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It’s Finally Fall! Why Leaves Change Their Colors

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Its-Finally-Fall-Why-Leaves-Change-Their-ColorsFootball season is in full force here in Middle Tennessee. Tennessee Titans, Vanderbilt and MTSU are all ready to play ball. And with the hysteria comes cooler nights and shorter days. That’s right folks, fall is settling in, which means Mother Nature’s tree decor is slowly changing colors. The changing colors of the trees is a beautiful backdrop to all of autumn’s activities. But exactly how do they change color and why do they eventually fall from their limbs? The answer is in the chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is what gives leaves that rich green color during the summertime. When fall arrives, the weather cools down and the days become shorter, giving the leaves less access to sun and food. Because there are not enough resources for photosynthesis, the chlorophyll slowly disappears from the leaves, turning the leaves yellow and orange, then finally brown. Sometimes, the leaves of trees turn bright red or purple. This is due to trapped glucose levels and is mostly found in maple trees.

But as you know, the leaves eventually fall from their limbs leaving a mess all around your landscape. Though it can be fun for your family to play in, it eventually needs to be cleaned up. But why worry about cleanup it if you don’t have to? The Parke Company’s landscape team can assist you in leaf cleanup to protect your landscape from damage. In addition, the fallen leaves can become ideal composting material for your future landscape projects.

In addition to leaf clean-up, take care of other tree and lawn care tasks in one swoop this season. Other arborist or landscape services to be thinking about include:

  • Dead limb or tree removal — get rid of unwanted or dangerous branches and dead trees for a safe winter.

  • Leaf blowing or mulching for additional leaf pick up and tree chipper services — a much-needed service for landscapes with a lot of trees. After the clean-up is done, recycle the trash and use it for your future mulching needs.

  • Expert transplant services — this is the perfect time of year to begin scheduling transplant services for your trees. Give the Parke Company a call before it’s too late.

Autumn is a great season for the changing leaves here in Middle Tennessee. Enjoy the beauty, but don’t get bogged down in all the yard work. For more information about the Parke Company and their services, call an arborist today at (615) 405-6548.

Prepping for Fall: How Parke Can Help

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Prepping-for-Fall-How-Parke-Can-Help-cranesNashville rush hour has gotten a little heavier and you know what that means: kids are back in school. School supplies, lunches and leaving a bit earlier in the mornings are forcing a bit more planning for families and business owners alike. And just like you’re planning for the new school year to begin, it’s important to plan out your autumn and winter tree care services. Between busy schedules and school back in full swing, you don’t want to fall behind on your tree care and lawn care needs.

We still have a few more months of warmer weather, but things will begin to cool down before we know it. As it does, it’s important to begin preparations for plants and tree care for the colder months. Landscape, lawns and trees will need to be treated and cared for before the freezing temps set in. If your residence or commercial property needs maintenance, here are a few things to consider to ensure you’re getting them done in plenty of time.


Even though trees go dormant in the winter, that doesn’t mean they should be neglected. To avoid damage during ice and snow storms, have branches checked for stability by certified arborists at Parke. In addition, health care checkups can be completed to check for any red flags. Not only will they monitor for damage or disease, but the team will set a plan in place to ensure your trees last for many years to come.


Mulching and debris pickup is a popular service for the Parke Company in the fall. As the leaves on trees begin to shed, removing them is just another chore you don’t have time for. Chipping and grinding is another similar service. If you have a stumps or dead trees, chipping and grinding is a great way to get rid of those pesky reminders. In addition, landscapes and gardens will need to be treated and cared for before the cold sets in. If you’ve got a large property with a lot of plants, be sure to call the Parke Company to ensure you are good to go for the winter.

With school starting and Vanderbilt and Titans football just around the corner, the last thing you need to be worrying about it is your landscape or trees. So call the Parke Company to complete the job before it’s too late! They service residential and commercial areas all around Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. For landscape and tree information, contact a certified arborist or a landscape specialist today!

Arborists and the Parke Company

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Four-Reasons-to-Hire-the-Parke-Company-roped-inTrees are some of the world’s most treasured and majestic creations. Many people have fond memories of climbing trees and taking nature walks through Percy Warner Park as a child. What if you could do that as an adult? If you want to get back to your childhood roots, the Parke Company has a job for you! The summer is in full swing and the Parke Company is hiring arborists and tree workers for the Tree Care department. With positions available in several different departments you are sure to find a place within the Parke Company family to enjoy.

Here are just a few reasons why working with the Parke Company is a great career choice:

Long-term employment — The team of tree care and landscape specialists have employees that have worked with the company for over ten years. That’s a lot of tree service and a lot of designing landscapes! But it also says something very special about the Parke Company as an employer. Not only is the Parke Company invested in their customers, but they are also invested in their employees. Great benefits packages are only one way the Parke Company proves this. With both loyalty and a positive work environment, you can turn a job working on trees into a career.

Specialized training  — If you aim to be a certified arborist or jump in the tree worker department, the Parke Company is comprehensive in its training process. The team is invested in your success, so they want to make sure you get the job done right. They are looking for everything from certified arborists to tree and landscape workers. Tree care is a complex department, but they work hard to ensure you prosper in the field.

Character Qualifications — Some important qualifications for an arborist or tree worker is a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Though trees go dormant in the winter, an arborist’s work is never finished, especially in emergency situations. There is a physical side to this job, so the ability to work with your hands is very important. A positive attitude and a teamwork mentality is crucial. You never know what the day might bring, so it’s important to stay alert no matter what.

Working with the Parke Company is not just about cutting down trees and branches. It’s a holistic approach to tree care that focuses on tree health, making trees safer in their environment and keeping the trees healthy and thriving. If you think you’d be a great fit for the arborist or tree care department, the Parke Company is where to begin. Training future generations for their tree care team, the Parke Company is invested in seeing fellow Nashvillians succeed in the tree service and landscape world. If you live in the Nashville area and are interested in applying, email your resume to Have questions? Call  (615) 350-6033.

Four Reasons to Hire the Parke Company

Parke-Company-tree-service-of-nashville-Four-Reasons-to-Hire-the-Parke-CompanyFallen trees, landscape designs and other lawn care issues can often be an overwhelming experience, especially if you attempt to do it by yourself.  Professional care is crucial to maintaining a beautiful landscape and healthy trees. But why should you hire the Parke Company when there are plenty of other tree care companies all over Nashville? Between affordable prices and excellent customer service, there is no reason not to hire the Parke Company for your next tree or landscape needs. Here are four reasons to consider:

Affordable Prices

This is easily one of Parke’s most valued aspects of the company. You are getting quality work for an affordable price. They’ll work with your budget to get the best bang for your buck. You can’t beat that!

Easy Online Payment

With easy online payment, customers can pay their bills quickly and without hassle. This is just only one way that the Parke Company works to make your experience completely seamless. You don’t have you to worry about paying overdue bills, and you can get back to enjoying the beauty of your trees and landscape.

Emergency Care Services

Summertime can often bring severe weather right to your doorstep. If bad weather strikes Middle Tennessee and causes damage to your trees or property, the Parke Company is available for emergency situations. Fallen trees can be costly and stressful, but with the Parke Company they don’t have to be!

Certified Arborists and Landscapers

Having a professional take care of your trees guarantees a job well done. The Parke Company prides itself on hiring great employees and ensuring you an excellent experience.

As you can see, hiring the Parke Company is an easy solution when your lawn or trees needs a little TLC. When Parke’s arborists complete your tree care needs, you’ll see why they are the best pick for the job. For more information about Parke’s services, contact them today!

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.