Commercial and Residential Tree Service serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee:

Commercial and Residential Tree Service serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee

parke-company-tree-service-of-nashville-three-reasons-why-transplanting-trees-is-best-in-the-fallThough it might seem like as the weather cools off, the planting, landscape and gardening is over. But that’s not necessarily true. The fall is actually the best time in Middle Tennessee to transplant trees and shrubs should you need to. There are many reasons why you might want to transplant a tree or shrub. It could be for landscape design reasons, or a tree care issue. Either way, our arborists can easily and efficiently transplant your trees and the best time of year to do it, so schedule now!

But why is this the the fall the best time to relocate a tree? As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and flower beds begin to frost over and die, it almost seems counterintuitive to move a tree or a shrub from its original location. However, there are a few very distinct reasons why moving trees in the fall is the best time of year. Here are three:

Like some other plants, trees start to prepare for dormancy for the winter right about this time of year. The trees begin to reserve their energy and conserve it to the roots. This keeps the trees from having to expel much energy to their branches and their leaves. This is one of the biggest reasons why our arborists suggest moving the tree or shrub. The fall time seems seems to best time.

Sometimes when transplanting trees, it might lose parts of its roots when it gets dug up. Transplanting the tree when the soil is still nutritious and warn allows the roots to repair before the springtime. In addition, you want to transplant the tree when the soil is still warm and the ground hasn’t yet frozen over. Trying to transplant a tree in the middle of the winter, even if it is in Nashville, can be a fruitless adventure.

When transplanting a tree, the cooler air is kinder to the branches and foliage than the summer humidity and heat. This in turn doesn’t cause shock to the entire plant when it’s been uprooted. Transplanting a tree or a shrub in the middle of a Tennessee summer can be detrimental. Waiting until the air cools off a bit is your best bet for a healthy and happy tree.

Transplanting a tree, especially a matured tree, can be a tricky project. Though you might want to transplant the tree yourself, depending on the complexity of the tree and the size, we strongly recommend contacting one of our specialized arborists for the job. Thankfully, we have a team of experienced and certified arborists who can remove the tree and plant it where it will look most aesthetically pleasing and flourish for years to come.

If you want to learn more about our services, specifically the tree care services that our arborists provide, give us a call today! We provide emergency tree care services as well as tree care maintenance within the Middle Tennessee area. There’s not reason your tree and its branches can’t look great all year long. Contact us now for more information!

parke-company-tree-service-of-nashville-dont-delay-get-your-tree-care-services-booked-for-fallThe weather is still pretty hot out but that hasn’t stopped people from getting out the boots and buying pumpkins! People are already in the fall spirit in Middle Tennessee so it’s important to begin thinking about necessary tree care services needed for the colder months. As you cheer on the Titans this year, take a look outside and see what kind of work needs to be done for your trees before the freezing temperatures set in. Our arborists can assist you with your fall and winter needs if you are unsure what kind of tree care is needed.

There are all kinds of services available to you during the fall that our arborists can help you with. Not sure? Consider these:

Leaf pick-up
Leaf pick-up might be a fun chore, but with school, football and holidays gearing up, who has the time? Leave it up to us! We can take care of the leaves as they fall so you don’t have to. The best part? We can get rid of the gathered leaves too. That’s one less thing on your to-do list this fall; leaving you more time for friends and family.

Once the leaves have fallen off the branches and they’ve been gathered, disposing them could never be easier. Let us know you want to recycle the leaves and we will even use them for compost or mulch. It’s a great way to recycle, and it ensures your lawn looks pristine all season long.  

Emergency services
One of the best things about our tree care services is the emergency services should you need them. It’s National Emergency Preparedness Month so make sure you have everything in order if you need help during a storm. We are only just in the thick of severe storm season and then we will have winter weather to deal with in a few months time. Sign up now with Parke to avoid waiting in the future. Current customers get top priority when an emergency call is made so don’t delay!

