Phoenix AZ maybe be a desert, but the value of trees is present with the tree and shade master plan put in place 2010. Trees are vital role in any community. They provide shade (needed in the hot summer day of Phoenix), provide livable communities, add to the ecosystem, and create an oasis.
Trees also provide:
Increased home values
Production of Oxygen
Reduction of CO2
Shade areas of the yard and neighborhood
Cool sidewalks and direct sunlight locations in the yard
Cut home cooling costs if planted on direct sunlight areas
These trees will tolerate and grow well in your yard, park, and community. They do take some special care to plant and nurture, but the benefits of planting trees outweighs the start-up cost and time of planting non-native trees.
It is important to plant trees that are native to your community to prevent diseases and expensive watering and care. Please see your local nursery for plants and contact AMC Consolidated for tree trimming needs.
Trees pruning is important in the southwest desert because the trees have rapid growth in the region, especially after monsoon season. Trees need to be properly trimmed and cared for to provide your property the best benefits. Trimming trees will allow for the tree to survive the harsh desert condition, monsoon storms, weed control, improve strength, and great shade.
Pruning requires proper sharpen and sterile equipment to provide the best prune without spreading disease. Each tree has specific pruning needs and specifications.
AMC Consolidated provides tree pruning for your home and community trees. We are knowledge and experienced. Please contact us or call 602-233-9800 for further assistance.
When creating pallets the type and quality of wood are specific to accomplish the best results for intended use. When considering wood types for pallets the considerations are strength, durability, and recycling.
Types of wood used to create pallets vary in regions in the United States. Northern regions contain the least amount of wood and are mostly hardwood lumber. Southern and Western regions pallets are made mainly from softwoods. Western pallets use the most wood in production.
The reasons for the differences in regions are:
Wood available in the region
Industries needing shipment
Distance that products are being shipped
Wood pallets are produced to be expendable or reusable. Expendable pallets are limited use pallets and not expected to be reused again. Reusable pallets are built strong and durable wood.
Softwood use is a one-time use and often trashed after the first trip. This does not allow for pallet reuse. This wood requires lifting from both sides. Hardwoods provide reuse. The can be returned to the pallet company or resold as used pallets. They provide lifting from all four sides. The pallets usually provide a code for the types of loads they can carry.
AMC Consolidated currently uses KD-HT green Douglas fir, SPF-spruce pine fir, and some hardwoods. We have the expertise to meet your product shipping needs and understanding of pallet production. We can assist with your questions regarding your pallet order. Contact us today with your pallet ordering needs locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
AMC Consolidated is proud that we heat-treat our pallets. What is the process of heat-treatment? Why is it such an important factor of pallet distribution? In 2002, members of a UN convention developed publication 15 of The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM): this has set regulations to help prevent the spread of diseases and pests. Some of the most common insects that have caused harm through pallet shipment are:
These bugs are responsible for the depletion of many trees, and likely aided with untreated wooden packaging materials. All wood-based products that are imported or exported other countries must be fumigated with Methyl Bromide, or they must be heat-treated. Chemical treatment can be detrimental to our health and the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health hazard for the following side effects:
Short-term inhalation may severely injure lungs
Long-term inhalation can lead to neurological damage ( both humans & animals)
May cause cardiac arrest
Corrosive to skin
Corrosive to eyes
Contributes to the destruction of the ozone in the upper atmosphere
Chemical treatment is not practiced at AMC Consolidated. We protecting our employees, the environment, and consumers is a high priority at AMC. Heat-treatment on the other hand is a safe alternative to the toxic process. The heat treatment process consists of subjecting pallets to a constant temperature at least 140f thirty minutes. The high temperature and longevity the wood must withstand these. Ensuring that any insects or diseases potentially inhabiting our pallets are killed off. The heat-treating process is an uncomplicated one, for it requires only a few basic steps.
Pallets are placed in a heat-chamber (like you would place cookies in an oven).
Pallets receive a stamp that certify they have complied with ISPM guidelines.
It is important to ensure that all pallets are free from diseases and insects; however, this precaution should not come at the cost of endangering the environment through chemical exposure. Heat-treatment is an environmentally and people-friendly process. AMC Consolidated is the only local company that has an on-site kiln to heat-treat for our pallets. Our process includes “kiln” is a process of drying in order to prevent the wood from mold and mildew. Kiln-drying is the extra step taken to guarantee safe, and good quality wood pallets. AMC Consolidated provides onsite heat-treating pallets for international shipments, Peco Pallets, a place to purchase older pallets, as well as a site for pallet production. We have the knowledge and expertise to meet your product shipping needs. We can assist with any of your questions regarding pallets. Please contact us or call 602-233-9800 for further assistance.
Phoenix the land of trees? It is a land of very beautiful desert trees, not just the various palm trees seen here. Phoenix’s mayor, Gordan initiated the tree and shade master plan in 2010. This plan outlines the importance and value that shade trees play in the Phoenix desert. Trees assist with the ecosystems, improvements for a healthier life, more livable communities, and a prosperous lifestyle.
There are many types of trees in the Phoenix area:
Box Elder/Ash Leaf
Growth 60 ft.
Blooms March and April yellow, green, and brown
Growth 30-50 ft.
Great for Summer Shade
Growth 25-110 Ft.
Used for furniture, cherry flavoring, jams, and wine
Saw Palmetto ~ Exotic fans and trunks grow several feet above ground.
Mexican Fan Palm ~ drought resistant and adaptable
Windmill Palm ~ hardy fans and a distinct looking trunk covered with brown fibers.
Sago Palm~this is actually a plant and not a true palm.
Pindo Palm Tree ~feather leaf palm and various heights, colors, and trunk size.
California Fan Palms ~ largest of all palms in the U.S. and also know as desert palm
True Date Palms ~ has edible dates and can reach heights of 100 ft.
Canary Island Date Palm ~ tough, durable and a leaf scar pattern on trunk.
Mediterranean Fan Palm ~ hardy in colder temperatures, shorter, and graceful.
The trees provide scenery of beauty and greenery in the desert landscape, while providing food, flowers, environmental benefits, and many products.
Caring for the each specific needs is important. All trees require proper watering, nutrition, and sunlight. When pruning trees experience and knowledge is important. Palm trees requires pruning above the horizontal line and certain times.
AMC Consolidated is here to assist with your tree care. We are here to assist with proper pruning of your desert trees. For further information you can contact AMC Consolidated 602-233-9800 for further details.