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Using a crane for tree removal is an advanced method that offers several advantages, especially for large trees or those in difficult-to-access areas. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how a crane is typically used for tree removal: 1. Assessment and Planning Site Inspection: A certified arborist and/or tree removal expert will conduct a thorough assessment…

The weather this spring in the Abilene area has been really unpredictable with tornadoes and high winds leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. As we head into summer we expect more storms and property owners to act swiftly and safely to clean up their property and restore normalcy after the storm. Here are…

Thornton’s Tree Service is proud to announce that Riley Holt has achieved certification as an arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This esteemed accreditation recognizes Holt’s dedication to professional excellence in tree care and maintenance. As a certified arborist, Riley Holt brings enhanced expertise and knowledge to Thornton’s Tree Service, ensuring the highest…

As March unfolds in Abilene, Texas, the promise of spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time for residents to turn their attention to the well-being of their trees. Proper tree care not only enhances the beauty of your property but also ensures the health and resilience of your trees in the face…

In talking to us about tree care, one of the questions we hear from folks sometimes revolves around “what is the best time of the year to do tree service?”. The answer is, it depends. In Texas, the best time for tree service normally depends on the specific needs of the trees and the services required….

During this upcoming cold snap here in Texas, you should take care in protecting young trees to the extreme temperatures that will get down to around 5 degrees or less in some places around Abilene, Brownwood, and Weatherford, TX. The Texas Freeze that’s forecast will be nothing like 2021 but it will impact small saplings….

You can’t look at a Mesquite tree here in the Abilene area that has lost leaves without seeing the green sprouts of mistletoe.  Folks who are experiencing their first Christmas in the area may not realize how common it is in this part of the world. They probably don’t even know it’s mistletoe… The tradition…

Winter in Texas may not conjure up images of snow-covered landscapes (although it’s common up around Amarillo in the panhandle), but the Lone Star State has its own unique charm during the colder months. One aspect of nature that often goes unnoticed is how trees adapt and survive in the winter. In this blog post,…

So, you’ve decided to make the shift to solar power and install solar panels, a choice that not only benefits the environment but also your wallet. Solar panels are an excellent investment for your property, offering long-term energy savings and reduced carbon footprint. However, before you can harness the power of the sun effectively, there’s…

As we prepare to bundle up and brace ourselves for the chilling embrace of winter, it’s easy to overlook the silent sentinels that stand in our yards, parks, and streets – the trees and think about tree trimming. In our area of Texas, where winters can be as unpredictable as they are harsh, taking proper…

The harsh winter freeze of 2021 here in the Abilene area has left a lasting impact on trees and shrubs. While the visible signs of damage may have lessened as trees filled out with leaves over the summer, the effects of that freeze on trees could still be lingering, posing potential hazards to your property….

2021 Winter storm killed this tree. Now it’s literally falling apart. In the Abilene and West Texas regions, the aftermath of the Texas Winter Storm in February 2021 is still evident with numerous damaged trees. A photograph received from the south side of Abilene recently shows one such tree that succumbed to the storm’s impact,…

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