It has been many years since I have been back home to my parents’ house for a visit. Since it was the holidays and I had some extra vacation time I decided to visit them for ten days. They were just as excited as I was for the visit. After I arrived, it was just as I remembered growing up. There is a lot of truth to the saying “there’s no place like home”. But I noticed the trees in the backyard had been neglected and we needed to find a company that provides tree service in Nassau County. The trees I used to climb and swing from as a child have become overgrown and need some attention. They are a bit scraggly looking and need quite a bit of cleaning up. A friend that I went to college with is a partner in a professional tree service company. I gave him a call to see if he’d be willing to come out and take a look and give us his professional opinion. He agreed and said he would come out that very evening. I was excited to be able to catch up with an old friend as well as being able to surprise my parents with getting the trees pruned. I anxiously awaited the arrival of my friend that evening. When he arrived, my parents thought we were just two friends catching up with each other. They had no idea what I was planning. We went out back and looked at the trees and he agreed that they desperately needed pruning. We went over all of the details about dead branches and thinning out the rest of the trees as well as the use of the latest safety equipment. And as a favor to me, he said he would hang a tire swing from one of the sturdy branches further up the tree for my kids to enjoy.