Here are the Blogs in the Tree Tips
Friday, 15 April 2016
Trees love stress unless they are very old or very young. Similar to human muscle that thrives with activity and declines with inactivity so does wood and tree limbs. This super-strength trees develop with stress is due to compression or wound wood being formed that is up to 60% stronger than regular ...Read More...
Posted on 04/15/2016 9:21 AM by Walter Rumble
Friday, 1 April 2016
Bamboo is often used in landscaping to create a natural privacy barrier as it is dense and grows quickly. It is also popular in Asian inspired back yard spaces. However people often plant bamboo without understanding how to control it and how quickly it can become a problem. So whether you are starting ...Read More...
Posted on 04/01/2016 9:41 AM by Walter Rumble
Thursday, 3 September 2015
1.Carbon Dioxide In Oxygen Out!
Did you know that a mature 90 ft tree could absorb over its lifetime the same amount of carbon monoxide as a car produces driving 25,000 miles! And at the same time that tree will produce enough oxygen each year for two adults! We should probably keep them around.
2.They ...Read More...
Posted on 09/03/2015 12:54 PM by Walter Rumble
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
The Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) tree is a very large, flowering tree that produces a strong central leader and a broad-spreading canopy of dense, heavy branches. Deeply furrowed nearly black-colored bark, alternate, odd-pinnately compound leaves, uniquely drooping catkins, and an unquestionably beautiful ...Read More...
Posted on 06/02/2015 1:02 PM by Walter Rumble
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is a large, wonderfully suited shade tree for larger lawns. The sugar maple exhibits spectacular leaf and bark interest with exceptional fall color in shades of orange, yellows, and reds. A thick canopy of long, horizontal branches stem from a strong, dominant trunk ...Read More...
Posted on 03/24/2015 11:43 AM by Walter Rumble
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
And Pitfalls to Avoid in the Tree Care Industry...
When Community Tree Preservation opened for business over a decade ago, there were fewer tree care companies in Nashville than there are today. As the 2008 recession forced people to pick up odd jobs, we have since seen an influx of "tree care companies" ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2015 12:04 PM by Walter Rumble
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Construction practice damages are one of the most common injuries we see in urban trees. They are typically the number one cause of man-made tree decline and tree death. As urban sprawl pushes its way from the cities into the countryside, many times contractors (in good faith) try to save the large ...Read More...
Posted on 02/03/2015 1:39 PM by Walter Rumble
Friday, 16 January 2015
At times, it is easy to get overwhelmed by environmental problems that face the world, but we cannot lose sight of areas where there are real reasons to be optimistic. Here, ecologist, author, and college professor, Dr. Stephen Sillett advocates environmental progress of the tallest trees in the Pacific ...Read More...
Posted on 01/16/2015 2:56 PM by Walter Rumble
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Spring, summer, and fall are all great times of the year to enjoy the great outdoors. It is when we can all enjoy being outside. But come winter, when we step outside on the coldest of days, we struggle to maintain a sense of feeling in our extremities, and wonder how anything could survive out in such ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2015 12:27 PM by Walter Rumble
Thursday, 8 January 2015
Deciduous and evergreen trees are very important in our landscaped environments. They provide both intrinsic and extrinsic value. Trees come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Also, within each species, cultivars have been bred out to over-emphasize some of the stunning characteristics listed ...Read More...
Posted on 01/08/2015 9:06 AM by Walter Rumble
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
We are true tree preservationists. We use the term "Tree Preservation" quite often. But, what exactly is tree preservation and what is the goal of this trimming procedure?
Tree preservation is both an art and a science. It is not a technique that every tree trimmer knows or is even able ...Read More...
Posted on 12/30/2014 12:47 PM by Walter Rumble
Thursday, 18 December 2014
I love a tree full of leaves!
A tree with leaves seems to fill a space just as well as any great painting would justify a wall.
But recently, I have caught myself enjoying trees much more after leaf drop. Small subtleties, once hidden behind a curtain of leaves now expose themselves ...Read More...
Posted on 12/18/2014 10:20 AM by Lee Rumble
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
We cut our grass weekly and trim our shrubs quarterly, yet we often neglect pruning our trees. Tree pruning is often the last item on the list of considerations we beautify in our outdoor landscapes. Yet, tree pruning is a vital aspect to landscape maintenance and many preventative measures can be taken ...Read More...
Posted on 12/02/2014 9:59 AM by Lee Rumble
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
If you have recently lost a tree and it is now time for a new replacement tree, let Community Tree Preservation help with the process. With little thought to the mechanics of proper tree growth, we often pick trees based on their flowers, leaf coloration, bark texture, or even their growth habits. However, ...Read More...
Posted on 11/04/2014 4:17 PM by Lee Rumble