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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:08

The 40th Anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1978

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If you are old enough to remember the biggest blizzard of our time back in 1978, you were most likely a child or young adult. The snow was the deepest it had ever been in our lifetime in Ohio and the wind gusts were so strong that cars and homes…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:57

Bowling is a great Team Building Activity

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We decided to have our Christmas Party recently at Sunrise Bowling Center. As you can see, there are many smiles on the faces of our team.  Bowling is a great way to build a team, a crew of workers and even a family can benefit, because it builds positive reinforcements…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:47

Did you ever go camping in the winter?

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It turns out that winter camping is one of the most serene times to go “off the grid” and enjoy serenity, reflection and exploration. First of all, make sure wherever you decide to go that you are well equipped depending how long you plan to venture out.   Depending on…
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 20:27

We Had a Great Traditional Christmas Celebration

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For 46 years we have made it a tradition to celebrate Christmas Eve with my parents in their home. That evening we attend church services at North Terrace Church of Christ. We cherish this time as a family to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas together.   Cheryl and I…
Caring for your own trees and landscape is never easy. Sometimes, the upkeep becomes more than you can bear. Our company understands, and offers the equipment, services, and care they need to continue to thrive for years to come.   Clients continuously turn to us looking for experienced arborist professionalism,…
We’ve wrapped for years, or bagged if you prefer, but do we take the time to be creative? Who really has that kind of time? Let me give you some little tips that make gift wrapping or bagging a little more special, and will make your receivers feel you went…
Typically, we have stored items away each Christmas season including heirlooms, things we have purchased or gifts we have received through the years. We usually un-box our treasures with anticipation of where we will place our decorations; some will have the exact placement each year, whereas some will design something…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:14

Feeding Wildlife and Keeping Them Safe from Disease

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This time of year we may not have such harsh weather, but the trees have lost their leaves, and the fruits they produce that feeds the many wildlife that stays in this area throughout winter months. Animals will eat bark, and what might be left of grass and brush, but…
You make sure to buy enough food to feed an army, because you don’t want anyone to be left hungry while you are planning your holiday family meal. There’s going to be a lot left over and if some of those family members or friends aren’t living in your house…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:20

Thankful for Friends and Family

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It is this time of year that you start to reflect back on many years of time spent with family and friends and you are reminded again how precious the people are that have been placed in your life.   Family is so important to us. They support and love…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 20:39

Winter is one of my favorite times to prune trees!

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Winter is one of the best times to prune trees! How do you tell if a branch is dead or alive from the ground? It’s much easier to decipher what areas of deciduous trees need tending to by a tree climber. They are properly trained to climb and see the…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 15:24

Fertilizing Trees in the Fall

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With trees going dormant, now is a perfect time to have them fertilized. Our formulation will give trees the strength and vitality they need to stay healthy. When you do tree maintenance you will have trees that are resistant to disease and pests. Some of the nutrients will have a…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:53

Winter is a Great Time for Tree Maintenance

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While we might not think about cutting trees in cold weather; it is the perfect time while the sap is low. Winter can be harsh on branches that could break off from heavy winds, ice or snow, so preparing trees to withstand the damage of winter is one of our…
Did you know? Trees can actually communicate with each other. They emit a chemical into the air to warn the other trees that they are about to be infested with insects. They can actually combat leaf eating insects by some of the chemicals they produce. Some wildlife are keen to…
Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:39

Monday vs Friday - it's all in your head!

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Why the Monday/Friday syndrome? We all know the feeling. Wednesday we starting thinking about how close we are to Friday and Friday our spirits soar because we’ve waited all week to have two days off from the workplace. When Sunday rolls around, our spirits start to dip…even though we are…
Friday, 06 October 2017 19:23

Fall splendor in your yard!

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Even summer's most ardent fans have to admit that fall offers some irresistible pleasures. Luckily, you can enjoy autumn's signature foliage show even if you live where summer cools gently into a mild winter and many leaves simply go brown before they fall. Here’s what you do to make sure…
Friday, 29 September 2017 15:05

Angels in the clouds!

