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Getth is very knowledgeable about trees & their management. He helped set up a plan to help maintain our yard's biggest asset. ” - Emily M.

Entries tagged with “Urban Trees”

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Fertilize Seasonally if You Want Strong Trees

Urban life is tough on our trees and our soils take plenty of abuse in the form of compaction and construction damage. Keeping trees healthy means putting life and nutrients back in the soil by fertilizing seasonally.


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What do DFW tree ordinances mean for your home and business?

Cities are putting regulations in place to protect trees already planted, plus encouraging homeowners and businesses to plant more trees in the future.


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How do You Place a Value on Your Trees?

From providing shade that saves money on our electric bills, to cleaning the air and creating homes for wildlife, trees are invaluable to our lives. We discuss our heartfelt thoughts about trees and why trees should be protected and preserved.


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Congratulations to Preservation Tree, the Consulting Group on their First Award!

Their comprehensive report on the State of the Urban Denton Forest won the Bronze Leaf Urban Forestry Award by the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council


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Are your trees hungry? Fall is time to feed!

Feed your trees, and the soil, this fall for stronger trees through winter.


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Tree Protection is Critical During Construction

Protecting your tree's roots, bark and limbs during construction jobs no matter how large or small could save your tree. Issues may not arise for years and by then it could be too late.


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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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We’ve Partnered with the Texas Discovery Gardens to Preserve the Garden’s Beloved Trees

Learn more about our partnership & how visitors will benefit.


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Not Your Everyday Removal in McKinney

We recently removed three trees growing inside a house!


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Create Privacy with Just-Right Trees & Shrubs

Create a quieter, more beautiful view with the right plants.


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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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Get to Know our Staff: Meet Micah Pace, our Urban Forester

Micah is the Urban Forestry Specialist and a certified arborist here at Preservation Tree Services (PTS) in Dallas. He possesses a wealth of urban forestry and arboricultural knowledge and experience. Micah served as the Dallas Regional Urban Forester with the Texas Forest Service from 2009 through 2013. He also spent 5 years with the State of Florida Forest Service as the South Florida Cooperative Forestry Assistance Coordinator prior to moving to Dallas.


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Trees Stressed Out From Summer Heat & Drought? What You Should do Now.

Despite the fact that we had heavy rainfall this spring, you might notice some of your trees looking a bit lackluster. Sometimes too much of a good thing can cause problems. In this case, the heavy spring rains caused oversaturated soils and soil heaving,; they also depleted soils of nutrients, leaving many trees hungry.


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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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Why Go Organic?

People often ask me why I "lean towards an organic approach" when it comes to caring for trees, shrubs and turf. While I am certainly no expert on organic gardening, I think the answer is pretty simple. Common sense! I discuss the reasons an organic tree care plan works.


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Getting Ahead of the Storm. Get a tree check up before it’s too late!

Make sure trees are healthy before a storm hits. Here in North Texas, we never know when we’ll suffer a severe storm. But we do know it’s bound to happen out of the blue. With such erratic weather behavior, its best to keep trees protected year round. Most tree injuries or hazards just aren’t visible to the untrained eye. You might be surprised to find what your trees could be hiding.


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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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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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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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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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How Drought Now Will Hurt Your Trees For Years to Come

Drought stress has a big impact on our urban trees. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that our trees are going to get a break from drought any time soon. How is it affecting our trees? We explain.


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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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The Preservation Tree Consulting Group is Awarded a 2017 Bronze Leaf Award

We couldn't be more honored or proud of our team's first award.


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Not Your Everyday Tree Removal: Part 1

The basics of expert tree removal by Urban Forester, Micah Pace.


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Not Your Everyday Tree Removal: Part 2

Urban Forester, Micah Pace, uses expert skill to remove three trees from the center of a McKinney home.


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Your neighbor's construction project could be damaging your trees.

Is your neighbor two houses away remodeling their home? It could be harming your trees.


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Ginkgo Tree

The ancient Ginkgo tree is a tough shade tree for Texas landscapes.