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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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Deformed Foliage on Your Pecan Trees?

Is the foliage on your beautiful pecan tree deformed? It could be an invasion of aphid-like insects breeding on your trees. Learn more about pecan gall.


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Attract Summer Birds

If you planted trees that attract birds to your landscape, then you should be seeing these beauties fly through your landscape this summer. Learn more about summer birds in the Dallas area.


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When should you remove leaves from landscape beds?

Sometimes too much of a good thing isn't so good. An abundance of leaves left on the landscape can cause fungal diseases to set in. Which ones? Read on to find out.


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New to Texas? Plant these Texas Tough alternatives to Lilacs and Dogwoods

Are you a recent Texas transplant adjusting to our extreme climate? You might not be able to plant the comforts of home in your new Texas landscape. Here are a few alternatives that are Texas tough but just as beautiful as those trees you left behind.


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Stumped by the Tree Stump? 5 Reasons to Remove it.

Is stump grinding after tree removal worth the additional cost? Learn the cons, but mostly pros, as to why you should probably let go of the stump.


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Let’s Give Thanks for Trees

Happy Thanksgiving tree-lovers!


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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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How Does the Soil Food Web Benefit Trees?

The soil food web is a complex food chain that ultimately creates more healthy soil to grow stronger, more beautiful trees.


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Don't Take Signs of Butt Rot Lightly

This tree disease may have a giggle-inducing name, but when it comes to saving your tree it’s no laughing matter.


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Are Your Trees Thirsty?

When was the last time you watered your trees? If you can't remember, then now is the time to start.


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Not Your Everyday Removal in McKinney

We recently removed three trees growing inside a house!


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The Pitfalls of Poor Planting: Did You Accidentally Kill Your Tree?

Proper planting is the key to a tree's great start!


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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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Have a Tree That Leans? We’ll Help You Straighten it Out.

Planting trees is one of the most important things we can do in an urban environment to help make our outdoor (and indoor) spaces more enjoyable. Especially here in Texas, trees provide much needed shade to help keep our homes and office buildings cool and make outdoor spaces bearable. In order to get the most shade as quickly as possible, most of us like to start out by planting as large of a specimen as we can manage. But when you’re planting larger trees, there are some things that, if not done properly, can result in your tree developing a “lean” and potentially toppling over.


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What is your tree’s life expectancy? Long- vs. short-lived trees.

Right tree, right place. That is the thought that should cross everyone’s minds when choosing a tree for their home landscape. Choosing a tree that won’t outgrow its space, shed leaves into your pool or grow invasive roots are some important elements when selecting a tree.


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Concerns About Saturated Soil Around Tree Roots

Metroplex soils are currently at complete saturation with additional rainfall to come. This presents a big concern for area trees. Many trees are already dealing with highly diminished root systems due to the past years of intense drought. These ailing root systems are subject to increased trouble from the saturated conditions.


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Shade Tree vs. Your Lawn: Which Will Win?

Across Dallas-Fort Worth there are large, beautiful oaks, sprawling pecans and many other large trees trees that offer up much-needed shade. If you own a home, planting a shade tree in your landscape offers benefits such as lower air conditioner bills plus shaded outdoor areas for lounging and entertaining. Shade trees are pretty non-negotiable in our hot Texas climate. Unfortunately, all that shade can cause some serious challenges for your beloved lawn.


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Three Favorite Flowering & Fruiting Trees For Small Spaces

Whether you have recently downsized to a townhome or just don’t have space for a large tree, there are many small trees perfect for your urban landscape. If you have a larger property, a small blooming tree can make a great focal point or accent to provide color. You might even be able to harvest some fruit from your small tree!


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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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Ready to plant a new tree? How to choose the right tree.