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On one of my recent evening walks, I began to notice the clouds…I am normally a sky watcher anyway, so it’s instinctual for me to look up while walking. This particular evening, the clouds were mesmerizing and captured my interest. I carry my cell phone with me when I walk…
Friday, 22 September 2017 22:27

It's time for Fall TV!

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It’s fall and with that comes the new fall lineup on TV. What have you been waiting for? There are a few decent shows left on TV, but a very few. New this year, The Good Doctor on ABC sounds awesome and sheds some light on Autism. America’s Funniest Videos,…
Friday, 15 September 2017 21:06

Fall fun - Beautiful colors - Pumpkin patch!

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The leaves are starting to turn and the weather is turning delightfully cooler, why do we love it so much? 1.     The holidays…Halloween, Thanksgiving and the ushering in of Christmas. 2.     Clothes…who doesn’t love sweatshirts and blue jeans. 3.     Sports…let the games begin! 4.     Food…pumpkin everything! Bonfires and wiener roasts.…
Friday, 08 September 2017 20:08

Your skilled labor future!

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I’ve been reading a lot of articles recently that show strong indicators that there is going to be a huge shortage of individuals for skilled labor positions. The current college graduates and a few years prior to these have shunned the skilled labor market and rightly so. The economy has…
Friday, 01 September 2017 10:20

Hurricane Harvey - Helping Out!

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Are you ready for the remnants of hurricane Harvey today? Temperatures in the 60’s, 30 mph winds and rain, we can use the rain right now, but the cool and blustery is out of character for this time of year. We will not be complaining because we know there are…
Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:02 dependable are they?

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Reviews are like art, they are subjective. If you depend on reviews to help you decide where to stay, where to vacation, which business to use or product to buy, you may be lending yourself to feelings and emotional opinions of others. I personally don’t place much value in reviews.…
Friday, 18 August 2017 10:35

A simple act of kindness!

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A small act of kindness…I recently watched a video that was filmed inside someone’s car. It appears to be just two men sitting in the car ordering food via a takeout window. The passenger wearing a hat that clearly let the world know that he served his country and was…
Friday, 11 August 2017 21:03

It's natural...ways to reduce waste!

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What if we use plants and trees to clean up our environment? Below are several links that explain how we can play an instrumental part in keeping our earth, water and air cleaner. McCullough’s Tree Service plants trees, we can help you do your part in taking care of residual…
Friday, 04 August 2017 18:17

Teamwork - I'm in!

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What we accomplish when we work as a team is phenomenal! Brainstorming brings about great ideas. We are all created differently and that makes for a melting pot of amazing input and awesome results! No one should try to be, want to be or be made to be an “island…
Sunday, 30 July 2017 00:57

What does your summer look like?

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What has your summer looked like so far? Hard to believe we’re approaching August, really still lots of summer weather to enjoy, but school starts about 3 weeks into the month…what??  Time really flies, doesn’t it? Did you take a great vacation or create a fantastic staycation? Sometimes the best…
It’s finally here, it’s Friday! For some people, it’s donut Friday, for others it’s casual Friday…a nice break from wearing dressy clothes all week! I read an article about not just being happy on Friday, but to be just as happy every other day of the week, like Mondays…what??? Do…
Well it’s happening already…only so many weekends until Christmas, only so many shopping opportunities until Christmas, does it make you want to cringe? It makes me want to remind everyone it is still July, it’s hot, there’s still grass to mow and lots of sunshine to enjoy. Why must we…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:34

Top 10 amazing earth facts!

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Many layers of atmosphere coat our planet including the mesosphere, ionosphere, exosphere, and the thermosphere, but it’s the troposphere, closest to the planet itself, that supports our lives and is, in fact, the thinnest at only about 10 miles high. This fact and many other little known things about the…
Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:36

Why are we so competitive?

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Why must we always stack ourselves up against one another? Being competitive has existed as long as life itself. We compete for attention, affection, partners, jobs, compliments, sports and in many other ways. Even our thoughts compete with one another. In business, we compete for clients and customers. We compete…
Friday, 23 June 2017 20:12

Rainy Days and Mondays...or Fridays!

