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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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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The Benefits of Mulch for Trees

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

ALAMO — An easy way to promote the health of the trees on your property is to apply mulch. Mulch offers several benefits:

• It insulates the soil, which minimizes sun and wind evaporation following irrigation.

• It keeps weeds down, so your tree has less competition for water and other resources.

• As mulch decomposes, the bacterial activity creates additional nutrients for the tree’s root system.

• It looks nice, which enhances the aesthetic value of your landscape.

However, to get all the benefits of mulch, you need to apply it correctly. Mulch should be applied in a 4- to 6-inch layer around the tree’s outer root area. Read more

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Video: Proper Tree Irrigation

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

ORINDA — Host, Sarah Rutan: While it’s important to regularly water the trees on your property, it’s equally crucial to use the proper techniques. Today we’re in Orinda with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Chris Chapman of Horticultural Services, LTD to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Chris Chapman: Irrigation of trees is the most important thing you can do for established tress this time of year. The best place to water is at the outside edge of the drip line. That’s where the canopy — the shadow of the canopy — comes on to the ground — the drip line, outside edge of the drip line. You have to make sure that the water soaks down about a foot, Read more

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