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Entries tagged with “Preservation”

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Preservation Tree Named to D Magazine's 2017 Best of Big D List

D Magazine has named Preservation Tree to their 2017 Best of Big D List - "the best of the best" - and we couldn't be more proud of our crew, arborists and staff.


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Safety comes first

Crew safety meetings are a must. We take pride in keeping our crews as up-to-date as possible on safety procedures throughout the year.


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What is destroying your pipes or sidewalk? Could be your tree’s roots.

Is your sidewalk or driveway cracking? Perhaps you’ve started having some plumbing problems that you can’t explain. If you have a large established tree in your landscape that is situated close to your home or hardscape, aggressive tree roots could be the source of your problems.


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Could your trees be the victim of herbicide damage?

Have you noticed your tree, or trees, going into an unreasonable state of decline or seem to be stunted? Do you notice leaf curling or leaves that look cupped? Perhaps leaves are discolored or have brown dead spots? Your trees could be victims of herbicide damage. Even if you keep an organic landscape, your neighbors may not.


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Bradford Pears

Who doesn’t like the Spring flower, Summer shade and Fall color of the Bradford Pear? It gained popularity with Landscape Architects in the 80’s for a new medium size, fast growing shade tree with little known pest and disease. Although it lives within the same growing zone and originates from China, it has provided numerous homeowners with headaches and an extra expense due to the improper pruning techniques.


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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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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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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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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.


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Are Borers Eating Your Tree From the Inside Out?!

While inspecting a client’s trees recently, we found a downed tree on the road and decided to take a closer look. It turned out that the tree was filled with borer insects, which were most likely the reason that the tree ultimately had to be taken down. Or at least they finished the job!


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New Construction? Better Protect Your Trees!

There is nothing more heartbreaking than losing large, established tree. One of the reasons for large tree removals is damage due to surrounding construction.


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Traveling this summer? Don't Forget to Water!

Summer is the time for travel and fun. It’s also one of the most treacherous times of the year for our trees as drought continues to be a serious problem.


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Live in Ft. Worth? Oak Wilt is Spreading!

One of the most devastating diseases in trees is Oak Wilt. Oak Wilt is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum.


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Drought Stress: Your Trees Are More Susceptible to Pests & Disease!

Trees are constantly under a variety of environmental stresses. Under normal conditions, trees are fairly well equipped to handle these stresses and in most can cases recover. However, during prolonged drought conditions a tree’s resources are often exhausted trying to withstand the lack of water.


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If your tree was screaming for help, would you hear it?

We are really tough on our urban trees. Often, they're suffering right before our eyes, but we just don't see the signs.


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Oak Leaf Blister: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Keeping your trees properly pruned, watered and healthy is the best way to avoid pests and diseases. Right now, we are seeing oak leaf blister, a fungal leaf spot disease.


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Not Fertilizing Your Trees? Big Mistake!

Large mature trees can often seem totally self-sufficient; but they can be slowly starving right before your eyes. There are a few ways to make mistakes when it comes to fertilizing trees.


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Spring Tree Check-Up

Spring has sprung! You might be wondering how some of your trees are faring after the very cold winter and intense ice storms we experienced this past season.


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Fire Blight: Now is the Time to Prevent!

The photo shows how they are supposed to look right now. Well…the last freeze we had was pretty rough on them and almost all of their blooms were damaged. So you’re probably seeing a lot of “brown” Bradford pears now.


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Should I Fertilize My Trees?

To feed or not to feed my trees? This is a question you may, or may not have, asked yourself at some point during your tenure as a homeowner. If you're not sure of the answer, we'd like to offer up an emphatic "YES!".


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Feed Your Trees!

Did you know that now is the time to schedule your spring tree fertilizations? It can be easy to forget that our urban trees need special care. Large established trees can seem self-sufficient, but even they need a helping hand.


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Removing Dead Trees at The Heard Museum

Recently, we were called up on to help out the The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in Mckinney Texas, with some pruning and removal of dead trees.


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What to Expect from Your Ice Damaged Trees this Spring

Be Patient with Your Trees. They are Healing from Winter Storm Damage. You should wait to further prune large privacy shrubs and some trees that experienced heavy weight from the ice storm.


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Transplanting Trees with City of Grapevine

Today, we want to give a shout out to the City of Grapevine for working to preserve trees! Currently, they are working on an extensive expansion project for their public library and recreation center.


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The Case for Urban Trees: How do they affect you?

We’ve all heard and read stories about the need for trees. They clean the air, provide oxygen for us to breathe, cool our homes, offer shelter for wildlife, and prevent soil erosion. Here at Preservation Tree, we constantly think about and are aware of the trees around us. We heal them when they are sick, we care for them to keep them healthy


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How New Construction Hurts Wildlife Habitat

We are so fortunate here in north Texas that we have a thriving economy and a slew of new businesses moving into our area. But with all these new businesses also comes the need for more construction. And, while the most eco-friendly building is the one that already exists, sometimes a new structure must be created - and so more homes and offices are being built.


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Trees as Gifts? Yes, please!

Gifts for family members or close friends don't always have to involve a trip to the mall. If you want to give a gift that really keeps on giving, how about a tree?


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Infographic: If Trees Could Talk!

Wouldn't it be great if our trees could talk? See our infographic to see the kinds of questions you should be asking your trees...and our arborists can answer!


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We Recycle Trees into Furniture!

We're super busy over here at Preservation Tree getting our display booth ready for the Texas State Fair! Be sure to stop by our booth where you'll be able to check out some of the amazing furniture we've crafted with Urban Lumber Products, Inc.


