Arbor Day with Preservation Tree Services at Dallas Baptist University
April 29, 2013
How did you celebrate Arbor Day this year? Last Friday, we spent a great day at Dallas Baptist University planting four new trees, providing maintenance care to existing trees on property and teaching staff and students about the importance of urban trees. As part of our ongoing relationship with DBU, and their commitment to their campus trees, it seemed like the perfect way for both organizations to mark the day.
Here is our owner, Harold Spiegel, and DBU President Dr. Gary Cook introducing the Arbor Day celebration.
Here, Preservation Tree Servcies staff and Dr. Gary Cook show students the proper way to plant a new tree for best success.
Because of their commitment to their campus trees, Dallas Baptist University has been recognized by the Tree Campus USA program. The Tree Campus USA program, organized by The Arbor Day Foundation, recognizes college and university campuses that:
- Effectively manage their campus trees.
- Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests.
- Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts.
Here, part of our PTS crew is performing much needed basework on some of the existing oaks on the DBU campus. Often, trees are planted too deeply, burying their root flares. Soil can also build up against the trunk over time. We used specialized techniques and employed an air-spade to safely remove compacted soil and expose the tree's root flares. This is the best way to do so without damaging important structural and feeder roots.
Here is one of our crewman using our air-spade to safely remove compacted soil from around the root flares of the new trees we planted on campus.
We had a fantastic Arbor Day at DBU and we hope you enjoyed your Arbor Day. For us here at PTS, every day is Arbor Day. So if your trees need proper trimming, planting or maintenance care, give us a call at 214-528-2266 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org