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Trees that Thrive in the Tacoma WA Area

With a temperate and warm climate, the city of Tacoma is a thriving area for natural vegetation. The city has embraced nature as can be seen from its plan to achieve 30% tree canopy cover before 2030. Whether you’re a homeowner and are looking to support Tacoma’s urban forestry goal or you simply need some advice on the kind of trees to plant in your tree farm, this article will be discussing some of the trees that are perfectly suited for Tacoma WA area.

Green Japanese Maple

Japanese maples in fall

A woody plant specie that originates from Japan, the green Japanese maple is loved for its amazing colors, leave shapes and attractive forms. It is perfectly suited to temperate areas. This tree can be effectively grown in a container and will die without regular watering or rainfall.

Alpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa)

The Alpine fir is popular for its use in manufacturing papers and other essential structural purposes. This plant is native to Washington and a few other southeastern and western areas.

Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Arborvitae trees sold in pots

Ranging between 3 to 70 feet in size, the arborvitae is a landscape plant that is popular for its fast growth and easy care. The plant is best planted during fall in a drained soil that has a bit of moisture in it. The Emerald Green Arborvitae originates from Denmark and is sometimes called the ‘Smaragd’.

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

The branches of dawn redwood in fall

The Dawn Redwood is a deciduous tree that grows very quickly. Like some of the other trees on this list, it is a popular ornamental tree and was first discovered in China.

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of green beauty to your house or looking for good trees that would be perfect for a farm, the above plants will thrive in Tacoma WA area.

Why Does Pool Maintenance Cost So Much?

A swimming pool in your home can make a lot of difference on a hot summer day, it could also be the reason you’re spending so much money on property maintenance. Unfortunately, a pool isn’t simply a project you set and forget. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep your special backyard oasis in top condition. Understandably, people are quite appalled to hear it would cost them so much to maintain a pool they have already spent a lot on. However, it is important to recognize just how crucial it is to give your pool top quality maintenance, like these guys in Visalia CA, where I live.

Below are a few ways poor maintenance will eat into your pocket.


Whichever heating methods you prefer, it will cost you a considerable amount of money to heat your pool. If you’re opting for the traditional pool heating method, you may need to invest about $100 every month. However, you can decide to heat your pool using a solar system but this is only ideal if you live in a sunny area. The solar system will cost you around $8,000 to install and you might still need to set aside about a hundred dollars to run the pump.


Regular maintenance is ideal for a clean pool. Every week, you will need to clean your pool, adjust its chemicals levels and maintain pumps and filters. Also, if you have had your pool for about a year, then you may start making repairs on anything that is broken. You may also need to hire a pool cleaner. Many pool owners have tried to get around the high cost of maintaining a pool by hiring cheap pool cleaners, I wish I could say it ended up well for many of them. Poor sanitation could lead to illnesses like Otitis externa, diarrhea, and other recreational water illness. To prevent this, you will need to hire a certified pool cleaner, expensive, but necessary.