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Emergency Tree Services During Summer Storms

parke-company-emergency-services-tree-landscape-irrigation-maintenance-blog-Severe-Summer-Storms-and-Parke-Emergency-Services-tree-over-roadWe’re heading toward the end of July and summer storms are hitting us full force. One minute the sun is shining, the next minute hail and rain hits Nashville hard. With severe storm weather comes the possibility of damaging winds and flooding that can harm your trees, property and landscape. And of course, there are certain areas in Middle Tennessee that are much more susceptible to tree damage, so it’s important to be aware of your landscape and know who to call in case of an emergency.

What qualifies as a tree care emergency? Areas with high flood plains, old trees or wooded areas are all susceptible to major damage. Trees with multiple trunks or old trees can cause problems during a severe storm. In addition, trees that grow in an open landscape such as on a lot can succumb to damage during storms, especially with straight-line winds or lightning. If these situations cause damage to homes, property or block roadways, you should call the Parke Company. If you find yourself in need of emergency tree care services, contact an arborist at the emergency line at 615-201-9999 for immediate assistance.

What qualifies regular service? While certain areas are more susceptible than others, it’s important to have an arborist come out to check your trees regularly to avoid any unnecessary damage throughout the year. This will not only save you time in the long run, but prevent a lot of stress. Tree care is crucial to the longevity of your trees, but check-ups are not an emergency. Regular maintenance includes health analysis, tree removal and crown thinning. Need tree care or landscape services but it’s not an emergency? Contact Dan Beasley directly at 615-405-6548 to book an appointment.

We are right in the thick of summer, which means we shouldn’t rule out more severe storms. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had regular maintenance done on your trees and landscape, we recommend you call an arborist to avoid any unnecessary damage in the future. However, sometimes the Parke Company knows it can’t always be avoided — that’s where emergency tree care comes in. For more information regarding both emergency tree services or regular tree care, contact the Parke Company.

Join the Parke Company’s Irrigation Team

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Join-the-Parke-Companys-Irrigation-Team-uniformIf you enjoy irrigation or landscape work, the Parke Company is accepting applications! Landscape, tree care and lawn maintenance are vital to the Parke Company team, especially in the summertime when heat is at its peak. By joining the Parke Company’s team, you are enhancing your skills with extensive training and a pleasant work atmosphere. The Parke Company wants its employees to succeed in their craft. Whether you are working with irrigation, trees or landscape, Parke will make sure you’ve got the best tools and resources at your disposal. Here are just a few areas you can specialize at the Parke Company:

Irrigation — If you haven’t noticed, it’s really hot outside! This means a lot of landscape and trees need extra water and irrigation care this summer. Irrigation is an important element in maintaining a beautiful lawn and landscape, but the Parke Company can’t do it without a little help!

Tree care — Training is a fundamental part of the Parke Company’s hiring process, and that includes tree care. An arborist is an important job — it’s the Parke Company’s bread and butter, after all! Tree care services include health care analysis, emergency tree services and tree removal. Tree care is an exciting part of the Parke Company, and they’re always looking for great employees!

Because the Parke Company hires for long-term employment, we want you to feel like family! There are other factors for irrigation, arborist and landscape workers; growth and management opportunities are just some. In addition, the Parke Company provides highly competitive compensation packages (dependent upon past experience).

Parke employees help make Nashville look healthy and beautiful — and you can too. Think you would be a great fit in Parke’s irrigation department? Call them today for more information! We look forward to hearing from you!

The Parke Company and Tree Houses

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Summertime-Activities-Spent-with-Trees-treehouseHave you been to Cheekwood to check out the treehouses yet? If not, it’s a great activity for you and your family, especially during the Summertime at Cheekwood event! Treehouses have been a child’s playground for years, and a place where one makes memories and builds friendships. So if you love visiting Cheekwood, building your own tree house is a great idea!

A few things must be done first to ensure your trees and its branches are stable and healthy before the house installation. Services like tree care analysis and tree inventory are good things to check off your do-list before you begin building.

Tree Health Care Analysis –  Even if you’re not in the market to build a treehouse, tree health care analysis is always a great service to consider. The Parke Company’s team of arborists will implement a variety of management tools to determine your tree’s health and longevity, provide preventive measures from disease and infestation, and educate proper soil and water maintenance.  If you plan on building and/or installing a tree house, knowing the health and needs of the tree is crucial to avoid any unnecessary damage or destruction of both the treehouse and the tree.

Tree Inventory – This service will provide a full and detailed report of all your trees on your property including location, identification and condition. Similar to health care analysis, having tree inventory can help you determine the health and needs of all your trees. The Parke Company can discuss with you the best trees on your property suited for a treehouse based on the analysis and inventory.

