Westcoast Tree Care provides our services to a large expanse of the Pacific Northwest. With service coverage in Oregon, Washington, and the surrounding areas, I am fortunate to work with a variety of homeowners while also traveling through some of the most lush and beautiful landscapes in America.
One of the biggest pluses I am afforded is the opportunity to not only work with a variety of tree species but to also learn about the communities I work in.
Presently Westcoast Tree Care is providing tree care for the Tri-Cities Washington and Walla Walla, Washington area. Today I’d like to talk a little about the wonderful city of Walla Walla where you can find some of the most amazing tree species and variety of trees in our country.
Walla Walla Tree Care Facts and More
The name Walla Walla comes from the Walla Walla Native American pronunciation for “Place of many waters”. This beautiful landscape is home to more than 115 different tree species, many of which were first brought by settlers to the area.
While there is often debate about which tree species are native to the area versus which were planted by settlers and subsequent generations, you’ll find “native” tree species such as the Ponderosa Pine, Locust, and Silver Maple.
Walla Walla is also home to 44 of the largest trees of their species in Washington. One interesting tid-bit about Walla Walla’s record holding trees: most of the record holding trees in Walla Walla are not only non-native to the area, they’re also not native to North America.
A stroll through Walla Walla gives a visitor the opportunity to view a community invested in their trees. Walla Walla has made long standing and strident efforts in the realm of tree care and tree maintenance, ensuring the health, safety, and variety of their trees.
This effort has not only blessed this community with stunning parks and landscapes but has earned them the designation as a “Tree City USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation for over 19 years!
Walla Walla Tree Care Native Species
As I mentioned earlier, there is debate as to what are truly native tree species to the Walla Walla area. Outside of that some of the tree species you’ll find in Walla Walla are:
- Flowering Dogwood
- Silver Maple
- Norway Maple
- Black Locust
Walla Walla Tree Care Species Recommendations
The Walla Walla community is truly invested in their trees and strives to keep the landscape populated with species variety and tree species that thrive in the Walla Walla valley.
Because of the maintenance costs, storm damage likelihood, and hazard potential Walla Walla recommends avoiding specific species. These include:
- Tree of Paradise
- Silver Maple
- Black Locust
Walla Walla is located in the 4-5 planting zone, so you’ll want to ensure you’re choosing the right tree for the climate before planting. An ISA Certified Arborist like Westcoast Tree Care can help you select the appropriate trees for your Walla Walla property when it comes time to beautify your landscape.
The Take Away
Westcoast Tree Care is currently providing tree care services in Walla Walla, Washington and the Tri-cities area. We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful people of these communities and to learn more about their history and the native tree species.
Now is the perfect time to prune your trees in Walla Walla and Westcoast Tree Care is at the ready. Fall and winter weather is often the best time for tree pruning and other preventative tree care.
When you’re searching for an ISA Certified Arborist in Walla Walla, know that Westcoast Tree Care is available and staffed with knowledgeable Arborists with years of experience.
We offer a variety of services including tree pruning, windsail reduction, hazard tree removal, and more. We’ll provide you with a quote in writing and a 100% performance guarantee.
Contact us today to learn more!