Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tree Trimming in East Pasco Florida

 Pasco County Tree Service

Tree Trimming and Pruning in East Pasco County Florida

(East of Suncoast Parkway)

Since 1976, Mid Florida Tree Service has served the Tampa Bay Region's arborist needs. That region includes the eastern part of Pasco County including Wesley Chapel, Crystal Springs, Zephyrhills and Land O' Lakes. 

Residents and businesses in Eastern Pasco rely on Mid Florida Tree Service for expert tree service. With Florida's strong weather, fallen limbs and broken or uprooted trees can be cause considerable trouble. Pruning trees can minimize that trouble Mid Florida Tree Service can help you before a storm hits, and help recover from storm damage.

Besides reducing storm damage, pruning and eliminating dead branches can make your trees more appealing as well as improve the overall health of your trees by discouraging wood destroying organisms.

Mid Florida Tree Services offers multiple tree care services in Eastern Pasco County including:

Removing cracked or dead branches

Cutting branches that would touch a house or other building

Root pruning to prevent damage to driveways & foundations

Trimming low hanging branches to raise the ceiling of the tree, promoting healthy growth

Treat for wood destroying organisms like bacteria, parasites and insects

Total tree removal, obtaining permits when needed, safe cutting of even the most dangerous trees, stump grinding to below grade (below the grass line) as well as site cleanup when the job is done.

Mid Florida Tree Service is ready to help with your East Pasco Tree Service needs.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Difficult Tree Removal

My client's site has an article on this topic that starts with a comment on lumberjacks, or whoever, chopping down a tree and yelling "Timber!". 

That  might be okay in the middle of the woods, but in your yard, near your house, or standing over your car, that's just not going to work.

What do I mean when I say a "Difficult Tree"?

Well, let's consider just a large tree. Often these will need to be brought down piece by piece. Sometimes using ropes to ensure the bits don't land on anything or anyone. Then, all that debris needs to be picked up and hauled away.

What about trees that are already damaged?

Whether it's from something like a lightning strike, disease or a wind storm, a damaged or leaning tree poses a risk of falling or dropping large branches. You don't want to be near these things without proper training and equipment.

Emergency Tree Removal

Emergency tree service is similar. If a tree has already fallen on you home, you don't want to make the situation worse or have anyone get hurt in the process.

Mid Florida Tree Service has the skills, experience and safety equipment to handle these difficult tree removal situations.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Give your new tree the best start!

 I've mentioned my Tree Service client on several blog posts before. People usually think about cutting and pruning, because that's a significant portion of the services offered by anyone involved in tree care.

Today, however, I want to talk about what to do when you get a new tree.

When planting a new tree, it's a good idea to consider what comes next to give your tree a healthy start in its new location.

Here are some things to think about for your young tree:

  • Mulching
    • Mulch is supposed to hold in moisture. Too much moisture around the trunk can be a problem though, so at least three inches should be open between the tree and the edge of the mulch. Otherwise, there may be rotting and serious damage to the tree.
    • Put a layer of mulch about 2 to 4 inches thick around the tree.
    • Mulch out to the tree's dripline.
  • Watering
    • There's no hard and fast rule about how much water to give a certain tree. Soil conditions and drainage will be a factor. Most importantly, the root ball should be kept moist, but not soaked. 
    • Test the soil down to about 6 inches to see if it is staying moist. Add a few more gallons a week if needed, or reduce watering if it's too wet. Be aware of the amount of rain that's falling, so you can adjust as needed.
  • Fertilizing
    • Because our lawns are not left to nature, their nutrient composition isn't the same as a natural forest. Sometimes we need to give our trees a boost.
    • Don't fertilize blind. Have a professional tree service like my client, Mid Florida Tree Service, do a soil analysis to determine the correct type and amount of fertilizer to use.
    • Because our yards are covered in grass, a lot of surface fertilizer gets absorbed before it can get to the tree's roots. Ask about Deep Root Feeding when you talk to your tree care professional. 

  • Pruning
    • We typically think of pruning for mature trees that might have branches that are getting unweildy. Young trees may need a little help as well. Often there will be competition to become the main trunk. If more than one trunk is allowed to develop, it can lead to a weaker overall tree.
    • The tree service professional or arborist will consider which branch is most likely to be the strongest and select the others to be pruned off.

My Client, Mid Florida Tree Service, has more information on this topic at the link above.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Types of Pipeline Pigs

There are many different types of pipeline pigs out there today. While the initial models were quite basic and used to simply clear the lines, the development of technologies has allowed pipeline pigging to evolve into much more than just clean pipes.

 There are the basic utility pigs which are inserted into the pipeline to scrape and remove debris from the line such as wax.  Utility pigs also include foam pigs, solid cast pigs, mandrel pigs and spherical pigs.

Inspection pigs, also known as smart pigs or in-line inspection pigs, are used to gather information about the pipes from the inside. These pipeline pigs use two different and distinct methods, either magnetic flux leakage (MFL) and ultrasonics (UT), to gather information regarding the interior of a pipeline. The information they provide includes pipeline curvature and diameter, temperature and/or pressure, and metal loss or corrosion.

Specialty pigs, like plugs, can isolate a portion of the pipeline for any maintenance work that may need to be performed. The pig plug keeps the pipeline pressure in the check by blocking the pipeline on either side of where the work is being done.

Gel pigs used with a combination of gelled liquids, can be used alone or in conjunction with conventional pigs. There are a variety of uses for gel pigs that include, hydrotesting, dewatering and condensate removal, product separation, debris removal, as well as removing a stuck pig.

With the number of models to choose from to meet the number of different situations, don’t leave the decision of what to do or use to chance. Call experts like the ones at Professional Piping Services,  toll free at 800-780-6098 or locally in the Greater Tampa Bay area at 813-994-0032 to discuss your pipeline system.  Let them help you make the best choice for you and your business.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Jacaranda mimosifoila

Technically Jacaranda mimosifoila ,but more commonly just Jacaranda, wows us with its large vibrant lavender colored flowers and is one of the more popular Florida trees. Though it's been said that they start out looking somewhat odd as saplings and young trees, by the time they near 20 feet, their branches take on domed crown-like shape. They are one of the most distinctive and beautiful trees as their foliage and enormous bright purple flowers usher in Florida's springtime.
The Jacaranda is a large tree. It's best suited as a focal point in a medium sized yard or anywhere on a larger piece of land. It can reach 40 feet tall quickly. It thrives best with plenty of room and should bve placed in partial to full sun. Jacarandas are slow to flower when grown from seed and even take 5 to 7 years before flowering when grafted cuttings are used..  
Caring for Jacaranda trees:
  • 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.
  • READ MORE HERE: Mid Florida Tree Service
Whatever the tree care questions, Mid FloridaTree Service's knowledgeable staff and Certified Arborists, are ready to help.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Risky Pigging

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.