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Most Common Tree Diseases In Austin

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Most Common Tree Diseases In Austin

Trees are an important part of the landscape. Trees are planted around our homes and buildings to beautify, shade, provide oxygen, fruits, and nuts. We appreciate trees that grow “wild” in rural areas, in parks, and on other public lands. On government administered lands, rangers are responsible...


Root Crown Excavation Benefits

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Root Crown Excavation Benefits

Most property owners are aware that trimming and fertilizing of the trees on their properties are essential for maintaining optimum tree health. What most people don’t know is that tree roots can circle, or “girdle,” the base of the tree trunk. Root girdling impedes the tree from receiving nec...


Tree Diagnosis

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Tree Diagnosis

Tree Diagnosis Trees may show signs of illness for various reasons. Dead or dying branches can be due to old age, a tree disease, or a pest infection among other reasons. In specific areas, especially dry climates, problems with your tree may also be due to issues such as drought. It is possible to...


Sudden Oak Death vs Oak Wilt

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Sudden Oak Death vs Oak Wilt

Sudden Oak Death vs Oak Wilt There are a large number of diseases that can affect trees and the average person without any training will find it easy to confuse them with one another. Unless you are an arborist or closely work with one, the majority of people will not understand the difference betw...


Neem Oil Benefits To Trees

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Neem Oil Benefits To Trees No matter where in the country you live, neem oil is one of the few natural methods that can provide a great deal of benefit to your trees and even your garden. Although it is also used for natural beauty treatments, neem oil is also a popular and effective chemical-free pesticide and insecticide that can keep your trees healthy. Understanding Neem Oil Neem oil is actual...


5 Compost Tea Benefits for Trees

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

5 Compost Tea Benefits for Trees

5 Compost Tea Benefits For Trees Wondering what benefit compost tea will have on your trees? There are a wide range of substances out there that can be used to combat pest infestation and disease infections in trees and plants in general. Some of these substances are synthetic and chemical-based wh...


Benefits of Tree Fertilization in Austin

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Benefits of Tree Fertilization in Austin No matter where you live, fertilizing trees is an important task as it can help ensure their health. In drier climates, like Austin, however, fertilization becomes essential as a means of ensuring that your trees stay healthy, even during drought or other harsh weather conditions. How and When To Fertilize Ideally, you will want to fertilize trees on your p...


The Truth About Oak Wilt

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

There have been a lot of different information floating around about oak wilt, how it is transmitted and how to care for it once it is in your neighborhood. Oak wilt can be transmitted in two ways, the most common through interconnecting root systems and the other by way of fungal mats on Red Oaks only. You will not find fungal mats on live oaks therefore oak wilt is not transmitted above ground f...


Ball Moss Removal

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Ball Moss Removal

There have been a lot of questions from customers regarding ball moss and what to do with it. First off ball moss is an epiphyte and not a parasite, so it does not live off of your trees. It lives off of the sun and moisture in the air. Epiphytes like ball moss are often referred to as air plants. T...


Live Oaks Dropping Leaves Prematurely

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Live Oaks Dropping Leaves Prematurely

There have been a lot of people calling in around Austin asking why their live oaks have defoliated so early. The fact is our live oaks here in Austin have been under a great deal of stress over the last few years. We have had unusual droughts and even though live oaks are drought tolerant, the drou...


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