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Difficult days in Oklahoma City

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Let me tell you just how much I had to work yesterday to give you a perspective of what its like to be in the day and in the life of guys that cut down trees for a living. Its definitely not easy work and there is a lot of grinding that’s involved with it. Not as smooth sailing as tree doctor work.

Now I don’t know if you notice but trees can get quite massive and to pick up each log sometimes you have to cut the pieces into smaller pieces but each piece can be 50 lbs or more so every time its like doing squats.

Not to mention the straight activity of climbing the trees themselves require lots of manual labor and physical energy. Its one thing to go to the gym and do all the controlled movements that’s required but its another thing all together in the real world when you work for a tree care company and you have to lift in all kinds of different, awkward movements.

Training with Tree Care

I think the UFC fighters should train by working for a tree service company for a week, and then you will get sore in places where you never knew was possible. Places that get sore that you thought was an area in the body with no muscle.

That is the type of muscle soreness you can experience with tree service company no matter, how much you work and train, nothing can prepare the human body for loading several tons worth of tree trunks onto a big semi truck.

My frequency of going to the gym lessened for sure when I started working for tree service because I felt I was getting just as good if not better work out with the job then I was at the gym so its very natural for me to then go skip few gym days because I had 14 hour day at work yesterday cutting down massive pine trees at an impressive rate, we took down 4 big trees in 4 hours.

Let it be known that tree service is a hard job that will give you a full work out. Maybe at first it may haunt you with night mares because your body is not use to the kind of stress and labor that is required from lifting up huge weight of various tree trunks.

But make no mistake about it you will face some crazy huge weight and your body will be forced to cope with it our crumble under the stress, you decide. I mean if you wanna see what hard work is like, come apply: click here

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Having Proper Equipment When Tree Climbing

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If you are a climbing, it is pertinent that you remain safe. That you equip yourself with the best safety equipment outset there. Falling from sixty feet or more can be fatal. Ensure that equipment you are using is in good shape, are right for your weight and height, and needed for the job you are doing. When it comes to protecting your body and your life, you can never be too cautious and vigilant. Finding a quality climber is sometimes harder than finding a tree doctor.

One excellent equipment that will ensure climbers safe ascend into the great trees is a great saddle. Your saddle or harness should be something you are comfortable in, it should be a great fit on your frame. Always double check that you are using the right size for your body. As well as, the right, style. Before purchasing a harness, try out different styles and fit, personally. Do not choose your saddle or harness based on what you have heard or what someone has told you. We are all different so there is no one size fits all in the wide world of saddles and harnesses.

Now that you have a great fitting harness, you need to have rope. How else will you get up and down that tree? Rope is essential gear for any type of climber. It does not matter if the person climbs trees, walls, mountains, or caves; a strong and reliable rope is a necessity. Always check your rope for signs of wear and tear. If its looks a little frayed and worn out choose to dispose of that rope in place of a new one. Ropes come into different type of colors, material, and weight limits. If you have any questions about what type of rope is best for your climb contact your employer or even the ropes manufacture they should have to specification on the their products.

Safe Equipment and Safe Worker is the Most Important Thing in Tree Service

You will also want to check on the quality of lanyards and carabineers. For those that do not know a lanyard is not just something for carrying your identification cards and keys. In climbing an arborist or tree, climbing can use it to hold their position temporarily or create a second point of attachment for safety. Climbing lanyards come in different colors, material and purposes. We all too often see carabineers as if we see lanyards. As a key ring or backpack accessory. However, for a tree climbing it is a necessary part of the climbing equipment. They are used for fastening rope during a climb. You will want to choose carabineers that meet if not exceed NFPA, OSHA, and ANSI safety standards. The key is to always have an open and learning mind.

Other safety equipment that you will need is a good quality helmet, safety googles or glasses, and gloves. When it comes to your safety and wellbeing do not skimp on it. These pieces of equipment is what is going hold your body suspended high in the treetops. If anything is weak or damage it can cost you your life or at the very least a broken limb. Ensure that every climb is a safe climb always inspect your harness, rope, and all other equipment. Replace whenever you need. It only takes one lapse of judgement, to end a tree climber’s career, possibly his or her life.

