Check out the text out of this book: The Sibley Guide To Trees Author: David Allen Sibley
As you can see straight from the text in the book it is working into the part where it is classifying the different types. Later on in the book they also talk about how some trees could be considered shrubs and some shrubs trees. I guess there is no real defined lines, but enjoy this below.
"In theory, the term subspecies should be used for well-defined variation that nearly rises to the level of species, while variety is used for somewhat less well-defined variation with differences that are relatively small or inconsistent. In practice, however, the distinction between subspecies and variety is often unclear and arbitrary. and many authorities now advocate making variety a synonym of subspecies. trees. In a few cases common names have been modified to distinguish them more clearly from other species A few of the most commonly used alternate names are listed in each species account beneath the scientific name.
SIZE AND MEASUREMENTS
The maximum size listed in the species accounts in this guide are for the maximum height recorded in North America and has been compiled from several sources. Seeking and documenting big trees is a popular hobby, and the official “National Register of Big Trees” is maintained by the organization American Forests."
If you have lived in southern Indiana very long than you know what kind of winters we have. They can be very mild with little snow and ice or they can be very harsh with up to 2 feet of snow, and sometimes an inch or 2 of freezing rain.
What does this mean for your trees? Well different things can happen.
To a healthy tree that has been maintained and has our tree trimming services than if probably wont see much damage. There is always a slight risk that the weather can cause any tree to snap or limb to break. Even with the bad ice storms we get a healthy tree that is taken care of, has all the dead limbs removed, and excess cut off can still have some breaking issues but not nearly as much as any others.
If you have a healthy tree that doesn't get any kind of maintenance to it than you still run the risk of having heavy snow or ice weigh down the branches. The dead branches will naturally be the first to snap. They come down and do not care what is underneath them. Crash and that's it. It has no sympathy. Now you have a much bigger problem. Better get out the phone and start to call the insurance adjuster. It's even worse if you are a renter of a property.
The worst of the worst is the trees that are already dead. Sometimes you can tell when a tree is no longer living. These are the most dangerous trees and you could really save yourself some headaches by calling us and having us do a tree removal. We have some specials going on right now in autumn so you can get this taken care of before winter hits.
Earth Day and Us
We like to think we do our part to keep the earth healthy. That means keeping a fresh supply of trees going in the ground. Not only do we depend on them it’s also what keeps us in business ;) Join us in the fight and go here to help out.
Every year during earth day we like to get out and buy saplings to plant. We try and put them in a place that isn’t going to cause them to have to be taken out later on.
We love to see them grow. Every year they get bigger and it just shows us how long we have been in business.
I know that we aren’t even close to earth day because that is on April 22nd but I wanted to write on this while its fresh on the mind.
The reason that we are so adamant on keeping the earth healthy is because we want our children and all future generations to be able and see all the beauty that we have. Most people don’t see some of the views that we get. Once you get to the top of a 100 ft. tree and get to see the sunset with a cool breeze blowing in your face it makes you appreciate all the awesome beauties in this world. Amazing sites are seen from the tree tops. It’s no wonder you never see a giraffe cry. It’s because they love the view at the top. Haha sorry that was a corny joke. Lol.
Help us out and help your kids, and their kids out and plant some tree’s in the ground every April 22nd. They are fun to watch grow year after year and your kids will like it as well. Especially if you plant them when the kids are young. They will always be able to look at the tree and think back on the good memories they had when you planted it with them. Even long after your gone they will still think of you when they look at the tree.
Thanks to all
Evansville Tree Trimming
Here are some trees in Evansville. As we were walking down the river walk i started to snap a few pics. One I got my son on his bike in the picture.
We had an excellent time walking and enjoying the scenes.
It was hot but that is how it goes on an early September day in the tri-state. When you are in the shade the temperature has to drop at least 10 degrees. It's nice knowing that we have these big things to shade us. I can't complain when walking into an area where they give me the cool summer air, along with a breeze.
Even though the water was right beside us the blazing hot sun still showed no mercy. The water from the river didn't cool the air one bit.
When you have a tree that as one of these signs it may be time to call a professional.
