Ulan Nutritional Systems to Host a 2020 Spring Symposium

CLEARWATER, FL: Ulan Nutritional Systems (https://unssymposium.com), a company delivering training to chiropractors, nutritionists and other alternative healthcare practitioners, is hosting a 2020 Spring Symposium in March.

The 2020 UNS Spring Symposium will be held on March 19 – 22 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The UNS Symposium is a conference where hundreds of Nutrition Response Testing® practitioners unite twice a year in Florida to get informed on new breakthroughs, products and procedures. There will be seven speakers at the event speaking on both clinical and practice management topics, including helping patients with vaccine issues, nutritional coaching, and detox. There will also be an awards banquet ceremony hosted by Dr. Ulan, where deserving practitioners are acknowledged for their efforts in changing the healthcare paradigm, demonstrating true and effective healthcare.

Kristy H., a past attendee, stated: “The evidence was overwhelming on the added benefit that the Heart Sound Recorder provides. I will be bringing the HSR into my practice. Once I know about something that can better help my patients, I am responsible for bringing it into my office. I believe this technology will keep me healthier and live longer.”

Another past attendee, Mark H., said, “I would recommend that all those interested in helping others get to the Symposiums, as the last one was incredible. So much info there it will take me a couple weeks to get it all ‘in.’ It’s always so wonderful to talk to old classmates and renew friendships and ‘catch up.’ It’s also great to meet new members of the team and see all the energy there to ‘Change the Paradigm.’ My son came to pick me up at the airport and I was so excited with the info that he caught the bug and has signed up to begin classes at UNS in May. Exciting times! Thanks to the UNS team and especially, Dr. Freddie!”

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 has trained thousands of practitioners nationwide in Dr. Ulan’s methods, and 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.

© 2020 Ulan Nutritional Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING is a registered service mark owned by Freddie Ulan. The Ulan “U and Leaves” is a trademark owned by Ulan Nutritional Systems, Inc.

Silva Construction Adds 5 More Tips to their Home Remodeling Series

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction, (https://www.silvaconstruction.com) a construction company, is adding five more tips to their home remodeling tips series for homeowners.

Due to the popularity of their remodeling tips series, Silva decided to add onto their original list of home remodeling tips to get homeowners as prepared as possible. Their five new tips are:

Communicate Effectively

Remodelers can do some great things, but they can’t read minds. Let the company supervisor or owner know if anything if there are any problems or unsatisfactory work so they can deal with the issue. They might not know that there is a problem.

Pamper Yourself, in the Right Way

Unless you actually spend time luxuriating in a bath on a regular basis, forget the whirlpool tub. Spend your remodeling dollars on things you’ll use and enjoy every day, like a luxury shower with dual heads.

Protect the Kids

A house remodeling is a great way to get kids involved in helping, but for very young ones it can be dangerous. Be sure to install child safety gates, electrical safety covers and store sharp tools well out of the way of curious tots, especially on off-hours where there may not be adequate supervision in the remodel zone.

Don’t Forget the Pets

When doing home remodeling, consider the safety of your pets, which could necessitate having a family member or friend pet-sit your animals while the work is being done. This is especially necessary when the doors are left open for bringing tools and materials in and out.

Pack Up

To make any house remodeling as efficient as possible, pack up or move away items in the remodeling zone. For a whole-house remodeling, consider renting an offsite locker or storage space, or onsite storage area to keep your belongings safe and clean during the process.

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 Adds 5 More Tips to their Home Remodeling Series

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction, (https://www.silvaconstruction.com/) a construction company, is adding five more tips to their home remodeling tips series for homeowners.

Due to the popularity of their remodeling tips series, Silva decided to add onto their original list of home remodeling tips to get homeowners as prepared as possible. Their five new tips are:

Plan For Outages

During the course of remodeling, your contractor may have to shut the household water off at the main valve, leaving you without running water. Plan ahead. Fill containers of water and put them in the refrigerator for drinking. Also put containers on the counter for cooking, and put buckets of water in the bathrooms to flush the toilet. Fill the tub with water and have a bucket nearby to pour water into the toilet bowl.

Be a Good Boss

Treating your contractor well and trying to appreciate the job they are doing will make the whole job go more smoothly and be more enjoyable.

Insist on a Detailed Contract

Jumping into a remodeling project with an ambiguous contract or no contract, will most probably lead you to hiring an attorney and setting a court date. The contract needs to have your right address, the start date and completion date, and all relevant details of what is and isn’t going to be done.

Pitch a Temporary Camp

One inconvenience you may have to ensure is living without a kitchen for weeks on end. You can minimize the inconvenience by setting up a temporary kitchen away from the construction area. Include a refrigerator and microwave oven in your setup, so you can continue to make meals at home.

Pack Away Your Valuables

It will be smart to take down pictures, move vases, and pack away valuables before work starts. Protect immovable fixtures, like built-in cabinets and chandeliers. Have flooring covered with cardboard sheets or plastic if it’s not being changed.

