- You should stake your young tree for one year as they can be blown over in Florida's strong winds.
- Because the Jacaranda has thin bark, lawn equipment like mowers and line-trimmers can damage it. Leave a mulch-bed or similar around it to allow space for mowing and trimming.
- When planting the tree, you may choose to add peat moss, top soil or composted cow manure to fertilize the rootball.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Depending on the type of pipeline you have or the regularity in which it is cleaned will affect the risk to the operator and piping system.
Regularly scheduled pigging, whether weekly, monthly or some other time frame, is recommended for pipelines known to produce wax or sand deposits in order to keep consistent flow and to prevent potential blockage. Routine pigging operations allow the amount of buildup in the line as well as the features of the pipeline to be known, thus lowering the risk of the pigging session.
In contrast, extended periods of time between pigging sessions tend to result in a higher rate of risk for the pipeline operator,as well as the pipe itself. This is due, mainly, to the unknown condition of the piping. Many older pipelines may never have been pigged in their lifetime because they were constructed without pig launchers or receivers. Additional risk factors arise from infrequent pigging, where a pipeline may have extensive internal buildup of various deposits or been subjected to external damage. Both of these situations will result in considerable restricted movement of the poly pig equipment.
Don’t gamble with the potential risks. Put your piping system in the hands of professionals, like Roger M Cimbora, Sr., General Manager and his well trained associates at Professional Piping Services. Call them today at 813-994-0032 or toll free at 800-780-6098 to discuss all your pipeline pigging needs.
- Various biological growths, which are not removed by flushing, are found in the system
- The system was installed under challenging circumstances and/or not properly cleaned prior to it being placed in service
- Multiple grievances about plugged sprinkler heads, valves or controls and piping
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Hurricane season is here again, officially lasting June 1st through the end of November. Let's review some important things.
Tropical Cyclones, that is tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, threaten Florida every year, and often cause extensive damage to landscapes and surrounding structures. You can easily help make your landscape more hurricane-resistant, so that it's less likely to suffer damage during a major storm with a few simple considerations and a little pre-planning.
Before a storm threatens, consider doing the following:
- During a hurricane, having the right tree in the right place can help protect your property from strong winds by acting as a wind-break. However a poorly maintained tree will likely do more harm than good. Improperly pruned trees face a greater likelihood that they might break or fall during the storm. Many fallen and damaged trees often seen after a storm may be from the improper cutting or pruning of trees. It is important that your trees are serviced by a trained professional well before a storm threatens. It is important to remember, never begin any pruning during a Hurricane, or Tropical Storm, Watch or Warning.
- Ideally you should have your trees pruned during the tree species dormant season or during early spring but it’s never too late. Ask Mid Florida Tree Service about trimming your particular species. A tree more likely to survive storms is compact, with a low center of gravity; a strong, sturdy trunk; and a deep, symmetrical root system. The native live oak is a great example of a "survivor" tree, given the right environment and care during its life. Whereas, a more vulnerable tree during storms is one with a high center of gravity, a dense canopy, a decayed trunk, two or more trunks, or shallow roots. Shallow roots result from shallow soil or a high water table. Remember that any tree is more susceptible to toppling during a storm if it suffers from construction damage to roots, poor growing conditions, small root zones, and disease or insect problems.
- Ensure that your trees have been cleared of deadwood. Deadwood invites pests, and breaks away into projectiles too easily during a storm.
- Work with a licensed and insured certified arborist.
- Don't over-do the trimming or pruning. A certified arborist will ensure that the canopy is preserved, taking no more than 25% of it's normal growth. Correct pruning is likely the most important part of helping healthy trees survive hurricanes.
Avoid cutting the root system. If there is a conflict between the root system and a structure or project, let the arborist review the situation and determine if it's safe to prune the roots.
Ensure proper disposal of cut wood. Loose branches and logs have the potential to become projectiles during a severe storm.
Have all stumps ground down below grade. Stumps above grade pose a tripping hazard, regardless of season.
Mid Florida Tree Service has the experience and knowledge to help ensure your trees and yard are as ready as possible from potential storm threats.