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Wow, if you’re in Ohio right now, it’s a deluge. This much needed rain is just what the doctor ordered right now. Things were starting to get a little dried out, so the timing is perfect! Is that how you’re looking at it? It’s all about attitude. I look at…
Friday, 16 June 2017 11:16

Sometimes you find the strangest things!

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Check out this interesting article about some of the strangest things professionals have found when cutting down trees or cutting them up in a saw mill. Imagine finding a soda bottle in the middle of a tree or stranger yet, a live monkey hiding inside. One man found a small…
Friday, 09 June 2017 21:59

Why trees?

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Make a difference, Make a change...plant a tree! The benefits will out-live you! Trees combat climate change Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back…
Friday, 02 June 2017 09:08

The Cavedigger!

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The Cavedigger Not every person does something for monetary gratification!  Artist Ra Paulette has spent almost 30 years excavating the arid landscape of northern New Mexico by creating characterful grottoes that he calls "luminous caves". Using only hand tools, including pick axes, shovels and scrapers, the 69-year-old sculptor burrows into…
Friday, 26 May 2017 18:48

Where do you prefer to eat?

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Do you prefer a hometown diner or a big chain restaurant? Pros and cons…hometown diners are usually smaller and more personal. The waitress or waiter knows your name, remembers your favorite foods, what you usually order and your drink. You might see some friends and acquaintances while you’re dining. Your…
13 Weird Side Effects everyone experiences from growing up in Ohio! Oh, it’s real. If you grew up in Ohio or have lived in Ohio for a few decades, you know each and every one of these is true. Ohio has the best roller coasters, deer popping out from behind…
Are things better today than they were 10 years ago? Can you name several things that are better now than they were 10 years ago? Here’s a few… No more flip phones – someone you know may still have one from “back in the day” but they are not available…
Friday, 05 May 2017 13:41

It's a Bloomin' Good Time!

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  Are you taking time to smell the “blossoms”? This spring has been perfect for all the blooming spring species. Seems the mild winter, the warmer spring and the extra rain was just what the plant doctor ordered for all the beautiful perennials. From Irises to Lilacs, the beautiful display…
6 Types of Fun Summer Activities for Teens Summer vacation is a great time to connect with your kids! Things slow down a little and there’s time to do some unique and engaging adventures with your children. Here’s a few great ideas to keep you teens busy all summer long,…
Friday, 21 April 2017 13:54

Celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day

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  Earth Day and Arbor Day hold a lot of the same values when you really think about it. Earth Day 2017 is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 28th. Both days are about preserving the planet Earth…the only one we have! There’s no plan B! Earth Day boasts…
Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:55

Unusual vacation spots and places to stay!

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Have you had an unusual vacation experience? Can you beat these amazing vacation spots and places to stay? Look at this great, unusual, amazing and somewhat scary place to rest your body! Now that you have a truly unusual and one-of-a-kind place to stay, let’s look at…
Friday, 07 April 2017 13:56

Improving and Growing!

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At McCullough’s Tree Service, we’re not happy with status quo; we are always seeking ways to improve our ways! From seeking out the best team member candidates and implementing great training and mentoring to making sure we have the most up-to-date equipment and safety gear, we are always growing and…
Friday, 31 March 2017 12:58

Reading - The benefits you didn't know!

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When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or the directions on your instant oatmeal packet? If you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing…
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:52

What exactly is the spring equinox?

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Although there’s nothing official about it, it’s traditional to say the March or vernal equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. This equinox does provide a hallmark for the sun’s motion in our sky, marking that special moment when the sun…
Friday, 17 March 2017 16:00

Honey Bees come back!

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Here’s a great idea for those who are helping to increase the honey bee population. These great seed bombs are perfect for growing beautiful flowers that will attract the bees. Here’s a great article about the danger of the decreased honey bee population and the effect it is going…
Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:40

The healing power of cells within us!

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This is a very interesting article about the healing power of cells within us! These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body. When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic…
Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:55

Stormy Weather - Be Prepared!

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Well it’s been an early start to some turbulent weather already and it isn’t even spring yet. Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansa anymore! The wind has been whipping up all kinds of trouble. Trees toppling over on houses, patio furniture flying around, the infamous trash cans blowing across…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 17:12

Go fly a kite!

