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Fall is Planting Time in Texas

Fall is an excellent time to take advantage of the season and plant a new tree. Your arborist will have wonderful suggestions and all the experience to take you from planning to planting to enjoying the new addition to your landscape.


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Storms Wreak Havoc on North Texas Trees

Storms are a fact of life in North Texas. Are your trees ready for their impact?


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Is Mistletoe Harming My Tree?

Is mistletoe invading your trees? Now, while trees are dormant, is the optimum time to remove it. While the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe might seem sweet, the reality of what mistletoe does to our trees in the landscape is not so nice! If you have hackberry, cedar elms or oak trees in your landscape, or if your neighbors have mistletoe, there is a good chance you have mistletoe lurking about.


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Preservation Tree Services Celebrates 20 Years Serving Dallas-Fort Worth

It all began with a passion for trees...


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Recycle Your Fresh Christmas Trees

We've listed area locations to recycle your fresh Christmas tree! If you made the choice to decorate with a fresh live Christmas tree this year, you’ll want to make sure you can recycle it once the holiday season comes to a close.


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Fruit Trees: When should I prune them?

Pruning is pretty serious business; when it comes to most of your trees, especially large trees, you should always have them pruned by a trained professional. But when it comes to smaller fruit trees, pruning is typically something that you, the urban gardener, can take care of yourself.


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Understanding How Your Neighbor’s Construction Could Damage Your Trees

As old homes are torn down, or homeowners add on to home or put in new driveways, you may find yourself, and your trees, a secondary victim to construction damage. Think that fenceline protects you? Think again: Construction in your neighbor’s yard can do permanent damage to your trees.


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How Does Lightning Damage Trees?

You might think hiding under a tree during a lightning storm is a good idea. However, trees can act like lightning rods. See what happened to one poor tree after an October storm hit.


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Keep Winter Bugs at Bay with Dormant Oil

If you want to control pests like scale and other spring pests on your trees, hollies and other shrubs, now’s the time to get on our winter schedule.


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Did you know ... Pecan Tree Facts.

Pecans have been important to the area as long as people have been living here. Many animal, such as deer, turkey, raccoons, squirrels and crows also rely on pecan trees for sustenance. In addition to their use as a food producing plant, Texans also rely heavily on pecan trees to provide much needed shade in urban environments.


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How Drought Now Will Hurt Your Trees For Years to Come

Drought stress has a big impact on our urban trees. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that our trees are going to get a break from drought any time soon. How is it affecting our trees? We explain.


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Storm Damage: Fallen tree due to construction decades ago!

We were recently called out to a home in Arlington to remove a toppled tree. Before it fell down, if you were to look a the overall appearance of the tree, it may have appeared to be in good health. But here's what we found.


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Storms are destroying our trees: How can you prevent tree loss?

Did you lose large branches or even an entire tree in the storm? Did your tree split down the middle or was it pulled out of the ground at the roots? Many of these sad tree losses could have been prevented with proper tree care and skilled pruning.


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Who are you hiring to trim your trees?

How often do you get home to find a multitude of business cards on your porch for “tree trimmers” in your area? It might seem like a good idea to call one since you know it’s important to keep trees trimmed for overall health. However, we highly recommend you go ahead and compost those cards!


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Black Ooze...What’s Wrong With My Tree?

When trees have a bacterial infection, you’ll often see the tree go into a state of overall decline combined with open, oozing wounds.


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How Do Trees Affect Your Urban Air Quality?

Clean air is a pretty big reason to care about, and care for, our valuable urban trees. We don’t do a very good job at cleaning pollution out of our urban air. It’s lucky for us the trees are pretty good at it. How exactly do trees help keep your air clean?


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More Flare Please!

As we visit properties throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, we consistently come across trees that have been improperly planted. In the case shown below, the tree was planted too deep. As it grew, the root flare became buried, ultimately causing the roots to gridle. Girdling roots can negatively affect the canopy development and proper branch growth. The tree will then begin to decline or ultimately die.


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Are squirrels wreaking havoc on your trees?

It seemed, recently, that a very messy arborist was pruning cedar elms all over the Dallas area. I personally came across huge masses of leaves, branches and twigs on numerous properties after fielding some calls from concerned clients that a ghost pruner was getting at their trees. To my surprise, they were thinned at 20% and probably for air-light movement. What a nice job I thought to myself, although they could work a little neater. It could be from my crew, if only I wrote the scope of work for them.


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Urban Forestry: Improving Life through Trees!

What is urban forestry? Understanding how trees improve our lives and how we can document and care for city trees is known as urban forestry. An urban environment filled with healthy trees has better air quality, more beautiful green space, habitat for wildlife and so much more.


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What’s All the Stress About? Could Be Aphids!

This month, we’re noticing many new insect infestations on trees around the DFW area. Because many of our urban trees are stressed from heat, improper watering and lack of fertilization, they are more susceptible to pest problems. Aphids are one of those pests invading trees right now, as seen on the leaves of the post oak (in photo) that we recently inspected.


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Care for Your Trees in Stage 3 Water Restrictions

Depending on where you live in North Texas, you may only be allowed to water your landscape twice a week or only twice every other week. But no matter where you live, there are things you can do to keep your trees as healthy as possible.