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.

How to Care for Young Trees in Winter

By Nancy Penrose

So, you recently placed two new trees in your front or back yard and you’re wondering how to keep them in good shape through the winter months. The first two years of a new tree’s life are vital and it’s important that you pay extra attention to them. Below, we’ve listed a few tree care tips for young trees in the winter months!

Add mulch around the trees trunk
New trees don’t respond very well to large temperature changes. This is where the mulch comes in! The mulch helps ensure the roots have a layer of protection from ground frost. Plus, it helps prevent the water in the soil from getting too cold.

Cover your new trees
Covering your new trees can help make sure they stay healthy and strong when conditions get rough. It can also help with sunscald, which is when the tree’s bark freezes and then becomes exposed to direct sunlight, leaving visible and permanent damage to the bark. The best time to cover your trees is when the temperature falls below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll also want to make sure the cover is large enough to reach the ground and staked down so that you can prevent heat loss.

At Big Trees, we are experts in tree care and we have the knowledge to help you care for your trees in all types of weather. If your tree looks questionable in any way, let us come out and 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.

Big Trees Inc. Helps a Couple with a Screening Project for Their Island Home

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, was recently contacted by a couple who needed privacy screening on their property on an island.

The couple’s neighbors had built a very large home next to their property, and the couple wanted more privacy. Big Trees’ large tree nursery and installation crews had what was needed to reestablish the privacy to their island home.

The couple contacted Big Trees in November to begin discussions about what trees might work for their situation and budget. In addition, there was a ferry Big Trees needed to use in order to access the property, adding complications to the delivery of the trees. Ultimately, two 20-foot tall Excelsa trees weighing 2500 pounds each were chosen, along with a few other trees. On the agreed upon date, Big Trees’ crews left the nursery in the pre-loaded truck at 5:30am to make the best traffic time and to be in coordination with the tides of the ferry that day. Once the crews successfully arrived at the couple’s home, the large Excelsa Cedars were installed in the proposed locations and the assorted Vine Maples were installed in other locations around the property.

Todd Holmes, Operations Manager at Big Trees said, “There are some projects that are so remote, the planning is accomplished by way of measurements and emailed photos and information. Things can be accomplished through so many digital means these days, but on a long trip out of town and across the water, it’s exciting when everything has gone according to plan.”

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.

Why You Should Care About Tree Health

By Nancy Penrose

“Health care” is not a phrase most people associate with trees. Why do tree experts talk so much about tree health care? Simply because it’s the best way to care for your trees and keep your property looking beautiful.

Here are some of the targets of tree health care:

Pests

Common pests that attack trees are aphids, adelgids and psyllids. They are usually worse in spring when trees put out their tender new growth.

Bacterial Infections

Common bacterial infections affecting trees are Fire Blight, Anthracnose and Fusarium wilt. In many cases, bacteria will enter the tree through a wound, and can remain dormant until the next growing season. When the infection is in full force you will probably notice clusters of brown, dead leaves. Untreated tree infections can lead to severe defoliation and even death of the tree.

Fungal Infections

Fungal infections appear in the fall when they are encouraged by seasonal rains. Infection can be present in the tree even when there are no visible signs. But fungal fruiting bodies may begin to appear along the roots and trunks of the trees. It’s important not to try to remove these until an arborist can assess the situation and prescribe the proper treatment.

Fertilization

Fertilization is one example of being proactive in tree care. Regular fertilization can create a brilliantly green canopy for the tree and make a noticeable difference in the aesthetic beauty of your yard.

Summary

Your arborist will be happy to work with you to help create a tree health care schedule that exactly fits your tree population, concerns and budget. It’s time to get healthy trees!

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.

Big Trees Inc. Helps Little Girl Get Tree She Watched for Every Day on Way Home

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, helped a mother get a tree in her yard that her daughter watched for every day on the way home.

Big Trees is on the east side of a busy Snohomish county  highway. By 4:00pm on any weekday afternoon there can be thousands of cars that pass the nursery at a crawl, full of people waiting to get home.

One of these people was little Cora, who beginning around 3 years old kept getting excited about a “Big Grasshopper” she kept seeing out the window of the car in the vicinity of the nursery.

She regularly tried to get her mom, Heather, to see this reoccurring landmark each day on the way home, but it took her a long time and some more vocabulary expansion before Heather realized that her daughter was referring to the top of a contorted landscape tree as this “Big Grasshopper.” It had become an evening ritual that they pointed to and recognized together.

Recently, Heather called and inquired about the tree. In-spite of knowing that it would likely be too much of a frivolous expense, she was curious what the tree might cost. This Alaskan Weeping Cedar tree is 20’ tall and would weigh around 1500 pounds, so all of the handling and installation work would need to be managed by Big Trees.

