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A Celebration of Trees: Cheekwood and Parke Unite

cheekwood-trees-art-celebration-arbor-day-nashvilleIf you’ve ever been to Cheekwood, you know it’s a Nashville treasure. With a variety of events that bring Nashvillians and tourists alike, Cheekwood is a botanical garden and art museum that rivals all other beautiful parks in the country. And this spring is no different. With the help of the Parke Company, Cheekwood is hosting A Celebration of Trees filled with exhibits, tree activities and other events aimed at arborists and the general public.

From February through April, the celebration honors the property’s Level IV Arboretum status, and will tie together Arbor Day and Tu B’Shevat, Jewish Arbor Day, or “the New Year for Trees.”  The main exhibit Trees of Myth and Legend will include more than 70 drawings and paintings by legendary landscape artist Charles Brindley. Other activities will include tours of the property, children’s activities and workshops with Brindley throughout the upcoming months.

The celebration will conclude on April 25 with an Arbor Day celebration. Families, friends and arborists can come together for a festive day filled with a variety of tree-related activities such as tree climbing and crafts, along with educational tours promoting landscape tree care.

The Parke Company, along with a variety of other sponsors, has joined forces with Cheekwood to create a lovely event for all of Nashville to enjoy. Not only is this a great way to see what the city has to offer, but it’s also a great way to learn more about Nashville’s history and tree health care. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday (until April 19) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And be sure to check out Cheekwood’s Arbor Day celebration with your friends at the Parke Company. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Cheekwood today.

Trees of Tennessee Spotlights Parke’s Favorite Trees

parke-company-emergency-services-tree-landscape-irrigation-maintenance-blog-Trees-of-Tennessee-Highlights-Parke-Favorites-Witness-Tree-pageNashville and Middle Tennessee have such a rich culture and history. And we know this through the books we read and the people who remember. But what often times people forget are the trees that witnessed history happen. One of the coolest things about historical trees is their ability to witness so much history and still stand tall and majestic. In many cases, these aged branches are the only living reminiscence of a piece in history, and they can show us glimpses of history we would not know otherwise. Trees like the Witness Tree and the Battle of Nashville Basket Oak Tree are considered to be two of those trees and have since been inducted into the Tennessee Tree Registry for that very reason.

But that’s not the only publicity these two trees have gotten lately. The Witness Tree and Basket Oak are featured in a new book, Trees of Tennessee, which was released within the last few months. This coffee-table style of book is filled with colorful photos of their branches and leaves, and information about the beautiful trees within Tennessee’s state borders.

The Parke Company understands the importance of preserving and raising awareness for heritage and historic trees, which is why they helped create this 128-page book. Covering 68 notable trees, the team at the Parke Company assisted the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council in publishing the book. The Parke Company works hard at caring for these historic trees and the branches and leaves within them.

Interested in purchasing a book? Though you can’t buy the book through the Parke Company, the book is available in a few different places. In addition, proceeds go to TUFC programs for urban forests throughout Tennessee. Want to know about the Parke Company’s effort to support Tennessee’s historic trees and urban forestry or think you might have a tree on your property with historical significance? Contact them today to learn more!

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!