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Go fly a kite! Oh my goodness, this kite will make you feel so relaxed! Take a look at this video, so calming. March is just around the corner and of course we all know March is the best time to fly a kite with the extra breeziness of…
Friday, 17 February 2017 13:06

Dare to Dream - Use it or Lose it!

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I heard an interesting remark on the radio this morning on the way to work. The man was speaking to a group of people and he asked them if they remember the complex math equations that they learned when they were in school. Many answered no, he told them that’s…
Friday, 10 February 2017 14:08

Breaking 7 Habits For A Better Version Of YOU!

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Is it a matter of intelligence? Does it have something to do with good luck? We think it’s more than that. The secret to being successful is in your habits. And while there are hundreds of articles out there that tell you what habits you should have in order to…
Remember when you were little and you knew you didn’t have to worry about anything because your parents made you feel safe and taken care of? As we grow older, we get married, have children, nurture our careers and find ourselves burning our candle at both ends and in the…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 23:54

A Valentine's Day to Remember!

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Here’s a great idea for Valentine’s Day. Plant a tree in honor of your wife or husband to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Explain to him or her that when the tree is big enough to create shade, that you will share a picnic lunch or dinner…
Friday, 20 January 2017 22:34

Creating a life you can't wait to wake up to!

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I see this quote everywhere on social media. It sounds wonderful, but the big question is how do we achieve this. I can tell you what I do to try to reach this point in life. I create goals for myself. I do some real soul searching to come up…
Friday, 13 January 2017 13:01

Take me back!

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Do you have a favorite TV program that takes you back in time? I love all the old stuff. Andy Griffith, Carol Burnett, Mash, Colombo, Diagnosis Murder, Murder She Wrote and I could go on and on. So now, all the millennials are scratching their heads and asking each other…
Friday, 06 January 2017 13:48

New Year's Resolution - A Way of Life!

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If part of your New Year plan is to get into shape, lose a little weight and hydrate for better health, then here’s a good start. The four great links below will give you all the information you need to get started…and isn’t getting started the first step. I know…
Friday, 30 December 2016 12:33

Staying safe when it's cold outside!

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Working outside in frigid temperatures requires many precautions, and we do all we can to keep warm and stay safe while working outside in the winter. It was 16 degrees, but we were out on the job taking care of our customers. We know the signs of hypothermia and frostbite,…
Friday, 23 December 2016 13:35

Cheers to you...Toasting Tradition!

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Humans throughout history have made a habit of basing a great deal of our traditions and customs around food. The curious practice of raising our drink containers is one of the most ancient of these. To answer your question, for starters, we’ll dispel a myth.  You may have heard that…
Friday, 16 December 2016 00:11

Sharing the Secret of Santa!

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This week’s post is borrowed from a Facebook post. I think it is the most unique, loving, caring, giving thing a parent or family member can do for a child. Enjoy this good read! "In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa,…
Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:58

Rescue Mission!

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What seemed like “just the right thing to do” turned into an opportunity to see the kind and loving side of people and the reassurance that people still care! We got a call from a UPS delivery person who let us know that a cat had been stuck in a…
Friday, 02 December 2016 14:14

Christmas Spirit - Blessing Others

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Decorating for the Holidays, hanging strand after strand of lights, garland and popcorn and dozens and dozens of decorative bulbs…that’s what makes it merry and bright, right?! What makes your Christmas special? Does your family do something unique for the holiday that makes it an extra special time of year,…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:33

White Christmas

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Well, another Holiday Season is upon us and we are once again faced with the dilemma of whether to say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday. Let’s take a look back to the year 1942 when Irving Berlin wrote the song Happy Holidays. People were not offended by that song and…
Friday, 18 November 2016 21:37

The Faces at the Table - Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s almost here again, the time of year when we take time to reflect on the past few months. Time to count our blessings and list our reasons to be thankful, but sometimes it might be difficult to find that thankful moment, times when life becomes too much to handle.…
Monday, 14 November 2016 17:26

Choose Kindness!

