Advanced Tree & Shrub Care, Inc.

HAIL CANNONS?

I recently traveled to New Mexico where Pecans are farmed in abundance.  It is a sight to see thousands of Pecan trees planted in what amounts to arid desert.  It is Monsoon season there, which is actually a very similar weather pattern to our Spring storms.  Clear and warm in the morning with large thunderstorms occurring in the […]

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Construction Damaged Trees

Many people purchase a house with large, existing shade trees expecting them to live forever.  Other prospective home owners purchase a wooded lot with plans to build a new home among the trees.  During the home construction process, however, many trees are destroyed or injured. The damage that occurs during construction may not at first […]

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Aphids and Mites and Bagworms, OH MY!

This is the time of year we begin to notice all types of tree feeding pests.  Many of them are difficult to see if you don’t know what to look for. Aphids are small green to brown insects that usually live on the under sides of leaves. They feed on a wide array of plant […]

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Are Your Leaves Falling?

We have noticed Oak tree leaves falling recently. Oak tree leaves dying and browning are common when they are planted in poor soil. As long as you supplement the soil with essential plant nutrients, the oak trees will grow well. However, if you fail to add adequate fertilizers, then you will notice development of diseases and symptoms like […]

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Storm Damaged Trees

Some storms may not break the above ground portion of the tree but instead might tip the tree over by breaking some of the roots.  Trees leaning from root breakage usually do not survive for long.  If a tree tips in a storm, it often means the tree had damaged or poorly developed roots prior […]

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Pruning Young Trees

The most important time to prune a tree is when it is young.  Most structural defects that occur in older trees can be prevented by pruning when the tree is young.  This practice can avoid the need for more expensive tree care practices later in the life of the tree and can extend the lifespan of the tree by […]

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Mulch in your landscape

Mulch is a great tool when used in moderation.  Do not stack the mulch high up on the tree trunk.  Only 2-3 inches of mulch is necessary when mulching under trees.  Benefits of mulch include: aesthetically pleasing, reduces weed trimmer damage, reduces evaporation, reduces inter-plant competition and helps maintain soil temperature.  Mulch eventually breaks down […]

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NEW PEST IN TEXAS?

The Emerald Ash Borer.  Is it in Texas?  If so, is this a problem? Here at Advanced Tree & Shrub Care, Inc. we keep our eyes and ears open for potential new pests that may have, or may be about to enter our area.   By keeping up to date with the pests, diseases, and other […]

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Tree Watering Tips

It is important not to neglect your trees when watering your yard.  Frequent drought conditions and the Texas heat can take a toll on any shrub or tree, but it can be especially damaging to newly planted trees.  The most limiting factor for newly planted tree growth and survival is a lack of adequate water.  Without enough […]

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The Root of the Problem

When we as Arborists are called to diagnose a tree problem, we look at very specific areas and ask very specific questions.  Looking at the neighborhood in general, we can spot larger trends geographically.  Plants and trees in the location of interest can often tell us a story of common pathogens or insect outbreaks.  Obtaining historical facts […]

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