OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Urban and Yard Trees

Tree Care

If you are an Oregon Homeowner looking for information about tree care, then you have come to the right place! In this website you will learn everything you’ll need to know about picking the right tree for your yard, how to properly take care of your tree, why trees are important, and more. The links below include videos, audio podcasts, brochures you can download and printout, and links to other tree care resources.

Video and Audio Resources

Ten Things to Know About… (videos)
OSU Extension staff is producing a variety of videos on forestry and tree related topics around the theme, “Ten Things to Know About…”. Each of these videos provides ten tips to help you learn more about proper tree care concepts. Click on the link below to play each title.

Ten Things to Know About How to Hire An Arborist

Ten Things to Know About Landscape Tree Pruning

 

Tree Care Brochures to Download

Oregon Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Care
Homeowners Guide to Tree CareProper tree care can often be a mystery. Plant a tree and nature will take care of the rest, right? Not necessarily. The trees in our yards, neighborhoods, and cities are a valuable asset, and they require our help to keep them healthy. This guide will provide you with techniques on how to properly plant, prune, and care for your trees, so that your trees are healthy and keep working for you. Click HERE to download a copy of An Oregon Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Care.

Tree Protection on Construction and Development Sites
Tree Protection on Construction and Development SitesThis OSU Extension publication is a guide for protecting, conserving, selecting, maintaining, removing, and replacing trees on development sites in the Pacific Northwest. The guidebook is designed to assist people who work with trees during the development and construction phases of both new and existing projects to keep healthy trees a part of the urban environment through the use of accepted tree care standards and practices. CLICK HERE to download a copy of Tree Protection on Construction and Development Sites.

Other Helpful Tree Care Websites

Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day FoundationArbor Day is America's National Tree Holiday, the day we set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate children on the importance of trees, and honor the important role that trees play in our daily lives. In Oregon, the first full week of April is designated as Arbor Week. At the Arbor Day website you can buy affordable trees to plant where you live, learn how to identify America’s 250 most popular trees, get expert advice for planting and caring for your trees, and learn about what trees do for our homes and for our planet. Click HERE to Learn More About the Arbor Day Foundation…

Trees Are Good
Trees Are GoodThe TreesAreGood.org website provides the public with educational information about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in the urban environment. The site contains resources from the International Society of Arboriculture, and also provides a collection of reliable tree care information provided by other industry organizations. Click HERE to Learn More about TreesAreGood.org…

 

Learn More About Trees and Urban Forestry

The Top 21 Frequently Asked Tree Questions
Top 21 Tree QuestionsHave questions ever come to your mind about whether trees are a good investment? What kind of tree should to plant in your yard? Or how do I plant a tree? In this PDF file we have the top 21 most frequently asked questions about trees and the answers for you. Click HERE to download Top 21 Frequently Asked Tree Questions.

 

 

 

Trees and their Benefits
PonderosaWe may not stop to appreciate trees very often, but maybe we should. Trees in our communities provide us with many more benefits than simple aesthetics. In fact, urban forests are critical to the health and quality of life within our cities. Click HERE to learn more about the benefits of the trees around you.

 

 

Picking the Right Tree
Tree seedlingDeciding what kind of tree to plant on your property can be a challenge. These short, "featured tree" handouts will help you choose the right tree species to match the characteristics of your planting location. Click HERE to learn more about trees to plant in your yard.

 

 

Selecting, Planting, and Caring for a New Tree - There is an app for that...
This book is published as both an interactive app designed for tablet devices and as a downloadable pdf. Both versions cover basic information on choosing a planting site, selecting the right species for the site, proper planting techniques, and first-year care. The app includes a variety of additional features, including videos explaining the concept of "Right Tree, Right Place" and other issues related to early tree care. It also includes interactive, in-depth tree selection guides to help you choose specific trees for specific locations and purposes, including fall color, under utility wires, tough sites, the Oregon coast, spring flowering, shade, and water conservation. Click HERE to download the publication and app.