Facts Commonly a unique blue-gray and a majestic, long-living tree, the Atlas Cedar can be a unique shade tree in the right sunny spot. Watering The biggest obstacle you'll come across with maintaining a thriving [...]
ISA Certified Arborist #MA-0268 How did you first find the tree care industry? It was a summer job while I was in college! My friend had his own tree company, and I worked for him during the summer while I was at The University of Maryland. What was it that inspired you to stay? [...]
As our environment changes around us and drought conditions become more stubborn, we're all looking to be more eco-minded! Here are three easy, Arborist-approved changes you can make in your yard - we're happy to help implement any of these for you as well! Plant natives Planting native trees and plants is a gift to [...]
Arbutus Marina Quick Facts These showy little trees are often stars of the garden! They’re well-adapted to the Sacramento area climate and loved by many of our clients and Arborists! Though the name can be confusing, the Arbutus Marina’s fruit [...]
Interview With Your Arborist - Steve Williams #WE-9542A How did you first find the tree care industry? It really found me. I was looking for what was just the next job, but it grew on me. Working with trees and working outside just had a magic to it. What was it that inspired [...]
Coastal Live Oak Quick Facts Positively glorious in beauty, and a staple of our California landscapes and natural native ecosystems. Coastal Live Oaks are happy in out hot, dry summers and thrive in their natural habitat of California. If you've got the [...]
We’re big animal lovers here at Capital Arborists, and we want to keep your furry family members safe! Do you have a kitty who likes to explore the garden, or a feral cat friend? We’ve put together a short list of plants that are common here in the Sacramento area, and that have aspects of [...]
Western Redbud Quick Facts Lovely magenta flowers, heart-like leaves, and fabulously heat and drought tolerant, the Western Redbud is a great addition to your Sacramento area garden or landscape! Watering A rare winner for clay soils, Western [...]