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With the election over and most of the barrage of politics behind us for a while, it’s time to get back to treating each other with love, kindness and respect. The question is why did the presidential race bring out the worst in most? Social media was and is, riddled…
Friday, 04 November 2016 20:21

University Project!

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The weather might be turning chilly, but McCullough's Tree Service is out working hard! This job at the University has us working hard and reaching heights for a great view.   
Friday, 28 October 2016 14:57

What Does Your Retirement Look Like?

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What’s your plan? I once thought I wanted to sell everything and hit the open road, the problem was I couldn’t get my spouse on board. I would talk about all the wonderful travels and adventures we would experience, the places we would see and how we would never have…
Friday, 21 October 2016 12:22

Texting - It's Complicated!

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Can we talk? Texting has certainly replaced most of our personal phone calls and several face-to-face conversations and while it’s a great form of communication, auto correct has certainly made it an adventure. How many times have you had to “read between the lines” in a text message and guess…
Friday, 14 October 2016 12:28

I disagree...I don't hate you!

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This time of year brings out the best and the worst in people. Not just those running for office, but also those who are passionate about the election and the issues at hand. Social media has greatly increased our ability to express ourselves across the miles, good or bad! There…
Friday, 07 October 2016 12:08

A memory making weekend!

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This weekend, why not load up the car and the kids and head to Cincinnati for a great time at one of Cincinnati’s well-kept secrets. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it. This park is not just for the kids, adults love it too. Get out there…
Friday, 30 September 2016 14:46

When trees are more than just trees!

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Trees that are more than just Trees! Outside the town of Derby, in Western Australia, is another tree that has been put to use by mankind. The Boab Prison Tree is named so because its stout trunk, 14m in circumference, has been cut in two forming a small cell used…
Wouldn’t it be great to be a gardener all year round and better still, to be able to enjoy the things you grow all year long! Creating a “cold frame” growing area is the equivalent of moving your growing season one growing zone to the south. Putting a “cold frame”…
We were out on a job the other day and when we were finishing up, our client asked us if we could help with one more thing. You see, atop a very tall pole was a tangled flag, one not reachable with a simple ladder. We were more than happy…
Friday, 09 September 2016 17:15

Keeping "tree" stress to a minimum!

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Fall Fertilization: Keeping stress to a minimum. Trees are very sensitive to their environments. The disruption of an ecosystem—whether caused by man or nature—can greatly stress a tree. In urban environments, poor soil quality, overcrowded tree planters, and competition for water between different plants are the most common stressors to trees.…
Friday, 02 September 2016 16:38

An Urban Treasure

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Mission Oaks Gardens is a beautiful urban garden located in Zanesville, Ohio. It exists quietly and virtually undetectable from the street in a residential neighborhood. More than seven acres of gardens showcase hundreds of rare and unusual plants including a collection of azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers. Perennials, annuals and…
Saturday, 27 August 2016 12:49

Take a Fall Hike - Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

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We are closing in on one of the best times of the year to go hiking. Cooler weather, beautiful and colorful foliage and the sounds of fall critters and insects will melt stress and anxiety away. We all know the health benefits of hiking, but most of the concentration is…
Saturday, 20 August 2016 10:28

Butterfly backyard!

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How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly is a wonder to behold. For centuries, the California pipevine swallowtail — or, Battus philenor hirsuta — called San Francisco home. As development increased in the early 20th century, the butterfly slowly began to disappear. Today it is…
Friday, 12 August 2016 15:06

Why buying bulk is a great idea!

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Buying certain foods in bulk is a great way to save money, packaging, and shopping time, while opening up new opportunities to support good farmers. We all have to buy our kitchen staples like flour, sugar, salt, dried pasta, and nuts from the outside world, so why not buy in…
Friday, 05 August 2016 15:54

Why Chickens?

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Having a small backyard flock of chickens is a growing trend in countries around the world. And it is not just country folks who enjoy raising chickens, more and more cities are relaxing their laws and ordinances and allowing chickens, so city dwellers can enjoy this pleasant hobby too. Many celebrities…
Friday, 29 July 2016 16:17

Humanity and Kindness!

