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Entries tagged with “Pruning”

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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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Crape Murder...avoid over-pruning these beautiful trees.

A crapemyrtle, when pruned the right way, is a gorgeous tree that comes in a variety of sizes perfect for any Texas landscape. But, prune it wrong and you could be committing...crape murder!


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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 Prep Your Trees for Winter

What can you do now to help prevent damage to your trees and your property during ice, rain and wind? Read on for tips on keeping your investments, such as your landscape and home, safer during this winter's storm season.


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Maintaining Trees Around Your Commercial Property

When was the last time the trees on your commercial property were cared for by a pro?


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Canopy Thinning, End-Limb Weight Reduction, and Winter Storm Preparedness

Large open-grown trees can be beautiful and scenic, but grown close to streets, driveways, and homes, they may represent increased risk for property damage and/or injury.


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Tree Hazard: Sudden Branch Drop

Have branches suddenly been dropping from your large trees for no apparent reason? We’re seeing “sudden branch drop” emerge as a growing concern for homeowners in the Dallas & Fort Worth areas.


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5 Common DIY Tree Pruning Mistakes

Tree pruning is an art form. Do it right and the result is strong, attractive trees that beautify your property and city. Do it wrong, and the result can be pretty unattractive. Not to mention, you may just need to kiss your valuable tree goodbuy. Yes, pruning techniques matter that much.


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Has Your Tree Grown Too Big For Your Space? Learn how “Reduction Pruning” can help.

Professional arborists use many pruning techniques to maintain and care for your valuable urban trees. Normally efforts are designed to maximize the growth of our trees and therefore maximize the value they represent on our properties and within our communities.


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Want to save your roof? Take care of your trees!

As we drive around the city, we see so many trees that either have never been pruned, or have been pruned by someone who didn’t know what they were doing. Considering the extreme weather we experienced here in DFW, caring for your trees and having them pruned by an expert should be pretty close to the top of your home maintenance list.


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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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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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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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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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Pest Alert: Squirrels are stripping your trees!

This year we’ve seen a big increase in squirrel damage to trees around the DFW area. How, you ask, can these small critters cause so much damage our urban trees?


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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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Storms Destroy More Drought Stressed Trees in Dallas

We never like having to write these kinds of posts; but with the dramatic climate and weather we experience here in North Texas, it seems there's alwas a new storm worth talking about.


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Tornadoes in Dallas! Storm Leaves Trees Battered.

Tornadoes in Dallas! Storm Leaves Trees Battered. Here in Texas we do everything big...even the weather! We're all in recovery mode after yesterdays torrential rain storm and tornado threats. Large trees and branches came down all over town as a result of the high winds


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Right Tree, Right Place: Watch out for those Power lines!

Trees that were planted in the easement have outgrown their space and are now obstructing power lines. Sadly, the city is then forced to severely prune these trees in order to clear them from the power lines.


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Good tree care and landscaping practices go hand in hand.

Preservation Tree is a local company. That means we regularly work with other local companies to make sure all of your tree and landscape needs are taken care of properly and holistically. One of the companies we really enjoy working with in Fort Worth is Cody Landscape.


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Storm damage to your trees? Don’t touch that power line!

Wow! With yesterday’s heavy rain and the recent windy days we’ve had, spring storm season is officially here! When trees are improperly pruned or haven’t been pruned for years, the danger of dead limbs or overgrown branches falling onto your home, car or even a loved one is always present.


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Healing the Trees Affected by the Ice Storm of 2013

Remember that big ice storm last December? How could you forget! Many of our urban trees were severly damaged, including this gorgeous red oak.


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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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Tree Trimmings Left On the Easement: A Bad Idea!

An ongoing concern for many Eco-conscious homeowners in Dallas is the issue of bulk brush pick up on city easements.


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Prevent Oak Wilt Now!

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.


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Are Girdling Roots Hurting Your Tree?

Recently, we were called out to help some trees expose their roots and diagnose whether their roots were girdling. Girdling, or choking, causes a constriction of the major flare roots of a tree. This can affect canopy and proper branch growth.


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Extreme Tree Pruning: Pollarding and Crape Murder

Let’s face it; sometimes folks get a little too pruner-happy. Power tools can be seductive and once we’ve bought them we want to get our money’s worth. But it’s easy to take pruning too far. Now, there are some long-accepted forms of “extreme pruning”, such as Pollarding; but they must be done properly.


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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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Tree Tips: Winter Tree Care

Winter can often be a treacherous time for our urban trees. Because we fluctuate so quickly between warm and icy weather, our trees can really take a beating. The last ice storm was a wake up call for a lot of homeowners about the need for regular care and quality tree pruning, before an emergency situation happens. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we officially head into winter today:


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Plan now for January Tree Care

Have you signed up for our bi-weekly e-newsletter? If so, then you already know that even though we are more than a month away from the New Year, now is the time to schedule your January oak tree pruning.


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Friday, November 15th is America Recycles Day!

Tomorrow is America Recycles Day. It’s a day for everyone to pledge to: Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community at americarecyclesday.org. Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling. Within the next month, I will recycle more. Share. In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the pledge.”


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How to spot tree care fakers!

Every homeowner eventually needs to hire an arborist.Perhaps your tree doesn't look healthy, is in urgent need of pruning, or may be damaging a roof or adjacent structure. In some situations, a tree may have become a hazard, or has already fallen and you need emergency tree services. Trees need regular care and so it's a good idea to have a relationship with a professional arborist.


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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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Broccoli Trees. What?!

Proper pruning is crucial to both the survival and aesthetics of your valuable trees. Too often, we see unskilled individuals butchering trees in ways that can permanently damage them. One of our favorites? The Broccoli Tree. Yes, you read that right. But what on earth is a Broccoli Tree?


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Time to Prune Oak Trees

Now is the time to schedule us for oak tree pruning!!Wonder why you've had to wait all spring for us to prune oaks? Here at Preservation Tree, we take great care to make sure we do not prune oak trees during peak transmission season. Spring is the time when oak trees have the highest chance of contracting oak wilt disease; pruning in spring leaves them very vulnerable to this disease.


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Reversion of Grafted Trees

Ever planted a Japanese maple or fruit tree that started out as on variety…only to turn into another variety with completely different foliage or flower? Many trees and landscape plants are grafted. That means one variety with desirable foliage or fruiting characteristics is attached to the root stock of another variety that is perhaps more disease resistant or more tolerant of heavy soils.


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Preservation Tree partners with Commit! to Dallas

Preservation Tree Service is proud to have partnered with COMMIT! to Dallas recently in order to help improve the Sudie L. Williams Elementary School campus. Our efforts aided in making safety and aesthetic improvements to the trees surrounding the school grounds.


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Preservation Tree: How we care for your urban trees.

How we care for your urban trees.


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Canopy Thinning & End-Limb Weight Reduction: Before & After

Reducing limb weight can save your trees and your property from damage during storm season.


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Poor Pruning: Broccoli Trees

Does your tree look top heavy, like a piece of broccoli? This is the sign of poor pruning.


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DIY Tree Pruning? 5 common mistakes to avoid.

Does your tree show signs of any of these mistakes?