Big Trees Inc. Helps Transplant Large Trees at a Private Seattle School

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreessupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, recently helped transplant a large number of Linden trees at a private school in the Seattle area.

The project will be accomplished over the winter break so as to not interfere with the daily school traffic. This transplanting effort will be made to create a much smoother process for the construction company for major renovations, and will keep the school in good standings with the city’s efforts to maintain the tree canopy of this neighborhood.

The private school has been planning a major renovation for some time. In moving the 25-foot tall Linden trees out of their current location, the renovation project will be able to work more efficiently, with a much better staging area for loading and unloading materials.

The trees will have 15,000-pound root balls, and with all the overhead obstructions and branching in the area, Big Trees will be hiring a unique forklift, called a Versa Lift, providing several options on handling weight. The large trees in question will be moved to the other side of the property and replanted. In addition, there are some smaller trees that will be removed and brought to Big Trees’ nursery for storage until the construction is completed.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager, stated “This is a fun example of what can be done with large landscape trees as an alternative to the chainsaw. These 20-year trees can continue providing their benefits to the community, and the construction project can be made more efficient. These kind of operations feel really good to be a part of.”

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., located in Snohomish, WA in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only deliver young trees, but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at https://bigtreessupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

The Best Time To Get Tree Inspections and Pruning

By Nancy Penrose

If you’re not getting your trees inspected, you should start. It’s important to make sure your trees get inspected to ensure that they’re safe and healthy. The prime time to get your trees inspected and pruned is actually in the winter because:

There aren’t any leaves on the trees, making it easier to see the structure of the tree.

Trees suffer less shock from pruning due to them being dormant.

Pruning can be done without causing damage to nearby landscaping from heavy equipment.

What is pruning and should you do it?

Pruning is the cutting of dead or overgrown branches or stems, which can increase the fruitfulness and growth of the tree. To keep the tree healthy and safe, it’s important to get your trees pruned. See a branch that looks problematic? It should be pruned before it becomes unstable and causes property damage.

Although pruning seems like a pretty easy task, we highly suggest letting a professional do it. Pruning without proper knowledge and training can lead to accidents and cause long-term damage to the tree, causing it to get worse or die.

At Big Trees, we are properly trained to safely prune and inspect trees of all kinds and know exactly which type of pruning needs to be done to which type of tree. If your tree looks questionable in any way, let us come out an inspect it, call us at (360) 563-2700 today.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurseries, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees- Inc/193731105108.

FineCraftContractors.com: Latest Trends in Home Remodeling

By Niko Papaheraklis

In the past, it was popular to buy a home, and then later move into a bigger home down the road. While some still do that, many people today are staying in their current home and remodeling it. As we dive into 2019, we thought it would be fun to share some of the latest trends in home remodeling. Enjoy!

1. Going for practicality and less showy

One of the biggest trends in home remodeling for 2019 is that homeowners are spending their remodeling money on more practical things and less showy things. One popular item lately has been taking a deck and turning it into a screened porch. Remodels like this not only serve a purpose, but they increase the value of your home.

2. Kitchen and bathrooms continue to be popular

We don’t think kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodels will ever not be something homeowners will do. Afterall, the Houzz and Home study concluded that the top three renovated rooms in the home are kitchens, guest bathrooms and master bathrooms. These rooms add the most value to your home and are also used on a daily basis, giving them higher importance when it comes to remodeling.

3. Home automation

With the increase of smart home products, homeowners are looking at adding more tech-forward security systems, smart thermostats, lights, and devices such as Google Home. While this does give a more modern feel to the home, it can also make daily living more efficient.

At Finecraft Contractors, if you can imagine it, we can build it. If you have a home renovation idea or want to remodel sections of your home, call us at 301-330-9191 and let’s see what we can do for you.

Niko Papaheraklis is the Business Manager of FineCraft Building Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD, 40 miles north of Washington, DC. Since 1985, FineCraft Contractors has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

FineCraft Contractors Releases a New Book

GAITHERSBURG, MD: FineCraft Contractors, Inc., (https://finecraftcontractors.com/) recently released their new book: Blueprints for the Residential Contractor Workbook Edition. The book is a helpful guide to greater business success for contractors.

The founder of FineCraft, George Papaheraklis, compiled his successful actions, from working with his team to promotion and marketing tactics, that other residential contractors can use to bring about success and help their business grow.

