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Trees Are Pets

There are Arborists out there that still have a difficult time understanding tree health, so for the average homeowner, it can be mind boggling. I have mentioned in previous articles that when thinking about your trees, please understand that they are living organisms. Too many times they are treated as ornaments (objects). When you consider them as living […]

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Tree Trimming After A Hail Storm

If you have trees on your property, you could benefit from a tree consultant. Proper tree maintenance and diagnosis is better left up to a certified arborist. They will have the proper training, and education to diagnose any size tree that needs to be removed. Diagnosing and removing trees from your property can require various procedures, […]

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Why Tree Removal Isn’t a DIY Job

When it comes to lawn and tree care most experts will agree that tree removal, including comparatively ‘simple’ jobs like trimming back large branches, is a job best left to professionals. Stories abound about property damage, injuries, and even deaths resulting from individuals attempting to remove large trees or heavy branches from their property without […]

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Preparing Your Trees for Spring Storms

Local forecasters in North Texas call for another stormy spring this year. Homeowners’ often associate heavy, wet winter snows with tree damage but high winds are just as destructive. While broken tree limbs can’t always be prevented, proper maintenance reduces the chances of that happening. Preparing for spring storms should include a careful assessment of your trees by an […]

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Foundation Barriers & Root Barriers

Are you concerned about the foundation of your home moving?  Are there trees nearby?  If so, those trees could be the cause of that movement.  A structural engineer may be able to identify the source of the movement but an ISA Certified Arborist can confirm that source if it is related to the trees.  This […]

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American Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum)

Tree thief, is the green vegetative growth most obvious in the dormant season on deciduous trees.  In this area of North Texas, it is found most often on Elm species such as Hack berry (Celtis Occendenialis), American Elm (Ulmus americana), and Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia ) and Bois d’Arc (Maclura pomifera). When present on other […]

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Live Oak Leaves & Mites

Why are we are seeing different shades of green on Live Oak Trees?  Some trees have a silverish tone, others have a bronzeish appearance to the leaves. This is due to an infestation of mites feeding on the foliage that have been present for months.  Mites have a mouth part like a mosquito that they […]

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What Is a Certified Arborist?

What Is a Certified Arborist?  What does it mean? Certified Arborists, as defined by ISA: “Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.  Certified Arborists […]

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The Best Time to Prune/Trim

Fall is absolutely the best time to prune/trim your trees. As a Certified Arborist, we recommend pruning before winter and the Texas ice storms. Pruning, especially when done correctly, can eliminate most structural issues in trees that can cause failure and the possibility of losing the entire tree due to excess ice or snow. Fertilizing/treating trees increases viability. A […]

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Fall Planting and Pruning

If you are one of those people who are semi-organic then listen.  I believe it is best to plant early in the fall, for many reasons but one in particular and that is it allows more time for growth.  Although it is cooler and the leaves are falling off or have fallen off, roots are […]

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