Tree Service

Video: DIY Deep Watering for Trees

Posted on May 29, 2018 by James Florence

ALAMO — Host, Sarah Rutan: If a tree on your property is looking unhealthy, you may need to employ a tactic known as deep watering. Today we’re in Alamo with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alex Llamas of SexyTrees.com to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Alex Llamas: So, a lot of times when I come to your house, I notice that a tree is not doing so good. And the reason why it’s not doing so good is: (a) it’s lacking nutrients, or (b) it’s stressed out by not being watered enough. So, one of the things you can do is you can go to your local hardware store and pick up one of these tools. Read more

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Deep Watering Your Trees

Posted on May 23, 2018 by James Florence

ALAMO — When a tree looks unhealthy, it’s usually due to stress from a lack of water or nutrients. A simple way to address this problem is to use a deep watering tool. All you need to do is connect a garden hose and insert it into the ground, where it will deliver water and nutrients directly to your trees’ underground roots.

When you go to the store to purchase a deep watering tool, you’ll notice there are a few variations. For example, one model has a little canister on top where you can add fertilizer. This is a nice feature that allows you to water and fertilize your trees simultaneously.

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The Truth about Transplanting

Posted on January 02, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — If you have a tree on your property that’s overgrown or in the way, you may have considered transplanting it. However, few people realize that tree transplanting is rarely successful—in most cases, it’s just an expensive way to kill a tree.

The reason transplanting so often fails is due to the irreparable damage it does to a tree’s root system. Since a tree’s root system is typically three times the width of its canopy, large trees often have root systems several hundred feet in diameter. Not surprisingly, trying to keep all those roots intact during transplantation is near impossible, and the subsequent damage sustained by a transplanted tree often ends up being fatal. Read more

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Video: The Truth about Transplanting

Posted on January 02, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re thinking about transplanting a tree on your property, you might want to consider a different option. Today we’re in Danville with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Darrell Wise of Tree Wise to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Darrell Wise: Here at Tree Wise, one of the common questions we get is, “Can I transplant my mature tree?” The simple answer is, “No.” But in horticulture there are always exceptions to the rules. If you want to transplant a mature tree, you’re going to have to dig a huge root ball out of your yard, usually with heavy equipment. You’re going to end up spending thousands of dollars to move that tree, Read more

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Video: Assessing Tree Service Equipment

Posted on November 01, 2017 by James Florence

ALAMO — Host, Sarah Rutan: When hiring a tree service company, it’s a good idea to observe the tools it uses and how they’re maintained. Today we’re in Alamo with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alex Llamas of SexyTrees.com to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Alex Llamas: Today, we’re going to talk about what tools to look for when you’re hiring a tree service to remove a tree. So, one of the most important things is this climber’s chainsaw. Notice there’s a handle on the top. That allows a climber to utilize one hand if he comes into a critical moment where he has to let go of this hand to grab onto the tree. Read more

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Assessing Tree Service Tools

Posted on September 29, 2017 by James Florence

ALAMO — When hiring a tree service company, it’s important to look at the types of tools its technicians use and how they’re maintained. After all, you should expect a professional to use professional tools and techniques to ensure the utmost quality and safety.

A good example of this is a climber’s chainsaw. One of the most important features on this chainsaw is the handle on the top, which allows the climber to free one hand in case he or she needs to grab onto the tree.

In addition to having the right kind of chainsaw, a professional needs to keep it sharp and clean. After finishing a job, some tree service technicians will just put their chainsaws in their trucks and head to the next job without cleaning them. Read more

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Video: Mulch Benefits for Trees

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

ALAMO — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re looking for ways to promote the health of the trees on your property, consider the many benefits of mulch. Today we’re in Alamo with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alex Llamas of SexyTrees.com to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Alex Llamas: You know, one of the secrets I like to share with a lot of my clients is the benefits of mulch. Mulch — it makes the landscape look nice. It kind of makes the plants pop out, but it has some benefits, too. It insulates the soil, so the sun doesn’t beat down and evaporate the water that you’ve just irrigated. Read more

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