Friday, March 30, 2012

Signature Tree Service Commercial

Curtis and his team show how Signature Tree Service are the right choice when if comes to taking care of your trees. See more at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Garden Maintenance Tips : Orange Tree Pruning

Pruning an orange tree is done in the fall after it is finished producing fruit for the season, and trimming away the light-colored branches near the top and middle of the tree will encourage more fruit growth for the following year. Prune an orange tree annually with advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tips on Keeping Your Tree Healthy and Beautiful

Have you ever given up on your child's bad health at any time or even kept him away from the best possible treatment? The basis of the question was not to rage you in any way but just to make you realize that trees and plants are also living things just like ordinary humans and they not only need attention from time to time, but they also need the proper care and protection which enables them to live longer. If not for the sake of their health, be concerned about the benefits the foliage provides to the society and the overall environment.
With a large number of manufacturing industries producing various wood products, the raw material forest timber or firewood is always in high demand. Tree owners and planters are often given inducements for their provision of chopped lumber and due to the cash or incentives being high; owners supply the wood to these giant companies, not thinking about the drawbacks of deforestation. Trees and landscapes face various problems such as pests, storms and seasonal endurance, and it is up to you as the tree-owners or society-helpers to make a difference. Just giving water to your tree every day for a minute does not equal tree care in any way.
No magical procedures are essential for a tree's healthy survival, just a little time and some simple steps can ensure plants' vitality and you get your compliment from the trees in return with better environmental shape and shelter. Dangerous pests, storms and EAB imperil the lives of trees in various ways. You have to recognize the pests and tree diseases in the landscape and also the damage they pose to the trees. Any threat should be dealt with through pesticides and insecticides; although it should be noted that some bugs are actually valuable to the trees and it is important that they are not mistakenly harmed. Storm-struck and EAB tree disease affected areas should be quarantined without delay as it is known that trees cause the most danger to lives and property during and after a storm. Landscapes need deep-root fertilization in intervals but it should be taken care of, that trees are not harmed in any way. Tree pruning and tree trimming is very necessary for ornamental trees for better scenery, health and shelter. Pruning also enhances the timber value and stimulates more fruit production in trees.
This and much more can be done to help trees regain their health and make a green world. For the best possible results and no damage to the vegetation, it is best that you employ a trustworthy and certified Arborist who can relieve you of all the pain and do all your work with professionalism. Many things have to be considered when tree care and certified Arborists make sure that they make no less or no more changes to the original structure and give no potential damage to the trees such as re-planting trees after expert tree removal, preventing tree chopping, pruning trees in their best season, helping landscapes survive all seasons, fixing any potential storm damage, using correct fertilization techniques, treating tee diseases and tree bugs, and root grinding and removing stumps. Tree on houses are also taken care of without extra charges, where their wrong plantation might cause damage to furniture and property. These teams consisting of professionals make the decisions and plan the tree-protection directions for you. You just have to worry about the sum of money paid to them and you save your trees from any likely harm.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tree Trimming Gone Wrong

One local homeowner in Susquehanna Township Pennsylvania decides to take on the task of cutting down an eighty foot tree in his yard. CBS 21 News photojournalist Alex Heider tells the story of why situations like this are better left to the experts.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Handyman Blamed For Tree-Trimming Mishap

A handyman apparently bit off more than he could chew by taking on a big tree-trimming job that resulted in an emergency in Modesto.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

80' Pine Saved From Falling Into House - Signature Tree Service

Owner/Operator Curtis Fosnaugh of Signature Tree Service loading a top of pine tree into load line and pulley with use of a "port-a-wrap". Port-a-wrap is a lowering device that enables one person to control heavy weighted items to the ground. This job took place in Benicia,CA

Friday, March 9, 2012

Signature Tree Service- FAQ's

What sets Signature Tree Service apart?
  • We teach proper tree care, rather than just cutting
  • Our bids are accurate and reliable
  • Safety is number one!
  • Emmaculate clean-ups
  • You pay when the job is done
What type of equipment do you use?

  • Bobcat
  • Brush Bandit Wood Chippers
  • Buckingham Climbing Gear
  • Ford Trucks & Motors
  • Husqvarna Power Equipment - Saws, International Trucks
  • New England Climbing & Rigging Ropes
  • Stihl Power Equipment - Saws, Blowers, etc.
  • Weed Eaters
Are you Bonded?

Signature Tree Service is a Licensed Contractor in the State of California (License #965618). We are Bonded and Insured | C61/D49 Tree Service Classification.
What kind of payment do you accept?

All Major Credit Cards, Check, Debit, Insurance, Paypal

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Have You Ever Thought How Important Tree Trimming Is?

