Mesquite Archive

  • Last fall we had the chance to work with the BLM at Palmeritas Ranch doing work on some large non-native trees. Huge Eucalyptus and Salt Cedar (Tamarix sp) trees had been...

    Palmeritas Ranch Project

    Last fall we had the chance to work with the BLM at Palmeritas Ranch doing work on some large non-native trees. Huge Eucalyptus and Salt Cedar (Tamarix sp) trees had been...

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  • This post is about a job we did this fall planting some HUGE native trees with a crane. Above is the assemblage of equipment we used on the job. Our...

    Planting Huge Trees with a Crane!

    This post is about a job we did this fall planting some HUGE native trees with a crane. Above is the assemblage of equipment we used on the job. Our...

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  • The children from our Christian school, along with some parents, went on a very interesting field trip a while back. We toured a farm that grows and processes Jojoba (Simmondsia...

    Native Plant Foods!

    The children from our Christian school, along with some parents, went on a very interesting field trip a while back. We toured a farm that grows and processes Jojoba (Simmondsia...

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  • I’ve been collecting some examples if improper tree pruning and it is time to share them with you! I’ll cover two main types of improper pruning in this article. The...

    Examples of Improper Tree Pruning

    I’ve been collecting some examples if improper tree pruning and it is time to share them with you! I’ll cover two main types of improper pruning in this article. The...

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  • We have several jobs in Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ lately. Today we replaced a Mesquite that had been trimmed quite poorly with a new seedless Mesquite from Arid...

    Sun City Grand Observations

    We have several jobs in Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ lately. Today we replaced a Mesquite that had been trimmed quite poorly with a new seedless Mesquite from Arid...

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  • I was looking at my Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) today and noticed some desert mistletoe(Phoradendron californicum) seeds sitting on some of the horizontal branches and in forks. I immediately started rubbing them...

    Mistletoe Seeds Sprouting!

    I was looking at my Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) today and noticed some desert mistletoe(Phoradendron californicum) seeds sitting on some of the horizontal branches and in forks. I immediately started rubbing them...

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  • In this article I would like to cover the six most common problems we run into with landscape trees here in the Sonoran Desert. Some of these problems are easily...

    6 Common Problems with Landscape Trees in the Sonoran Desert

    In this article I would like to cover the six most common problems we run into with landscape trees here in the Sonoran Desert. Some of these problems are easily...

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  • We had been so busy with work, that our family needed to miss our annual church camping trip in September. To try to make up for it, I reserved a campground...

    Quick Trip…

    We had been so busy with work, that our family needed to miss our annual church camping trip in September. To try to make up for it, I reserved a campground...

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  • I have just received some new oversized postcards advertising my Mini-lift for rent. They are similar to the old postcards but we’ve now changed the name of the lift from...

    New Mini-lift Postcards!

    I have just received some new oversized postcards advertising my Mini-lift for rent. They are similar to the old postcards but we’ve now changed the name of the lift from...

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  • One of the fringe benefits to doing tree work is having the first chance to get wood from the jobs we do! I’ve saved some nice pieces of Mesquite and...

    Fringe Benefits

    One of the fringe benefits to doing tree work is having the first chance to get wood from the jobs we do! I’ve saved some nice pieces of Mesquite and...

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