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STRUCTURAL PRUNING

STRUCTURAL PRUNING

Structural pruning is a must for landscape trees, particularly trees growing near buildings, parking areas, streets and walkways. The conditions in which a landscape tree grows is innately different from those in forests. Trees growing in forests develop a strong...

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DORMANT OIL

DORMANT OIL

Breeding season for certain tree and shrub damaging insects is in the fall, particularly mites and borers. An application of dormant oil helps manage pest population by coating the insect’s spiracle, effectively smothering and preventing insect larvae from hatching in...

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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

Recently I was doing research on the importance of trees in our lives. While most focus on how trees are financially beneficial, like adding to our property values, or how they save us on energy costs; or on the health benefits by reducing stress, my focus on trees is...

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WHAT IS AERATION AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR LAWN

WHAT IS AERATION AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR LAWN

Aeration is the process of alleviating soil compaction and reducing thatch in turf grass. Compacted soils prevents proper distribution of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Aeration is one of the best things you can do for you lawn. It creates openings in your...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER TREE CARE

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER TREE CARE

Proper tree care is so important to the life of trees. Without regular maintenance, such as pruning, fertilization and adequate watering, the lifespan of a tree can be cut significantly. Improperly cared for or neglected trees are susceptible to disease and insect...

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Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Hooray! Halloween is finally here! All of us at First Choice Tree Service “witch” you a night of frights and a bag full of delights! Have a safe and Happy Halloween! Happy haunting and have a simply ghoulish time!

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FALL ALLERGY SEASON IS HERE!

FALL ALLERGY SEASON IS HERE!

There is a common myth that with spring comes the worst of Las Vegas’s allergy season. Surprisingly, fall brings its own headaches to allergy sufferers. Although seasonal allergies give way to triple-digit temperatures during our hot summer months, the return of a...

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FIRST CHOICE TREE SERVICE IS THINKING PINK!

FIRST CHOICE TREE SERVICE IS THINKING PINK!

First Choice Tree Service staff made a stop by CAMCO, a local community association management company in honor of their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support by wearing pink, or donating and/or...

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GIRDLING

GIRDLING

When you walk or drive around your community, do you ever notice tree stakes still attached to trees, year after year? These stakes are called “transfer stakes” and support the tree trunk for transport from the nurseries. They are not meant to stay with the tree when...

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WHAT ARE URBAN FORESTS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

WHAT ARE URBAN FORESTS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

An urban forest is a forest or a collection of trees that grow within a city, town or a suburb. There are over 130 million acres of America’s forests located in our cities and towns. In the greater Las Vegas area, there are well over 100,000 trees of over 250...

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