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Entries tagged with “Wildlife”

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Ask an Arborist: What is causing these unusual markings on this tree's bark?

Birds have an interesting relationship to the trees in their territory.


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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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Why we Love Oak Trees...and so Does Wildlife!

The oak tree is home to various birds, animals and other wildlife. It's also home to the critters they need to survive.


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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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Bird Watch: Keep an eye out for these summer birds.

Trees and local wildlife go hand-in-hand. By caring for and preserving your trees, you’re also helping to preserve healthy habitat for local birds and other wildlife. Here in North Texas, spring and summer are busy birding seasons! Many species of birds are busy building nests in your trees now for offspring that will emerge during summer. We’re always keen to keep an eye on which birds are frequenting the area each season.


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Winter is for the Birds!

Winter might not be your favorite time to be outdoors, but the birds sure do like our North Texas climate this time of year. Our mild winters are perfect for overwintering birds and birds that pass through on their way south.


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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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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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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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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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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.