Posts by tsteiden

Summer Tree Pruning

Summer Tree Pruning

Summer tree pruning is not the best time to prune, but it can be done safely. Pruning fruit trees in the summer is actually desirable.  Here are some reasons why it is okay to prune trees in the summer: Fruit tree health is determined by size Summer pruning fruit trees in particular controls growth on a tree by removing water sprouts. Water sprouts are those shooters that grow straight up on a major limb. Summer is also a good time to remove the upper branches that can shade fruit on lower branches.  Opening up the canopy allows better air flow through the tree, promoting rapid drying that...

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Winterizing Chainsaws

Chainsaws need to be winterized. Also mowers, trimmers, blowers, tiller, etc. should all be winterized as well.  Winterizing your outdoor power gear can save you from an enormous headache this coming spring.  With storms coming to Kentucky and the midwest, chainsaws and tree cuts are going to become very needed. Winter temperatures cause gasoline to thicken and varnish in the combustion chamber and carburetor.  This subsequently causes faulty chainsaw starts or the, the chainsaw may not start at all.  If you cannot get your chainsaw to even run then a super sharp chainsaw blade is worthless....

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Electric Chainsaws???

How do electric chainsaws stack up when trimming trees? Electric chainsaws are now the rage throughout do it yourself stores like Loews and Home Depot. We have been using chainsaws for fifty years in our tree service company in Louisville. Basically, corded electric chainsaws are the cheapest models you can buy. Electric chainsaws are marketed as alternatives to gasoline powered chainsaws if you are doing light tree trimming or light tree pruning.  Electric chainsaws can plug the cable straight into a main 120 socket. Most electric chainsaws have a guide bar of 14 or 16 inches. Electric...

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Tips on Sharpening a Chainsaw

Chainsaws Chainsaws onlyare effective if the chainsaw blade is sharp. As one of the oldest tree care companies in Louisville, we have been helping customers by using chainsaws for over 50 years. To be able to remove trees, trim trees, and prune trees we need the right equipment. And the right equipment is a sharp chainsaw blade. Here are some tips that we can offer you to help you if you want to do it yourself. Carbide Wear Carbide chains (expensive but worth it) experience the most wear the first time the chainsaw chain is sharpened but it requires much less sharpening. The carbide cutting...

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Chainsaws

Chainsaws What type of chainsaw is right for you? If you are a do it your-self tree trimmer or tree care expert, you will need a chainsaw.  But, dont run to Lowes and buy the first one you see.  You first have to ask a few questions:  What are you going to be using a chainsaw to accomplish? How often are you going to use it. If you are going to pull it out once  a year after a wind storm, that is pretty infrequent. If you plan to cut firewood every few weeks, that is quite a bit of use. You should buy only the chainsaw you feel comfortable with. Stihl, McCullough, Husquavarna are the brand...

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