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Local Company Makes a Big Impact with Marcellus Shale Industry

20/20 Landscaping clearing a path to success with oil and gas site development

20/20 Landscaping & Tree Service, an experienced tree removal and landscape service provider, is now applying their expertise in land clearing and site development to the booming Marcellus Shale industry in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

2020 Land ClearingUsing state of the art equipment and their extensive expertise, 20/20 Landscaping offers site clearing services like mowing, tree removal, and debris removal, to ensure oil and gas sites are properly cleared and prepared for pipeline installation. They also offer road making services to provide access to oil and gas sites along with maintenance services to ensure the road stays accessible during the pipeline installation.

20/20 Landscaping brings professionalism and top-notch customer service to every site clearing project to ensure that the customer and the owners of the homes and businesses surrounding the drill site are satisfied.

Before drilling can begin, the drill site must be cleared and made accessible. They offer crucial site clearing and roadmaking services to provide a clear pathway and a functional site for pipeline installation.  “After a survey, we’re the first going through,” said Blair Cress, President of 20/20 Landscaping.

Although new to the oil and gas industry, 20/20 Landscaping has over a decade of experience in the landscaping and tree service industry allowing them to meet the demands of the Marcellus Industry. “It takes a more established provider to fulfill the work they need there,” said Blair. He said they currently service sites in Washington, Beaver, and Butler, but they are willing to travel to where the work is.

Cress said they are a good fit for the oil and gas industry because they offer both land clearing and landscaping services. “We come in and clear the land out first and being that we do landscaping we can come in and repair the site,” said Blair. After the land is disturbed by the pipeline installation, 20/20 Landscaping can come in and restore the natural landscape of the land.

20/20 Landscaping, located in Pittsburgh, focuses on keeping operations cost-effective for their customers by offering additional land clearing services such as stump grinding and debris removal to eliminate hauling costs. They provide customers with quality services to meet the needs of their site clearing project both on time and on budget.

About 20/20 Landscaping & Tree Service, LLC.

20/20 Landscaping & Tree Service in Pittsburgh, has over a decade of experience with landscape design and tree removal and can help maintain a beautiful landscape for your home or office building. 20/20 Landscaping is passionate about the work they do and holds themselves to not only a standard of excellence but also one of artistic beauty. From a simple estimate on yard work to a complete landscaping makeover, the experts at 20/20 can help.

Structural Pruning- How Can I Tell if My Tree is a Candidate?

Structural pruning is an important part of maintaining not only the look and health of your tree but also the safety of the people and property that are in the vicinity of your trees, especially in an urban landscape.

When structural defects begin to show in a tree, it is important to have the tree pruned to prevent these defects from worsening as the tree continues to mature. These defects can cause a breakdown in part of or in the entire tree, which can lead to falling limbs or fallen trees that can pose a danger to people and cause damage to property.

How to identify dangerous tree defects

When determining whether or not you need to have your tree pruned, it is important to take the time to inspect your tree for defects that need to be corrected. During your inspection of the tree, it is important to look for imperfections such as:

  • Co-dominate stems – This is when two or more main stems of similar diameter grow from the same location on the central trunk of the tree. This defect can cause the jointed stems of the tree to weaken and fall, especially during inclement weather, which can, in turn, ruin the tree’s appearance and possibly shorten its lifespan.
  • Included bark– This occurs when the bark becomes trapped between the Tree Pruningtree trunk and the branch. This causes a weak attachment of the branch to the trunk which can result in limb breakage.
  • Unbalanced crown structure- This occurs when there are branches concentrated on one side of the tree. With the weight being distributed unevenly, it increases the risk of the tree falling over.

You also want to look for large branches crowding the top of the tree, branches that have grown larger than about half of the diameter of the trunk, and clusters of branches that could also require pruning to support tree health and safety near buildings and walkways.

Selecting the right tree service for your pruning needs

When done correctly, structural pruning can encourage strong and steady growth in young trees, allowing them to thrive and grow safely as they mature and can also give mature trees a pleasing appearance while maintaining their stability. When pruning is done incorrectly, it can negatively affect the lifespan and architecture of the tree which is why it is important to find a structural pruning expert to complete the job.

