Silva Construction Implements New Online Tracking System for Clients

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction (https://www.silvaconstruction.com/), a residential and commercial remodeling company serving the south bay area of Los Angeles, has implemented a new online tracking system so that clients can see all the progress and records of their construction project online.

The new system allows clients to track and confirm remodeling decisions, to track ongoing costs, and see pictures of the remodeling project as it moves along.

A new video gives information on the program:
https://vimeo.com/coconstruct/review/301293880/52f0815c76

Dave Silva, owner of Silva Construction, stated “We strive to always make the home remodeling process a pleasant and easy one, with no evil surprises. With this new online tracking system, we hope to make the process even smoother and easier for our homeowner clients.”

Dave Silva and David Clarke are owners of Silva Construction, Inc., located in San Pedro, CA. The company has over 40 years of experience in remodeling construction, and serves Southern California’s South Bay area, including Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, and other select areas. Their blog can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/blog3/ and their website can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/. They can be reached at 310-831-6310.

Silva Construction Urges Homeowners to Prepare Their California Home for Winter

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction (https://www.silvaconstruction.com), a residential and commercial remodeling company serving the south bay area of Los Angeles, is urging homeowners in California to take steps to prepare their homes for winter.

Dave Silva, owner of Silva Construction, stated “California winters are pretty mild compared to cities like Chicago or New York, but the weather can still get pretty chilly and you still need to prepare your home for any heavy storms in order to prevent dry rot or roof leaks. To ensure your home is safe this winter, we’ve put together a basic list of ways to prepare your California home for Winter.”

1. Inspect nearby trees

First, check to make sure your trees are healthy. If you’re not sure what to look for, speak to a certified arborist. Next, on any trees that are close to your house, trim any branches or tree limbs that are less than 6 feet from the roofline to prevent rodents and insects from accessing your roof.

2. Inspect and clean your roof

It’s vital to clean and inspect your roof before any winter rain comes through. Clear off any leaves, tree branches and other debris from your roof. Be sure to also check the shingles and waterproofing elements. Again, if you’re not sure what to look for, we suggest speaking with a professional.

3. Clear out gutters

Be sure to clean out your gutters to prevent them from getting clogged and overflowing.

4. Seal any exterior cracks

It’s important to seal up any exterior cracks around your home to prevent insect infestation and water intrusion.

Dave Silva and David Clarke are owners of Silva Construction, Inc., located in San Pedro, CA. The company has over 40 years of experience in remodeling construction, and serves Southern California’s South Bay area, including Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, and other select areas. Their blog can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/blog3/ and their website can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com. They can be reached at 310-831-6310.

Brite Smiles is Explaining Why Dental Consultations are Important

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com) in Apple Valley, is explaining to the public why dental consultations are important.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care stated “Patients often have several questions concerning their mouth, teeth and their treatment options. This is why Brite Smiles highly recommends getting a consultation with your dentist. It’s essential that you truly understand your treatment plan and ask any questions to feel confident about your decisions.”

At Brite Smiles Dental Care, a consultation with your dentist is always done at no charge. They want all patients to feel confident about what’s being recommended and to get the right care.

Bruce, a patient at Brite Smiles, said: “I have found Brite Smiles Dental to be very accommodating and friendly and trustworthy. I have recommended them to several of my extended family as well as some of my friends. I have complete confidence in them.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com/, or call 952-891-8484.

Big Trees Inc. Helps Save a Large Dogwood Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, recently helped a man who wanted to save a large Dogwood tree on his property.

The tree was in the way of remodeling and expanding the client’s garage and parking area — both premium features in the neighborhoods of Seattle. The client contacted Big Trees about moving the huge tree. He told them the base trunk had a diameter of over a foot and a half wide, and that the canopy of the tree was 20-feet plus in height. With his daughter having childhood memories with the tree, he felt strongly about saving it.

The tree was positioned very close to some overhead power service lines going to the neighbor’s home. Once the large root ball was dug, it was too heavy for any ground based tractor to lift conventionally. Fortunately, this tree only needed to move a short distance. The crew dug a trench in the direction that the tree needed to travel, and with an extendable boom forklift, the root ball was scooped and slid to the front of the new trench, like a big cookie on a bakers sheet. When all the markers and measurements were checked, it was decided that it was time to re-bury the Dogwood in its new planting location.

“There are a lot of ways to handle these larger trees, and in spite of most situations where it can look really difficult, our crews and techniques have enough experience to see a lot of great things accomplished!” says Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., located in Snohomish, WA in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only deliver young trees, but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at https://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/ They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

BigTreeSupply.com: Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization

by Nancy Penrose

Trees require certain nutrients in order to function and grow. Most trees in urban landscape settings are grown in soils that do not contain sufficient nutrients for it to grow and develop properly. This is why fertilization is a very important part of tree care and tree preservation.