As Heather imagined, the tree was well beyond what could be justified for a purchase of whimsy. But Nancy Penrose, the owner at Big Trees, found this to be too much fun to pass up. After some further discussion, a price that worked for Heather was determined and the tree was dug, loaded, delivered and installed to Cora’s backyard at home, where the little girl could see her ‘big grasshopper’ continue to grow and shift its shape.

“Some opportunities come along, and in spite of the motive being contrary to the bottom line, you gotta see where it might go,” stated Nancy Penrose. “This one led to Cora’s backyard and the fulfillment of an unexpected Christmas wish.”

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.

Silva Construction Adds 5 More Tips to the Home Remodeling Series

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction, (https://www.silvaconstruction.com) a construction company, is adding five tips to their home remodeling tips series for homeowners.

The remodeling process has a lot to consider and take into account. Silva decided to add onto their original list of home remodeling tips to get homeowners as prepared as possible. Their five new tips are:

1. Decide on a Sensible Scope of Work

Once you’ve come up with a realistic budget for your renovation project, you’ll need to clarify what you need versus what you simply want.  This will help you identify and lay out important ground rules.

2. Create a Clear Vision in Mind

Anyone who has completed a home renovation project before knows that it is better to have as many things as possible picked out before the contractor shows up to start. This is because you will have to make numerous decisions once the work starts. And the more you’ve made beforehand, the easier the project will go.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions Based Off TV

Many home improvement shows can make certain projects, such as putting up a stud wall or installing a new bathroom counter, seem really easy. And they probably are for a professional.

However, if you’re planning a home renovation, think practically about what you can and can’t do. You can probably paint a small bathroom by yourself, but painting an entire 3,000-square-foot house is likely quite a bit harder. While you may think you’d be saving a lot of money by doing the job yourself, if it ends up being more complicated than you thought, it could even cost more to have a professional undo it and fix the project.

4. Prepare to Live in Discomfort During the Remodel

Living through a home renovation project can be difficult, an experience that’s often filled with dust, exhaustion, loss of privacy and plenty of take-out food. Even the best contractors can’t keep dust from flying everywhere. So know that your house will not be as livable as you are used to, and try not to let that bother you too much. It’s not unusual to rent a place to stay for a couple months, or go on vacation, until your home is a bit more “liveable.”

5. Remember to Stay Positive 

There has yet to be a home remodel that has been completely smooth, without a single headache, so be prepared for days when things aren’t completely rosy. It’s normal to want things to go according to plan, but with so many moving parts, it’s unlikely that everything will go exactly according to plan, which can be frustrating and costly. This is where your choice in a contractor makes one of the biggest differences. Make sure you choose one you can communicate easily with and who understands you. This will help you blow through any stops or barriers that get in the way of your ultimate goal.

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.

Our custom-built portico is almost done!

By George Papaheraklis

In case you didn’t know, we do build custom pieces for our clients, and when we get the opportunity to do so, we get so excited! It’s a chance for us to be fully creative and create something for you that no one else has.

This time, we’re custom building a portico, which is a covered walkway (typically the porch) that is supported by regularly spaced columns. Porticos actually originate from Greek architecture and formed the entrances to ancient Greek temples. Porticos give a really great finishing touch to front doors and elevate the entire exterior of the home.

We now have the covered portion of the portico installed above the front door, and we are finishing up the columns that will be supporting it! We’re really excited to show you the finished product – it’s going to be the talk of the town when it’s finished!

But until then, head over to our Instagram page to see our updates on this custom build, and be sure to follow us so you stay updated on all our latest projects!

At FineCraft Contractors, we are experts when it comes to remodels and making sure the design works with your home. If you have a renovation idea or want to remodel sections of your home, call us at 301-330-9191 and we’ll give you a thoroughly thought out estimate.

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. 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.

FineCraft Contractors Wins MBIA Award of Excellence

GAITHERSBURG, MD: FineCraft Contractors, Inc., (https://finecraftcontractors.com/) recently won the MBIA (Maryland Building Industry Association) Remodeling and Custom Building Award of Excellence.

On November 22, 2019, FineCraft won the MBIA Remodeling and Custom Building Award of Excellence for a house they remodeled in Potomac in collaboration with Axis Architects. For this specific project, they converted dark and compartmentalized spaces into spacious and light spaces.

Nicole L., a past client, said, “I contacted FineCraft from California after seeing a picture of a bathroom that I loved on Houzz, they answered the phone when I called and emailed me all the information I needed within 24 hours. They really were wonderful. Much appreciated for helping out!!”

Another past client, Dagmar P., stated, “They are my favorite! They always seem to make things right. Even when things are tough they work through them and the outcome is always amazing. They have worked on several projects in my house and all of which are excellent products which reflect the level of detailed work that epitomizes FineCraft. From smaller projects to larger ones, from my experience, I can guarantee they’ll leave you satisfied with the job you contract them for, hands down!”

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. 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. Their Instagram page can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/finecraft_contractors/.