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This tree company “went the extra mile” to save some baby woodpeckers! The company was called to take down a tree, when the tree was down they realized there were two baby woodpecker in a knot hole. So they did the most humane thing they could think of, they duct…
Friday, 22 July 2016 17:28

Reaping the Harvest!

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It’s that time in the summer months when we are picking great vegetables from our gardens or visiting the local farmer’s markets to enjoy someone else’s fruits of labor! When you crunch into fresh cucumbers or slice into that rich red tomato, you know all your hard work was worth…
Friday, 15 July 2016 22:59

Why are barns red?

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Why are barns red? Do you know the answer to this question? If not, this very interesting article will help you understand the reasons behind keeping barns red. Did you know the first time a barn turned red was when it was treated with Linseed Oil to help preserve the…
Friday, 08 July 2016 17:01

Saturday Morning Cartoons and More!

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Saturday morning cartoons were the highlight of our childhood weekends. Casper the ghost, The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, and The Jetsons followed by the Monkees! We waited all week for early Saturday morning and all our familiar funnies! Boy our kids and grandkids really missed out on these great cartoons and…
Saturday, 02 July 2016 13:46 blend or not to blend!

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Smoothies have become extremely popular and for good reason. I will share with you my personal reasons for consuming smoothies and also a great article with nutritional information and some free recipes. I mostly have smoothies for breakfast, for many reasons but the biggest reason is because I am in…
Friday, 24 June 2016 17:47

Cicada Buffet...won't you join me?!

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Gluten free, low fat and protein packed! Cicadas are edible! There are recipes in this link I have provided for you, if you have the stomach for it. This excerpt gives you a little insight as to what your Cicada filled dinner will taste like…I like to think of them…
Saturday, 18 June 2016 12:07

It's all about DAD!

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This Sunday, June 19th, is Father’s Day. Did you or do you have an amazing father? Maybe it was a step-father, a God-father or a great mentor that filled the shoes of “Dad” in your life. It really doesn’t matter the title, it’s the dedication, love, and support that is…
You know, the millennial generation appears to be setting the trend in fashion, preservation, green living and social media…but when you really think about it the generational lines are blurred in many areas of life. We all like to be trendy in what we’re wearing whether it is clothing, jewelry…
Friday, 03 June 2016 17:30

It's time for some summer fun!

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Summertime fun is here and it’s time for some of our favorite warm weather things to do, eat and experience.  I have some fond memories of cookouts at my Grandparents house. Burgers and dogs on the grill, fresh watermelon slices and lots of running around in the yard, but the…
Friday, 27 May 2016 11:55

Is was a rescue effort!

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These baby raccoons, better known as “kits” were rescued when McCullough’s Tree service needed to take down a tree that had become a hazard. These tiny tots were relocated to a safe place in the area, out of harm’s way. Why would we take the time to do it, because…
Oak Wilt Disease has been identified in the United States for quite some time, but most recently it has made an appearance in the Central Ohio area. McCullough's Tree Service is leading the way in the prevention and treatment of this disease. Check out this fact sheet for more information,…
Why do we see faces in objects around us? Science explains to us that what our Retinas see is actually scrambled until our brain sorts it out for us. You see, our brains see faces every day, so it makes sense that when wet spots, wrinkles, dots, indentations, tools, etc.…
Friday, 06 May 2016 11:52

Living in a Tree House!

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Here’s a fun look at some great tree houses. If you feel like living the “Tarzan” lifestyle, why not do it with finesse! There’s something refreshing, clean, calming and satisfying about living near nature. Even if you don’t make it a full-time place to live, a tree house makes a…
Sunday, 01 May 2016 21:44

The Good and Bad of Social Media

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Are you a tech-aholic? Can’t get enough of social media? Well, to be totally truthful…I can’t either! Social media has many benefits. It can connect families from all over the country. It can help you find long lost friends, colleagues, school mates, high school sweethearts and more. Social media is…
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:49

Take the day off!

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Take the day off…what does that mean. Not just taking the day off from your workplace, but totally take the day off. Don’t plan anything, don’t stress over laundry, house cleaning, washing the car, cleaning the garage or mowing the lawn, instead, do whatever makes you happy, and by the…
Friday, 15 April 2016 12:34

Let's get pumped...warm weather is coming!

