Wednesday, January 17, 2018

To Prune or Not to Prune…that is the Question.

With all due respect to The Bard, that is the question here.  Many landscape disappointments can be avoided if you know when to prune your trees and shrubs. Flower-producing wood might be eliminated inadvertently because of pruning too late or early. Pruning at the right time will avoid some of that disappointment.

Here is a tip…A general rule of thumb in regards to flowering plants is that they generally need three months of vegetational growth in order to set the flowers for the upcoming growing season.  For the most part, the pruning season in Northern Nevada is either behind us or ahead of us.  This is just a helpful tip for the remainder of 2018.

I know, I’ll bet a tree professional knows the answers to your pruning and tree removal questions.  Best of all, he or she also knows the proper and safe way to do it!  In that latter case we are very fortunate to have THE Tree Professional right here in Reno.  When you need trees or shrubs removed call Greg and the team immediately at (775) 420-8694.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

Well, up to a point, of course.  At some point in Northern Nevada the snow creates great havoc with people and shrubbery.  Just ask the Donner party!  Seriously, we want to impart some practical tips on what snowy conditions mean for trees and shrubs in the Reno area.  You need to be prepared for the worst.

If they become damaged pruning is the option.  It is always safety first.  Have a professional inspect your tree(s) for power line contact.  A certified arborist needs to deal with the situation.  Do NOT use a ladder to try to remove excess snow from branches!  Do not leave any stubs when pruning.  The sharpest possible tools must be used.

This is a job for a tree professional.  No, this is a job for THE TREE PROFESSIONAL!  And, guess what?  He is in your back yard.  He is Greg Chavez.  Just visit thetreeprofessional.com and see for yourself.  When heavy snowfall hits the Reno area call the Tree Professional immediately at (775) 420-8694.