Brite Smiles Gives Advice on Choosing Dental Insurance

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com), in Apple Valley, is giving advice to patients who are planning a dental insurance change.

For a number of reasons, patients may decide to change their dental insurance. Sometimes different plans have better options financially, and other times a person’s employer may change the plan for them. In many cases, this won’t affect much, but in other scenarios, a different insurance plan may mean that you won’t be able to see your current dentist because they are no longer in your network.

To avoid any surprises, Brite Smiles recommends finding out if your dentist is in the network for the dental insurance plan you’re planning to switch to. If you feel comfortable with your current dentist, make sure you choose a plan where they are in your network. It’s easier to choose a plan that includes a dentist you like than search and find a new dentist whom you trust. If neither option is available, call your dentist to see which benefits your plan may hold for their office.

Brite Smiles’ office manager stated: “Are you living without dental insurance and looking for a way to stay current with your dental treatments while also saving money? Look no further than Apple Valley’s #1 choice for affordable dental care! Our annual dental care program includes two dental cleanings, two exams, one Fluoride treatment, and all necessary x-rays. Contact us at 952-891-8484 for more information!”

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, 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://britesmilesdentalcare.com, or call 952-891-8484.

BigTreeSupply.com: The Best Time to Transplant Trees

By Nancy Penrose

It is very important when moving a tree from one place to another to be aware of the time of year. Trees can have a lot of their water evaporate through their leaves and foliage during a transplanting effort. Dormancy season for conifer and deciduous trees, (those that lose their leaves in the fall), is the best season to transplant a tree.

Once deciduous trees are losing their leaves it is a good signal that dormancy has settled into the Northwest each fall. Once transplanted, the tree will have ideal temperatures and the enthusiastic growth push of the season to help them adjust to the new space. Aftercare is imperative. The tree will need consistent, daily drip irrigation to the root ball surface to help the tree survive and adjust. Typically 15 minutes of drip per day during the growing season (April-October) will suffice. Do not water your trees during the dormant season.

Late Fall to Early Spring

Late fall to early spring in the Northwest is the ideal time of year for transplanting a tree. They will handle being dug and moved much better at that time of year. The timing is best when the tree can be handled before its new foliage has broken its bud casings.

Early Fall

Some trees will do fine if you transplant them in the early fall, especially evergreen trees. If you live in a colder area/higher altitude environment, and an evergreen tree is being transplanted there from a warmer/lower altitude climate, then it’s best to transplant the tree in early spring and let it have a half a year in its new location before winter starts.

Late Winter

Transplanting a tree in late winter is a fine time too, especially as it rarely freezes hard enough in our Puget Sound climate to make planting difficult. If it is too cold to be digging, our trucks won’t be on the road anyway.

Summer

The middle of summer is the least desirable time of year for transplanting trees in our Puget Sound region. Deciduous trees have all their new leaves, and conifer trees have their fresh evergreen foliage. All of these trees are pulling hard for water through their existing root systems to nurture their new growth so disrupting this can be detrimental if not done with proper precaution, methods and aftercare. Fortunately, Big Trees has garnered significant experience in moving trees during the summer because of construction schedule demands. There are many techniques and treatments we use and have developed over the decades to help summer transplants along, including digging larger size rootballs than normally required and application of products that help put the tree in temporary dormancy during the transplant process.
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Summary

Many construction companies are recognizing trees as priorities to their clients. In addition, there are many city development guidelines attempting to retain tree canopy in the face of our extreme pace of real estate development. Big Trees is the first in any consulting group to point out when a tree is not a good transplant candidate. Keeping our integrity and advisements as a trusted resource for builders and municipalities is a major priority in our assessment of transplanting opportunities.

In our Puget Sound region, the importance of our urban and suburban trees and what they contribute to our environments is given significant consideration nowadays. Big Trees is very pleased to assist with the protection and retention of our region’s tree populations.

If you have more questions about transplanting you can always call a big tree specialist at Big Trees Inc., 360-563-2700.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://www.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 http://snohomishbigtrees.com/. 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.

Real Web Marketing Designs New Web Site for Big Trees Inc. in Seattle

New Web Site Features Large Custom Tree Finder Feature

LOS ANGELES, CA: Real Web Marketing Inc. (http://www.realwebmarketing.net), a web design and website marketing company in Los Angeles, has completed designing a new web site for Big Trees, Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), a large tree nursery and tree transplanting company in the Seattle area.

Big Trees Inc. is one of the largest tree nurseries in the greater Seattle area, located in Snohomish, WA. They specialize in selling and installing trees of all sizes, especially large, mature trees. The company also transplants and moves trees, and has done work for the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for numerous cities, schools, colleges, universities, and thousands of home owners around the Seattle area.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, Inc., stated “We have worked with Real Web Marketing for 7 years now. They designed our site 7 years ago, and have since worked with us on search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. We have been having a great year, and so we decided it was time for a new web design, and so we turned to Real Web Marketing again. And we couldn’t be happier with the new design. We especially like the new Tree Finder feature on the site, where visitors can browse over 100 trees, by various categories.”

