Commercial and Residential Tree Service serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee

How to Save Time and Money with the Parke Company

nashville-tree-trimmingA lot of customers ask the Parke Company how they can save time and money when it comes to their tree service in Nashville. Well, this tends to be a loaded question. While we understand the importance of a tight budget and minimizing the initial cost of tree care, sometimes that’s not always the answer. Savings can be made by completing a full, comprehensive service at once, instead of a little at a time. This will not only save you money in the long run, but it will also save the time and hassle of having to deal with fallen trees or other tree service mishaps.

Reduces the need for multiple visits- It’s easy to understand why breaking up tree service visits into multiple ones might seem friendlier to the budget, however, it’s more expensive in the long run. Bundling your tree care creates a great price break for your wallet. Not only that, but it also cuts down on how many times the Parke Company arborist comes knocking on your door. Less hassle and more money. What more could you ask for?

Cuts down on fuel cost– Just like cutting down on multiple visits, taking advantage of a comprehensive tree service visit will also reduce fuel costs (which contributes to the overall cost). If you live in the Middle Tennessee or Nashville area, you know that gas prices are constantly fluctuating. If you decide to break your visits down into multiple tree services, this would end up costing you more fuel money in the long run.

Increases preventative measures for future issues — Tending to all of your trees at once, you are less likely to come across any issues or emergencies in between tree services. With a complete approach, the Parke Company’s arborist is checking all of the trees to make sure they are in tip-top shape for months to come.

While completing comprehensive tree care service might seem like more money on the front end, you are actually saving money, both in visits and in emergency services. Keeping cost down not only minimizes stress for you, the customer, but it also prevents future issues that come along. Want more information on tree care in the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area? Call them today for a consultation!

Emergency Services — When and Why to Call Parke

FallenTree_emergency_NashvilleIt’s no surprise to Nashville citizens that severe weather is a common problem in Middle Tennessee. Severe flooding, lightning, tornadoes and major storms can march through our area in a matter of minutes, causing a lot of destruction.  So how do you know when you can take care of the clean-up yourself, or when you need to call a professional? Cleaning up sticks and limbs is one thing, but damaged trees and power lines are another. Here are a few things to consider before doing the emergency repair yourself:

Is it dangerous? The Parke Company has years of experience dealing with dangerous situations. With certified arborists and trained tree care experts on staff, they know how to safely handle any emergency situation. Not sure if it is dangerous? Don’t take the risk! Call the Parke Company to complete the tree service just in case.

Is the repair out of your expertise? Though a lot of people enjoy “DIY” projects, tree care can oftentimes be out of people’s realm of expertise. If you are not an arborist and you’re unsure of what you’re doing, it could cause further damage to your property and even be dangerous to yourself. Play it safe and call the Parke Company to take care of the emergency situation.

Does it take more than one person to complete? If the job calls for more than one person, it is a complicated job and should be left for a professional. Even if you have a few extra hands on site, it’s not guaranteed that the job can be completed without strain. Leave the fallen or damaged trees to the professional arborist or tree care specialist who can complete it quickly and efficiently.

The Parke Company is always urging its customers to call in the event of an emergency. Trees fall on power lines, across roads and even buildings all the time when severe weather strikes. That’s why it is important to have a reliable and experienced team on call that won’t cause further damage to you or your property. If you have an emergency tree care situation in the Nashville area, page the emergency tree service department at (615) 201-9999 or email the department here. 
Be safe, Nashvillians!

tree-lightning-parke-company-nashvilleThe Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas have already seen plenty of severe summer thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall, wind and lightning are only a few major parts of these storms. We’ve already discussed emergency flooding and how that can affect your lawn and landscape, but how might trees be threatened when a major storm rages through the metro area? Trees are incredibly susceptible to lightning and should be monitored regularly by the Parke Company’s certified arborists.

Trees can easily be struck by lightning because of their height. Trees isolated on hills, near water, vast lawns, landscapes or in fields are even more susceptible to strikes. Depending on the severity, lightning strikes can completely destroy your tree. However, there are times when trees get struck and it’s hard to see the signs. That’s why it’s important to call a certified arborist who will be able to assist you with proper tree care and guide you in a treatment plan for the affected tree.

