COPLEY -- Wise Owl Enterprises in Copley is a business that promotes stewardship of the Earth, according to professional consultant Lynn Dawn Wiseman, owner of Wise Owl Enterprises.Her
business card features a hand holding the Earth, reaffirming this philosophy.
The focus of Wiseman's
business is to educate homeowners about the plants on their property and how to care for them.She
will go to a client's home and take stock, identifying ailing plants, trees and shrubs.She
will draw a sketch diagram of plants/trees/shrubs on site and identify and label all the greenery on the property. Wiseman
has 25 years of experience with plants.Her
goal is to pass on her
knowledge so that others can have thriving plants and nurture green thumbs.
extensive "green industry" knowledge, Wiseman
will spell out the Latin name and the common name of plants, so homeowners can have full knowledge of their plants.More important, she
will note what the plant does and does not like.For example, if the greenery would do well in full sun, she
makes note of that; if in shade, that is noted, too.She
also will advise what type of soil conditions are best for the plant, whether it should be trimmed and other important gardening questions.
In addition to the technical report that denotes how to properly care for plants so they can thrive, Wiseman
will take care of ailing plants or prune trees in a "natural" way to promote regeneration so that the tree develops a full, lush healthy form.This process involves trimming the tree at the right time of year, as well as avoiding putting "stress" on the tree, which can be caused by simply using a chain saw to cut branches, said Wiseman
Wiseman cautions that insects can smell a stressed tree or plant from up to 7 miles away.Her
method of tree trimming is gentle, she
said, explaining that she
avoids the stress of sawing off a tree's branches by using a sharp, clean pruner and trimming to leave a live healthy side branch instead of a large stub.This way, the tree will regenerate, she
The services of Wise Owl Enterprises
are needed because a homeowner typically will spend about 10 percent of a home's value on landscaping, Wiseman
said.The technical report will tell clients what will grow well where and suggest a color scheme and other pertinent information to help homeowners make plants thrive.
"My goal is to help people realize that we are stewards of the planet," Wiseman
The cost of her
services is $50 for a site inspection fee and $250 for a consultation fee that yields a technical report.Additional services include the natural tree and shrub trimming and diagnostic and urban tree/shrub care, the cost for which is figured by the job. A graduate of Copley High School, Wiseman attended Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, where she earned an associate's degree in forestry.She then spent 12 years in Columbus as a journeyman line clearance specialist with Asplundh Tree Expert Co.She has worked with landscaping companies and is currently a store manager for Earth'n Wood Products Inc. in North Canton, in addition to owning Wise Owl Enterprises.
"I love my work.I know what's up.I know a tree," Wiseman
said."I can tell by looking at it whether it is happy or unhappy.I look at a tree and say, 'If this tree could talk, it would say this.'" Wiseman
and the services of Wise Owl Enterprises
may be reached at (330) 328-8145.