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Fall Oak Wilt Treatment

Oak Wilt is an especially insidious disease that is easily transmitted and can kill a tree in a single growing season. It affects mostly Live Oak and Red Oak trees. Caused by the spores of a fungus, it is carried from tree to tree by small beetles that feed on tree bark. It can also be introduced to a healthy tree by using unsterilized tools that were previously used on an infected tree. A rapid yellowing of the outer leaves near the top in mid-late spring is an indicator of this disease.


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Save Your Tree by Air Spading Instead of Trenching

There are times when you have to perform work at your home or landscape that involves trenching or cutting through the roots of established trees. Construction work such as installing new irrigation, utility lines, fencing and new home builds can end up destroying a huge percentage of an established tree’s existing root system. Once you cut away a large section of a tree’s structural and feeder roots, you end up with a tree that has a difficult time taking up enough water and nutrients and can also because a major safety hazard.


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Question: Why are you pruning your tree? Goals for proper pruning.

Here at Preservation Tree Services, believes the results of pruning should produce healthy, structurally sound, and aesthetically pleasing trees. Sometimes pruning is necessary to correct current and potential problems, but it should always be done safely, cautiously, and selectively. A tree that is pruned incorrectly often ends up in worse shape than it was before it was pruned. Corrective pruning can also cost more in the long run.


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Five Common Tree Pruning & Trimming Mistakes

We know it can be tempting to take care of much needed tree pruning on your own. Often, we just hire the guy down the street that's "handy with a chainsaw". Who doesn't want to save some money? Problem is, poor "cheap" pruning can permanently ruin the look of your valuable trees and often leave them susceptible to storm damage, disease and ultimate decline. Here are five of our top common pruning and trimming mistakes we see on trees around the DFW area.


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Fall Webworms are Here

Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to keep your eyes open for fall webworms. These caterpillars are most often found in pecan, sweetgum, mulberry willow, hickory oak and many other tree species. The caterpillars create webs in clusters than can cover large sections of foliage or even entire branches. Web clusters often reach several feet in diameter.


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Landfill? No Way. We Recycle Your Trees!

Here at Preservation Tree Services, our goal is not only to preserve healthy trees in your landscape; but also to make sure that trimmings or tree removals we take from your property are recycled responsibly rather than dumped in the landfill.


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Stage 3 Water Restrictions in North Texas

On June 1st 2013, many communities across North Texas entered Stage 3 Water Restrictions. This means you may only run your automated sprinkler system once per week on your assigned day. Also, remember that you may not run sprinkler systems between the hours of 10am and 6pm. Read more about tree care during water restrictions.


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Removing large established trees: Hard decision, but sometimes the right one.

As our name states, our constant goal is to protect and preserve the health of your trees so they can be enjoyed to their fullest. However, trees are living things and nothing is permanent. Sometimes we have to make the tough decision to take down a tree that might seem "normal" or healthy looking to the untrained eye. Perhaps the tree is of historical significance, as was the case with this 100 Year Old Red Oak on Swiss Avenue we had to remove this spring.


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Soil Testing in Dallas and Fort Worth

Healthy soil is the key to a happy and healthy landscape. The right soil balance and biology means a strong and vigorous tree. Often, when one of our certified arborists inspects your trees they may recommend having a soil analysis performed.


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Arbor Day with Preservation Tree Services at Dallas Baptist University

How did you celebrate Arbor Day this year? Last Friday, we spent a great day at Dallas Baptist University planting new trees, feeding existing trees on property and teaching staff and students about the importance of urban trees.


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What is the SEASONS plan?

Preservation Tree’s exclusive SEASONS plan is a proactive approach to tree and shrub health. It provides nutrient management by promoting soil health in a science-based program that uses living organisms tofeed and protect. Healthy soils are a product of soil biology.


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Hypoxylon Canker in Oaks: Part 1

Did you know that trees under stress are much more likely to fall victim to pests and diseases? Just like in people, a suppressed immune system leaves your trees open to infection or infestation. Just like in people, prevention is always preferred to treatment. Getting your trees healthy and vigorous is the best way to fend off health problem.


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Why aerate soil around trees with an air spade?

In our heavy clay soils here in North Texas, soil compaction is a big problem for our landscape plantings and trees. Soil can build up around the base of your trees, covering the root flares. This can lead to problems with decay around the base of your tree. Trees with buried root flares are also more susceptible to pests and diseases due to overall stress. Soil around the base of the tree tends to hide girdling roots that are very damaging to your trees and can often lead to their death.


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Construction Damage to Tree Roots

As a consequence of our growing urban population, there is an increase in the construction of new homes, and the expansion and renovation of existing homes. This is putting demands on our urban trees and landscapes in ways that are new and unique.


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Herbicide Damage to Trees

Herbicides for weed control in lawns have become an integral part of landscape maintenance. Chemical weed control is often perceived as more economical and efficient than hand or mechanical cultivation. Such Weed & Feed products are commonly used by homeowners and if misused, can be very damaging to trees. Most weed control products will affect broad leaf plants, which include trees.


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Tree Services at Hillcrest and Park Ln.

You might have noticed some tree services going on at The Dallas Women's Club at Hillcrest and Park recently. Our Arborists and crews have been working to improve the health of some of their mature Red Oaks. These are beautiful trees and the DWC is committed to caring for them and preserving their health.


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Preservation works with S & D Oyster Company in Dallas

Preservation works with S & D Oyster Company in Dallas. Follow along as we help this popular Dallas eatery preserve their existing trees during a major expansion!


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It’s a Safe Day at Preservation Tree!

Safety is a cultural practice at Preservation Tree. We craft a game plan for your tree work that incorporates multi-levels of safety precautions. We're not just safety-minded, we are safety engineers!


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Casanova and the John Peter Smith Oak

Preservation Tree is proud to support Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum, inside and out.