Conked Out? Your Trees Could Be!

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These interesting-looking, almost attractive projections from the tree have a lovely name in the common vernacular ~ Artist’s Bracket.  They’re so named because the material is firm enough for artists to etch pictures into the white pore side, which then bruises brown; these creations can last a remarkably long time when dried. Conks, despite their… Read more »

Christmas Tree Trivia

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So what, exactly, does one do with a 72-foot (22-meter) Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Recycling the Rockefeller Center tree takes repurposing to a whole new level. The tree is milled into lumber, which is then donated to Habitat for Humanity and used to build a home. Each piece of wood is stamped “Rockefeller Center Tree,”… Read more »

DETS ~ His-story

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For those of you new to the area and/or are unfamiliar with the history of our company, here’s a little on how we came to be ~ We’ve been in business since 1958 when Darrel Emel started his tree service in Kitsap County. His early climbing experience came through the Army in a special detachment… Read more »

A tree stump that should be dead is still alive; here’s why ~

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Occasionally, we’ll feature articles of interest here and we think this one is Really Interesting! Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system. New research, publishing July 25 in iScience, details how surrounding trees… Read more »