Why You Should Fertilize

We frequently remove fallen leaves, organic matter and other potential sources of nutrient recycling that would naturally have helped trees thrive. Fertilization can replace these soil nutrients lost by leaf cleanup.

Tree fertilization can also help new trees expand root systems for better anchorage and overall vitality. Expanded root systems mean better water absorption and better defense against drought and hot weather, which has become more common here in the Pacific Northwest.

For those who want that instant screen, fertilization will increase plant growth.

What’s the Difference Between Deep Root Fertilization and DIY Fertilization?

So, what’s the difference between deep root fertilization and DIY fertilization sold in stores? Most store bought fertilizers (especially for lawns) are quick release nitrogen that are high in salts. The salt can cause “fertilizer burn” which results in scorched leaf margins. Deep root fertilizer is a slow release, zero salt formula, that does not burn or cause drought stress for the tree. Injecting into the soil brings the nutrients to the root zone of the tree and helps deliver more fertilizer directly to the tree. This is especially good for trees in grass and planting beds where competing plants may absorb some of the fertilizer.

Know Your Numbers

It’s important to know what type of fertilizer will give the right balance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). This can be confusing for many homeowners. Our tree specialist takes the guesswork out of what fertilizer blend is best and handle everything for our clients. For more information or if you have questions about deep root fertilization, call us at (360) 563-2700.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com/), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurseries, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees- Inc/193731105108.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Urges Homeowners to Prepare Their Chimneys for Holiday Events

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is urging homeowners in the Minneapolis area to get their chimney cleaned and inspected ahead of upcoming family holiday events such as Christmas and New Year’s.

Dave Lambert, owner of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, stated “You know that having a roaring fire in your fireplace is going to make the day that much better, when you’re celebrating Christmas parties, Christmas day, New Year’s, football parties, and of course, the Super Bowl. But before you break out the fireplace, it’s best to get your chimney cleaned and inspected, so you can use it with confidence. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can service you quickly and efficiently, and we have the experience to know exactly how to fix any problems that might come up.”

Despite the busy season, Lambert assured homeowners that he can likely fit them in for a cleaning and inspection.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/, or call 952-944-1744.

Brite Smiles Gives Advice on Choosing Dental Insurance

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com), in Apple Valley, is giving advice to patients who are planning a dental insurance change.

For a number of reasons, patients may decide to change their dental insurance. Sometimes different plans have better options financially, and other times a person’s employer may change the plan for them. In many cases, this won’t affect much, but in other scenarios, a different insurance plan may mean that you won’t be able to see your current dentist because they are no longer in your network.

To avoid any surprises, Brite Smiles recommends finding out if your dentist is in the network for the dental insurance plan you’re planning to switch to. If you feel comfortable with your current dentist, make sure you choose a plan where they are in your network. It’s easier to choose a plan that includes a dentist you like than search and find a new dentist whom you trust. If neither option is available, call your dentist to see which benefits your plan may hold for their office.

Brite Smiles’ office manager stated: “Are you living without dental insurance and looking for a way to stay current with your dental treatments while also saving money? Look no further than Apple Valley’s #1 choice for affordable dental care! Our annual dental care program includes two dental cleanings, two exams, one Fluoride treatment, and all necessary x-rays. Contact us at 952-891-8484 for more information!”

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit https://britesmilesdentalcare.com, or call 952-891-8484.

BigTreeSupply.com: The Best Time to Transplant Trees

By Nancy Penrose

It is very important when moving a tree from one place to another to be aware of the time of year. Trees can have a lot of their water evaporate through their leaves and foliage during a transplanting effort. Dormancy season for conifer and deciduous trees, (those that lose their leaves in the fall), is the best season to transplant a tree.

Once deciduous trees are losing their leaves it is a good signal that dormancy has settled into the Northwest each fall. Once transplanted, the tree will have ideal temperatures and the enthusiastic growth push of the season to help them adjust to the new space. Aftercare is imperative. The tree will need consistent, daily drip irrigation to the root ball surface to help the tree survive and adjust. Typically 15 minutes of drip per day during the growing season (April-October) will suffice. Do not water your trees during the dormant season.

Late Fall to Early Spring

Late fall to early spring in the Northwest is the ideal time of year for transplanting a tree. They will handle being dug and moved much better at that time of year. The timing is best when the tree can be handled before its new foliage has broken its bud casings.

Early Fall

Some trees will do fine if you transplant them in the early fall, especially evergreen trees. If you live in a colder area/higher altitude environment, and an evergreen tree is being transplanted there from a warmer/lower altitude climate, then it’s best to transplant the tree in early spring and let it have a half a year in its new location before winter starts.

Late Winter

Transplanting a tree in late winter is a fine time too, especially as it rarely freezes hard enough in our Puget Sound climate to make planting difficult. If it is too cold to be digging, our trucks won’t be on the road anyway.

