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The Zero Head Scratching Challenge

Dan and Bob Bonnell zero head scratching

Zero head scratching. My late father-in-law, Bob Bonnell was an old-school logger and had lots of little sayings like that.  A lot of them relating to logging went right over my head, but “zero head scratching” was always a favorite of mine. That one, I got! When he hired work done, he wanted it done […]

Facts About the Costs of Tree Removal

facts about tree removal costs

Thinking about removing a tree from your property can bring up a lot of questions, with cost often being the most critical. The cost of tree removal can vary widely depending on various factors. Here are some of the key facts about the costs of tree removal: 1. Tree Size and Type: – Larger trees […]

Signs You Might Need a Professional Tree Service

signs you need a professional tree service

If you notice any of the following signs, it may be an indication that you need to hire a professional tree service: 1. Dead or Dying Branches: Look for the presence of dead or dying branches, which can pose a safety risk and indicate potential tree health issues. 2. Cracks in the Trunk:  Visible cracks, […]

Answers to Your Questions About Tree Chips

tree wood chips

Tree chips make great mulch. Tree wood chips decompose through a natural process involving the activity of microorganisms, fungi, and environmental factors. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how tree wood chips typically decompose: 1. Initial Breakdown: When tree wood chips are first added to the soil or natural environment, physical processes such as weathering, freezing […]

Preparing Trees for Fall Weather

leaf compost preparing trees fall

Preparing your trees for fall weather is crucial to help them transition smoothly into the colder months. Here are some ideas to help you prepare your trees for the fall season: 1. Inspect Your Trees: Begin by inspecting your trees for any signs of disease, pest infestations, or structural issues. Addressing these problems before the […]

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Caring for Trees

mistakes to avoid

When caring for trees, there are several practices you should avoid to ensure their health and well-being. Here are five mistakes to avoid: 1. Compact soil around the roots: Avoid driving heavy machinery or vehicles over the root zone of trees. Compacted soil restricts oxygen flow to the roots and hinders water absorption, leading to […]

Defensible Space

defensible space

Defensible space refers to the area around a house that is specifically managed and designed to reduce the risk of wildfire and protect the structure from approaching flames. This is the time of year to be thinking about and planning defensible space. Creating defensible space is crucial during fire seasons to increase the chances of […]

Hiring a Licensed Tree Service

Hiring a licensed tree service provider offers several advantages and assurances when it comes to the care and maintenance of your trees. Here are some key reasons why you should consider hiring a licensed tree service: Expertise and Knowledge: Licensed tree service professionals have undergone specialized training and possess the necessary knowledge and expertise to […]

Ask Your Tree Service Professional…

We are often asked if snakes “hide” in old tree stumps or dead trees. While it is a good idea to remove dead trees and stumps, the reason isn’t necessarily because of snakes. Removing a decaying tree or an old stump is important for safety, structural integrity, pest control, aesthetics, and disease prevention. If you’re […]

Tree Behavior in April

budding tree trees springtime

Do you ever wonder what your trees are doing during different times of the year? As a tree service, this question, and variations of it, is something we get asked throughout the year. While we can easily see that trees lose their leaves, then grow new ones in the fall and spring respectively, there are […]

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