Till next time, oh do you like the new site layout?

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Super fertilizer: How to grow a great tree

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I have this big beautiful tree in my back yard. One of those that just seem to go on forever. It provides great shade in the summer have the best limps for climbing, and a great place to hide if you are in the mood for hide and go seek. Last week I had some construction done to my house. We had an addition added to the house, another bathroom. I notice some of the equipment placed over by the tree. At times even the workers parked their truck under it. After they wrapped up the job and left my home, I noticed some damage to my tree’s roots. Just around the base. It struck me that that may not be a great thing for a tree to experience. I mean, those roots are there for the tree to eat and drink, if their messed up how is it going to feed? Immediately I called a tree service company in our community and they said they would send out their arborist to check it out.

Arborists

The arborist told me it was great that I called when I did and did not hesitate to get help. He informed that had I left the tree as it is, with all its root damage, it would have eventually fallen over onto my house. That nice addition we just added could have been destroyed. He went to say that many people do not realize the harm caused to a tree when its roots system have been harm, removed, and damage. By calling in a professional, as soon as I did he will be able to save my tree and make it stronger than ever. The tree service people have a fertilization system engineered to pump up a tree to its optimum vitality.

Root Fertilization

He strongly recommend their deep root fertilization package. The tree service will send someone out two to three times a year to inject the roots of my tree. Then promptly injected with a nutrient dense solution under pressure. The solution contains organic mineral that will promote healthy growth compounds, aids in photosynthesis, make the color pigment in the leaves richer, and allow for water to better drain into the ground. It will even make the tree stronger so it can easily survive these harsh northern Michigan winters and dry summer months. Among many other benefits that are too plentiful to list. It is like steroids for your tree. Of course, I agree to the fertilization shots for this tree and my other trees in my yard.

The tree people injected each of my tree surrounding roots. Which is the canopy line. Each shot was about two to three feet apart. I have to say I have notice a great improvement in the overall look of my trees. It is as if their browns in the bark and stuff are browner. Their greens greener. They look better than I have ever seen them look in my life. Even the big tree in the back yard looks a thousand times better.

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Tree Doctor, Is it worth it?

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There are many different species and variations of trees. Creating a beautiful and diverse landscape. From maples, elms, to large pine trees and redwoods. There are even trees that bear wonderful fruit that is full of flavor and nutrition. However, with each tree comes a multiple type of infections and disease that can plague it. If left untreated can be the end of one or many trees. A tree common to North America is the maple tree. In fact, I remember my grandparents had a great maple tree in their back yard with a tire swing attached to one of its many strong branches. My cousins and I would spending hours around and in that tree. Like any living thing, it is susceptible to sickness. The tree was attack, by some kind of disease called root rot. It had to be cut down. Had my grandparents knew what signs to look for and how treat it, then that tree would be here for another hundred or so years.

Signs of Tree Disease

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Always look for signs of infections in the trees. Some of these signs are yellowing or bowing of foliage, the leaves having spots or deadening in some areas, weak branches, canker, or stunted growth. If any of these are apparent in the maple tree or any tree for that matter, it is sign that some disease has infected it.

Let us discuss what to next after you have seen one or more of these signs in your maple tree. First, start by removing any debris made by the lackluster leaves that is around the tree. Also, get rid of any trimmings from pruning the maple tree. This is important because these items can spread the disease to other trees in the area, causing you an even larger problem.

After removing of limbs and debris from around the maple, it is time to start treating the maple tree with some type of fungicidal or bacterial chemical treatment depending on the symptoms your maple tree is displaying. If unsure, what type of treatment it use call your local tree service company. They should have someone experience with diagnosing different type of diseases and proscribing curing treatment method. Many tree service businesses have a person who specialized in arboriculture like the one in Warner Robins GA. He or she is extremely qualified in tree and shrub care.

