Tree Wise

At Moki Smith Tree Specialists we believe that everyone can benefit from learning about trees and their importance to the environment and to us as humans. We need trees and we need to care for them. Below are learning links and resources to expand your knowledge of the importance of trees in our everyday life. Have questions or comments? Leave your remarks right under the article of choice.

Also, feel free to contact us via email or by phone at 408-772-8942 anytime. We’d love to hear from you!

Click the images below for in-depth information from these official sites.

3 Things you didn’t know trees did for you

Conservation International – Morgan Lynch: Without forests, life on Earth as we know it would be unthinkable.

Regular readers of this blog know that forests are home to a wealth of biodiversity, that they provide water for billions of people and regulate the climate for everyone.

But did you know that they can make you smarter? Or that — scientists think — they can drive rainfall?

In honor of International Day of Forests, Human Nature looks into some of the benefits of forests that you might not know about.

1. Trees increase property values.

Selling your house? Consider planting some trees. Continue reading here

The Importance of Trees for Kids: Teaching the Next Generation

By Erica Loop in Thinking Sustainably on Tom’s of Maine online: As a parent who understands what trees do for all of us, you probably also understand the importance of trees for kids. You’re all about the great outdoors. You have a healthy respect for Mother Nature and want your kiddos to grow up with an appreciation for her, too.

Teaching kids about trees is a step in an Earth-friendly direction. But before you start barraging the kids with scientific facts, take a look at some of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to teach your child about sustainability and on just how terrific trees are—in an entirely environmentally friendly way. Continue Reading

Changing Lives In A Positive Way

By Arbor Day Foundation | August 31, 2020

Two years ago this September, Hurricane Florence swept in from the Atlantic and devastated large sections of the eastern seaboard with terrifying winds up to 150 mph. Just as bad was the precipitation. South Carolina alone received more than 23 inches of rain in some places — a state record. The impacts of this storm defy description. The loss of human life was gut-wrenching. And the loss of trees and other property was salt in the wound.

It is for just such a scenario that the Community Tree Recovery™ program was created in 2012. Continue Reading

Changing Lives In A Positive Way

November 3rd, 2020|Tips, Tree Wise|0 Comments

By Arbor Day Foundation | August 31, 2020 Two years ago this September, Hurricane Florence swept in from the Atlantic and devastated large sections of the eastern seaboard with terrifying winds up to [...]

Tree Pruning

November 3rd, 2020|General Maintenance, Tips, Tree Safety, Tree Wise|0 Comments

Pruning Proper pruning technique is important for a healthy tree. Please review our animated Tree Pruning Guide as well as videos on why pruning is necessary, the rules of pruning, and the ABCs of pruning. When to [...]

Now is the time. The time for trees

November 2nd, 2020|Tree Wise|0 Comments

National Arbor Day Foundation - Now is the time. The time for trees. Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and [...]

More News and Information

Environmental News

News and information on our trees and their role in a healthy environment.

Industry News

News and information related to the commercial tree industry.

DYI Maintenance

News and info on DYI tree maintenance and care of your trees.

Public Notices

Local and Regional public notices related to trees, fires and public safety.

Tree Safety

News and information on keeping your trees and surrounding spaces safe and enjoyable.

Trees as Art

Fun and interesting news and information on trees in the world of art.

Some of Our Work

A snapshot of our recent work includes expert trimming of Japanese Maples, planting design and consultation, and removal of dead and decaying trees to give new life to formerly overcrowded spaces.

Our large tree preservation expertise maintains the health of numerous beautiful Oaks throughout the South Bay Area, helping them to thrive in all their glory.

Visit our gallery and view our services for more in-depth descriptions of our work, and call us today to get started! (408) 722-8942

Client Testimonials

Moki- you and your crew did a great job!
Thank you so much for taking on our small job… and thank you for the Starbucks card!



The Lopez Family

My neighbor was using your company,
and it was great you were able to quote and complete my project the same day since you were already on the street! Thanks for the Starbucks card!

The Mishlers

Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get the latest news, tips and resources to help you create and maintain healthy, thriving trees and surrounding spaces. We’ll deliver it right to your inbox!

    Let’s Get Started

    Your perfect retreat awaits. Let’s get started on uncovering and preserving the majesty of your trees and the beauty of your spaces.