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Tree Service Provided by Artmire:
* Tree Preservations
* Emergency Tree Services
* Controlled Removals
* Professional Tree Pruning
* Property Enhancement
* Stump Removal
* Conservation Projects
* Tree Selection & Planting
* Arborist Consultation
 

DID YOU KNOW

We have 24/7 Emergency Tree Service in East Texas. 

REASONS TO REMOVE TREES

As home and property owners in East Texas we plant, care for and enjoy the shade and beauty trees add to our landscape.  No one wants to lose a tree, but tree removal is sometimes a necessity in the scope of proper tree management.  The largest issue I contend with regarding clients considering tree removal is denial of Hazards and Risks.  If a tree is showing structural flaws, severe decline or obvious health issues, very, very seldom is there a good reason to postpone the removal.   We cannot allow our emotion to override our logic, especially when the risks in consideration are the safety of people, animals, structures or vehicles.  Remember, there is much more to a tree than what you can see above ground.  Tree failure often occurs, or begins, with the root system.  If you have any concerns regarding the health of your trees it is always wise to consult with a Certified Arborist. 

REASONS TO REMOVE A TREE

        The Tree is Dead:  Leaving a dead tree on your property poses possible threats to people, animals, structures, roads, vehicles, etc.

        Recurring Problems:  A history of recurring dead limbs, branches, and/or decline of canopy are all evidence of more serious problems.

        Structural Problems:  Excessive lean, cracks in a tree’s main stem or limb attachment, decay or evidence of decay at it’s main stem, root collar or root system or severe insect colonization all leave the structure of a tree unsound.

        Poor Management:  Excessively topped trees, improper pruning, construction injuries, interference with utilities, structures or traffic and extreme neglect can all lead to decline.

        Storm Injury:  Damage can be caused by lightning, hard wind damage, canopy breakage, etc.

With the severe weather patterns we have experienced in East Texas the past two years, we can expect to see a lot of tree issues occurring in the next several.

At Risk trees can cause damage and even kill.  Work with an insured, Certified Arborist to inspect and care for your trees properly.

Call us today to discuss how to protect your trees.

By:  Eric Artmire

Date:  11/30/2011

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BENEFITS OF MULCH

Though we are out of the horrible summer our state has endured, it isn’t too late to discuss the huge benefits from mulching the critical root zone of your trees.  Mulch plays a key role in the health of the trees & soil all year round.

This past summer I recorded surface soil temperatures of 150-160 degrees with some temperature readings of up to 114 degrees at a 4” depth.  It does not take very long for this to damage the sensitive, absorbing roots of any tree.  There are also thousands of tiny organisms within the soil that are damaged and killed from extreme conditions such as severe heat, cold, lack of moisture, etc.  These microbes, bacteria, fungi and others play a key role in soil health. 

Healthy soil is required for healthy trees.

Mulch provides;

  • Stabilization of soil temperatures
  • Protection from extreme temperatures
  • Conservation of moisture (saving 10-25%)
  • Reducing soil compaction
  • Erosion prevention
  • Promotion of beneficial organisms within soils
  • Reduction of impact damages (mowers and string trimmers)
  • Nutrients become available from breakdown of mulch

In nature leaf buildup breaks down to a forest litter, which serves as a fantastic mulch, we can duplicate that with; 

  • Hay
  • Compost
  • Pine straw
  • Commercially available hardwood mulches

Call us today to discuss how to protect your trees.

By:  Eric Artmire

Date:  11/22/2011

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God and the Gardener

GOD: Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But, all I see are these green rectangles.

ST. FRANCIS: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers “weeds” and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.

GOD: Grass? But, it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?

ST. FRANCIS: Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.

GOD: The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.

ST. FRANCIS: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it-sometimes twice a week.

GOD: They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?

ST. FRANCIS: Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.

GOD: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?

ST. FRANCIS: No, Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.

GOD: Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?

ST. FRANCIS: Yes, Sir.

GOD: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.

ST. FRANCIS: You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

GOD: What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural cycle of life.

ST. FRANCIS: You better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.

GOD: No!? What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?

ST. FRANCIS: After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.

GOD: And where do they get this mulch?

ST. FRANCIS: They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.

GOD: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?

ST. CATHERINE: “Dumb and Dumber,” Lord. It's a story about...
GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.
 


 
 
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