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Should You Contract for Tree Services?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 08:09 PM  posted by admin


Trees planted aren’t just for today; they’re also for the future. Trees need maintenance, but proper maintenance. You just can’t plant trees and let them go. A decision to contract for tree services is one of the best ways to insure the trees on your property will maintain a long and healthy life.

It takes a professional arborist, someone completely knowledgeable, trained and specially equipped, to know what it takes to maintain the trees on a property. These folks understand the essential value of trees, which provide numerous aesthetic, social, environmental, and economical benefits.

Healthy trees can help provide the following:

• An increase in property value–– Trees that are well cared for can actually add value to a property by 5-20%.
• Reduction of cooling costs–– Trees provide free shade and can help to significantly reduce the cost of keeping your property cool during summer months.
• Inexpensive climate control–– Healthy trees can help moderate the effects of the sun, rain, and wind.
• Air filtration–– You may not be aware of it, but the trees on your property are constantly absorbing harmful gases in the air and filtering other airborne pollutants.
• Needed privacy–– Everyone needs privacy along with the beautiful scenery that trees can provide.

As you can see, contracting for tree services is a solid investment that can keep your property looking good and your trees healthy for years to come.

However, contracting for a tree service should be a careful process. The best companies will be bonded along with the proper licenses and insurance. The arborists who service your property should also be properly trained. Even then, your job is to follow-up to make sure they’re legitimate.

Wauson Tree Service has been in business for over 50 years, serving the residents of Dallas and surrounding areas with distinction. We do it all; tree trimming, stump removal, tree pruning, tree removal, and much more. We’ll also give you a free estimate on what tree services we think would benefit your property.

Looking to contract for a dependable tree service? Give us a call today at 214-450-8720 or email us at walt {at} waustontreeservice {dot} com.


Dallas Deep Root Fertilization

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 @ 04:06 PM  posted by admin

Just like humans that need a balanced mix of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis, trees need a balanced mix of nutrients for continued growth and survival. In their natural setting, such as in a forest, trees receive nutrients directly from the ground in the form of a rich blanket of humus. In today’s environment, fertilizer has to take the place of a tree’s natural food.

There are a lot of variables that can impact the health of a tree, including salts from the road, pollutants in the air, drainage problems and turf grass competition. These conditions produce stress on trees and can make them far more susceptible to infestations of insects and disease, all which serve to restrict a tree’s healthy growth. The best way to help trees become more resistant to the elements of nature and pest or insect infestation is to make sure they receive a healthy dose of nutrients through deep root fertilization.

This is where the professionals at Wauson Tree Service can be of service. Injecting a water and fertilizer mix below the soil’s surface throughout the root zone can serve to feed the tree’s roots and reduce soil compaction, allowing aeration of the soil directly in the root zone. Effective deep root fertilization techniques can work for certain plant varieties as well, with spring and fall generally being the best times of the year.

The best approach is to place deep root fertilizers where the tree can get to them. Keeping in mind that most tree roots are within 12″ to 18″ of the soil surface, it’s critical not to place them too deep. A professional can tell you when your tree’s roots tend to be the most active. Otherwise, the best attempts may add to groundwater contamination.

Wauson Tree Service has the specialized equipment to fertilize your tree’s roots directly where it’s needed. Believe it or not, your lawn, as beautiful as it may be, is in direct competition with trees for the soil’s nutrients. The truth is lawns can directly absorb fertilizer, while a different method has to be applied to trees. Trees can look healthy, but it often takes the analysis and recommendations of a professional to keep them healthy and strong. There are basically three types of roots to consider. Primary roots are the ones that grow deep down into the soil and provide the anchor that holds the tree in place.

A tree’s secondary roots branch out horizontally and are the primary nutrient gathering source. Tertiary roots, the third type, are like fine hair, and are feeder roots that are able to break down the nutrients in the soil and transport them within the tree’s system.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider in deep root fertilization. And it’s nearly impossible for a home or property owner in Dallas to know all that’s needed to keep their trees and shrubbery healthy.

Why not let us come out and take a look at your property? We’ll give you a free estimate, at no cost to you whatsoever.

Call us today at 214-450-8720, or you can email me at Walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.


What is a Root Barrier?

Friday, April 2, 2010 @ 07:04 PM  posted by admin

Root barriers are a method of redirecting the growth path of tree roots, usually, to avoid tree roots from encroaching under foundations, resulting in costly damage to structures, while, at the same time, preserving the health of the tree.

But the installation of root barriers is not something any “tree guys” can be called upon to do. Most tree cutting services will not know anything about installing root barriers or other sophisticated tree services. And most “tree guys” who may have heard about root barriers aren’t likely to offer this valuable tree related service.

Wauson Tree Service staffs two Certified Arborists who are not only highly skilled in installing the most effective root barrier systems, but also every other conceivable tree service you might have a need for, such as tree pruning, tree removal, cabling, as well as deep root fertilization. We even provide lot cleaning and storm damage cleanup.

We have close to half a century of expertise, family-owned and never sub-contracted, and our prices are tough to beat. Just fill out the form to the right, give me a call 214-450-8720, or email me at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com to get your free quote.