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Preparing for Winter Storms in Middle Tennessee

pine-ice-parke-company-emergency-winter-servicesHave you noticed the blocks of ice along sides of I-40, I-65 and 1_440? Just imagine what havoc that ice could cause on trees. Even though trees are bare and brittle during the winter months, it’s important to keep them happy and healthy during their hibernation state. Tree care is vital to the livelihood of your trees all year long. And some people don’t understand how important it is to keep your trees healthy and have proper tree care done even during the bitter, cold months of winter. Even living in Nashville, weather can get bad. Ice, snow and freezing temperatures are all possibilities, so it’s important to prepare your trees for this possible severe weather with a few necessary tree services.

It’s important to note that tree care should be done by professionals. Even though it might cost a bit more money on the front end, you are saving your valuable time and ensuring the job is done correctly to avoid any possible emergency situations. Having a professional by your side to take care of your trees, you’re reducing the risk of property damage, emergency tree service situations or harming yourself and others.

Services to consider when preparing for winter storms or extreme weather include:

  • Remove deadwood and loose branches to create better airflow. Even winter storms can create high winds causing branches to fly off tree and damage property.

  • Pruning trees keep trees strong through any possible ice storms. If trees have too many branches, the trees or branches could break from carrying too much ice. Not only does this damage the tree, but it can also damage property, knock out power lines or cause road hazards.

  • Leaning trees can also be another cause for concern. Just like a summer storm, strong winds, heavy ice or snow could affect the tree’s position. If the trees are leaning toward a home or other type of property, it’s important to contact the Parke Company right away for an evaluation.

Life happens. And if it involves trees, emergency tree services are always available at the Parke Company. Taking these few precautions now can avoid headaches and long-term damage in the future. The Parke Company is always available for free advice and a free estimate if you’re unsure how to begin. For more information about tree care within the Nashville area, visit their website or call them today! 


Happy Holidays from the Parke Company

ChristmasTree_Parke_NashvilleIt’s that time of year again when things start to slow down and we spend time with friends and family. Christmas cookies, menorahs, and ugly sweaters are all common sightings around this season. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, the Parke Company would like to extend its warmest wishes to you. We hope you have a blessed season and a happy New Year!

We Wish You Safe Travels — Weather can be unpredictable so if you have to travel outside the Nashville area, be safe on icy roads and look out for any fallen trees or other extreme weather conditions. Are you staying within the Middle Tennessee area but have bad weather causing tree service emergencies? The Parke Company is here to help keep your holidays calm and enjoyable.

We Wish You Warm, Cozy Nights — One of the best things to do during a cold night is curl up by a fire. Gather some firewood, a nice hot cup of cocoa and enjoy the company of a loved one. If Nashville proves to have a mild holiday, bring that firewood outside for a bonfire!

We Wish You Plenty of Time with Family — The Parke Company understands the importance of family. Make sure to spend some time relaxing with them this season. Whether you’re decorating trees, eating or opening presents, quality time with friends and family is key to a great holiday season.

It doesn’t matter how you choose to celebrate, whether it’s gathering firewood for a nice cozy evening or traveling to see loved ones. The Parke Company urges you to take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy this time of year. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from your favorite tree care company! 

recycle-christmas-tree-live-douglas-fir-parke-companyIt’s safe to assume that one of the best parts about Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree, right?  Perhaps you’ve got a beautiful Norway Spruce, a Douglas Fir you decorate every year, or maybe you’re using an artificial tree from last year. Whatever kind of tree, it’s one of the most prominent symbols of the holiday, which is why the Parke Company offers living Christmas trees to their Middle Tennessee clients. Not only is this a great way to repurpose trees, but it’s also a great way to remember Christmas memories.

A “living” Christmas tree is a great idea for those who want to experience Christmas cheer all year long. Simply call the Parke Company and they’ll set up your live tree at your house, either inside or outside to enjoy during the Christmas season. Once the holidays are over, Parke will come back out and plant the living tree in your lawn that will permanently become part of your landscape.

Though it takes a bit of planning, it’s a great way for your family, especially children, to learn the importance of nature. While your tree grows in your landscape for decades to come, the tree will provide much more than a Christmas memory for you and your family. It provides beauty in your landscape, tree education and resources for wild animals! Want more Christmas and nature education? The Parke Company does tree work at Cheekwood where you can not only admire the trees and landscape, but also meet live reindeer during the holiday season.

Interested in using a live tree for your Christmas festivities? With the Parke Company’s help, you can have a tree ready in your house in no time! Even though it takes a bit of planning, the Parke Company is happy to work with you and your schedule to ensure your Christmas tree is perfect.

For more information and pricing, call the Parke Company today. Interested in other seasonal services the Parke Company offers? Not only will they do any necessary winter tree care or landscape services, they also offer mailbox decorations and front porch displays to keep you and your family in the holiday spirit! Contact them today for more information about repurposing a Christmas tree or other holiday services. And Happy Holidays from the Parke Company!

How to Care for Your Trees in Extreme Winter

snow-shrubs-trees-parke-nashville-extreme-weatherThough it came sooner than we expected, the cold temperatures have arrived in Middle Tennessee (and in full force). And even though you and your family can stay inside during the extreme drops in weather, your trees and landscape cannot. So what’s the best route in taking care of them? Dormancy is a tree’s defense mechanism during the cold, but any necessary work such as transplants or excavation can be done during this time with a little help from the Parke Company.

The best time to transplant trees is during the colder months. This ensures a healthy transplant because the trees are dormant. The same goes for excavation. If you need something moved (or removed) around or near a tree, this time of year is best as the ground begins to freeze.

But while these tasks are best done now, it’s important to know that these tasks are for professionals. If you are not privy to the dos and don’ts of these tree services, it could cost you the tree. The Parke Company team is specially trained and knowledgeable on transplanting, landscape and other tree services. Not only will this save you time and effort during the holiday season, but you’re assured no trees will be harmed during the project.

Not looking to transplant or excavate any trees but have a few loose ends to take care of before winter officially settles in? The Parke Company can help with that too! From cleaning your landscape and flower beds to mulching, the Parke Company will help you finish the job in no time. For more information, call the Parke Company today to talk with a team member!


“Scrub clearing.” The sound of it doesn’t seem appealing, huh? But it’s a necessary evil we all have to take care of to ensure our trees, grass and landscape are healthy all year long. Yes, it keeps your trees and other plants beautiful, but is also important for cleaning out any invasive species that might’ve taken over during the summer months.

How can you get scrub clearing done? It’s a simple process, really. Just pick up the phone! The Parke Company will take care of any scrub clearing that needs to be done around your property.

Is it a one time job? Scrub clearing involves removing invasive species in your trees and other plants that are not meant to be in Nashville. Because invasive species are tricky and can harm your landscape, scrub clearing is a management process that takes time to complete.

What is the overall process look like? Invasive species should be constantly addressed. The Parke Company can do immediate removal, but additional steps will need to be taken for management purposes. All projects are different and depend on the invasive species at hand. The team will work with you to create a plan that fits with your schedule.

Scrub clearing can be done simply and efficiently with the Parke Company’s help. No matter what invasive species we are dealing with, the team will do their best to keep it under control. Tennessee has a wide range of exotic invasive plants that need controlling. For a full list, click here. To schedule your consultation for scrub clearing, contact the Parke Company today!