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Entries tagged with “Roots”

Before Berm In Place
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Getting to the (tree) root of the problem

Concrete berms built around trees can ultimately be their demise.


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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.


Pts Tree Easement
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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 Mowers, Weed Trimmers and Wire can Kill Your Tree

Tree dangers lurk all around us. Which one could be harming your valuable tree?


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Root Flare Exposure Exposed!

What we find when we expose your tree’s root flares might surprise you!


Fungal Conk
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Buying a new home? Get your trees inspected first.

A new home inspection alerts you of problems before they happen. So, why wouldn't you also want to know about potential problems with trees on the property? Knowing could end up saving you the cost of damage from unhealthy trees on your property.


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The Root of Your Tree’s Problem? Could be its roots!

Even though it’s the green canopy of your trees you enjoy, it’s a healthy root system which stabilizes and helps sustain them. Long lived, healthy, beautiful trees must have healthy roots!


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How does flooding affect urban trees?

Sometimes too much of a good thing isn't so good. See how too much rain has affected area trees.


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Drip Irrigation Keeps Trees Looking and Feeling their Best

The sudden intense summer heat has taken many of us by surprise, given our extended cool rainy spring. It seemed like the rain and flooding would never end, and we wouldn’t have t water our trees all summer. But oh how quickly things change here in the Dallas & Fort Worth area. The rain has completely stopped and temperatures have heated up above 100 F degrees. All of a sudden, plants are becoming a bit stressed for water.


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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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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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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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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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Roots in need of some TLC

If your tree's roots look like these, they could be in danger.


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Root and root flare excavation frees Sycamore from choking mass of construction debris

A berm surrounded a stately Sycamore and we were called upon to free the tree from its encasement of heaped up soil and chunks of concrete and metal so that we could properly expose the surface roots and root flare to the light and air.