George Papaheraklis, FineCraft’s president and author, said: “I’ve written this book to help the entrepreneurial contractor who wants to take the shortcut to owning his contracting business instead of having his business own him. These pages represent the tried and true successful actions that have gotten me from the barest beginnings to what people consider the influential top of my game. With more than 40 years of experience, being an award-winning contractor and having serviced well over 1,000 homeowners, I’ve reached a level of experience, knowledge, and wisdom that I want to give you. This book contains simple but powerful and proven truths which, when applied, have exact outcomes. When applied they will help you in your journey and they will bring you success.”

One reader, Liliana, stated: “This book is what I was always looking for since it has all fundamentals for making construction business work in any part of the world. We (I and my husband) love construction and needed some ‘easy to eat’ data.”

Blueprints for the Residential Contractor Workbook Edition is 108 pages and can be found on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Blueprints-Residential-Contractor-George-Papaheraklis/dp/0578418835/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543527483&sr=8-1&) for $23.

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD, 40 miles north of Washington, DC. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

Brite Smiles is Reminding the Public About Insurance Benefit Changes in 2019

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com/), Apple Valley is reminding everyone that if they have new dental insurance in 2019 they need to contact their dental provider as it may have different benefits.

Some companies enroll in hew health plans at this time of the year and these generally include dental benefits. It’s important to look over the new plan to see what your benefits specifically include. Brite Smiles Dental Care wants to remind patients to call their dentist with any new dental insurance policy.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated “Call Brite Smiles today if you have new dental insurance and we can help you find out what your benefits will be at our office. You’ll need to call us with your ID number, group number, insurance provider/network and a phone number for the insurance company. If you’re experiencing pain, please call us right away! We want to make sure you get healthy.”

Laura, a patient at Brite Smiles, said: “I have been seeing Dr. Simmons for 15 years. He is so nice that you feel instantly comfortable. Beyond that he is smart and with his experience I know I can 100% trust him. I will never see anyone else.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com, or call 952-891-8484.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Assures It’s Not Too Late for Winter Chimney Cleanings

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps (https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is assuring homeowners that it is not too late to get their chimney serviced and checked for the winter.

It is vital that homeowners get their chimney cleaned and inspected before they use it in the winter months. Normally, homeowners are encouraged to get their chimney serviced in the fall so they have plenty of time to schedule an appointment. However, Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is assuring homeowners that it is not too late for winter chimney cleanings and is encouraging them to get them serviced sooner than later as winter is here.

Chimney cleanings are essential to the safety of everyone living in the home, and not getting chimney cleanings is a common mistake homeowners make. In fact, a report on U.S. fires in 2009 discovered 59,000 house fires were related to heating equipment, and of those fires, 55% of them were due to a fireplace that wasn’t cleaned or properly maintained.

Dave Lambert, the owner of Blue Sky, said: “The National Fire Protection Association recommends that your chimney be inspected at least once a year to meet safety and maintenance standards. Right now at Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, we are offering $149 chimney cleanings for a very limited time! Call us today to schedule your cleaning — this offer ends December 31st.”

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is family owned and operated, and has over 20 years of experience in the chimney repair and cleaning field, and all of their masons and sweeps are licensed and insured. They are members of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Blue Sky offers chimney cleaning in Minneapolis and the metro area. For more information on chimney services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps, visit https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com, or call 952-944-1744.

Ulan Nutritional Systems Releases Online Course on Nutrition Response Testing®

CLEARWATER, FL: Ulan Nutritional Systems (http://unsinc.info), a company delivering training to chiropractors and nutritionists, has released a new online training course on Nutrition Response Testing.

The course covers the basics on Nutrition Response Testing, a technology developed by Freddie Ulan, DC, CCN to help chiropractors and other holistic practitioners get better results for their patients. This technology has been embraced by holistic health practitioners across the country. The new course allows a practitioner to learn the basics online through a series of training videos. The videos feature UNS instructor Dr. Lisa Palmer, a Chiropractor in the Orlando area and President of UNS. The course also includes downloadable guides, charts, and easy-to-follow reference materials.

In the course, Dr. Palmer outlines how her discovery of Dr. Ulan’s work on Nutrition Response Testing literally saved her from a life-threatening health condition.

