Tree Climbing: Technique, Style, Strength

Modern tree climbing has come a long way since the old school lumberjack days of climbing insanely tall old-growth fir trees with just tree gaffs, a lanyard, and an ax. The best way to visualize modern tree climbing is to imagine if rock climbers and Paul Bunyan had a baby. The addition of pulleys, foot…

Poplar Tree: Keep It Rural

If you live in a rural area on a farm or ranch, the poplar tree is a wonderful variety of tree species for you. Because it is a fast-growing tree, it will provide shade quickly for your animals on those hot summer days. The Lombardy Poplar, in particular, is the perfect variety of a poplar…

Autumn Blaze Maple: Hardy, But Has Its Problems

In the Boise valley, the autumn blaze maple is a very popular species of trees to be sold and planted, and rightfully so. They are a hardy, fast-growing hybrid species of the red and silver maple. Although they are selectively grown for retail, they also grow naturally in the wild given the conditions are acceptable.…

Honey Locust Benefits

Most climbers will tell you that honey locusts are one of their least favorite trees to prune, remove, and clean up. Their strong and durable wood reacts like a whip when put under tension, where most other trees would simply snap and break off, allowing you to better access a specific spot in the canopy.…

4 Reason For Branch and Tree Failure

Trees and their branches fail for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the answer is clear, such as a lightning strike or damage caused by large construction equipment. However, if your trees fail out of nowhere with no seemingly visible reasons, you just need to look a little closer. Oftentimes the answer was staring at you…

Weeping Willow: The Good and The Bad

We see this tree a lot here in the Treasure Valley, so today we wanted to take a little bit of time and talk about the many interesting, cool, and fun facts that surround the weeping willow and perhaps talk a bit about some of the non-desirable aspects of the tree that homeowners and landscapers…

Boise tree removal, trimming and pricing

Removals. Just get er Done   When in it comes to removals it should be no surprise that pricing is a major issue, and to be perfectly honest, I get it. Tree work can get very expensive, very quick and rightfully so when you consider everything that needs to happen in order to get your…

Boise, Tree Removal

Tree Removal in Boise,Idaho You live in Boise, Meridian, Eagle or Nampa Idaho and you simply can’t take it any longer. That pesky tree you’ve been debating to get removed has now dropped a significant primary limb in your yard that just barely missed your hot tub and or house, had you been standing below,…

Tree Removal in Boise, Idaho

Tree Removal in Boise,Idaho You live in Boise, Meridian, Eagle or Nampa Idaho and you simply can’t take it any longer. That pesky tree you’ve been debating to get removed has now dropped a significant primary limb in your yard that just barely missed your hot tub and or house, had you been standing below,…

Root exudates, trees and more

Pizza or McDonald’s     Hey there friends, family and customers, at Primetime Pruning we hope everyone is having an awesome Monday here in Meridian, Boise, Eagle or Nampa Idaho. Now that Tom Brady won like his 30th super bowl I would like to kindly ask you all to refocus our attention on your landscape…

Trees, wood chips, soil, recycle

Soil & Beyond   With spring just around the corner in Southern, Idaho you may be starting to think about all the wonderful things you want to do this year in order to enhance your landscape. When we think of enhancing our landscapes we often times tend to focus on the things above ground and…

Certified climbing arborist for tree work

To be or not to be: Certified   -With tree work being one of the deadliest jobs in the United States one can assume the certifications needed in order to be able to safely perform the work would be hefty. But, in all reality that’s just not the case. In fact, one doesn’t need any…

Landscapers vs. Arborists in Boise, Idaho

Did you know that there is a big difference between a landscaper and an arborist in Boise, Idaho? The common customer might not know this but the truth is there is a big difference between a landscaper and an arborist and today we are going to talk about some of those key differences and how…