Palm Tree trimming tips in Las Vegas

It seems rather bizarre that people that don’t live in Las Vegas just assume that there is no landscape here and that we are just a desert.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Southern Nevada is filled with lush landscaping and basically an oasis in the desert.  Our hospitality properties on the Las Vegas strip employ hundreds of personnel just to maintain the beautiful landscape designs they create.  Those landscaping teams handle just about any and all of the maintenance on the landscaping except the larger trees and shrubs.  Most of the trees that require trimming and the palm tree trimming is all outsourced to one of many tree trimming and maintenance companies.palm tree trimming las vegas

Tree trimming here in Las Vegas is a huge business as there are many residential areas that have beautiful landscaped areas.  There are several communities that are in what is called an HOA (Home Owner Association).  Within these HOA neighborhoods it is very popular to have beautifully landscaped common areas.  In my personal community here in Las Vegas, we have over 150 palm trees alone.  That’s not counting all the pine trees and additional shrubs.  We have a professional tree trimming and maintenance company come through our neighborhood about 2 to 3 times per year for the heavy tree trimming and tree removal.  We even have a landscape staff that is present daily to handle smaller tree trimming and typical landscape issues.

It is essential to the trees that they get the proper maintenance and palm tree trimming as necessary.  It is also recommended that you would hire a professional palm tree trimming and tree removal business rather than try to do that yourself.  The last thing you want to do is climb 40 feet in the air to try and perform the tree trimming job on your own.  Most of the time it is obvious when there is a tree that needs to be trimmed or even removed.  Palm tree trimming is done most of the time in spring and fall.  You will be able to see the brownish branches sprouted out from the tree as well as the dead flower like twigs.  It is necessary to get rid of the flowery branches in the tree trimming process as they can cause a huge maintenance issue to the area below.  Not only can they make a huge mess in your yard, but the little seeds can blow in the wind to other properties as well.tree trimming las vegas

One of the things that scare me the most about palm trees that are not trimmed is the ability for them to catch fire very easily.  Last year, just before our community was scheduled for the palm tree trimming process, we had a fire.  The condominium had some highly flammable items in the garage and caught on fire in merely seconds.  The winds were gusting up to about 40 miles per hour and the palm trees in front of the condominium caught on fire.  The dead parts of the tree that were on fire were now flying through the air.  They went from building to building and the first thing that caught fire were the palm trees.  That spread to the roofs and then directly into the condominiums.  This is why it is important that you keep up with any palm tree trimming maintenance at all times.

Another important reason to keep up with the tree trimming process is the fact that palm trees are a perfect breeding ground for both insects and rodents.  One of the largest problem here in Las Vegas is that communities, especially on golf courses, will go too long to perform the tree trimming maintenance.  There are several areas in town that have serious rodent problems due to the fact that they are living in the palm trees.  Palm trees that are not kept up are also a great space for bug infestations.  Scorpions and bees find them to be a perfect spot to live.  Once pest’s have chosen a palm tree as their home, it is extremely difficult to exterminate them.  It can take several attempts to remove both rodents and insects once they call the tree their home.

Tree trimming maintenance and tree removal assessments are available for free from any professional tree trimming business here in the valley.  One that we always use is Las Vegas Palm Tree Pros.  You can find them on the internet at lasvegaspalmtreepros.com.  They even have a form that you can fill out online to get a free estimate that way.  Typically, most tree trimming jobs can be done within a week or two depending the time of year and how busy the company is.  It is important to pick a professional palm tree trimming business that guarantees the removal of the items that they trimmed.  You certainly don’t want to be left with a huge mess that even the local trash service won’t pick up.

3 Gastropub Restaurants in Washington DC

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Have you ever been to Washington DC?  I have been there three or four times and it is an amazing place to see.  The first time I visited, I took my son who was about twelve or thirteen.  I knew I was going to be in meetings for the most part, so I showed him how to take the subway to get around.  He did pretty good exploring Washington DC without me.