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You can trust these great guys with more than just the weather. They each keep their areas running smoothly.  Randy Ruggles in the Newark/Granville and surrounding areas, Stephan Carbonara in the Columbus and surrounding areas and Bryan Smith in the Zanesville and surrounding areas. All three are certified arborists…what does…
Friday, 08 April 2016 16:33

Your garden is not as innocent as it looks!

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The more researchers study the science of plants, the more remarkable those chlorophyll-filled wonders seem to be. If your definition of ethical eating involves dining only on non-sentient plants, you might rethink your food choices. Tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and other members of the plant family are lively, highly reactive to…
Did you know that many trees besides the Maple tree can be tapped for sap? Some trees yield a sugar-rich sap which can be consumed raw, fermented into alcoholic beverages or gently boiled down to syrup. However, there are trees that will provide you with sap that is better than others. A…
Friday, 25 March 2016 15:23

Stormy Weather...

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It’s spring and that means warmer and sunnier weather, but it also means storms and storm damage. Now’s the time to have trees inspected to prevent damage to your property, home, cars and more. We all look at trees and see the immense beauty, enjoy the cool shade and know…
Friday, 18 March 2016 17:36

Saving a Tree...Saving a Tradition!

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Locals in the French village of Allouville-Bellefosse swear that William the Conqueror prayed at the base of this legendary tree before heading out on his famous conquest. While the tree isn’t quite that old, it’s no spring chicken. At 800 years, it’s France’s oldest known tree. It almost met a…
Check out this great article about natural plants that repel fleas and ticks! It’s getting to be that time of year and soon we’ll need to be mindful of our pets carrying in fleas and ticks on their hairy bodies. Some over the counter and prescription repellants can have harmful…
I have had dogs in my life ever since I was young. Dogs have taught me to love, been my best friends, there was always a dog who I rushed home after school or work to care for. I've walked the last mile with many of my dogs and here…
Sunday, 28 February 2016 01:37

National Earth Day 2016

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Why not celebrate this beautiful planet in style. Whether you go outside for a long walk, sit in the sunshine or plant trees, be sure to fully understand and to be aware what a blessing and true phenomena our planet is. So wonderfully and skillfully made to sustain life in…
Saturday, 20 February 2016 22:42

Boy was my face red!

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Every one of us has experienced a “red face” moment or two in our lifetime, what’s your most embarrassing moment? Let me tell you about mine…well one of mine. Several years ago my husband and I decided to take a late night drive to McDonalds. I had not been feeling…
Friday, 12 February 2016 16:17

When life hands you lemons...

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When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, but what if the lemons are just too much to handle. Sometimes life throws us small curveballs that we can swing at and hit for a great homerun, but then there are times when life throws us a curveball that we simply…
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:36

It might be cold...but we're thankful!

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Here at McCullough’s Tree Service, we’re staying busy in this chilly weather. We’re a year-round company. It might be a little windy and blustery, but who can argue with the amazing view from our bucket truck. I am sharing this today because it reminds me that we should always be…
The weather is getting colder and the wind is howling, it’s the perfect time to whip up a great tasty, health sustaining soup. Here’s a great recipe for a hearty soup. Easy and delicious and just what you need after a tough day working outside taking care of trees or…
Friday, 22 January 2016 14:49

How's the view-it's a journey!

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You can’t be afraid of heights when you work for McCullough’s Tree Service. It’s not just about getting to the top, but it’s about the climb on the way up. There are so many skills that play a part in how these workers get their jobs done. They have to…
Saturday, 16 January 2016 14:39

How to start a fire - the "not so normal" way!

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Your ability to start a fire without a match has a high value. For instance, think about this. Imagine your bug out bag and fire starting materials outside of your reach. They are miles away or there’s a bear between you and your supplies, okay I just made that up,…
There are many things we can do to stay happy during the cold gray months of Ohio. One thing I enjoy most is planning a spring project, so when the weather turns warmer, I am ready to dive right in. Not only does it give you a head start on…
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