Dr. Brian Douts, a Chiropractor from Abington, VA, commented on the new online course: "I was so excited to learn about a way to perform a nutritional evaluation by using the nervous system. With Nutrition Response Testing, there is no guessing or basing nutrition off symptoms. This analysis allows you to find the primary nutritional needs of the person! The course is very user-friendly, straightforward and will give you the steps to start Nutrition Response Testing. I highly recommend it!"

Anyone interested can learn more about the course here:
https://unstraining.mykajabi.com/

Ulan Nutritional Systems was founded in 2005 by Dr. Freddie Ulan. After his discoveries in the field of nutrition, he overcame a severe physical illness. He started receiving more and more demand from health care practitioners to train them on his methods. The company now offers not only training in Nutrition Response Testing, but also in patient management, practice management and personal development. Their website can be seen at http://unsinc.info. They can be reached at 866-418-4801.
Media Contact:

Lisa Palmer, President
Ulan Nutritional Systems
1170 NE Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 442-7101
info@unsinc.info

Silva Construction Implements New Online Tracking System for Clients

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction (https://www.silvaconstruction.com/), a residential and commercial remodeling company serving the south bay area of Los Angeles, has implemented a new online tracking system so that clients can see all the progress and records of their construction project online.

The new system allows clients to track and confirm remodeling decisions, to track ongoing costs, and see pictures of the remodeling project as it moves along.

A new video gives information on the program:
https://vimeo.com/coconstruct/review/301293880/52f0815c76

Dave Silva, owner of Silva Construction, stated “We strive to always make the home remodeling process a pleasant and easy one, with no evil surprises. With this new online tracking system, we hope to make the process even smoother and easier for our homeowner clients.”

Dave Silva and David Clarke are owners of Silva Construction, Inc., located in San Pedro, CA. The company has over 40 years of experience in remodeling construction, and serves Southern California’s South Bay area, including Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, and other select areas. Their blog can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/blog3/ and their website can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/. They can be reached at 310-831-6310.

Silva Construction Urges Homeowners to Prepare Their California Home for Winter

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction (https://www.silvaconstruction.com), a residential and commercial remodeling company serving the south bay area of Los Angeles, is urging homeowners in California to take steps to prepare their homes for winter.

Dave Silva, owner of Silva Construction, stated “California winters are pretty mild compared to cities like Chicago or New York, but the weather can still get pretty chilly and you still need to prepare your home for any heavy storms in order to prevent dry rot or roof leaks. To ensure your home is safe this winter, we’ve put together a basic list of ways to prepare your California home for Winter.”

1. Inspect nearby trees

First, check to make sure your trees are healthy. If you’re not sure what to look for, speak to a certified arborist. Next, on any trees that are close to your house, trim any branches or tree limbs that are less than 6 feet from the roofline to prevent rodents and insects from accessing your roof.

2. Inspect and clean your roof

It’s vital to clean and inspect your roof before any winter rain comes through. Clear off any leaves, tree branches and other debris from your roof. Be sure to also check the shingles and waterproofing elements. Again, if you’re not sure what to look for, we suggest speaking with a professional.

3. Clear out gutters

Be sure to clean out your gutters to prevent them from getting clogged and overflowing.

4. Seal any exterior cracks

It’s important to seal up any exterior cracks around your home to prevent insect infestation and water intrusion.

Dave Silva and David Clarke are owners of Silva Construction, Inc., located in San Pedro, CA. The company has over 40 years of experience in remodeling construction, and serves Southern California’s South Bay area, including Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, and other select areas. Their blog can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/blog3/ and their website can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com. They can be reached at 310-831-6310.

Brite Smiles is Explaining Why Dental Consultations are Important

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com) in Apple Valley, is explaining to the public why dental consultations are important.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care stated “Patients often have several questions concerning their mouth, teeth and their treatment options. This is why Brite Smiles highly recommends getting a consultation with your dentist. It’s essential that you truly understand your treatment plan and ask any questions to feel confident about your decisions.”

At Brite Smiles Dental Care, a consultation with your dentist is always done at no charge. They want all patients to feel confident about what’s being recommended and to get the right care.

Bruce, a patient at Brite Smiles, said: “I have found Brite Smiles Dental to be very accommodating and friendly and trustworthy. I have recommended them to several of my extended family as well as some of my friends. I have complete confidence in them.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com/, or call 952-891-8484.