Signs You May Be Underwatering or Overwatering Your Trees

If our trees could talk, we would never need to guess how much or how little watering they need. But since they can't tell us when they've had too much to drink - or when they're dying of thirst, we need to look at the subtle clues they do leave us to interpret. A tree's leaves hold the secret to cracking the code, and Red's Tree Service is here to help you solve this mystery! Are you treating your trees to too much, not enough, or just the right amount of water?... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Treehouse Tales : A Lifetime of Memories

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a kid again? I think most people would say they have had this thought at least once. The majority of us have probably thought about it many times over the years. What would we do differently? Who would we be? And if we could go back in time, what would we tell ourselves not to worry about? When you think back on your childhood, what special memories do you have? Maybe it was a big family vacation, or maybe it was a short, but significant... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Services Offered by Red's Tree

Memphians love to enjoy the outdoors and the comfort of their lawns.  Your tree not only offers you shade from the sweltering heat from the summer sun, but it also provides your home some protection from the elements as well as the sense of wonder in your yard. Memphis has some of the most beautiful trees in the U.S, and Red's Tree Service likes to keep it that way.  We offer many services to maintain the health and beauty of your tree are so that you and your family can enjoy... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Tree Trimming and Pruning FAQ's

1. What does Red’s Tree Service do for tree trimmings? -Removes dead limbs -Removes limbs that obstruct streets, driveways, windows, etc. -Eliminates dead, diseased, or insect-infested limbs -Thinning or removing branches to allow more sunlight -Enhancing the shape and form of the tree     2. What is the difference between tree trimming and tree pruning? Primarily, tree trimming is for shrubs and hedges while tree pruning is for trees and shrubs.... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Monday, June 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Summer Tree Care

After the crazy weather weekend we just had, this blog post almost wrote itself! Storms brought us wind gusts of up to 100mph that rocked Memphis and wreaked havoc on hundreds of trees. It was a pretty shocking reminder of why it's so important to take care of our trees by keeping them healthy even in the hottest summer months. Tree care isn't seasonal , and there are opportunities throughout the year to ensure the trees around us are safe, happy, and strong. With the days... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Fallen Tree Trauma: How to Avoid and Manage Fallen Trees on Power Lines

In the 21st century, both technology and nature hold true beauty. We all love the tall standing trees that keep our backyards shaded while providing great accents for our landscape designs. And while we may not be as aesthetically pleased by them, we also have a deep appreciation for power lines, as most of us simply wouldn’t know how to survive without the electricity they provide. What we’re not a big fan of, however, is when these two things collide, quite literally. When a... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 0 comments

DIY Tree Removal Safety Tips

Tree removal and limb trimming is a serious undertaking , even for experienced professionals like our team here at Red's Tree Service . Although we always recommend using a qualified and professional tree service for the removal of trees and the trimming of larger limbs, we realize that this may not always be possible. If you plan on attempting this kind of DIY removal , follow these tips we've put together on tree removal safety to protect yourself and get the job done ... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Trimming Your Trees In Late Winter

With the holidays over at last, Red's Tree Service is turning its attention to something that can occupy our time from now until spring - winter tree trimming. Many shrubs and trees are dormant in late winter, and pruning them at this time will invogorate the plants in preparation for abundant spring growth. Here in the Mid-South , we fall under zone 7 for hardiness, meaning late winter will typically be February and March . Now is the perfect time to plan your pruning! Why... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Christmas Tree Care 101

We can hardly believe it, but Christmas is right around the corner! Many of us will be picking out a Christmas tree soon (or if you're anything like us, you've already picked it out, put it up, and had it decorated before dessert was served on Thanksgiving.....)  But there's a little more to it than that! To help you avoid having a Charlie Brown Christmas tree moment over the holiday season, we've put together a guide for choosing, caring for, and properly... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 0 comments

10 Ways You Can Tell If A Tree Should Be Removed

When you have a tree on your property develop problems, it can often be difficult to decide when to remove the tree, or if you even should . Dying trees that are not a danger can usually be allowed to die in place without human intervention. When asking yourself whether or not to remove a tree, several pros and cons should be weighed. Red's Tree Service has compiled a list of questions for you to ask when deciding to keep or remove a tree: Is the species desirable? This... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Friday, November 25, 2016 | 0 comments

Why Trimming Trees Protects You (And Your Property!)