tree trimming Pictures, Images and Photos

Tree trimming is an important task that needs to be carried out regularly, without fail. Tree trimming is not only good for the tree's growth, it is also important to trim trees at regular intervals so that they do not damage property and overhead wires. Huge trees often fall due to heavy rain and make the situation complex with the damages created on the adjacent properties. So such huge trees close to any residential buildings or industrial properties should be trimmed regularly.
Perfect Time For Tree Trimming
It is commonly said that tree trimming can be done whenever the saw is sharp. This is very true, as you do not need a specific time to trim trees. Dead branches and leaves need to be trimmed at all times to ensure the rest of the tree grows smoothly. Also, if a part of the tree is infected, it needs to be trimmed without delay. The infected part of the tree may spread the damage to other parts of the tree and sometimes to the adjacent trees as well. So the trees should be monitored regularly to find out any dead parts or insects affecting them. When such damaging insects are seen, it is recommended you remove the damaged part of the tree completely for the safety of the tree.
You also need to know what kind the trees are - whether they are flowering frees, shrubs, or plants. If it is a flowering tree, you have to be very careful with the tree trimming procedure. The majority of flowering trees deposit their blossoms on the previous year. Thus, they will not blossom if the flower buds are trimmed from the tree. The finest process is to always clip flowering trees within three weeks after they cease blossoming. That should stop you from unintentionally eliminating buds holding the blossoms for the following year. Season wise trimming of the trees can make the trees get healthy and yield more on the next blossoming season. Tree trimming will keep the trees healthy and can make them grow healthier.
There are some trees that cannot be pruned at every time of the year as well. They are:
• Maples - If trimmed at particular times of the year, a maple tree might "bleed" or drip as a result of the trimming. Bleeding is almost certain to take place when maples are trimmed in the seasons just prior to and subsequent to winter. Research has shown that "bleeding" does not wound the tree; therefore it turns out to be more of a surface concern. If you want to trim maple trees with no bleeding, it should be carried out whilst it is completely inactive in peak winter, or in spring or at summer time while it is in covered in leaf.
• Dogwoods - If you prune dogwoods during April or May, it might cause them to be further inclined to the dogwood borer. This insect ruthlessly spoils the vascular system of the tree once it finishes boring into the trunk of the dogwood tree.
• Oaks - Oaks must not be pruned from April to October, owing to the commonness of Oak Wilt disease pathogens through the time.
The Places At Which Trees Should Be Trimmed
Tree trimming may seem like an easy procedure on the surface, but you need to know exactly where to trim or else you may end up damaging the tree beyond repair. A novice engaged in tree trimming can cut off the branches in such a way that open stubs will remain and those will merrily turn into entry points for insects.
Dissimilar to human beings, trees do not redevelop tissues. As human skin restores itself, trees produce fresh tissue in the region of cut and group them. Once a tree groups a previous cut, it has an improved possibility of endurance. Care should also be taken not to hurt tree trunks with equipments such as lawnmowers, tractors and added machinery. Such injured trunks craft openings for vicious fungi. Trees can be trimmed with safer equipments like sharp saw and should be trimmed at the right places where the damages are seen or the growth has become excessive. Some of the trees blossom at very early age and so take off lot of water and energy supplied for their growth to make the blossom faster. In such cases, early blossom may block the growth of the tree and the complete growth of the tree will be impacted. In such cases, the early blossom can be trimmed and so the water and energy will be absorbed for the healthy growth of the tree.
A biological resistance method is developed into trees, in the inflamed part at the bottom of branches, called the "collar" - just where the trunk crisscrosses the branch. Even trims are vital to carry out, given you do not take away the collar. Proper tree trimming should be completed immediately ahead of the collar, exclusive of a stub, yet still leave the inflamed part.
Safety Measures
While carrying out a tree trimming expedition, you should be very careful so as to not hurt yourself or anyone around you. Tree branches are often extremely heavy and if they fall on you, can cause a lot of damage and the accidents can be fatal as well.
First and foremost, before you embark upon a tree trimming mission, judge the extent of work required to be put in. If the work is too much for you to handle, do not hesitate to call an expert. There are a number of firms that specialize in tree trimming. If you need the services of any one of these tree trimming firms, you can look on the Internet. Alternatively, you can also ask your friends and neighbors who have engaged professional tree trimmers in the past.
If, however, you see that you can handle the tree trimming task yourself, keep the following tips in mind:
• Never use a ladder. That is just inviting trouble.
• Definitely use a saddle, the special types of saddles designed for tree trimming.
• Protect your eyes without fail.
• Ask everyone standing around the tree to move away. If a branch falls on someone's head, it can even be fatal.
Tree Trimming Near Power Lines
This is a problem that has existed for years. Trees that are planted too near a power line grow tall and hit the wires overhead, causing serous damage. These damages can lead to troubles like the wires getting snapped (and consequently loss of power), fires and even trigger off a forest fire. As a result you need to be extremely cautious and get the trees trimmed regularly. In the outskirts of big cities or the forest areas having power lines, problem of free fall over the power lines are very common during heavy wind and rainy season. The tall trees often break at heavy wind, damage the power lines and create severe damages to the nearby properties. The damages created are so very huge when the power supply cause fire or electrical shocks on the stagnant water resources if available nearby. In such sensitive areas, either the power lining should be done with proper care taken or the tall trees trimmed regularly. Since the care of power lining may not be practically feasible, the tall trees can be monitored and trimmed regularly by the authorities responsible for the natural resource.
However, many argue that trees should not be planted near power lines in the first place. It is unwise to plant saplings near power lines as they will but obviously grow tall and reach for the wires. Similarly, while planting a tree, be careful not to plant them too close to property. This may lead to both the damage of the property and the tree in the days to come. Leave enough place for the tree and its branches to spread out and then only plant a sapling. After all, it is always wise to judge a problem at the root level, and in the case of tree trimming, this literally holds true! So be careful and cautious early on to help prevent any problems later on.
Tree Trimming Near Residential Properties
It is good to have a green neighborhood. But the dense trees grown taller may create trouble when fallen on the nearby properties. The tree fall may also cause damages to people staying in the smaller buildings in case of heavy wind and storms. To avoid such complications, it should be noted not to have trees planted densely in the residential locations. If planted, proper care should be taken to trim the trees regularly.
Having a woods-like neighborhood may be lovely to live in, but the serious problems caused by the tall trees should be taken care of properly, to make the living really lovely and interesting. Properly trimmed trees can make the living area look beautiful and make the location safe to live.

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