Summer

The middle of summer is the least desirable time of year for transplanting trees in our Puget Sound region. Deciduous trees have all their new leaves, and conifer trees have their fresh evergreen foliage. All of these trees are pulling hard for water through their existing root systems to nurture their new growth so disrupting this can be detrimental if not done with proper precaution, methods and aftercare. Fortunately, Big Trees has garnered significant experience in moving trees during the summer because of construction schedule demands. There are many techniques and treatments we use and have developed over the decades to help summer transplants along, including digging larger size rootballs than normally required and application of products that help put the tree in temporary dormancy during the transplant process.
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Summary

Many construction companies are recognizing trees as priorities to their clients. In addition, there are many city development guidelines attempting to retain tree canopy in the face of our extreme pace of real estate development. Big Trees is the first in any consulting group to point out when a tree is not a good transplant candidate. Keeping our integrity and advisements as a trusted resource for builders and municipalities is a major priority in our assessment of transplanting opportunities.

In our Puget Sound region, the importance of our urban and suburban trees and what they contribute to our environments is given significant consideration nowadays. Big Trees is very pleased to assist with the protection and retention of our region’s tree populations.

If you have more questions about transplanting you can always call a big tree specialist at Big Trees Inc., 360-563-2700.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://www.bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurseries, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to http://snohomishbigtrees.com/. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108.

Real Web Marketing Designs New Web Site for Big Trees Inc. in Seattle

New Web Site Features Large Custom Tree Finder Feature

LOS ANGELES, CA: Real Web Marketing Inc. (http://www.realwebmarketing.net), a web design and website marketing company in Los Angeles, has completed designing a new web site for Big Trees, Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), a large tree nursery and tree transplanting company in the Seattle area.

Big Trees Inc. is one of the largest tree nurseries in the greater Seattle area, located in Snohomish, WA. They specialize in selling and installing trees of all sizes, especially large, mature trees. The company also transplants and moves trees, and has done work for the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for numerous cities, schools, colleges, universities, and thousands of home owners around the Seattle area.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, Inc., stated “We have worked with Real Web Marketing for 7 years now. They designed our site 7 years ago, and have since worked with us on search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. We have been having a great year, and so we decided it was time for a new web design, and so we turned to Real Web Marketing again. And we couldn’t be happier with the new design. We especially like the new Tree Finder feature on the site, where visitors can browse over 100 trees, by various categories.”

John Eberhard, President of Real Web Marketing stated, “We always enjoy working with the folks at Big Trees, and we were glad for the opportunity to update their large website with a thoroughly modern look. They obviously are a top tree nursery and transplant company, and I wanted the site to reflect the level of quality that the company maintains.”

John Eberhard has been involved in marketing for 29 years, and has worked for a variety of companies as Marketing Director prior to starting Real Web Marketing Inc., including The Dohring Company, Executive Software (now Condusiv Software), Survival Strategies, Panda Software, and David Morse & Associates. Real Web Marketing Inc. was founded by John Eberhard in 1999 in the Los Angeles area and incorporated in 2011, and has clients all over the U.S. Their services offered include web design, shopping cart site design, mobile friendly web design, pay-per-click advertising campaign set up and management, search engine optimization (SEO), link building, social media marketing, copywriting, online PR, and video production. He can be reached at 661-441-2429. Their websites including http://realwebmarketing.net, http://realwebmarketingreleases.com, http://realwebclientnews.com, and http://myseojourney.net.

Big Trees Inc. Helped a Builder Move a Large Landscape Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted by a builder to move a large landscape tree on their property.

The builder had been speculating on a property for some time, and in making their intentions for the property known, the city inspectors realized that this property would be losing most of its tree canopy to the renovation. The city made the suggestion to save a 25-foot tall Coastal Redwood tree as a way to mitigate some of the lost tree foliage on the property.

Big Trees was asked to come by and evaluate the tree and the property for the handling of this tree. It was decided that the tree should be moved to the very southeast corner of the property from its southwest location. The tree was treated with a solution to slow and retain the hydration of the tree, and the next day, the crew of Big Trees’ transplanting team arrived to begin carefully digging, severing roots and binding the root ball together for handling the next day.

The next morning, the tree was lifted and moved to its new location, set at grade of what would be the eventual finished height of soil around tree, and the tree was unbound and had topsoil added up around the root ball’s sidewalls. Drip irrigation was added to the surface of the root ball for keeping the adequate amount of water to the tree’s root system, and the builder’s project continued, with the tree in its new location.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager, stated “Cities are requesting these larger trees to get moved when trying to salvage tree coverage from developing lots, and we’re always happy to do so when all of the successful elements are present. The tree has to be a quality candidate in a good setting, the logistics have to be sound, and the builder has to be vested in seeing the transplant survive with their long term care plan. If all of this comes together, the likelihood of a successful transplant is very good,”

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., located in Snohomish, WA in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only deliver young trees, but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at https://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.