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Fungi That Trees Get In Central Texas

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Fungi That Trees Get In Central Texas

As a homeowner or business owner, you need to care for your trees just like you would with any other part of your landscape. Part of tree care involves recognizing the signs of diseases and other issues, such as tree fungi. When it comes to the types of pathogens affecting trees in central Texas, tr...


Top Trees To Plant In Austin

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Top Trees To Plant In Austin

Figuring out the top trees to plant in Austin won’t give you one specific answer or list of trees. That is because everyone has personal preferences. Some homeowners want trees that provide shade while others want fruit-bearing trees. Size preferences can also vary greatly, meaning that the top tr...


Fireblight And Bradford Pears

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Fireblight And Bradford Pears

No matter the type of trees you have on your Austin property, you need to pay close attention to them and ensure that they are healthy and free from both disease and infestations. This is particularly important on fruit trees since you likely want to consume the fruit and that isn’t possible if th...


Bacterial Leaf Scorch

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Bacterial Leaf Scorch

Bacterial leaf scorch is sometimes abbreviated as BLS and can also be referred to as marginal leaf burn. This issue affects plants and trees across the country, including in Austin. It is essentially when leaf tissue dies around the edges and can have several different causes. What Causes It? ...


Why Post Oaks are Sensitive to Change

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Why Post Oaks are Sensitive to Change

The post oak is a large tree, which grows to some 75 feet tall, with a dense, rounded canopy width equal to its height. It produces acorns that are about one inch long, and are a favorite of squirrels. The post oak has a high heat tolerance and a low water requirement, making them a common tree arou...


Top Ten Reasons to Hire A Certified Arborist

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Top Ten Reasons to Hire A Certified Arborist

If you have ever taken an interest in the trees on your property or considered a serious planting, then it’s likely you have thought about whether or not you should consider a certified arborist as part of the process. You may be put off by the thought of hiring someone for your trees but when you...


The 5 Most Common Tree Diseases In Austin

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The 5 Most Common Tree Diseases In Austin

Whether you own a house, a business, or another type of property in Austin, you should be aware of the most common tree diseases in Austin. You want to know what to watch out for and be ready to call an arborist at the first sign of an issue. Most of the diseases affecting Austin trees are seen thro...


Benefits of Mulching Trees

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Benefits of Mulching Trees

When you, as a homeowner, have just planted a new tree on your property, one of the best things you can do for that tree is to place a nice layer of mulch under the tree’s dripline. To mulch means to place some type of material on the ground around the tree or other plant. Mulch can be either orga...


Spider Mites and Conifer Trees

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Spider Mites and Conifer Trees

Conifer trees are an important part of our landscape. They offer shade, natural beauty, shelter for birds and small animals such as squirrels, and food for the same. Those that grow in our yards or in public places deserve to be cared for to the best of our ability. Keeping them free of disease and ...


What Causes Conks And Mushrooms On Trees

Friday, September 18th, 2015

What Causes Conks And Mushrooms On Trees

When mushrooms or conks, also called a bract or shelf, grow on tree bark, it is usually a sign that the tree is infected with a rot-inducing pathogen. While not all mushrooms are harmful to trees, many are. They cause heart decay, which causes healthy trees to begin to rot at the heart of the trunk....


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