Happy 2020, Friends!! A new decade! Can you believe it? Are you ready? We are so ready around here. We are hoping that this will be the best decade yet for FGS. We closed out 2019 with some major excitement over three threes that I (Amanda--sorry, Marsha's out of town this week) have to tell you about. You would think we wouldn't be so excited about trees around here. I mean, trees are just a part of what we do every single day. But let me tell you...we were mesmerized. Dazzled. Delighted. A couple weeks ago, a transfer truck rolled onto the property with a load rivaling the Grinch's sleigh after raiding the Whos. Under the cover were three River Birch trees that were nearly 20 feet tall each! The root balls weighed 800 pounds!!
If you think unloading a tree weighing nearly 1000 pounds is an easy thing to do--think again.
This was a sight to see! Our teams started doing what they do best--working as a team. Marjie was out there making sure we got what we ordered. Jack was in the loader making sure the trees were safely unloaded. Doug was out there to -- well... I am not really sure WHY Doug was out there. He was just so excited about the trees that he couldn't help himself. He personally helped Sean hold each tree up as Jack navigated them to safety. I was there trying to document the whole process, and Viridian was there for moral support. The other 10 employees (who shall remain nameless for their protection) were just there to watch the spectacle (shhhh...don't tell Scott and Marsha). ;)
If you are wondering whether the trees were safely unloaded, they were. And then a few days later, we took the trees to their new home and installed them ...in the pouring rain, no less. Installing huge trees--it's just one of the many things we do every single day. Granted, they are not usually that huge. But if you are in the market for having some new trees installed, no matter the size, we can most likely make that happen. And apparently, the bigger, the better (if you also want to entertain our staff). However, we love to help you bring green home, whether the green is a tiny cactus or a 20-foot River Birch tree. What green will you bring home in 2020?