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Tree Planting Pittosporum – West Coast Tree Co

Over the past year, with all the rapid fires leaving ash in its wake, many people are rebuilding. West Coast Tree is here to help chose the perfect tree for your specific style and design of your yard. One of the most highly planted trees in our local area are the lovely ever green, Pittosporum, […]

California Sycamore Tree

California Sycamore Tree Plantanus Racemosa, with it’s brittle brown husk revealing white soft bark the California Sycamore grows tall and broad with star twinkling green bustles of leaves. It’s greatest glory in the Spring with green bluffs dancing in the wind. Plantanus Racemosa, native to California with the largest living in Oakdale called “The California Big Tree” and is 106 feet high. A certified Arborist […]

Happy Birthday Joe Christman!

You are only as young as your spirit. Joe loves hiking through the woods and surrounding hills to our beautiful beach coves here in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. He brings his dog Lucy along who is trained to keep Joe safe from rattle snakes. We all love seeing Joe’s photos of his adventures, like […]

Diaphorina citri

At the size of a grain of rice, an adult at 3 to 4 mm, this winged insect can decimate fields of citrus trees. Widespread in Western coastal areas the Diaphorina citri also known as the Asian citrus psyllid can cause a serious bacterial disease called “Greening Disease” or HLB (Huanglongbing) among citrus trees.  Asian citrus […]

Post Thomas Fire Tree Safety Program

The life of Joe Christman is no sticky business. What Mr. Christman does best is identify tree safety issues surrounding properties. As a 25 year veteran certified Arborist, Mr. Christman finds solutions to the toughest of situations. That is why Mr. Christman developed the Fire Tree Safety Program. Often people self landscape not taking into […]

Fire Prevention / Brush Clearance

April showers bring May flowers. Along with that, comes a lush green of weeds growing alongside your home. As the heat wave comes in with Summer, the weeds become dry placing your property at risk for fire. All counties have ordinances involving fire safety. If you reside in Ventura or LA Counties please click the link below […]

April 27th Celebrate Arbor Day!

Around the world, people get together to plant trees in honor of spring. Trees create an ecosystem for birds and bugs. They give us fresh air and beautiful shade during the hot summer months. Our planet suffers every time someone decides to cut down a tree. Most people do not understand the value of tree’s […]

“What the heck happened here? Where’s the gorgeous trees?”

Our once beautiful oasis of California is starting to appear like a wasteland due to the absence of greenery. There is only one solution to the ecosystems in urban Southern California that are being destroyed in large numbers by the infamous polyphagous beetle who loves to spread disease among Sycamore and Willow trees. Cities and […]

Buyer Beware!

CONTRACTORS AT THOMAS FIRE SITES SCRUTINIZED The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office says investigators from their office and the State of California swept through 44 Thomas Fire disaster sites to make sure the people doing clean up and repair work are in compliance with the law. The compliance sweep happened a week ago and they […]

When is the best time to prune fruit trees?

Prune fruit trees when the leaves are off (dormant). It’s easier to see what you are doing and removal of dormant buds (growing points) invigorates the remaining buds. Summer pruning removes leaves (food manufacturer), slows fruit ripening, and exposes fruit to sunburn. Winter Fruit Tree Trimming is happening now! Click Here for More Info