By KELSY LORIN TAYLOR
Web Editor and Feature Writer
TOP TREES: Tim and Barbara Nall enjoy their business and appreciate their community very much.
KELSY LORIN TAYLOR for GTR Newspapers
Tim and Barbara Nall have been caring for Tulsa’s trees for more than 21 years. Their business, We B Trees, was created from their lifelong passion for nature.
Before meeting and falling in love, Tim was attending Oklahoma State University to learn everything that he could about forestry. Following graduation, he returned home to Tulsa where he began a career for several companies as an operational engineer. “I then had the opportunity to work for the City of Tulsa Urban Forestry Department. There, I became a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture.”
When he met and married Barbara he decided to begin his own business in the community. “We offer everything that revolves around taking care of established trees. This might include pruning, diagnosis and treatment.”
Oklahoma poses weather that can be harmful to trees and Nall recommends a few steps to keep them healthy, especially during the winter months. “Keeping trees pruned is very important. It prevents wind from damaging the branches and also helps them stay light during ice storms. The weight tends to not affect them as much when there are fewer unnecessary branches.” Fertilization also keeps trees looking their best.
Nall spends a lot of time with each customer to make sure that their trees will look just how they want them to.
Barbara says that this has been a very rewarding experience for both of them. “It’s a nice family business and I love our partnership. We are both excited to get up every day and go to work. I love getting comments from customers who are happy with our team and the way that their trees look.”
They both believe that it is important to be involved with others in the community who love trees as much as they do. The business is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, Tree Care Industry Association, Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, American Society of Consulting Arborists and the Better Business Bureau of Tulsa.
Tim adds that they also enjoy being involved with helping others in the community. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa and enjoys additional civic service. “We have done quite a lot of work with the Southwest Tulsa Chamber. I’m on the board with Up With Trees, so we help maintain the trees throughout the metro.”
For more information, visit www.webtrees.com or call 918-446-3473.
- — Roy Heim Dec 19, 04:39 PM #