Now that you have had your maple, tree treated and it is recovering. You will want to ensure that it does not occur again by doing actions to promote its vitality. Start by watering the tree ever seven to ten days. Making sure to saturate the ground around the maple tree with one and a half to two inches of water. It is always best to water any tree, shrub, or plant that is outside early in the morning before the sunrays come fully out. Along with water ring the maple tree, you have to feed it as well. By adding a fertilizer to the base of it. Sprinkle fertilizer around the base of tree with a one-foot span. Apply the fertilizer before watering. Meaning sprinkle the fertilizer then water it with the one and a half to two inches of water.

Contact your local tree service company: you won’t regret it

As was previously mention do not hesitate to contact your local tree servicing business. They will have to expertise to properly diagnosis, cure, and return your trees back to its healthy self. They can also advice you on how to take care any other trees, shrubs, or plants you may have. With some hope this diseased can be an isolated incident. Remember like with any type of disease there a better chance of recovery if treated in the early stage of infection. If caught early enough any tree is salvageable.

This is the type of observation that helps you gain knowledge in many areas of a business that allows me to have great content to write about.

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How to grow the Tree Removal business

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There is one thing that people should know about the tree service industry and that it is a very skilled profession that not too many people can do. I came  a long way till now.

We are talking about cutting down massive trees as seen in the video above.

And massive trees believe it or not are massively heavy, and they can fall down on houses or worse yet a person so there is always an element of extreme danger in this business and one has to be extremely cautious.

When we are talking about tree service and the business we’re in, its almost like a fireman that’s risking their lives. Did you know tree service ranks as one of the most dangerous in the world?

Its even more dangerous than fireman and police, it ranks number 2 right next to crab fishing.

And people wouldn’t necessarily think that but it is true.

Tree service is what we love however, because we love providing a great service that home owners can’t handle and we love providing that service that they desperately need. At the end of the day if we can make home owner’s lives better we can get paid.

and we grind this out everyday because we love this and we will continue to get it.

We believe in the tree service because we know nothing else, this is the best business to be in when you are proud of what you do, and get things done, it is that love for what we do that drives us from morning to night time, and we won’t stop

The more we do tree care the more we learn, the knowledge goes deep and there is many things we can explore from the summer to winter time we come and get it.

And things are on the up and up for us, our revenue is increasing every month, and we are looking good. We want to continue to grow and expand this business just like all my other business I’ve done in the past from plumbing to deck building I’ve done it all and been a business owner for a while.

It is always a pleasure to find the greats in this field and I’ve met a few and learned from each and every single one of them. That feeling you get when you are talking to a master and he believes in you and you get that greatness out of them is great.

at the national tree industry convention last year I met a guy named rick and rick has been in the industry for over 45 years and he told me so much about not just tree service but how to properly expand and grow a business.

The things I learned from him has inspired me to continue growing this business to a level of greatness that I see and feel today.

You will see one day that I will have one of the largest business in my state.

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Take that chance: How to pay attention and learn a new lesson daily

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I was walking my dog the other day and I saw this old elm tree being cut down. By some tree service and lawn Care Company and it got me to thinking. Am I cutting down my own potential by not going after my dreams? What would happen if I just stop working at my job and start my own tree service company? Could I make it? What happens when I fail?

I can’t let these negative thoughts over take me. As I stand here watching this tree being cut down and turn into mulch I decided then and there I am no longer waiting for my time to shine. Because the time is now. I don’t want to be cut down. Not by myself or anyone else. I refused to be chopped into mulch and spread around benefitting others while I slowly decay and decompose. This is why I am so big on running your own business.

The next day I went to work and gave my two weeks’ notice. Everyone thought I was crazy. That I must being going through some type of pre mid-life crisis. Or maybe it was a joke or some type of phrase. No one truly believed that I would go through with my resignation. But as I went over my savings to see how long I can go without working before I absolutely must get a job. I figured I should be ok for a year maybe a year and a half if I’m careful about my spending.

