March 28, 2012 @ 5:11 PM
Are Your Trees Ready for the Next Hurricane?
The summer of 2005, with Katrina and Rita, and then the summer of 2008 with Ike, may now be a distant memory. But if we are prompted, most of us along the coastal states can remember the devastation. Countless fleets of linemen trucks from all across the country descending on us in the aftermath of those storms, helping us to restore power to our homes, our local grocery store, our filling stations. Most of our lost power was not due to hurricane winds blowing down our power lines. They were due to winds knocking down trees that in turn knocked down our power lines. Trees and their branches are, in fact, the most prevalent hazardous flying objects that get blown around at hurricane time.
March 21, 2012 @ 1:21 PM
Planting a tree can’t be all that hard, can it? Every year on Arbor Day and Earth Day we see public service announcements admonishing everyone to plant a tree, so why the need for a professional tree planting service?
Professional tree planters are usually hired to plant larger trees. Planting larger trees is an attractive option to customers looking to give their landscape an instantly-finished, established look. But tree planting service professionals assist with much more than just digging a hole and setting the tree into the ground. Let’s look at some of the aspects of professional tree installation:
Tree Selection and Placement
The tree planting service company will work with the customer to survey the...
March 14, 2012 @ 9:06 AM
Here today and gone tomorrow, the fly-by-night tree removal companies roll out every time there is a disaster. Here in Texas, they were out in full force after Hurricane Ike, and now they are out to make a few quick dollars in the wake of the 2011 drought that hit Texas and several other Southern states.
Is the tree removal service you interview giving you tree removal cost quotes that sound amazingly cheap? They can quote these too-good-to-be-true cheap prices because they have not invested in important elements that are vital to safety-minded and security-minded tree removal companies. Here are the indications that you are dealing with a disreputable service:
Not Bonded or Insured
Fly-by-night tree ...
March 7, 2012 @ 1:28 AM
Southeast Texas Trees, LLC, as a Houston area tree arborist with tree, land clearing and mulch Houston metro service, likes to see more weekend gardeners get greener. Because composting is a green project that anyone can undertake, here the arborist shares the fundamentals on how make a composter that will help you produce the best Texas compost available, simply from the green debris of your kitchen and back yard.
How to construct a compost pile.
How to make a composter is super simple. A compost pile should be built on good soil and
a drainage system made from a layer of limbs. At the center situate a PVC pipe with lots of holes drilled up and down it. This will be useful for aeration as the compost pile grows.