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|Posted on August 22, 2018 at 1:41 AM||comments ()|
Does your Tree Service in Tucson need to be Licensed by the ROC?
It is a common question that many ask during the course of the year and we wanted to provide and answer when it comes to Tree Service in Tucson. If you ask someone if they are insured does the answer "Yes" mean anything? Or is there more than one insurance needed?
All of these answers will be answered in the video by Chris and Amanda's Tree Service on youtube. Our goal is not to talk bad about anyone but to add clarity to the subject that has a cloud over it.
This video is a free resource to Tucson, Arizona about ROC Licensing, Insurance and Tree Service. Arizona statutes apply to Phoenix also so if you have this question I assume the answer will apply.
We encourage you to find your own answers by going to the roc website azroc.gov or by calling your ROC Licensing department at 1-602-542-1525
ROC Licensing is required for Tree Service in Tucson, Arizona if the contractor does jobs over 1,000$ or Grind Stumps. If they don't ever go over 1,000$ or Grind Stumps they are eligible as a Handyman/Gardener. The problem lies in the fact that no tree service sticks to jobs under 1,000$ because big Tree Removal in Tucson costs more and requires one to Grind Stumps. So why aren't they Licensed?
That is a good question that we should all call the ROC about. ROC licensing for Tree Service build confidence in our trade and Trust in the community. If you are a Tucson Tree Trimming guy or gal that never goes over 1,000$ or grinds stumps then don't worry about licensing.
We hope you like the video and remember if it gets alot of thumbs down that means it's true. I am sure it will ruffle some feathers and many will booooo it so that they hope the public will not believe the video credible. Facts are Facts, call the ROC yourself if you have any questions.
|Posted on July 8, 2018 at 4:27 PM||comments ()|
|Posted on June 24, 2018 at 2:51 AM||comments ()|
Tree Trimming in Tucson is often an adventure. Over the years I have learned to understand the mistakes that are made when it comes to Trimming multi trunk or branched tree's. Tucson is full of tree's that grow 30 feet wide and only 20 feet tall. So it is important to understand the correct way to trim a tree in Tucson.
Chris and Amanda's Tree Service is a local combination of education and long time Tucson experience's. This history in Tucson has allowed us to develop a deep understanding of the harmony between desert, freeze, soil and drought. All of these factors are combined to come up with a complete tree trimming doctrine when it comes to our mesquite's.
Attached is our video about "How to trim a Mesquite Tree in Tucson"
The video above is informative but if video's are not your thing I will continue to explain the inner workings of how to trim a Mesquite Tree in Tucson, Arizona.
First thing that one must understand is that Trimming Tree's does not make them healthy. Often one believes that if you love your Tree you will trim it and the tree will be happy. Not True. Cutting opens the cambium layer and exposes the tree to micro organisms, the reaction of the tree is to kill that section off. Trimming is good for the tree when done at infancy to train proper branch growth and structural development.
Second thing to consider is that you should attempt to trim your Tucson Tree in a way that you will not have to do it again. With the above said, making educated cuts to train your tree into areas it can grow to maturity is crucial. If a branch will need to be cut year after year it is often beneficial to remove the branch so the tree can dedicate energy to area's that will be allowed to stay.
How to Trim a Mesquite Tree? Native Mesquite Tree's are special and different than the Chilean Mesquite. With that said I will attempt to explain trimming in a way that applies to both. Tucson Tree's need their lower branches. First and foremost, do not remove any major branches off your Mesquite tree unless it is necessary. The lower branches increase health by allowing more moisture to be pulled from the ground and are stagers that help pull through evaporation to a certain point. In addition the lower branches are buffering branches for the wind, slowing it down before it hits the top section, removing lower branches will lollipop your Tree and leave it naked for the wind to leverage it and destroy it. Lower branches point out in the direction the wind is coming from increasing their strength. Also leaving the lower branches will keep your top from growing taller and out of control.
After identifying the need for lower branches you want to clean the center. Cleaning is the removal of deadwood and shoots. Use caution to not lion's tale your branches too far out as removing shoots to far hurts the tree. You see, shoots are in the process of survival of the fittest and removing the higher up ones very possibly is removing a future branch your tree will need.
After cleaning the center your want to layer your tree. This is the removal of minor lower lateral branches off the parent branch that crowd the branch below. Providing a little space will allow room for future growth while allowing would to raise your canopy without removing major branches.
Deadwood in the canopy should be left alone as it is directly related to watering not to trimming. If one wants no deadwood in the outer canopy one should water more. (watch our video "how to water a Tree in Tucson" as it is an education on the difference between a textbook and Tucson)
Crossing branches should be addressed if smaller than 3 inches. Larger ones should not be removed as it can cause structural failure to the branch that was being supported and is often removing too much of the tree's foliage in a given area.
Attention reader! Do not top your branches or attempt to do a crown reduction. Tucson is too dry and cold for this and while phoenix may get away with it, we can not. Reducing the size of your Tree is like asking your 16 year old to stop growing. It's not realistic.
If possible you want to trim your tree with increased water before and after and make proper cuts per ANSI Pruning Standards. While chilean mesquites grow like a weed, our Native Velvet does not and you will ruin an artistic desert survivor if you cut aggressively on a Velvet Mesquite in Tucson.
We hope this information was helpful and that it helps increase the tree IQ of Tucson. While we are still learning we hope to help other catch up and this will make Tucson a better place. It hurts our heart to see tree's destroyed and while everyone makes mistakes we feel like following this basic guideline of How To Trim a Mesquite Tree in Tucson will help all of us care for the old pueblo in a way that will help future generations. By doing our best Tree Trimming Tucson will be better for years to come.
|Posted on June 18, 2018 at 12:11 AM||comments ()|
Thank you for stopping in to Chris and Amanda's Tree Service! We promise to make it worth your while.
When is comes to Tree Service Tucson is behind the times in many ways. Our Tree Care Companies are generally under trained when compared with the rest of the country. Part of this is due to the small market of the Old Pueblo and the other part is due to 3 unique environmental factors that make it impossible to read a book about Tree Care in Tucson. Our rocky soil, drought conditions and freeze conditions make Tucson a unique place that requires a special set of rules for Tucson Tree's.
Chris and Amanda have stumbled on some simple truths that do not line up with conventional Tree Service thinking and we have documented them in video format on our YouTube Channel. Our hope is that our video library will be a free resource that helps Tucson for years to come and raise the Tree IQ for Tree Owners and Tree Workers alike.
Tree Service in Tucson will never be the same. To help with our mission we are offering a 10% off coupon if you subscribe, Give us Thumbs up and watch our video's. You can start with the one below that will get you well on your way to 10% off. This coupon can not be combined with other offers but it can be saved for future use. In other words, Subscribe, Thumbs Up and watch videos now and then if you should ever need tree service in the future, the coupon is there for you to use.
Thanks for all your support and we will see you next time!
Chris and Amanda