Firewood 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 09:03 PM
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We often get asked the question, "Do we sell firewood?" or "Where does the wood go after it leaves my yard?"

Good questions!

We actually do not sell firewood directly. The wood that is unchippable is delivered to our "wood" guys who then cut and split the wood for use in your fireplaces etc. It is a win win situation as not only is the process "Green" in the form of revenue for our firedwood distrubuters who focuse on preparing the wood for your usage. If you are in need of firwood please visit our "Contractor list" on our Home Page and scroll to Firewod. These gentlemen will take good care of you!
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When to prune fruit trees! 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 06:20 PM
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The best time to prune fruit trees is late fall! The reason for this is that the tree is dormant and less suseptable to diseases. If you are interested in getting a quote this is the time to line up the project for fall or winter. Pruning at the right time keeps your trees healthy and the yard beautiful!
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What to do about tent catapillers 
Friday, August 30, 2013, 01:37 PM
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If you are seeing large webs filled with catapillers there is an easy solution. The path of least resistance is to cut out the section of the limb that contains the web and dipose in a waste container or trash bag. Just make sure that the container or bag is sealed shut as to not let the worms/gypsy moths to get out and stay on your property. If it is somthing that you feel you can not handle please call a professional so they can be extracted or sprayed if necessary.

What happens if I don't get them out?
If by chance you do not stop the situatuion in time they will chew at the leaves or eat all the leaves of the trees. This is harmful as losing foliage to create photosynthesis can stress a tree significantly. If the tree does survive it will produce new leaves that are less attractive to the insects as a way to defend itself against another invasion.
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Bees!! 
Monday, August 19, 2013, 06:39 PM
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This time of the year bee hives are everywhere! I would know, I just got stung at my own home on Sunday by a hornet while trimming a shrub.

What to look for?
1) Before trimming any shrub do a quick visible assessment to make sure no hives are inside.
2) Check for hives hanging off tree limbs.
3) Look up at the eves of your house or small nooks where bees can fly into and nest.
4) Check the ground for mysterious holes about 2 inches wide. Bees love to build nest underground due to cool temperatures.

What to do!
1) Bees are a lot less active at night so that is a great time to spray from a long distance with a wasp/hornet spray.
2) Consult a professional.

Note: Some hives can be handled by you the homeowner but if it looks like a project too big for you please call a professional for your safety. Remember if you are allergic to bees stings a life threatening reaction is possible!
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Poison IVY! Leaves of three leave them be. 
Monday, August 12, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Warning! With high humidty, rain and heat poison ivy runs rampent this time of the year. The phrase leaves of three leave them be is always the way to look at a vine or plant you are unsure of. Poison plants whether poison ivy,sumac, or poson oak will typically have three leaves to them and also have a certain tint of color or shine to them. If you see a plant or vine that is questionable please stay away from it. If you are allergic to these plants you can get it through the air or by the oils itself.

How can I get rid of it?
1)Consult a professional spraying company
2)Purchase sprayable products at the local home store that is specific to the poison plant
3) Cut large vines to stop the vine from growing and spray herbicide on the pants and vines as needed.

When in doubt stay clear!
**If you have trouble identifying the plants look it up on the internet or consult a professional/friend that is familiar with what it looks like.
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