Did you know that winter is a great time to plant trees here in Texas? Because our soils don’t freeze here in the DFW area, we can plant trees all winter long. With our extremely hot and dry summers, it’s always best to plant new trees well before the onset of summer. The more time you can give your new tree to acclimate and put down some new roots, the better. Now is a great time to get planting.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tree Removal: Wrong Tree, Wrong Place

This summer, we had a tree emergency come up that had to be addressed immediately. A large, established pecan tree planted many years ago in an east Dallas neighborhood, was struggling. Over time, it had outgrown the tight space where it was planted.


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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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Is Your Tree Dying? Could Be a Poor Planting Job!

Time and time again, we’re called out to assess trees that are in decline only to find that had it been properly planted in the beginning, the tree could have thrived.


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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's munching on your tree? Could be tent caterpillars!

You love your trees, right? Well so do a lot of leaf-chewing pests! If you look up, and look closely, you might start to noticed some of these critters having your tree for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are beginning to see tent caterpillars, leaf rollers and bagworms in trees now.


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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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The caterpillars are coming! Watch out for these leaf chewing critters on your trees.

While it might still be a bit chilly outside, spring has definitely sprung and we're starting to see springtime pests emerge on your trees


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A Big Night for Leaders of Local Green Businesses

Here at Preservation Tree Services, we understand the importance of keeping your environment safe and beautiful. When we found out we were nominated for a Sustainable Business Award by Green Source DFW, we were thrilled!


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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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Could You Have Bacterial Leaf Scorch on Your Cedar Elm?

As Cedar Elms begin to leaf out, you may see some rust colored markings around the leaf edges. If so, you could have bacterial leaf scorch.


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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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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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Preservation Tree Services & Texas Worm Ranch Go Great Together!

We are proud to announce that our Seasons Program’s spring application will now contain Texas Worm Ranch’s organic worm compost. We will incorporate it into our own, local homemade liquid compost extract.


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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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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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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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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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Dormant Oil: Great treatment for scale on trees

Now is the time to plan for applying eco-friendly dormant oil to fruit trees, shade trees & shrubs, roses, and hollies in January


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Time to Feed Your Soil

As part of our Seasons Program, we'll be visitng homes this time of year for the late-fall/early winter application of liquid compost extract to the soil around your trees. While it may seem like it's too cold for us to apply liquid compost, it's actually a good time!


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Fall is for Planting and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs

We’ve told you why fall is a great time for planting new trees and shrubs here, but did you know that now is still a good time transplant trees and shrubs? Once all this ice is gone of course!


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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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Green & Eco-Friendly at the Holidays: Decorate & Plant a Living Christmas Tree!

One of the best ways to support your environment is to plant trees! So, it just makes sense that Christmas would be a great time to think about planting a tree. This year, why not decorate a tree indoors for the week of the holiday, then plant it in your landscape once the holiday is over? What a wonderful way to pay remembrance to a new family member, first holiday as a couple or a new home.


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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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Beneficial Insect: Parasitic Wasps

Just in time for Halloween!In our landscapes, there are many bad insects that harm our plants and trees. But, in a well-balanced, organic landscape, the good bugs can push out (ie: devour!) the bad. One of those insects is the parasitic wasp.


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Attract Orioles to Your Garden!

One of the reasons we plant trees and continue to keep them in top shape is because they support our local wildlife habitat. Without the singing of birds or surprise of a butterfly, the landscape would more than lacking. With the right plant choices and care, our gardens come alive with the wildlife they attract, including an abundance of bird varieties.


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5 Best Texas Shade Trees

Let’s face it: Texas is hot. Planting large shade trees not only adds value to your home, but it can also offer respite from the heat, shade your home to reduce energy costs, provide a home for habitat, and add beauty to your landscape. When you live in an urban environment, it’s even more important to provide shade to homes and surrounding areas – all that extra concrete from roadways, sidewalks and buildings significantly increase temperatures in the city. Shade trees are a great way to cool things off!


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Monterrey Oaks: Shade solution that is less susceptible to oak wilt!

Who doesn’t love an oak tree? Take a glance around the Dallas/Fort Worth area and you’ll be hard pressed not to see a live oak in your sightline. Problem is everyone plants live oaks. And while live oaks are beautiful and useful shade trees, we’ve created what could be considered an oak mono-culture. We also tend to plant a lot of red oaks, creating the same lack of diversity.