Owning a property that has trees means caring for them and being mindful of the problems they might bring. With winter fast approaching, now is the time to think about the safety and health of the trees in your yard. Trimming trees regularly is a vital part of yard maintenance, and one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to have your property assessed by a certified arborist. Research has shown that while trees enhance our property's value as well as provide us with shade and... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Treehouses: Backyard Hideaway for All Ages

For most adults, treehouses are a fond childhood memory. You knew a kid down the street with one; probably you dreamt of having your own to take refuge in on hot summer days. The image that comes to mind is probably a ragtag one: cockeyed 2x4s thrown together to house a dusty old rug, battery-powered lamp, and maybe a small table. In reality, a treehouse can be much more than a vague memory and a prime example of shoddy construction. Why a treehouse? So, what does a treehouse mean... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Monday, August 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Firewood 101 - Keep Warm this Winter

The crackling of a warm, open fire is a great way to take the chill out of a cold wintery Memphis Day. If you’re well versed in firewood selection, you know that it can be an involved process and not as easy as throwing just any log into an open flame. If you’re new to firewood, but are interested in saving on utility bills during cold winter months and think the idea of keeping your home cozy through an open flame sounds appealing, there are a few things you should know. Our Memphis tree... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Do's and Don'ts of Raking Leaves

As the scorching heat finally subsides and a light, crisp breeze picks up, fall is officially on the way. From a rocking chair on your back porch, you can enjoy the cool weather while you marvel at the changing colors of your trees. Eventually, you will set the hot cider down and pull the rake out of your garden shed. While raking leaves sounds quaint and simple, we all know it can actually be hard work. This year though, you don’t have to dread the chore your trees give you. Using this... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Memphis Tree Service Advice on Bulb Planting

If you’re a novice gardener or feel like you have a bit of a black thumb, planting bulbs will probably be your favorite gardening venture yet. Spring flowering bulbs are very low maintenance, and they’re easy to select and plant. Then you have a beautiful pop of color in your yard to indicate that spring has arrived! Which Spring Flowering Bulbs to Buy For the Memphis area climate, Daffodils and Tulips are two of the best choices when it comes to spring flowering bulbs to plant in your yard... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Monday, October 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Prepare Your Yard for Fall!

The kids are back in school, Labor Day weekend is around the corner, and it’s almost time to prepare your yard for fall. To help you figure out what kind of fall lawn care and tree maintenance you need this year, our Memphis tree service team has put together a few pre-frost tips for your yard. Evaluate Your Fall Lawn Care Needs Before you take action with your fall lawn care, walk around your yard and evaluate which plants, trees, or grass patches need your attention. If thriving plants... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Thursday, September 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Why is Tree Stump Removal Necessary?

When you hire our Memphis tree service team to remove a tree from your yard, you will decide whether you want tree stump removal services as well. It can be easy to forget about the stump when you’re having a tree removed, but it’s important for you to know the benefits of stump removal and the problems that could arise from leaving a stump where it is. Therefore, we typically advise tree stump removal, and we also usually advise that you don’t attempt it on your own. This post details our... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Memphis Tree Service Shares Best Practices for Summer Heat

We’re all thankful for the cool shade of trees on sizzling Memphis summer days, but have you ever considered how trees themselves handle the heat, particularly when it’s above 90°F or record-breaking for your region? The greenery in your yard needs certain types of treatment to survive extreme temperatures, including watering and mulching. But first, you need to know the signs of “heat stress” to guide your regimen of care and tip you off when you need a Memphis tree service . Is Your Yard... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Which Shrubs are perfect for summer? | Memphis Landscape Blog

As the summer heats up and the blooms of spring have faded, many think it's impossible to gain that colorful and robust flowering landscape in the scorching heat. Not true! Many plants thrive on hot sunshine to bloom, and with regular care and watering can last throughout the summer. While we specialize in tree services in Memphis , we've been around long enough to know a few things about landscaping and making your yard the best it can be. Below is our list of six heat-loving, summer blooms... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Is Your Yard Ready for Summer? Tree Care Memphis Blog

Spring has sprung and trees are flowering throughout the Mid-South. As we make our ways outside, you may start to notice a few eyesores around your neighborhood! Don't be one of them! You're probably well through your spring cleaning checklist, but have you thought about what needs to be done outside? Old leaves, weeds, and dead roots can prevent your yard from flourishing and can be unsightly for your curb appeal. Below are a few of our tried and true outdoor care spring cleaning tips from... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Stumped? Let us Help!

Stump Removal in Memphis Do you have stumps that need to be taken care of? Unsightly tree stumps can be an eyesore. With all of the spring cleaning that you do to your house, why let the center focus be drawn to an unsightly tree stump? Red's Tree Service, based in Memphis, Tennessee, has professional experience removing tree stumps. Having a stump removed allows you to completely remove the tree and replant. It also allows you to relax from the fear of termite damage and protects your lawn... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Friday, April 10, 2015 | 0 comments

Memphis Tree Service - Tree Trimming and Removal

Living in Memphis, Tennessee, it is important to have regular tree service performed on your property. If not properly trimmed, your trees can overgrow on power lines or housing structures and create major headaches for you and your neighbors. Some trees on your property may be in need of removal if they are dying, too close to power lines and structures or in the way of planned landscaping. Tree Removal Hiring a tree service professional to remove your tree is the safest and smartest plan... Read More
Posted by Kevin Smith at Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 0 comments

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