tree health

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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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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Why Hire a ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist?

If you are like many people, you call a tree contractor when you have a tree problem and probably never even heard of a registered consulting arborist. Essentially, a registered consulting arborist is a tree expert. They have certified knowledge and skills in the technical areas of trees and tree care. They can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent issues related […]

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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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How Insects Affect Tree Health

To a tree owner, they are not even noticeable.  But to an Arborist, they are a glaring presence!  The pressure put on a tree from the feeding and damage insects inflict is incredible.  In the spring time numerous insects emerge and begin feeding.  Some right on the bud and others on the roots and trunk. […]

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Trees Need to Eat

Homeowners generally take care of their trees the way they think is the best.  It may be the correct way, but most likely not.  Just because we have had trees in our lives and they have grown, it’s common to think that they are in good health. Generally, this simply is not true.  Trees grow…. […]

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