After hours of editing and revising my business plan I realize that I am ready. I called a couple of buddies of mind that were out of jobs and asked if they wanted to be part of my crew. Thankfully I already have a lot of the equipment needed. Chainsaws, a few saddles, but I will need to get at least two axes, an extra saddle, and new pruning shears.

Getting Your Name Out There

I went to my local print shop and had some flippers, business cards, and signs made advertising my new lawn care and tree removal business. I also contacted the International Society of Arboriculture. I must get certified as an arborist. After about a week of calling leads, passing out flyers, hanging up the signs, I finally got a hit. The local elementary school is looking a new company to employ to take care of their grounds since the last company recently went bankrupt. Hopefully after I do this it will lead to others contracts.

Before I spent my days in an office. Doing something that paid my bills but it was not what I wanted to do. There’s nothing wrong with that kind of job. In fact many of you reading this probably work in just that type of job. With responsibilities, needs, and wants, a job like that is necessary to survive. I am grateful for the salary I was making but there is only so much time that can pass where a person is denying their true calling before he snaps. Mine time came while walking my dog.

Now I enjoy my new adventure. I spend my days outside in the sun, in nature. Although the work is hard I love every minute of it. Felling trees, lopping, bracing, prunings, everything about tree trimming, I love it! But I often wonder what would have happen if I hadn’t seen that tree being removed. Would I still be working for someone else? I was on the fast track to partnership. I probably would have been made partner by now. Yup, well paid and miserable. I am so grateful I saw that tree service company. I think I will send them a card or a basket of fruit or something.

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Create our future business men and women

My passion is to talk about business and becoming an entrepreneur. I have walked the path of being an employee to owning my own business and the life transformation has been incredible. And to share my thoughts on this transition and learning about other local businesses is the purpose of this blog.

I always take inspiration from top thinkers like Elon Musk.

I think everyone should teach their kids a business. Encourage their young entrepreneurial spirit. Start with something small. Selling lemonade, shoveling walkways in the winter, cutting grass in the summer. The possibilities are endless. It’s a great way to teach them to be responsible, time and money management, as well as empower them and promote confidence. I personally own and run a successful tree trimming and lawn care business. And I have done this with my own children.

Ask you child his or her interest. Their likes. Then research together if there is a need for it in their community. Then help them develop their strategies. Discuss marketing, location, what price to charge. Explain to them profits, investment, budgets, all of that. Have each child write their prospect down as a “business plan.” Properly prepare them to run a successful business. This is something everyone can do together.

Then implement their ideas. If you child loves candy go to a dollar store or wholesale store and buy some candy. If he or she wants to mow grass let them use the mower. Or better yet buy them a used one. Just do something to start it up for them. Explaining that you are making an investment in their business. This will ensue confidence in them. One, you are letting them know that you believe in them enough to give them money to start up with. Even if they don’t fully understand the technical aspect of it they definitely will get the fact that you believe in them and their ideas. Two, you trust their judgment and critical thinking. Three, you are demonstrating your love and support of your child.

Create flyers and signs advertising their services or product. Post these around the neighborhood. Tell your family and friends what he or she is doing. That way the child will have some people to solicit their business. Allow them to make mistakes. Unless they ask for your advice let your child run his or her business how they see fit. Just let know and feel that you are always there to aid if they need it. But do not take over their business.

If their business fail, your child receive a lesson in how to handle failure. That everything may not go as we want it in life. That we have to take it and learn from it. Hopefully in the future we do not repeat the same mistakes. If you fail at something it’s not the end of the world. If it is a success he or she gets to enjoy that feeling of winning. Of setting to do something, working hard, and making it happen. The lessons the will glean will promote a sense of self-confidence and humbleness. That have aid them through adulthood.

You never know where their business may take them. A simple lawn mowing now may grow into a reputable landscaping and tree servicing business later on. As previously mention I encourage each of my kids to create their own business. Now each of them have own their own tree trimming business. They went to school and graduated with degrees in business and arboriculture, botany, and forestry. `