RENO, NV - Up high on Windy Hill you can get a nearly 360-degree view of the Truckee Meadows.
From just about every angle you see trees that appear to have no problem thriving. But at street level it's a different story. That's when Dale Carlon is called in.
A Certified Arborist with Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Carlon helps local homeowners with their trees.
“I think the biggest thing is we find people are putting too large a tree in a too small a spot, and then it causes problems down the road,” says Carlon.
Carlon says he spends a minimum of an hour with homeowners assessing their trees.
“In this case you can see the roots are doing damage, normally the utilities are on this side of the house so it’s probably doing damage to the utilities, and the fence.” Carlon says as he points to a tree that years ago started as a seedling growing in the backyard.
He uses a Ross Root Feeder--with a water hose attachment, he shoves the feeder in the ground, where water creates space for winter snow and spring melt to eventually feed the root system.
Trees can also be fertilized this way
Carlon says with his advise and guidance, homeowners can make their own improvements for a minimal cost, which Carlon says will more than pay for themselves, with shade, windbreak, and less water usage.
If you think you don't have to call Dale until spring---Dale says think again, winter he says is the best time to plant trees because they are dormant.
If you are interested in Carlon's tree services email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 287-1732.