John Eberhard, President of Real Web Marketing stated, “We always enjoy working with the folks at Big Trees, and we were glad for the opportunity to update their large website with a thoroughly modern look. They obviously are a top tree nursery and transplant company, and I wanted the site to reflect the level of quality that the company maintains.”

John Eberhard has been involved in marketing for 29 years, and has worked for a variety of companies as Marketing Director prior to starting Real Web Marketing Inc., including The Dohring Company, Executive Software (now Condusiv Software), Survival Strategies, Panda Software, and David Morse & Associates. Real Web Marketing Inc. was founded by John Eberhard in 1999 in the Los Angeles area and incorporated in 2011, and has clients all over the U.S. Their services offered include web design, shopping cart site design, mobile friendly web design, pay-per-click advertising campaign set up and management, search engine optimization (SEO), link building, social media marketing, copywriting, online PR, and video production. He can be reached at 661-441-2429. Their websites including http://realwebmarketing.net, http://realwebmarketingreleases.com, http://realwebclientnews.com, and http://myseojourney.net.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Explains Why You Should Get Your Chimney Cleaned Now

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps ( https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to homeowners why they should get their chimney cleaned and inspected prior to using it in fall.

Getting your chimney cleaned before you use it in the fall and winter months is important because there are certain things that could go wrong while it was not in use during the summer months.

Common Chimney Problems in Summer:

  • Unpleasant odors can come from your chimney and could be due to moisture mixed with the creosote in the chimney flue. The smell can become more noticeable if heat and humidity become high.
  • Bad odors can also be a sign of an animal trapped in your chimney; it could be animal droppings or a dead animal that couldn’t escape the chimney.
  • You could get an insect infestation in your chimney, such as bees or ants.
  • Your chimney could get blocked by a bird’s nest, debris such as leaves, or excess creosote. The most common reason for a fireplace-related house fire is due to a blockage in the chimney.

A past customer of Blue Sky said, “I was worried about my chimney’s safety and so I called Blue Sky and they came out and did a professional inspection of my chimney. I was shown how to use my fireplace and am looking forward to using it this winter! Very good company!”

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.

Big Trees Inc. Helped a Builder Move a Large Landscape Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted by a builder to move a large landscape tree on their property.

The builder had been speculating on a property for some time, and in making their intentions for the property known, the city inspectors realized that this property would be losing most of its tree canopy to the renovation. The city made the suggestion to save a 25-foot tall Coastal Redwood tree as a way to mitigate some of the lost tree foliage on the property.

Big Trees was asked to come by and evaluate the tree and the property for the handling of this tree. It was decided that the tree should be moved to the very southeast corner of the property from its southwest location. The tree was treated with a solution to slow and retain the hydration of the tree, and the next day, the crew of Big Trees’ transplanting team arrived to begin carefully digging, severing roots and binding the root ball together for handling the next day.

The next morning, the tree was lifted and moved to its new location, set at grade of what would be the eventual finished height of soil around tree, and the tree was unbound and had topsoil added up around the root ball’s sidewalls. Drip irrigation was added to the surface of the root ball for keeping the adequate amount of water to the tree’s root system, and the builder’s project continued, with the tree in its new location.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager, stated “Cities are requesting these larger trees to get moved when trying to salvage tree coverage from developing lots, and we’re always happy to do so when all of the successful elements are present. The tree has to be a quality candidate in a good setting, the logistics have to be sound, and the builder has to be vested in seeing the transplant survive with their long term care plan. If all of this comes together, the likelihood of a successful transplant is very good,”

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://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

Brite Smiles is Recommending a New Breed of Apple

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com), in Apple Valley, is recommending and sharing information about the new First Kiss® apple.

With fall just around the corner and healthy teeth and gums at the forefront of the staff at Brite Smiles Dental Care, they are recommending University of Minnesota’s (UMN) new apple called First Kiss®, which will be ready to harvest in mid-to-late August.

First Kiss dates back to the late 1990s when UMN’s apple breeders, David Bedford and Jim Luby, set out to breed an apple with the taste and texture of a Honeycrisp, but would be ready to harvest by Labor Day weekend. To accomplish this they crossed Honeycrisp with an early ripening variety from the University of Arkansas known as “AA44.” After years of rigorous trials at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center, First Kiss emerged.

“With First Kiss, we got the best of both worlds,” explained David Bedford. “Its crisp texture and spritely flavor make it an excellent choice for fresh eating. Its early harvest date means Minnesota apple lovers can enjoy their favorite Minnesota grown fruit sooner than ever.”