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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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Urban Forest at The State Fair of Texas!

Have you made it out to the State Fair of Texas yet? If not, be sure to stop by our Urban Forest Garden Room, near the Aquarium. It's a place to hang out and relax in the shade at The Fair, so feel free to grab a tree bench and take a load off! Our "log couch" as been a popular lounging spot so far.


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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 is for Tree Planting!

Did you know that fall is the very best time to plant trees in Texas? We all tend to get caught up with landscape and garden activities in the spring. But with our 12-month growing season and mild winters, planting in fall gives your new trees the best chance at not only surviving, but also thriving.


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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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Ginkgo Trees in Texas

It seems we’re always in a hunt for the most new exciting plant or tree on the market to plant in our landscapes. But, sometimes older is better. When it comes to tough trees that tolerate urban abuse, there aren’t many trees that can keep up with the ancient Ginkgo biloba, also known as Maidenhair Tree.


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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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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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Feed Your Trees Liquid Compost to Improve Health!

Serious summer heat is upon us and so you might be wondering what sort of tree maintenance activities can be performed now to improve the health of your trees. While times of high heat are not a good time to apply synthetic high Nitrogen fertilizers, there are organic products you can apply now to help mitigate heat stress and make nutrients more available in the soil. Here at Preservation Tree, we provide foliar feeding and soil drenches for your trees through summer with liquid compost extract.


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Native Texas Trees: Texas Buckeye

Texas is a big state: That means we have lots of native trees. From time to time we like to feature a Texas native tree so you can identify them in your own area. The Texas Buckeye (also referred to as an Ohio Buckeye), Aesculus glabra var. arguta, is classified as a small multi-trunked tree or large shrub. Distinctive features of this native tree are its large palmate leaves and white to yellow spring blooms held in large clusters. The large spiny fruit appears in summer and produce large shiny black seeds.


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Fall Tree color in DFW

Because of our weather here in the DFW area, good fall color is not always a guarantee. Rainfall needs to have been available through the year, the autumn days sunny and night temperatures cool in order to bring on the perfect show of fall color. If we get good fall color, it usually happens in November.


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Tree Profile: Cedar Elm

The Cedar Elm, Ulmus crassifolia, is one of the most common and widespread native trees in Texas. It grows all over the eastern half of the state, with the exception of the most southern parts. We love Cedar Elms because they are a tough, heat-tolerant shade tree that can weather out a drought. They also provide beautiful golden foliage color in fall.


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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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Urban Fruit Trees

While companies like ours typically spend most of our time focused on the care of your large shade trees, we also think it’s important to add fruit trees to your urban landscape. Planting even just one fruit tree is a small investment that can result in years of enjoyment. Many fruits are easy to grow in Texas with just a little effort.


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Choosing Trees to Attract Birds

While we all typically choose trees and large shrubs for their shade and ornamental value, we should also keep in mind which species make good food sources and habitats for wildlife we'd like to attract to our gardens. Here in the DFW area, we have a wide variety of bird species. Some are native, while others pass through our gardens each year on their migratory travels.


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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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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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Feed your trees properly year-round

For many, trees seem like self-sufficient, permanent fixtures in the landscape. It's easy to forget that they need to be cared for and fertilized just like smaller ornamentals in your garden. The urban environment can be very tough on our trees. If you have a well-kept yard, neatly mowed and manicured, you probably have hungry trees.


Live Oak Removal
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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.


Removal
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Preservation Tree Service: Experts in Emergency Tree Removals

North Texas is no stranger to high winds and big storms. A couple of nights ago we were supposed to have another big storm come through, but it ended up being a heavy rainstorm with moderate winds. Everyone in Dallas say "hey, that's it?" Even in what can seem like a "mild" storm or rainfall in our area, you can have serious tree damage; especially if the tree was in poor condition in the first place.