20/20 Landscaping is an expert in tree pruning and takes pride in offering quality workmanship at a competitive price. Call us today to learn more about our tree pruning services.

How Retaining Walls Will Enhance Your Yard

Although the spring season in Pittsburgh is off to a slow start, it is time to start thinking about ways to freshen up the landscaping around your home in preparation for the warmer days ahead. When it comes to retaining walls, there are a variety of options to help you create an enjoyable space that can be used for entertaining guests or showcasing your garden. Continue reading “How Retaining Walls Will Enhance Your Yard”

How Can I Tell if My Tree is Dying or Dead?

There are signs when anything is in disrepair. A car, a house, and even a tree, show signs that its best days are behind them. A car may have worn paint patches, rust, and missing parts. A house has peeling paint, cracking foundation, leaky roof. A tree might be a little more complicated to determine if it is meant to meet with a chainsaw. Trees can be deceiving unless you know what to look for, you would rather err on caution than wait too long and have it sitting on your roof or your car. Your tree will definitely provide clues as to its life expectancy. It is up to you to pay attention and look for the symptoms. If you are still unsure, you can call your trusted tree expert to give you their opinion. Continue reading “How Can I Tell if My Tree is Dying or Dead?”

Does cutting of dead branches help a tree?

Last updated on March 22nd, 2018 at 03:02 pm

Grooming does the body, and tree, good.  Aside from your looks, routine grooming is actually healthy for your hair. As your hair ages, it becomes weaker, so give it a trim for healthier hair. Your trees operate rather similarly. Its branches age over time and will have a definite need for pruning. If you want a healthy tree, enlist the help of an arborist. An arborist knows what is best for your tree and an arborist says you should prune regularly, but why? Continue reading “Does cutting of dead branches help a tree?”

When is the Best Time to Transplant a Tree?

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 09:26 am

You spend time and money to build and care for your landscape. You cut up, carve out, deconstruct and build. You do whatever it takes to shape your yard space. Perhaps you build up certain areas; plant perennials; or even cut down and plant new trees. If you feel as though you made a mistake with any of those changes, they are all in all, pretty simple to correct. Well, except if you made a mistake when deciding on your trees. Moving a tree or purchasing an older tree for transplant is a frequent solution to this problem. One of the keys to the success of transplanting that tree is the time of year that the tree is moved.  Continue reading “When is the Best Time to Transplant a Tree?”

Why Hiring a Commercial Snow and Ice Management Company Makes Sense

When it comes to winter in Pittsburgh, snow is unpredictable, and it can have a significant effect on your business. Snow and ice management is part of the operational costs of running a business, and attempting to sacrifice quality to cut costs can and up costing you more money in the long run.
Continue reading “Why Hiring a Commercial Snow and Ice Management Company Makes Sense”

Have Your Firewood Delivered This Winter by 20/20 Landscaping

Last updated on December 6th, 2017 at 02:17 pm

Pittsburgh is known for its cold, brutal winters, that can often last well into March and April. Many older homes in Pittsburgh are outfitted with wood-burning fireplaces, and while sitting in front of a fire is cozy on a cold evening, keeping enough wood in stock can be a chore. Continue reading “Have Your Firewood Delivered This Winter by 20/20 Landscaping”

Why You Should Schedule Your Commercial Snow Removal Service Now

Last updated on October 4th, 2017 at 10:42 am

The Pittsburgh winters are known for their cold temperatures, with snow and ice often hindering traffic conditions and making traveling difficult. For business and property owners, the snow and ice presents its own set of challenges. Commercial snow removal  services are a vital part of your property maintenance. Heavy snow and ice can affect not only your daily business operations, but can pose a threat to the safety of your property as well as affect your bottom line. The key to maintaining your property throughout the temperamental Pittsburgh winters is by scheduling your commercial snow removal service as soon as possible. Continue reading “Why You Should Schedule Your Commercial Snow Removal Service Now”