Signs of Damage:

  • Trees die within a few days, weeks or months
  • Cracks develop down the trunk
  • Trees lose their leaves
  • Sunken dead spots appear along the trunk and/or branches

Ways to Protect:

Because trees are so susceptible to lightning, it’s important to consider protection for high-valued trees, for example the Witness Tree at Richland Country Club. Installing these protective devices can decrease the likelihood of damage from a lightning strike. This is especially important if trees are near your home or business. These are complex systems in your trees and nearby structure and are not for the Do-It-Yourself worker.  In order to ensure long-term protection and correct installation, call the Parke Company and speak with a certified arborist about installing one in your landscape.

Tree care doesn’t just stop with check-ups and evaluations. If you notice that your trees have symptoms of damage or begin to die quickly, call the Parke Company to discuss tree care options. Need landscape or lawn services? The Parke Company is available for that too! Call today to get your name in the books.

crown-thinning-trees-health-care-tree-serviceNashville summers are composed of a few things: barbecues, swimming pools and humidity. The Tennessee heat can be debilitating for the unprepared. And if you haven’t noticed, we have already had a heat wave or two come through the Metro area and it’s not even June! If you are a property owner, keeping up with your trees and landscape it is just part of the gig. But it doesn’t have to be hard! With the Parke Company’s help, your tree care and lawn care maintenance is easy during the summer heat, and you can be off spending time with family and friends under the summer sun.

 Stay Hydrated — Just like you or your family, your trees and landscape needs to stay hydrated through the humidity and hot temperatures of the summer. The Parke Company offers specialized irrigation systems for any of your lawn care needs.

 Tree Health care — Giving your trees regular health care checkups can ensure a healthy and long life. The summer is prime season for infestation, disease and other problems for trees and landscape. Call the Parke Company to discuss options for tree health care. They also offer landscape and lawn care services.

Crown Thinning – With summertime comes severe storms. The Parke Company can’t urge its customers enough to take the proper precautions for emergency situations. Be sure to have your trees cut back and have all the dead limbs removed. This will avoid unnecessary damage if or when a severe thunderstorm comes through.

The summer is a great time for the trees on your property to grow, but if the heat gets too harsh, be sure you are prepared. With proper hydration, health care and limb removal, your trees should be flourishing for the entire summer season. Interested in learning more about the landscape, lawn care or irrigation services? You can view more information here.

Safety Precautions for Parke Employees

largetrees_safety_employment_parke_company_nashvilleWorking as a tree care employee or an arborist can be challenging and demanding work. Though rewarding, there are risks involved while on the job. An average day can include cutting down a large, dangerous tree in Belle Meade or working on an emergency situation from a storm in Madison. Whatever the case, the Parke Company does their best to make sure Nashvillians receive the best tree service in Middle Tennessee, while still upholding high safety standards for their employees. The team at the Parke Company incorporates extensive training, supportive teamwork, and safety assessments for Parke Company employees.

Training — Just like any job, training is important for this role. But unlike some jobs, training is crucial for tree service. As an arborist, there are many risks and important details to adhere to. Sometimes trees need special treatment, especially when they risk falling down or getting certain diseases. Having the proper training for tree care is a great way to understand safety precautions.

Teamwork — At the Parke Company, we are family. Landscape and tree services are completed in teams. Not only does this ensure the job is done efficiently and correctly, but it also encourages things to be done safely. With the help of fellow arborists, you can cut down trees with ease.

Safety Assessment — This is crucial for a tree care job, especially one that requires employees climbing or cutting trees down. The Parke Company assesses all jobs to make sure their employees are out of harm’s way.

We take employee safety seriously. From training, teamwork and safety assessment, we have our tree service employees covered. Interested in becoming part of our team? (hyperlink) The Parke Company is always looking for hard-working and dependable workers in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area.  For more information about the Parke Company’s open positions, visit our page here. Want to know more info about becoming an arborist?  Visit the International Society of Arboriculture here.