Tree transplanting
Transplanting a tree is recommended when it’s not very hot and before the ground freezes making the fall a perfect time If you have trees that you want to move, call an arborist to discuss your options. The same goes for planting new trees! It is not too late in the season to spruce up your landscape with a new oak tree. And hey, you can even buy it online!

Prepare for fall now before it’s too late. With our large variety of tree care options, you’ll be sure to have healthy trees and a beautiful landscape all autumn long. In addition to our extensive tree care list we also have a variety of landscape opportunities to take advantage of. Our services include tree care, landscape, irrigation and so much more. Our team of experts will work to make sure your landscape and trees and their branches always look beautiful. Give us a call today so you’re ready for the fall.

Remember, the sooner the better! With your name in the books you’ll receive additional perks such as preferential treatment with scheduling and emergency services!

5 Tree Care Services to Enhance Your New Install

parke-company-tree-service-of-nashville-five-tree-care-services-that-will-enhance-your-online-tree-purchaseOur main website recently got a facelift. If you haven’t checked it out, you should definitely take a gander. And while our focus is on tree care health and landscape, one of the benefits of our new site is the online store where you can instantly order install services. This is a great opportunity for those who might not have the time to worry about installing trees or other plants. This option cuts out some extra steps and makes it an easy and efficient way to ensure your landscape is beautiful.

But what happens after you add your new oak tree to the cart? An arborist at Parke will give you a call to schedule the installation and will arrive at your home or commercial space in no time. There’s no better time to install a tree than now, and it’s really never been simpler with our new online system. You can even pay your bills online. How easy is that?

If you’re getting a new tree installed, or perhaps some daffodil bulbs planted, it’s also a great opportunity to survey your landscape and determine if your trees need any additional care. After all, tree care is our bread and butter so we might as well take care of it for you all at once, right? When an arborist calls to schedule the installation for your online purchase, ask him or her about our other services. There are a lot of benefits to scheduling larger service packages and convenience is just one of them. Take a look at the trees in your landscape to help give you an idea of what services you might need.

Here are some great options to consider:

Crown Thinning & Deadwood Removal
Have a few trees that need some serious pruning? Our arborists can take care of any crown thinning or deadwood removal to get them back in their healthy state. Crown thinning is done in order to allow sunlight to penetrate through the canopies, and the deadwood service removes the dead or diseased branches for safety and aesthetic purposes.

Tree Inventories
This is a great option for those who have large properties and no idea what kind of trees are on it. Our arborists will do a comprehensive survey of all your trees. With this inventory you’ll be able to tell the age and type of tree while also learning the best ways to keep them healthy.

Tree Removal
Are you planting a tree because one fell during a storm or one is dying? While we’re planting the new one, we will be happy to remove the diseased or dying tree too. If it’s already cut down, we also offer stump removal services. Out with the old and in with the new!

Cabling and Bolting
In addition to planting the new trees, we offer services in cabling and bolting. These options are great for trees with weak branches that need a little extra help.

Tree Healthcare Analysis
Like tree inventory, health care analysis is an invaluable service we provide. It’s a full report of all the trees on your property. It will not only allow you to keep tabs of the health of your tree but it will also warn you of any problems in the foreseeable future.

Interested in learning more about our services and live in the Middle Tennessee area? Contact one of our arborists today for more information!

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-School-has-started-Take-your-science-or-history-classes-outside-painting-plein-airIf you haven’t already noticed, school is back in full swing. Your kids are grabbing their notebooks and pencils and sitting back in the classroom. But it’s still summertime! So how can they learn but spend time outside and enjoy the weather before it starts getting cold? The Parke Company is always encouraging Nashvillians to get out and enjoy the trees and landscape of Middle Tennessee. We have a beautiful state, so it’s important to take advantage of it.

So whether you’re a teacher and want to get the classroom outside or you’re a parent and your children need to expel some energy outside, there are many ways they can learn by using the trees and landscape the Parke Company cares for everyday.

