The ThicketTraditional Exterior, Seattle

The house sits in a thicket of lush landscaping on a tight urban corner.
Photo by: Joe Iano

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Karen Heffernan wrote:October 29, 2012
  • limeleaf
    @ Karen: I think I can help you out with some tree ID...The larger yellow tree is a honey locust, probably the skyline cultivar or something similar (grows up rather than out), the smaller yellow leaved tree looks like a ginkgo. The red shrubs at the front may be a viburnum. Not sure but could also get the same effect with burning bush. They have also planted some evergreens that look like yews to me. Hope this helps.

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lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to Your Fall Home Maintenance ChecklistSeptember 15, 2015

Care for trees and shrubs. If you have trees on your property, consider hiring an arborist to care for them. These pros can spot signs of poor health early on to prevent tree loss. And they know how to prune properly to avoid falling limbs in winter storms. “The most important maintenance for a homeowner to do in the fall would be trimming [the] dead out of trees,” says Bryan Gilles, owner and arborist at Arbor Doctor in Calabasas, California. “Trees are going dormant at this time, and are less likely to get a disease.” Because trees are slowing growth in the fall, it’s not an ideal time to plant a new tree, as the roots may have trouble getting established. For treatments, Gilles recommends fungicide injections in the fall to prevent diseases such as diplodia, which can affect pine trees.It’s also a good idea to observe your trees throughout the fall, keeping an eye out for signs that signal a need for intervention. “Early change in leaf color, pines looking thin and/or needles turning brown, and dead branches are all signs of diseases,” Gilles says. “Ash trees spotting yellow sporadically around this time of the year is a bad sign of a disease called ash yellows, since ash trees are one of the latest to turn.”

becky
Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: An Urban Home Nestled in a ThicketOctober 23, 2012

Haag, a pioneer of urban landscape design, carefully planned the yard to become an urban thicket, shading the house and providing privacy where needed, exploding with color in the fall and dropping leaves before winter to let in the light. He also planted many edible plants for humans and urban fauna alike.

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katurahcr added this to GardenAugust 18, 2018

The red shrubs at the front may be a viburnum

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Ella Early added this to ellaearly's ideasSeptember 17, 2017

Care for trees and shrubs. If you have trees on your property, consider hiring an arborist to care for them. These pros can spot signs of poor health early on to prevent tree loss. And they know how to prune properly to avoid falling limbs in winter storms. “The most important maintenance for a homeowner to do in the fall would be trimming [the] dead out of trees,” says Bryan Gilles, owner and arborist at Arbor Doctor in Calabasas, California. “Trees are going dormant at this time, and are less likely to get a disease.” Because trees are slowing growth in the fall, it’s not an ideal time to plant a new tree, as the roots may have trouble getting established. For treatments, Gilles recommends fungicide injections in the fall to prevent diseases such as diplodia, which can affect pine trees. It’s also a good idea to observe your trees throughout the fall, keeping an eye out for signs that signal a need for intervention. “Early change in leaf color, pines looking thin and/or needles turning brown, and dead branches are all signs of diseases,” Gilles says. “Ash trees spotting yellow sporadically around this time of the year is a bad sign of a disease called ash yellows, since ash trees are one of the latest to turn.”

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