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December 28, 2011 @ 7:07 PM

The Southeast Texas 2011 summer drought has brought about the doom of so many of our beautiful trees, both of our loblolly pines and our many varieties of oak trees. We have been so busy lately helping our customers safely remove dead trees in their neighborhoods and properties. And our customers, typically being conservation-conscious, ask about putting the dead wood to good use as firewood. Many ask, what is the best wood to use for firewood? That question can be answered in two phases: what type of wood makes for good firewood, and what process must be done to ensure that good firewood burns well.

Generally speaking, hard woods are the best type of wood for firewood. Hard wood is a denser wood, and this means that hard wood ...

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December 21, 2011 @ 12:43 AM

Mulching is an important part of tree care, and many people do not know the vast array of reasons why this is true.  Here is a top-five list of most important reasons why you should mulch:

  • Mulch improves soil aeration and drainage for the tree
  • Mulch is a temperature barrier that shields roots from extreme heat in summer and extreme cold in winter
  • Mulch conserves moisture for the tree
  • Mulch impedes the growth of nutrient-hogging weeds
  • Mulch prevents soil erosion by impeding water runoff

Knowing why one should mulch is the first step. The next two steps are to know what mulch types to consider, and how to apply mulch effectively.

Mulch Types

There are a myriad of mulch types out on the ...

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December 14, 2011 @ 3:52 PM

Land Clearing can prepare a lot for new construction and will increase the value of the property.  There are many options when clearing a lot of brush.  Whether you are clearing a marked area for a home or for a pool to be installed, or clearing easements and/or lot lines, land clearing is essential for all sorts of property and construction needs. If you need to get rid of a large amount of underbrush to make way for a new home or a business, you may want to know what is involved in professional land clearing cost, or the investment involved in renting land clearing equipment. 

Land Clearing Equipment

Tractors fitted with cutter heads, and additional mulching attachments, are necessary land clearing equipment ...

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December 7, 2011 @ 2:55 PM

Tree trimming is a vital part of a tree’s health.  Why is this so? Because a healthy tree needs proper air and sunlight to grow, not to mention that untended branches can grow in directions that are less than ideal in the long run, resulting in branches that are weak and fail to thrive.  Heavy winds, flooding and ice are more likely to cause un-trimmed trees to fall or be uprooted. Proper tree trimming also adds to the overall beauty of the tree, keeping it looking majestic and strong as it continues to grow and mature. But trimming a tree is not as easy at trimming a hedge, and knowing which branches to cut, and how to cut them safely, is a task that often involves help of the professional kind.

Trim A Tree Do-It-...

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