Fourth of July has come and gone this year. And for many Nashvillians who stayed in town, we all know it was a tad wetter and cooler than last year’s Independence Day. So instead of boating on Percy Priest Lake or enjoying a picnic in Centennial Park, most people enjoyed their holiday inside. And while the Parke Company is sure you all made the best of the rainy situation, it just goes to show that Mother Nature can be a fickle woman, and it’s important to keep your trees healthy and ready for anything.
Last year, Nashville was at a daily record high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit with rain nowhere in sight, and there is no telling what it is in store for our Fourth of July festivities next year. That’s why it’s important to be ready for the fluctuation of the heat and precipitation of weather and keep an eye out on your trees for any signs of distress throughout the summer.
Some things to keep an eye out for:
- Loss limbs or deadwood
- Insect infestations or nests
- Invasive plant species
- Dehydration during draughts
- Flooding and excessive water
- Signs of disease or other problems
The summer is only half way over, so your trees still have some time to spend out in the heat. If you see signs of disease or distress, call the Parke Company for a consultation. Not only can they assist you with your piles of deadwood from your summer storms, firewood, stump grinding and tree removal services, but they can also perform extensive health analyses of your trees if anything calls for concern during these unpredictable months. For more information or questions in Middle Tennessee call the Parke Company, please call (615) 405-6548.