Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wood Chips for Free!

We will deliver as many wood chips as needed to anyone who wants them,...for free! Give us a call now to get on our waiting list 582-1286! This link is from the Morton Arboretum Soil Science Laboratory showing research by Bryant Sharenbroch PhD. This is a link to a presentation of a scientific study that shows the superior benefits of using wood chips (mulch) over chemical fertilizers, compost, compost teas and chemical biological products.
   Long story short woods chips significantly increase your trees growth and health and do so at a much lower cost than all the other methods.   Wood chips improve the soils structure and water holding capacity, adds essential nutrients, adds needed beneficial bacteria and fungi and adds the greatest tree growth over all the store bought treatments!! It is also organic, native and reused material. Our wood chips are free so the only cost is your time spreading them around your trees!
   Also, wood chips a great to cover dirt driveways, parking pads to keep dust down and to prevent erosion.  Woods chips are also often required during construction activities and can help reduce soil compaction which can damage your trees root systems.

Getting close to the summer tree season!

In only a couple of weeks we will be in full operation.   I have a feeling this year will be especially dry with increased fire danger and increased beetle kill.   We are only around 65% of normal for snow pack for this time of year and a lot of snow has melted already down near lake level.  The beetle activity may start sooner than normal leading to an increase in dead and diseased trees.   Still the best defense for this is proper forest thinning and spraying to control the beetles and to protect your most valued trees!
Spring is one of the best times to get your tree work and pruning done, schedule now before we get really busy!!