Other Services — The Parke Company can assist in other services to streamline the installation process. Services might include crown thinning for your branches, playground surface materials, weight reduction and many others. All these services are important to consider on the front end to avoid any unnecessary hiccups along the way. If you need to remove branches for improved sunlight or if you’re looking to lay down material underneath for a safe playground, the Parke Company can help find what you’re looking for.

Building and/or installing a tree house is a great gift for your family. They’re even worthy of art exhibits at Cheekwood in Nashville but be sure to call an arborist to check tree stability before the construction begins. If you’re unsure of where to start, call the Parke Company and speak with an arborist for some guidance. Whether you need to have health care analysis or playground safety material installed, the Parke Company can help you figure it out. For more information, call them today!

Summertime Activities Spent with Trees

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Summertime-Activities-Spent-with-Trees-zip-lineSummertime is a season for a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, swimming and ziplining. All of these activities put you right in the heart of Tennessee’s wilderness and give you a new perspective on nature and landscape. Taking advantage of these fun pastimes not only exposes you to something new you may have never tried, but it’s a great way to see the beauty of Middle Tennessee in a whole new way.

Ziplining — While many summertime plans involve playing in nature, ziplining is a special activity that puts us right among the trees. Ziplining is always an exciting adventure and locations like Fontanel and Treetop Adventure Park offer exhilarating experiences. Though the Parke Company doesn’t build the zip lines, Parke employees can offer advice on proper tree care for both homeowners and companies looking to implement a zip line on their landscape on their commercial or residential properties.

Canoeing and Kayaking — Canoeing is a great activity during the hottest of summer days, and it’s a great way to see some of Middle Tennessee’s beautiful hills and trees. Nashville has a plethora of beautiful rivers. Get your feet wet and learn a little about nature! The Harpeth, Cumberland and Whites Creek are just a few of Middle Tennessee’s many rivers that allow canoeing and kayaking.

Hiking — If canoeing and ziplining aren’t really your thing, hiking is a great alternative! Many parks around the area offer hiking trails that expose visitors to the branches and beauty of Nashville. Shelby Bottoms or Percy Warner are just a couple parks to consider. The Parke Company works hard to preserve and care for the trees all around the area, and hiking through one of these trails will give you a great reason as to why they work so hard.

Summer is a great season to take advantage of all of these outdoor activities. Make sure to get out and see what Nashville’s trees and nature have to offer. It’ll be cold again before we know it! And if you’ve got trees or branches in your own landscape that look a little weary, call the Parke Company today for a tree care consultation.

Three Reasons to Love Nashville’s Historic Trees

parke-company-emergency-services-tree-landscape-irrigation-maintenance-blog-Water-Three-Reasons-to-Love-Nashville-Historic-Trees-battle-of-nashvilleNashville is commonly known for country music and great food. But one thing that is often overlooked is the rich history the region holds. Nashville and Middle Tennessee embody layers of historical significance that often go unnoticed.

History isn’t just contained in museums or classrooms, but the world around us; especially trees! There are all kinds of great reasons why historical trees should be loved and admired in the Tennessee area. They are living, breathing things that were alive during some of Nashville’s formative years. In addition, understanding their history promotes their preservation long-term. Here are just a few reasons to love Nashville’s historic trees:

  1. You learn something about your home you may not know. Whether you’re new to the Nashville area or you’ve lived in Middle Tennessee your whole life, some of the city’s history can be taught to you at any age. When strolling through a park or visiting someplace new, stop to read all the information you can because even the trees themselves hold great historical value you may have never seen before.

  2. It encourages historical tree preservation. Understanding and appreciating the history many of the beautiful trees around the region is a wonderful thing in itself, but it also encourages tree preservation and education for years to come.

  3. It’s a living artifact of Nashville’s significant past. Live artifacts provide such an exciting gateway to the past. Natchez Trace Trail, Bison Meadows, the Witness Tree, the Battle of Nashville and other beautiful areas all have a story to tell, and the same trees that were there then are here now.

When you’re out and about enjoying the weather with friends and family this summer, take a step back to enjoy the history of your city too. Whether you’re taking a trip down Natchez Trace or you’re golfing in the Richland Country Club (where the Witness Tree is) notice the history around you. You might not only learn something new, but you might help the preservation of these historical trees and the many that will be inducted in the future.

History isn’t just in books, it’s in trees too! Think you might have a tree that holds some historical significance? Call the Parke Company for help. They’ll be able to direct you to the correct person for the job.