Mesquite tree

Mesquite tree

Mesquite trees are deciduous trees found throughout Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. They thrive in Las Vegas because they are a drought-tolerant tree.

Mesquite trees can grow to be 20-30 feet tall. They grow quickly and have sharp, pointy leaves. They are popular shade trees in many areas. They should be trimmed regularly to keep them looking their best and to keep the thorns from becoming a nuisance.

Nevada Tree Service can advise you on the best time of year to trim your mesquite trees.  Call us today at 702-433-4700.

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2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Date PalmDate Palm

The date palm, or Phoenix dactylifera, is very common in Las Vegas. It can grow up to 60 feet tall and produces a sweet, edible fruit.

If left untrimmed this fruit can be a problem. As it ripens it will fall to the ground and can be quite messy. Nevada Tree can consult with you and help you determine the best time of year to trim your date palm to keep it looking its best.

If you have any questions contact Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700.

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2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

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The Mexican Fan Palm (or Washingtonia robusta) is native to Northwestern Mexico. It was first introduced in L.A. during the 1932 Summer Olympics and has since become popular across the southwest. It is one of the most common palm trees in Las Vegas today.

It has a long narrow trunk and can grow to about 80 ft tall. It grows quickly and can grow by as much as 6 feet a year if it is getting proper water and sunlight. Old leaves should be trimmed yearly, but be careful to never cut new growth on any palm tree.

If you have questions about Mexican Fan Palms, or need yours trimmed by a professional tree service in Las Vegas, contact Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700.

Palm trees in Las VegasBy Patrick Pelster (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Canary Date Palm

The canary date palm or Phoenix canarienis is one of the most common palm trees found in Las Vegas. It can grow to be 30-60 ft tall and is slow growing. It is considered to be a hardy palm tree and can be grown wherever the temperature doesn’t drop below 14 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time.

The canary date palm produces a fruit that should be trimmed off yearly. If left too late in the year the fruit will drop to the ground and burst.

Sometimes the canary date palm is mistakenly called a pineapple palm. It is not related to pineapples in anyway, but this name comes from its appearance which does resemble a giant pineapple.

If you have any questions about canary date palms call Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700. Our professional team can help you determine the best time to trim your canary date palm to keep it looking its best!

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Mulching

Benefits of Mulching

There are many benefits of mulching if it is done properly with other tree care strategies. When mulching the goal is to make the conditions for the tree as close to the native environment as possible. Trees do not do well when surrounded by grass.

Mulching will keep down weed growth, keep the soil and roots cooler in the summer heat, reduce evaporation, and natural mulch will degrade and return nutrients to the soil over time.

Mulching- How to do it properly

Mulch should be 2 to 3 inches deep. It should begin a few inches away from the trunk of the tree and extend it as far as the surrounding landscape will allow. Mulch should not be applied around and up the base of the trunk if it can be avoided. Plastic sheeting is not found in natural environments and should be avoided.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Soil Testing

Photo courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Soil testing is an important method in caring for newly planted trees because it tells a lot about the makeup of the soil surrounding a tree. Important decisions for meeting a trees needs can be made with this information. To test the soil around a newly planted tree, a sample should be taken from the area just outside of where the roots were planted.

Nevada Tree, a Las Vegas tree service, can tell many things from soil testing, including the pH, soil type, concentration of important nutrients, and percentage of organic matter in the soil. This information will be used to determine the need for adding nutrients or adjusting the pH of the soil. It can also show how much water is filtering through the soil around the tree.

If you have any questions or need soil testing done around your trees, contact Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

There are many factors that affect how your trees should be watered including location of the tree, soil conditions, weather, any root damage, age of the tree, and species of the tree. Here are some basic guidelines to watering your trees in Las Vegas in the summer.

  1. Water deeply, not frequently. Most areas of Las Vegas have clay soil which is much slower to drain than sandy soil. This means trees do not need to be watered as often. When watering your tree you want to make sure the water seeps down to where the roots are, usually 18-24 inches deep. Don’t water again until this area has dried completely. Aim to water your trees about twice a week in the summer time. If you are having to water more often, consider watering the tree for longer periods each time.
  2. Don’t water directly on the trunk of the tree or the immediate surrounding area as this can make your tree susceptible to disease. The roots extend below ground far beyond the top of the tree. Water the ground under the outer portion of the tree canopy and beyond.
  3. Mulch can help keep the soil around the tree from drying out. Consider adding mulch to your landscaping to help conserve water.
  4. There are many different types of irrigation systems including hoses, drips, and sprinklers. Consult a professional tree service to find out which is best for your trees in your area.

If you have any questions please contact Nevada Tree service at 702-433-4700.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700