We are privileged to be included in the 2020 edition of the Scout Guide Omaha! The Scout Guide highlights premier independent businesses like ours in the Omaha metro. Give us a shout if you'd like a copy or two - we're happy to share! These books are beautiful and look great on your coffee table. They are filled with stunning captures of the wonderful people who enrich our city with their special talents and services! SHOP LOCAL!
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We're again honored to be included in Omaha Magazine's "Faces of Omaha." 15 years into our journey, we're still coming up with better ways to serve our clients, create a great place to work for our employees, and create a higher standard of tree care by educating our staff and clients about arboriculture.
Bagworms. Everyone’s favorite little defoliator, right? These clever moths begin life as tiny caterpillars and use the foliage of trees and shrubs to protect themselves so they can mate and create even more bagworms. They can be extremely destructive, and their cone-shaped cases oftentimes go unnoticed as "pinecones" or some other doo-dads that almost pass for something that belongs on the tree!
Can bagworms kill my trees and shrubs?
YES - Bagworms can disfigure or even kill evergreens in a hurry as they feed on needles. If you have a minor infestation of bagworms, pick off the cases and throw them away in a sealed grocery bag, place in a bucket of soapy water, or burn them if that gives you satisfaction. If your trees have more than a few however, give us a call so we can perform properly timed insecticide sprays. Remember, every case can have 300-1000 eggs, so you don’t want the population exploding from one year to the next!
How does Arbor Aesthetics manage bagworm infestations?
Arbor Aesthetics offers a two-time foliar spray treatment of either Permethrin or Bifenthrin insecticide while the larvae are actively feeding on your trees and shrubs. We closely monitor bagworm larvae activity so the timing of the treatments is most effective. We recommend repeating this treatment annually for at least 2-3 years before re-evaluating for control.
Spring has arrived and it seems like ages ago that we were summoning nominations from the Omaha community for our 5th annual Gift of Beautiful Trees program. Each year we select at least one nominee to receive up to $2,500 in FREE tree trimming or removal services. Over the course of the last five years, we've donated more than $30,000 in tree work to families in need. We all know trees can add significant value to our lives and homes, but they can require costly maintenance and we understand that proper tree care is often not budgeted for and is a luxury for many families. During the holiday season, we can't help but think about the stress some families might be enduring - trying to make ends meet and providing a memorable holiday for their loved ones. That's where we come in. Sure - it's just tree trimming, but we like to think of it less as a gift of manual labor and more as a gift of peace of mind and the comfort that you are seen and cared for by your community in times of need.
As always, I'd like to start by saying nothing gives me more faith in the power of community than watching nomination after nomination roll into my inbox every holiday season. Jeff and I read through each nomination and consider the degree of urgency of the project (is the tree dangerous?), whether or not the work can be completed within one day, the difficulty of the project (do we have the right resources?), and how dire the situation is (what is the person or family going through?).
This year we selected two families to receive the Gift of Beautiful Trees. We always respect the privacy of our recipients, which means we aren't always able to share their personal stories or identities. This year we asked only to share before and after photos of the projects with the public. No matter - we were grateful to be able to share our gifts and resources with these families, lighten their burdens, and spark hope by removing some dangerous and troublesome trees from their properties.
We are already looking forward to 2020 and our six year of giving back to our community! Follow us on Facebook for updates on next year's projects!
Hey, lookie there! March's Tree Care Industry Association magazine shines a light on the magic WOMEN are bringing to this male-dominated industry. It's not terribly uncommon to see husband-wife teams working together in the tree care world.
Jeff and I have been running the business together for six years and while every marriage is a work in progress 'til death do they part, I've obtained some wisdom over the last several years about working with your spouse. I shared my thoughts below. Check it out! ~ Amy
Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner