I think I have been surprising people since the beginning (Right, Mom?!) It is a tough thing, to always be a surprise. Being the oldest in my family, and the first grandkid probably means that they were throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what stuck. I am often the tallest person, or the onlyContinue reading “International Women’s Day”
Category Archives: arborist
Before the Storm
One of the things we hear a lot is that a tree has become too big. Often sad, because if we had been here sooner, there are pruning strategies that we could have employed. Having said that, this front yard maple was rocking and rolling through the high winds of early summer. It was slatedContinue reading “Before the Storm”
This is not a joke
I (Reta) am not really good at April Fool’s Jokes. The way that I am funny is generally funny voices, or some sort of performative type thing – I never got the hang of pranking. Maybe it is because my upbringing stressed putting myself in someone else’s shoes – it has never made sense to fill those shoes with shaving cream (see what I did there?)
May you live in interesting times
I always thought it was a proverb or wish, but apparently the Chinese saying “may you live in interesting times” is actually a curse. We are definitely living through dynamic times. Facing Covid-19 in the years 2020 means that we have health care, sanitation, ready access to supplies (for the most part. What is withContinue reading “May you live in interesting times”
I say this often, but you really need the right tool for the right job. We have a big ole mini tracked stump grinding unit. And it is great. There are times when you want to (and need to) get up and personal with what you are working on. And for these specific situations, nothingContinue reading “Precision Grinding”
Why we are arborists
Tree work is difficult at the best of times. It is performed outside, in all kind of weather. We lift heavy loads, with uncertain footing. It is seasonal, and weather dependent. We deal with dogs, neighbours, physics, insurance companies, and all the challenges of small business ownership! So why the heck would we choose toContinue reading “Why we are arborists”
Why does my tree look like that?!
Trees are like us.
Saying goodbye to one of my favourite trees
Tiny man or giant stump? Oh dear poplar – you fell over so majestically. And we just got to prune this year! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Reta and Chris (@beeeztree)
Smoky nights and hot days!
I remain positive and enthusiastic all the time, even in the face of adversity. I am excited at 6am when we get to drive trucks and run heavy equipment. I can summon a dizzying hustle at the end of the day, even if there is a huge pile of logs standing in my way ofContinue reading “Smoky nights and hot days!”
What makes us different
When we started Bee EZ Tree Service six years ago, we would often ask ourselves, “What makes us different from other tree services in Brandon?” I would usually come up with ninja air slicing, and declare that we would be the best chain saw tree surgeons ever (which we are). But over and over again,Continue reading “What makes us different”