If a tree shows signs a falling it might do just that. We hear time and time again being in the tree profession that people were going to call to have a branched or tree removed but they never got around to it. Then it was too late. Half the tree ends up on the house or car. Then they regret not making that phone call.
You have to understand that some tree's can lean for years and never go down. Her is the best way to look at it. If you are unsure than call an honest pro that will let you know a professional opinion. The reason I say honest is because if you get just anybody then they might tell you that it should be removed so they get the business and money. An honest tree service company with referrals will shoot you straight. A good company I know of is tree trimming Evansville wink wink, and that may be because you are reading there blog right now.
If your tree is dead and you know there is no hope for it than you can just give someone a call. If you think it MAY be dying or are unsure than have it evaluated by your local arborist. An arborist studies trees and the tree may have something affecting it's health that can be fixed. They would be able to give you some advice to get the tree back to its happy healthy self. If you can save a tree that is great as long as it's not causing any danger.
Tree diseases can also affect a tree. An arborist can determine this as well. There is a long list of diseases that a tree may have. Sometimes those trees can be saved, but if not its best to have it removed.
If you have the remnants of tree you had chopped down previously here is the 2nd easiest stump removal technique. The easiest would be to call a professional, give him some money then sit back with an ice cold cup of tea while the job gets done.
This technique involves using Epsom salt to get rid of the stump. You can get Epsom salt at your local pharmacy, or Wal-Mart. You will also need a drill, and a 3/8th drill bit that is over 10 inches long. You can get those items at your local hardware store. Depending on how big the stump is determines how much Epsom salt is needed. If the Stump is really big it is still going to take some time to break down. You will also need a tarp big enough to cover the stump.
Drill and 3/8th drill bit over 10 inches long
Tarp big enough to cover the stump
Here is a great stump removal video that you can use if you don't want to read.
Now that you have all those things you take the Drill bit and drill holes that are about 3-4 inches apart down 10 inches deep over the entire area of the top of the stump.
Once the holes are drill you will need to fill all the holes with Epsom salt. Then take the Epsom salt and pour it on the stump all the way around the base. Make sure to get it an inch or two deep around the stump.
Once you have these steps completed take the tarp and cover the stump completely. Keep it covered to keep out the rain. If rain or moister gets in it will wash away the salt and the salt cant do its job.
What happens next is where the magic happens. The salt will break down the wood and deteriorate it. Bam! Free easy diy stump removal. You can do this in Evansville or anywhere else in the world.
If you don't want to remove the stump yourself and you live around the Evansville Indiana area, then give us a call and we will bring out the big guns and remove it for you at a reasonable price. Thanks for reading.
Oak tree's are massive, and from time to time to help maintain the tree for new growth and vitality need trimmed. If you have a large tree try and do what you can from the ground or a ladder but you may want to call Evansville Tree Trimmers to do the heavy branches or high branches. Most of the adult Oak tree's require very little to keep the tree looking good and healthy but if you do need one trimmed here are some tips to follow.
One- Keep safety in mind at all times. This can not be stressed enough. You do not want get hurt trying to get rid of a dead branch, it's just now worth it. If you are at all worried that something may happen or you are not sure about something consult a professional.
Two- This seems a bit odd to most people, but clean your tools first. Believe it or not tree's can carry diseases that other tree's may get. If you have good clean tools you don't have to worry about those diseases. You can find some of the diseases that oak trees can get here. It is also recommended that Oak trees be trimmed in the winter months so not to cause some of the conditions listed.
3. Never remove healthy limbs from the top of the tree, unless doing so because of obstruction to another object like a power line. The top of the tree collects the most sunlight and should be left alone. However the tree limbs around the outside of the tree that are rubbing up against other limbs or are dead can be removed.
4. There is a specific way to cut off limbs and that 3 step process can be learned about here.
5. Once you get done cutting all the pruning done to the branches that are dead, or unattractive then all you really do is clean up the mess. Oh and one more thing. Look at the pic below if your thinking of just doing a brush fire. Call us to come clean it up for you.
Tree Trimming Evansville
365 S Craig Ave
Evansville, IN 47712
365 S Craig Ave
Evansville, IN 47712