Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Don't Miss Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Aug 18-20

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"The Biggest Little Music Festival in the World"

Time for a Decent Burial.

How do you determine life or death?  Well, it may not be that be simple when the subject is trees on your property.  Here are a few ways to tell if a particular branch is alive or dead.  At first, you might find you need to go up for a closer examination, but over time you’ll start to get a sense from the ground.

Is a branch leafless while its counterparts are flourishing?  Have you noticed that seemingly dead leaves are clinging to a branch while others around it are bare?  Look carefully at the bark.  If it is bare, thereby exposing the smooth wood beneath it that is a sure sign.  The obvious one is noticing large clumps of fungus growing on the tree.

It all adds up to one thing.  Those limbs or that tree need to go.  Knowing when, where, and how are the reasons you contact a tree professional.  In Reno that choice is simple.  You call The Tree Professional…Northern Nevada’s tree health and maintenance experts.  Let them come out and give you an estimate before summer turns quickly to winter by calling (775) 420-8694.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hot August Nights 2017

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"Hot August Nights 2017 is the 31st anniversary of the Reno area's biggest event of the year, which will run from Tuesday, August 8 through Sunday, August 13."

To Prune or Not to Prune.

That is the question.  We are not talking about staying “regular”, although that is a good idea.  The reference here is when and how to have the trees pruned on your property in the Reno Nevada area.  First of all, we want to give you a head’s up now that the ideal time for pruning is in a couple of months when the weather turns.

How to prune is something probably best left to a tree professional.

1.  Dead or dying branches should be removed…a pro will know which ones.
2.  Prune well below any diseased limbs and NOT when they are wet!
3.  When two branches cross…cut off the smaller of the two.
4.  Leave room for plenty of sunlight to reach the middle of the tree.

When you love trees and recognize them as living monuments you take great pride in your work.  That is the case of Greg Chavez and his crew.  They are Northern Nevada’s tree professionals.  Please visit the beautiful gallery and satisfied reviews at  Then call for an appointment on your property at (775) 420-8694.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Going Out on a Limb.

Did you ever wonder where that expression comes from?  It was used in politics back in the late 1880’s as it was obvious what it meant.  When a politician left the “safety” of the center of the “tree” he was going “out on a limb”.  Everyone knows not to try to climb out on unsafe limbs and try to trim them.

However, what many try to do is a certain amount of tree-trimming that they THINK is safe.  That decision is not only dangerous, but could be downright serious.  Are you really willing to risk your future and your family’s by being some ersatz Paul Bunyan just to save a few dollars and have it done right?

It is not just about the money, but how is the job going to look when you are done.  One of Northern Nevada’s best tree-trimming professionals is Greg Chavez.  If are not convinced then visit  See the gallery of his work.  Then call for an appointment at (775) 420-8694.

Things to do this Summer!

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"Sure, Lake Tahoe is a pretty sight in the winter, but you can stay warm and enjoy its picturesque outdoors in the summer with Lake Tahoe activities."

Monday, July 3, 2017

What is an Arborist?

No, it is not someone who works in a ship yard.  Let’s give you a dictionary definition.  An arborist is a professional involved in the cultivation, management, and study of trees, shrubs, and other perennial woody plants.  Generally, an arborist concentrates on the individual health and maintenance of such living organisms.

If an arborist is required to work near power lines additional training is required.  Those that climb use a number of techniques such as “single rope” or “double rope”.  They may also use spikes attached to their chainsaw boots with straps that ascend to do their work.  It sounds somewhat romantic and dangerous!

Greg Chavez is proud to be a Northern Nevada arborist.  You would have to ask him where he developed his love for trees, but count on this…if you have a tree or shrub that needs to be removed or trimmed you won’t do better than inviting Greg onto your property to estimate the job.  Call The Tree Professional today at (775) 420-8694.