LOTS OF GREAT EVENTS THIS APRIL!
Are you looking for ways to celebrate trees this spring?
Here are five great spring events where you can come celebrate with Graf Tree Care:
- Chris Scott from Graf Tree Care and Mark Graf from Moonscape Landscape Illumination will be at the Wasco Nursery house on Saturday April 20th from 9am-3pm.
- Phil Graf and Steve Lane will be at Roselle Park District’s Sustainability Saturday on April 20th from 1-3pm at Lake Park High School (West Campus). They will be talking about Sustainability in Parks and and giving an EAB Update.
- Zac King from Graf Tree Care will be at Bolingbrook Park District’s annual Earth Aid Event on Saturday April 20th from 11am-3pm. This event will be at Hidden Oaks Nature Preserve.
- Arbor Day is Friday April 26! Graf Tree Care will be celebrating the day with the City of St. Charles at Lincoln Park at 4pm. Phil Graf will be speaking on Urban Forest Sustainability.
- West Chicago Park District will be celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday April 27th at Easton Park – 10am. Jesse Felix will be giving away free tree liners and speaking about the Reed Keppler Park Recovery Plan.
20 YEARS IN ARBORICULTURE
Phil Graf is celebrating his 20th year in Arboriculture. It is starting off as a great year! In January, Phil was given the Midwest Institute of Parks Executive (MIPE) Associate Member of the year award for 2012. Then in February he became an ISA Certified Municipal Specialist. Phil has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1999.
MEET ZAC KING
As spring approaches, we have added a great new arborist to our team. Read more about our new teammate Zac.
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These days we find ourselves in the green movement. Every day more and more people are embracing opportunities to live green. This is not about mainstream environmentalism, or global warming. "Green" is now a lifestyle. Living green means different things to different people. For some, it can be a way of life, like driving a hybrid vehicle, or harvesting rain water. Others are re-modeling their homes to make them more energy efficient. For others it may be as simple as recycling, or using re-usable grocery bags.
The green movement is literally all over the world. Here at Graf Tree Care, our role in living green is the care and preservation of trees - they are our passion. We are here to ask the question "What is the greenest green resource we have on this earth? Of course, it's trees!
Visualize a globe with me for a second. This is a universal icon that everyone can picture. What colors do you see? Blue and green, and the green is trees. Trees provide us with clean air. They play a valuable role in energy efficiency as they provide shade to cool our homes all summer and act as a windbreak in the winter time. They aid in storm water management by balancing the water table. They also beautify our landscapes. Trees are a natural resource that we need to respect and do our part to preserve.
As you view our website, you will see all of the services we offer and how we are doing our part to preserve our urban forest and respect the greenest green resource in our infrastructure. While others are talking the talk about living green, we are out there every day walking the walk.
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There has never been a better time for root feeding for your trees. Last year’s drought certainly took its toll on our green friends. Nutrient uptake from the soil is directly related to soil moisture, because water is the vehicle that moves nutrients up the tree to the leaf where photosynthesis takes place.
Extreme heat and extended drought can also destroy natural beneficial organisms in the soil. Considering all this, this spring would be a great time for deep root feeding to keep your trees in best possible health. Read more…