Oak trees are prized among residential homeowners for their aesthetic value and durability. Technically classified as a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus, they are commonly found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America. In fact, there are more species of oak trees in … [Read more...]
Signs of a Sick and Dying Pine Tree
Pine trees are among the common variety of evergreens in the United States. They are found throughout much of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's hardiness zones 3-11, characterized by the presence of pine needles and pine cones. Like most trees, however, pines are susceptible to disease, pests … [Read more...]
Signs and Symptoms of Stress in Trees
Stress isn't a condition that's limited strictly to us humans; trees may become stressed, as well. When a tree is stressed, it can slow the tree's growth, and eventually even cause death. So, how do you know if a tree in your yard is stressed? Small Leaves One tell-tale sign of a stressed … [Read more...]
Is My Tree or Parts Of My Tree Hazardous?
Trees provide numerous benefits to those living and working in the urban or country environment. These benefits increase as the age and size of the trees increase. However, as a tree gets older and larger, it is more likely to shed branches or develop inner decay or other issues such as insect & … [Read more...]
Summer Heat Stress for Trees
As the heat rises so does stress, not only for us humans but also for our trees. So below you will find some advice to beat the summer heat stress for trees here in Central Texas. Pruning Improper Pruning during hotter temperatures can cause stress to a tree, such as pruning too much off a … [Read more...]
Proper Maintenance Keeps Trees From Developing Dangerous Fungus
As a home owner you may have noticed your trees looking dry, sick or discolored. Upon a closer inspection you may have also noticed branches that do not have leaves or have small or discolored leaves. Eventually, the bark over the affected areas on the trunk and large branches will drop off, … [Read more...]
Wood Borers – Killers Of Trees!
Many insects feed and make their homes in the bark, trunks and branches of shade trees and shrubs in Texas. Insect borers belong to several different insect groups including a variety of beetles, moths and horntail wasps. Most insect borers are attracted to weakened, damaged, dying or dead trees. … [Read more...]