The Island's Cycling Arborist

New Photos of the Bicycle Trailer in Action!

Photos by Jeff Paterson

Got My Copy Of Cutting Back!

Just picked up my copy of Cutting Back – My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by @lesliebuck I’m excited to dig into it and get inspired. Great work Leslie!

Bicycle Trailer a Hit at Merritt College Plant Sale! 

Everyone loved the bicycle trailer and it was perfect for taking purchased plants back to people’s cars with. I will have bring it back for the fall plant sale great ? 

Shamel Ash (Fraxinus uhdei) My 1st Tree To Ever Climb & Prune. 

This Shamel Ash – Fraxinus uhdei – is the first tree I ever climbed to prune. I do not often climb trees because I mostly work on shorter foliage from a ladder. This tree is located at the Bonsai garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland California overhanging a gorgeous Japanese fence. Go see it sometime!

Vegetable Garden

The vegetable garden is starting to pop! 

Japanese Maple Thinning

Check out this Japanese Maple I thinned. Now the dogs can see out the window!

Curved Trunk On Chinese Elm

Came across this beautiful curved trunk on a Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia in Walnut Creek.

Berkeley Wisteria Pruning

Gave this Wisteria an initial winter pruning this week. Thinned it to larger stems and cut back whips to flower clusters. Winter and summer pruning over time will greatly enhance the vine’s structure and beauty. Great day in the Berkeley hills.  

Final Appeal & Last Chance to Help Pedal Power A Wonderful Alameda Tree Service

CLICK HERE TO HELP PEDAL POWER THIS WONDERFUL ALAMEDA TREE SERVICE Hello Friends! This is a final appeal to donate to my bicycle trailer campaign which ends tomorrow! If you are able, please donate and/or share/foward/post it. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed already, I am very touched by your support. You…

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Pedal Power Michael Thurman’s Alameda Tree Service

In need of a custom bicycle trailer to pedal power my small tree business in Alameda California! Click the campaign below Summary I grew up in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, roaming and exploring the outdoors with my father and developing a deep intimacy with and adoration for the natural world. After serving in the…

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