January 9, 2020
A Bucket of Grit and a Broken Nose

Ask any business owner what their biggest issue is and I’ll bet a naked lap around Mizzou arena they say it’s finding help that they can trust.  For reasons we all know there is truth behind their concerns. Well today I’d like to share a story that proves there are still trust worthy hard workers…

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January 9, 2020
Becoming an Arborist: Embrace Struggle, Seek Challenge

How many parents send their kids off to school with high hopes of them one day growing up to be an arborist and work in the tree industry?   If any of you know of some please give me their contact information!  There is little encouragement for today’s youth to take interest in tree work and…

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January 9, 2020
Native American Treasure and the History of the River Hills

Today we did a job at one of the most scenic properties I have ever had the pleasure of helping to maintain. We were outside of a tiny little river town in southern Boone County MO. If you live in Boone County and haven’t driven down River Road – by all means stop reading this…

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January 9, 2020
When Your Birthday? The Lesson of an Exceptional Young Man

Several years ago, I went to a Columbia, MO home to bid a rather large tree trimming and removal job. As I approached the door the most intriguing interaction of my adult life began, and it taught me a lot.  We had an appointment for 3:30 pm and not seeing any vehicles I was concerned…

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January 9, 2020
Robots are Starting to Look a lot Like Folks and Folks Look a lot Like Robots

Google crazy technology of 2018…………….   Holy moly rock and rolly! Robots are starting to look a lot like folks and folks a lot like robots!!!!!!  If I can sleep in my car while it drives me to cryotherapy, all the while my robot vacuum cleans up my cryptocurrency, my tree company had better know the…

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January 9, 2020
The Fixer Upper & the ‘Small’ Fire

Resource Tree & Land has been working on a fixer upper property in Jeff City that we purchased in early December with the plan of working on remodeling the inside of the house on the bad weather days of winter and cleaning up the completely over grown vegetation on the outside in our spare time. Just…

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January 9, 2020
Owner Operated: The Small Business Sweet Spot

There is a sweet spot in business that, in my observation, is entered into and left all too fast.  The point at which your craft is honed to a razors point, your passion is still on full tank, and your profit margins beat your competitors. All the while, somehow your prices stay lower. Resource Tree…

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January 9, 2020
Whoops: Sunday Work At a Preachers House

As I hopped out of my beloved ‘97 4runner to go meet the Curry family and talk about their trees I immediately dropped all worry of them judging the fact that my vehicle was more on the practical side than the shiny side, and just felt right at home with two of the kindest people I…

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January 9, 2020
A Knot is a Knot Until it’s Not a Knot

A knot is a knot until it is not a knot and then it is a huge problem. The understanding of the proper use of ropes is at the top of the list when it comes to tree work.  A knot inappropriately tied can cause rope failure leading to damages as far as your imagination…

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January 9, 2020
What I Learned from my Wife and the Missouri Army National Guard

This past weekend was my monthly dose of perspective handed down directly from the top. The United States military itself. My wife is in the Missouri Army National Guard. So, one weekend a month and two weeks a year I have to figure out how to take care of myself and our little boy! By…

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January 9, 2020
Trees are Smarter than you Think!

It's commonplace for trees to wrap their roots around sewer pipes and overtime crack the pipe and become your local plumbers' best friend. It’s almost like the roots are intentionally seeking out the pipe to ruin the homeowner's weekend! Well according to a scientist at Princeton University that is exactly what they are doing.  Call…

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January 9, 2020
Selling Worms out of a Liquor Store and Changing the World

This weekend my family and I took a trip to see the new Wildlife Museum and Aquarium at the one and only headquarters of Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO. For kids who grew up on farms hunting and fishing in rural Missouri like myself, Bass Pro Shops Headquarters made Disney land look like a…

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January 9, 2020
Work For Yourself No Matter Who You Work For

In order for one to fight for something with all of their hearts, they must believe in the cause with all of their hearts. To work every day away from one’s family for someone or something can not effectively capture all of one’s heart. But to wake up every day knowing that your actions will…

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January 9, 2020
How to Save Your Tree When You Build Near It

The perfect lot in the perfect subdivision has been selected and you are planning to build your house around a couple beautiful 100 plus-year-old oak trees.  A plan many people make without any thought to maintaining the health of the tree.  Far too often I am called up to a new property to diagnose the…

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January 9, 2020
How to Save Thousands on Tree and Landscape Costs

Everyone has the idea of getting a nice 8’ tall 1 ½ inch caliper balled and burlap tree planted in their front yard with visions of pushing their future grandchildren in a swing hung from its majestic branches.  They go pick one out with the preconceived notion that any tree worth putting out in an…

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January 9, 2020
A Customer That Will Last a Lifetime

Dunbar’s number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. This is the inner circle of friends who you would comfortably enter their home and have lunch or bump into at a bar and have a drink. Once you surpass this number the comfort level…

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January 9, 2020
Determination: Bruce Lee Chicken

I met a chicken smarter than myself, and most people I know. He embodied the mentality and raw drive to fulfill the destiny he was born to reach, that most of us hide ourselves from. There was no confusion or procrastination, no distraction of comfort or pleasure, only the drive to be what he was…

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January 8, 2020
More Than Just Tree Care!

Lately we have been mixing it up here at Resource Tree and Land.  For example, I have made a pact to only eat my water and drink my food.  Chomping ice gets old but really any food blended is very tasty.  To go along with our mastication mix up we have been doing some work…

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