“We’re excited for Minnesotans to taste First Kiss this fall,” said Jim Luby. “Through two decades of evaluating hundreds of crosses and thousands of trees, First Kiss distinguished itself throughout our research and trials as a superior, early fall apple.”

Brite Smiles Dental Care founder 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://britesmilesdentalcare.com, or call 952-891-8484.

Brite Smiles is Informing the Public on Remedies for Missing Teeth

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (https://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com), in Apple Valley, MN, is informing the public on the remedies for missing teeth.

More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth and 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth.

There are many remedies for this and Brite Smiles Dental Care can help you figure out what works best for you. Remedies include:

Implants: metal posts that are positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once in place, they allow the dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Dentures: removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are for when all the teeth are missing, while partial is for when there are a few natural teeth remaining.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated “We have all the tools needed to fix any problems of missing teeth. We don’t have to refer you to some specialist, we do them all. You save money and time!”

John W., a patient at Brite Smiles, says, “The dentists are exceptionally great. The staff is exceptionally great. If you want the BEST, go to Brite Smiles Dental Care. So run, walk, crawl, just get to Brite Smiles Dental Care today!”

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://britesmilesdentalcare.com or call 952-891-8484.

Big Trees Inc. Salvages Large Rhododendrons from a Local Property

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., ( https://bigtreesupply.com/ ), a tree sales and transplant company, salvaged a number of large Rhododendrons from a local property earlier this season, which allowed Big Trees to gain a number of large Rhododendron specimens for their inventory.

A woman came into Big Trees’ office one afternoon this spring and mentioned that she had a significant number of Rhododendrons that were lining her property frontage, and she was considering having them cut down. While she liked the privacy the trees gave, her property had recently been burglarized, and she felt the Rhododendrons were a part of the reason the thieves felt comfortable targeting her property.

A Big Trees representative went out to the property to have a look at the plants and the logistics that might be involved in getting the Rhododendrons out of this location. There didn’t appear to be any conflicts with the recently located underground utilities on the property, and the Rhododendrons all appeared to be spaced out well enough to salvage them effectively. Big Trees was able to successfully load the Rhododendrons onto their trucks and bring them back to their nursery.

“These kind of arrangements can be pretty adventurous for all involved. A home owner can receive free removal for what might have been an otherwise expensive operation, and Big Trees gets to invest our efforts into some terrific plant material that will go on to live in another landscape. In addition, there’s always the angle that the home owner doesn’t have to watch a number of beautiful plants get destroyed simply because they no longer fit the environment,” says Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager.

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://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps Explains Why You Should Get Your Chimney Ready for Winter Now

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps (https://www.mplsblueskychimneysweeps.com/), in Eden Prairie, is explaining to homeowners why they should get their chimney ready for winter now, along with how to save with their Fall Blue Sky Special

According to Blue Sky, there are several good reasons why homeowners should get their chimney ready for Winter now, instead of waiting until fall:

You’ll easily be able to make an appointment to get your chimney cleaned or to get any repairs done. Fall months are the hardest times to get an appointment because that’s the busy season when the majority of people are trying to schedule appointments.
You’ll have more time to get any problems that arise handled in time for winter. If you wait until fall, you may not be able to get an appointment as soon as you’d like, postponing when you’ll be able to light your first fire.

Chimney professionals can often find problems that homeowners didn’t know existed, such as debris of some sort of blockage. Getting these issues fixed before you light the fireplace again is very important since not doing so can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the home.

Dave, owner of Blue Sky, said: “Our goal is to provide you exactly what you need and want for your chimney and get you all the information you need so you can make the right decision on your fireplace and chimney. Spring and summer are THE best times to get your chimney cleaned and inspected. Plus, we have our Fall Blue Sky Special – $169 plus $400 off any repairs. Call us today for more information.”

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.

Big Trees Inc. Transplanted Large Evergreen Trees for a Developer

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted by a developer in Sequim, WA in regard to a project for transplanting a number of large evergreen trees.

The developer first contacted Big Trees in the middle of winter with an idea of transplanting some existing trees that were on a property. The trees were in the correct size range for the Big John 90-inch tree spade, and access was good to transplant the trees into the planned space.

The Big John tree spade got to work, and the crew spent two and a half days on the project moving over 20 trees into position along the property boundary. Each 20 to 25-foot evergreen tree was staked down with rebar posts and aircraft cable to stabilize these larger trees while they adjust to their new locations. Irrigation was added to the newly planted trees and set up on a timer to ensure the trees’ health throughout the spring and summer months, until they become established.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, said: “The Big John tree spade isn’t a perfect fit for all projects, but when it has room to work, good access and nice trees, a lot of exciting things can happen!”

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://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.