At We Are Trees, we are passionate about the beauty, importance, and preservation of our natural world, particularly our beloved trees. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and tools to care for and protect these magnificent life forms. Trees are not just part of our environment; they are an essential part of our lives, providing us with numerous benefits, from cleaner air to enhanced well-being.

Explore our website to discover a wealth of information and resources dedicated to tree care, preservation, and the profound impact trees have on our planet.

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Why Trees Matter

Trees are the lungs of our planet, playing a critical role in purifying the air we breathe. But their significance goes far beyond that:

Climate Heroes:Trees absorb carbon dioxide, helping mitigate climate change.
Biodiversity: They provide habitats for countless species of wildlife.
Natural Beauty: Trees enhance the aesthetic appeal of our landscapes.
Health Benefits: Green spaces with trees promote physical and mental well-being.
Economic Value: Trees add value to our properties and boost local economies.

We Are Trees is committed to raising awareness about these invaluable contributions and inspiring action to protect and nurture our trees.

Environmental and Economic Advantages of Trees

Northern California is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, from the majestic redwood forests to the picturesque coastal regions. Trees play a pivotal role in maintaining the region’s unique environment and contribute significantly to both its ecological health and economic prosperity. Here are the key benefits of trees for Northern California:

Environmental Benefits:

Air Quality Improvement: Trees act as natural air filters by absorbing pollutants, such as ozone and particulate matter, from the atmosphere. In urban areas like San Francisco and Sacramento, trees help reduce smog and enhance air quality.

Carbon Sequestration: Northern California’s vast forests, including the towering redwoods, are crucial for capturing and storing carbon dioxide, mitigating climate change, and helping the state achieve its carbon neutrality goals.

Biodiversity Support: Trees provide habitats for a diverse range of wildlife, including birds, insects, and mammals. The region’s mixed forests support numerous species, contributing to biodiversity conservation.

Erosion Control: Tree roots stabilize soil, reducing erosion in hilly and mountainous areas. This helps protect watersheds and prevents sedimentation in rivers and streams.

Water Quality: Trees play a crucial role in maintaining water quality by reducing runoff and filtering pollutants from rainwater. This is especially vital for protecting Northern California’s pristine water bodies like Lake Tahoe.

Economic Benefits of Trees:

Tourism and Recreation: The lush forests and scenic landscapes draw tourists from around the world. Visitors contribute significantly to the region’s economy by spending on accommodations, dining, and outdoor activities.

Property Values: Well-maintained trees enhance property values in both urban and rural areas. Homes with tree-lined streets or wooded surroundings are more attractive to buyers, often commanding higher prices.

Energy Savings: Urban trees provide shade to homes and buildings, reducing cooling costs during hot summers. This translates into energy savings for residents and businesses.

Health Benefits: Access to green spaces and trees has been linked to improved physical and mental health. A healthier population can reduce healthcare costs and boost workplace productivity.

Environmental Tree Service's Approach to Tree Management

At Environmental Tree Service, our philosophy revolves around a holistic approach to tree care. Unlike many tree service companies that focus solely on tree removal, we take a different path. We believe that every tree is valuable, and cutting one down should come with a sense of responsibility. For every tree we remove, we pledge to plant a new one in its place.

Tree Preservation

One of the core values of Environmental Tree Service is tree preservation. We understand the vital role trees play in maintaining a healthy environment. Trees act as natural air purifiers, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They provide shelter and sustenance to countless wildlife species, contributing to biodiversity. Trees also help in controlling soil erosion and maintaining water quality.

Recognizing these ecological benefits, we go the extra mile to assess whether a tree can be preserved before resorting to removal. Our team of experts carefully evaluates the health of a tree and explores alternative solutions such as trimming, pruning, and disease management to save the tree whenever possible.

Tree Planting Initiatives

One of the standout features of Environmental Tree Service is our dedication to tree planting. We firmly believe that if a tree must be removed, a new one should take its place. This commitment to reforestation helps combat deforestation and ensures that the local ecosystem remains balanced.

Environmental Tree Service often collaborates with local communities, schools, and environmental organizations to organize tree planting events. These initiatives not only replenish the urban canopy but also foster a sense of environmental stewardship among the community.

Environmental Tree Service exemplifies the perfect blend of environmental consciousness and professional tree care. Our commitment to preserving trees and planting new ones in their wake sets us apart as a company that truly cares about the environment. In a world where environmental challenges loom large, Environmental Tree Service provides hope that with the right mindset and practices, we can protect our planet’s natural treasures for future generations.

List of Trees

Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis - Keith Davis)

The Chinese Pistache, popularized by horticulturist Keith Davis, is a deciduous tree valued for its ornamental qualities. It features a vibrant display of fall foliage, transitioning from green to shades of red, orange, and yellow. With a moderate growth rate and a spreading canopy, it’s an excellent choice for landscaping in various climates.

October Glory Red Maple

This cultivar of the Red Maple (Acer rubrum) is prized for its stunning crimson-red foliage in the autumn months. It is known for its fast growth rate and ability to adapt to various soil types, making it a favorite choice for landscaping purposes, providing shade and adding aesthetic appeal to gardens and streetscapes alike.


Zelkova trees belong to the genus Zelkova and are appreciated for their graceful appearance and shade-providing capabilities. With a vase-shaped canopy and serrated leaves, they are commonly used as street trees and in parks. They offer a similar aesthetic to American elms but are resistant to Dutch elm disease.

Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara)

Native to the Himalayas, the Deodar Cedar is a majestic evergreen conifer known for its graceful, drooping branches and aromatic wood. It is often planted as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens due to its attractive foliage and tolerance to various soil conditions.

Drake Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia 'Drake')

A cultivar prized for its compact size, attractive bark, and resistance to Dutch elm disease. It features a distinctive exfoliating bark and glossy green leaves, making it a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts and urban landscapes.

Valley Oak Tree (Quercus lobata)

Native oak species found primarily in California’s Central Valley. Known for its grand stature and broad canopy, it provides valuable habitat for wildlife and contributes to the region’s ecological diversity. It is an iconic species in California’s oak savannas and woodlands

Live Oaks (Quercus virginiana)

Native to the southeastern United States and are characterized by their broad, spreading canopies and evergreen foliage. They are often associated with the southern landscape, providing shade and beauty to parks, streets, and private properties.

Cork Oak Tree (Quercus suber)

Native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa, the Cork Oak is known for its thick, corky bark which is harvested for cork production. It is a slow-growing evergreen tree with a spreading canopy, valued for its ornamental appearance and environmental benefits.

Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia indica)

Crape Myrtles are popular flowering trees appreciated for their vibrant summer blooms and attractive bark. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, making them versatile choices for landscapes, gardens, and urban settings.

Autumn Gold Ginkgo (Male)

The Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ is a male cultivar prized for its striking golden-yellow foliage in the fall. Ginkgo trees are renowned for their resilience and distinctive fan-shaped leaves. The male cultivars are preferred for landscaping to avoid the foul-smelling fruit produced by female trees.

Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea')

The Purple Leaf Plum is a small deciduous tree valued for its deep purple foliage and early spring blossoms of pink or white flowers. It adds a dramatic pop of color to landscapes and is commonly used as an ornamental tree in gardens and along streets.

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