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Character Makes the Man – Meet Bob Ray

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Tree care | Comments Off on Character Makes the Man – Meet Bob Ray

Character Makes the Man – Meet Bob Ray

History is filled with records of family businesses generations old. Few, though, show a passion that transcends over the years, through father to son to grandson, and now, to great-grandson. The Ray family has weaved that passion into a family business that began with Thomas Ray in 1894, and continues to this day through “Tee” Ray, his great-grandson.   In 1894, the World’s Fair in Chicago was destroyed by fire. The New England Telephone and Telegraph installed its first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington,...

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Cindy Sullivan Video

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Storm Damage, Tree care, Trees and Weather, Trunk Injection, Winter Tree Care | Comments Off on Cindy Sullivan Video

Cindy Sullivan Video

Bob Ray Winter tree care video with Cindy Sullivan on winter tree care.

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Employment Opportunities 2

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Arborists, Employment | Comments Off on Employment Opportunities 2

Employment Opportunities 2

We Are Growing and Hiring in Louisville   Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanic Two year Diesel Technician Degree or equivalent heavy equipment and diesel experience. Also must possess a current valid drivers license, be willing to acquire a class A or B Commercial Drivers license and pass a pre-employment drug test. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Qualifications and Duties Responsible for the care and maintenance of heavy machinery, bucket trucks, and service maintenance trucks. Must be able to diagnose inspect and repair all diesel...

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WAVE 3 News Interviews Tee Ray on Tree Damage

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Tree care, When to hire a tree service, Winter Tree Care | Comments Off on WAVE 3 News Interviews Tee Ray on Tree Damage

WAVE 3 News Interviews Tee Ray on Tree Damage

Local news team interviews Tee Ray on winter tree damage. wave3.com-Louisville News,...

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Whas 11 Interviews Certified Arborist Adam Palmer

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Tree care, Winter Tree Care | Comments Off on Whas 11 Interviews Certified Arborist Adam Palmer

Whas 11 Interviews Certified Arborist Adam Palmer

When local news coverage looks for expertise in tree care, they turn to Louisville’s oldest Tree care...

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Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Tree care | Comments Off on Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship

Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship

Kentucky Tree Climbing Championships On October 22, 2013 our own Adam Palmer competed in Kentucky Tree Climbing Championships, (10/19/2013). Here is a brief summary of his experience: The 2013 Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship proved to be a true test of ones climbing skills, and the ability to handle some less than ideal weather conditions. Rain showers were expected until about noon, making for wet trees and climbers alike. The competition consists of five events in which climbers perform an assortment of tasks ranging from aerial rescue...

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Mulch – Why, Where, How Much?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mulch – Why, Where, How Much?

Mulch – Why, Where, How Much?

Why do I need to use mulch under my tree? Mulching under a tree has several benefits to a tree— • It helps to control weed germination and growth • It helps to reduce soil moisture • It helps to protect the tree from potential damage from lawn mowers and weed eaters • It insulates the soil and helps to keep the tree’s roots cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter • It can help to improve existing soil as it decomposes • It can inhibit plant diseases In a natural forest setting, a tree is constantly being mulched and “fed” by decomposing...

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Common Pests and Diseases

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Pests and Diseases

Common Pests and Diseases

Common Pest and Diseases found in Kentucky/Indiana Landscapes There are many varieties of pest and diseases we see in the local area that can inflict damage to trees and shrubs in your urban landscape. Bob Ray Co., Inc.’s certified arborists can diagnose and recommend treatment for controlling many of the commonly seen pests and diseases. Spider Mites One of the more prevalent pests we come across in landscapes are various species of spider mites. Spider mites are often seen in urban landscapes and can attack both deciduous and evergreen...

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Stump Grinding

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

How Does Stump Grinding Work? If an old stump is consuming valuable space on your property and making lawn mowing a pain, there is an excellent solution. You may choose to have it removed through a process known as stump grinding. A machine called a “stump grinder” is used for stump grinding. A stump grinder is really a big machine which has a vertically aligned blade with big metal teeth in the shape of a saw. The blade is mounted on a machine arm that’s mounted to a Bob Cat, truck or tractor. This way the stump grinding...

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Winter Tree Care

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Tree Care

Winter Tree Care

Winter Tree Care Now that it appears there will be an actual winter in Louisville, it is an excellent opportunity for tree pruning. Tree pruning to eliminate branches in winter can avoid severe future damage while enhancing the trees’ well being and strength. The cold weather conditions also means you will find far fewer insects or illnesses that are going to impact the pruned areas. There are some steps that need to be taken for the best winter tree care: Actions for Effective Winterizing Frequently, a tree’s survival may rely on the care...

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