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What Is An Arborist?

In the state of Texas anyone who has a pick-up truck, chainsaw and can perform tree work is considered an Arborist.  Which could be classified as the following; Tree guy, tree trimmer, tree cutter, tree man, tree whisperer, tree topper, tree expert, tree professional, tree technician, tree doctor, tree specialist, climbing arborist, utility arborist, licensed arborist, […]

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Texas Oak Wilt: A Devastating Disease

The name of the disease, Texas Oak Wilt, doesn’t sound that harmful, but don’t be fooled. Texas Oak Wilt is one of the most damaging diseases to infect oak trees in the United States. In fact, over 1 million trees were destroyed in approximately 76 counties in Central Texas. Caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, […]

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Emerald Ash Borer – invasive beetle and destroyer of trees

If you go camping or to county, state, or national parks, you may be familiar with the name “emerald ash borer” from signs forbidding you from bringing in your own firewood. This is an attempt to keep this invasive species from spreading. Emerald ash borers are a species of jewel beetle. They get their name […]

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How Do I Know I Need a Diagnosis for My Tree?

You are the steward of the trees on your property and know them best, in fact the law states you are responsible for their condition. However, you may need a professional to determine their condition (liability). A tree health diagnosis from a Certified Arborist may be in your interest if your trees show any signs […]

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How to Protect Tree Health in Winter

Winter can be a difficult time for plant life. The brutal temperatures which hit most areas of the country can cause issues like breaking branches and general cold stress on trees, and the possibility of a winter drought is very real. Here are a few ways you can help protect your trees during the next […]

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Two Types of Health in Trees: Physical & Structural

Physical health is the appearance, when everything is working well the tree should have an overall healthy appearance. For example, leaves should be thick and green, canopy should have less than 17% dead branches, branches, limbs and trunk should be free of any disturbances. Root flares should be free of any soils, mulches and debris. […]

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Planting Italian Cypress in North Texas

Back in the 80s a large number of Italian cypress were planted, by the mid to late 90s nearly 95% were gone. The next few years everyone forgot what happened and started demanding them again. A most certain cycle has returned. Here at Advanced Tree and Shrub Care we affectionately call Italian Cypress, special needs […]

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Improve Your Rental Property Curb Appeal With Tree Pruning

With a rental property, maintaining your home is generally in the hands of your tenant. It is ideal to visit the home on a quarterly basis to make sure everything looks good from the outside. Also, you should at least get a visual inspection of the inside on an annual basis, which can make sure […]

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Why Tree Pruning Is Vital For Tree Maintenance

Without a doubt in our minds, tree pruning is important. Let us take a moment to explain just why you should care about this subject. Tree Pruning Helps Young Trees Grow Strong Young trees need pruning to establish branch structure and shape. Pruning also helps to make up for root loss in newly planted trees. Pruning, […]

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What Makes Advanced Tree & Shrub Care Different?

Many so-called tree cutting companies are not what they seem. Most — 95% — pay their employees “under the table”, in cash. Many employ illegal immigrants, forgo proper training, don’t carry liability insurance and don’t pay taxes, don’t abide by the law, play by the rules or pay taxes.. What’s more, they know nothing about […]

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