Here are just a few creative ways:

Learn about photosynthesis
It’s almost fall, y’all! Take this opportunity to teach the kids about how photosynthesis works and why the leaves change color in the fall. The days are getting shorter, the leaves will begin to drop to the ground, so what better time than now to learn a little science? Start now while the leaves are at their greenest and follow the branches and their leaves as they begin to turn throughout the upcoming months.

Use plants to identify types of trees
This is another great way to get people outside and looking at the trees around them. Use the leaves as a tool to identify the different kinds of native trees in our area. Examine the branches and the trunk, too. Better yet, have one of Parke’s certified arborists come out and show you different types of trees, how to tell if they’re healthy and what to do if they’re not.

Study Nashville’s historical trees
If you’re not much of a science nut but you love history, you can still utilize trees around the area to learn. Nashville is rich with history and it goes all the way to some of our oldest trees. We have the Witness Tree (among many others) and even some of the old trees in historic parks like Percy Warner. Speak with an arborist about different historic trees around Middle Tennessee and check them out! You never know what history you might learn!

Plein air painting
This activity is great for those who love to be outdoors but also love art and painting! Take a class or bring your supplies out to your backyard and paint some of the Nashville landscape. It’s a great way to bring your artistic talents to the table while enjoying our ecosystem.

There is so much to learn outside. Don’t let a schoolroom stand in the way. Want to learn more about trees and tree care? One the Parke Company’s arborists can help guide you in the right direction. If you need tree care services or any landscape or yard maintenance needs, we can take care of that too. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Enjoy Rain Gardens, Landscapes & More This Summer

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Enjoy-Rain-Gardens-Landscapes-More-This-SummerSchool might start in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean the summer is over! Enjoy what’s left of this sunny weather and do a few great activities outside. And though we know it’s hot in Middle Tennessee, there are so many fun things you can do that don’t require a whole lot of effort. Sit outside under the trees, sunbathe in a pool or even go for a short evening walk with your dog. There are always so many great things that can keep you out and about in Nashville.

With that said, there are three things in particular that you can do outside with a little help from the Parke Company. Our friendly arborists are always making sure their clients have the best landscape and services available at their disposal, so if you have an activity in mind, they can easily help you accomplish it. Other than leisurely reading by the pool, what are some other fun summer activities you might be able to do?

Here are a few things to consider:

Build a Rain Garden
If you’ve lived in Nashville for any extended amount of time, then you know summer storms are a common occurrence. Though frustrating, it’s a frequent issue we all face during the warmer months. But did you know one great way to combat these storms and the flooding that comes with them is building a rain garden on your landscape? Installing a rain garden in your landscape is a great way to filter runoff stormwater and encourage your local ecosystem. And the cherry on top? It’s a fun activity for you and your family. Parke’s landscape team will help you build the garden, and you and your family can plant your favorite native plants. It’s a great way to spend some time together and learn about gardening and landscape.

Climb Trees
Climbing trees can be such a fun activity for your children during the summer, but it can also be a fun activity for adults. There are even tree climbing clubs you can find in the Nashville area, but you can also climb the trees on your landscape. Though we encourage this behavior, our arborists always ask that if you want to climb trees that you always take the proper safety precautions. We certainly understand the enjoyment of climbing branches, especially for children! That’s why we want to make sure the trees you have are sturdy so you can safely enjoy your favorite outdoor activity. Call us for a full tree care work-up and our arborists will analyze your trees and its branches for any necessary treatment.  

Explore Sites with Historical Trees
Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you can’t learn a little history! Our arborists have worked with historical trees all over the Middle Tennessee area. Go out and explore one today! Better yet, go out and find some historical trees yourself. Find a majestic tree and study its leaves and branches. See if it has a cool backstory or if you can learn more about it. You never know what you might find in your own backyard.

There are so many entertaining things you can do outside in the summer. Don’t waste anymore time! Whether it’s working with the Parke Company on a new rain garden or trekking in Percy Warner Park, admiring the trees and their branches, summertime fun is still in full swing. Want more information about tree care and landscape services? Contact an arborist today for more information.