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Entries tagged with “Planting”

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Join Us in the Green-Up North Texas Tree Planting Program and Help Celebrate Texas Arbor Day

Preservation Tree and the Texas Trees Foundation are teaming up to help you plant your legacy, one tree at a time!


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5 Top Texas Trees for Fall Color

Be inspired to add fall color to your landscape's palette by brushing up on which trees add that splash of orange, red, yellow, purple and gold. Read on and start planning your fall tree planting agenda.


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Summer Watering & Care for New Trees

Newly planted trees and shrubs need extra attention and TLC for the first year in their new environment. Following a few key steps will help to settle them in for the long haul.


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What Happens When Your Tree Outgrows Its Welcome?

Trees need space to spread their roots. What happens when a tree outgrows its space? Damaged properties, stressed trees and an eyesore could be the signs of a tree that should be moved to a more accommodating spot.


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How to Go Green With a Live Christmas Tree

Living or fresh cut trees are the greenest ways to celebrate the holidays and reduce your impact on our environment.


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How Too Much Mulch Can Kill Your Tree

Mulching your landscape beds and trees is a great way to conserve moisture in the soil and moderate soil temperature. You’ll find that if you don’t mulch your landscape before the onset of summer, plants typically struggle to make it through the heat. Mulch also has many other great benefits.


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Did you know your trees can get a sunburn? Even in winter!

When an inexperienced tree care company prunes too much of your tree’s canopy, they could cause permanent and irreparable damage. It can also create a serious safety hazard by weakening your tree.


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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 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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Fall is for Fruit … Trees that is!

We talk a lot about shade trees here on the PTS blog. But, there are many, many other kinds of trees you should be thinking about adding to your landscape. Small blooming ornamental trees can really brighten up your garden, especially in spring. Fruit trees, however, take it to the next level.


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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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Celebrate Fall Arbor Day: Plant a Tree!

Fall…it’s almost here…can you feel it? Fall is a great time to lounge and entertain outdoors in Texas. The nights cool down, rainfall increases and we can look forward to starting a fire in the chiminea. Looking for more shade on back patio? You’re in luck…fall is the very best time to plant new trees.


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Texas Red Oak: A Native Favorite

We really need our shade trees here in North Texas. More importantly, we need to choose the right shade trees. Not all trees are well suited to our soils and climate, even if they seem to be popular choices.