We did have one day to take in as much as we could, so our first stop was the Capitol Building.  We got to do a tour of the Congress and Senate buildings thank to our then Congressman, Jim Gibbons.  He had one of his staffers walk us around and see the amazing building.  We were able to go to the Library of Congress, see the Vietnam War Memorial and walk up to the statue of Lincoln.

It truly was a memorable visit that I am sure neither of us will forget.  One of the things I noticed was the array of restaurants and bars surround the area.  The competition must be great, so I have picked out three Gastropub restaurants to review.

Washington DC RestaurantThe Blue Duck Tavern has an inviting warm and rustic environment.  It features handcrafted wood furnishings which includes a twenty-nine-foot-long Windsor bench.  Tapping into local purveyors and farms, they feature a market-based menu with time-honored cooking methods and modern technology.

Located on 24th and M Streets, Blue Duck Tavern has brought together the finest team to make your meal memorable.  General Manager, Joseph Cerione, has over fifteen years of hospitality experience.  He has working in many upscale restaurants from La Jolla, California to Miami, Florida.

Recently appointed Executive Chef, Adam Howard, grew up in Pell City, Alabama.  In 2006 he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde, Park, New York.  From there he worked in many high end restaurants around the East Coast.  He even launched his own mobile kitchen offering creative street foods from all around the world.Washington DC Restaurant media

Coleen Murphy, who is the Pastry Chef, came from Kingston, New York.  Graduating from Johnson & Wales University, she was one of the seven members of the Hyatt Corporate Pastry Specialist team who crafted their own chocolate for the Hyatt Hotels which is now used company wide.  Hotel F&B Magazine recognized Chef Murphy as one of the “Top 25 Hotel Pastry Chefs to Watch” in 2018.  Their internet rating is over four stars with over six hundred comments.

Washington DC restaurantAt Heritage Brewing Brewpub and Roastery in Arlington, Virginia, beer is their beginnings.  They have a giant assortment of beers on tap that show off their brewing ability.  From Sours, Lagers, barrel aged beers and Ales they craft a new beer every week.  They even can and bottle the majority of their beers, so patrons can take some home.

The second love at Heritage Brewing Brewpub and Roastery is coffee.  Using their Veritas cold-press they offer their coffee to enjoy in house or grab one of their twelve ounce singles or six packs to go.  They even sell the beans they roast in-house that guests can purchase to make their own coffee at home.

Using only locally-sourced seasonal ingredients they offer an assortment of vegetarian, poultry and seafood courses.  These meals are prepared using their brewing and beer ingredients to add subtle flavors.  Join them for breakfast, lunch and dinner or perhaps a quiet brunch on Sunday.

A big fan of John F. Kennedy they have crafted their own Mission Statement to read “To not only brew the best beer possible, but also; live for one another, serve our fellow countrymen, craft with pride, and wherever possible, give back to those in need, especially those who have given everything for their country.” With that attitude I see why they have a four-plus star rating on the web.

Rose Previte is the owner of Compass Rose.  She grew up in rural Ohio helping her mother in her catering business and helping her dad to made sausage.  Rose and her husband traveled abroad from 2009-2012 exploring over thirty countries and finding a passion for unique food and culture.

When Rose returned to Washington DC in 2012 her dream was to create a restaurant that would feature her knowledge of food world-wide.  They feature a large array of international street food that can be enjoyed with one of their exotic wines, quirky beers or handcrafted cocktails.

The back yard of the Compass Rose is fashioned after a North African-style Bedouin Tent.  She got her inspiration when she stayed in one in the Sahara Desert.  She enjoyed the amazing markets and road camels.  They offer two dinner seating Monday through Saturday.  You can reserve it for six to eight people.  The meal has a fixed price of seventy dollars, excluding tax and gratuity and you can order your drinks a la carte.

Located at 1346 T Street NW, Compass Rose is sure to be an experience you won’t forget.  They don’t take reservations for their main dining area so get there early to enjoy the best meal possible.  With over a four and one-half star rating, I am sure you will want to be one of the over four hundred people who have posted their experience on the internet.

This article has been sponsored by Washington DC Hood Cleaning.