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January 14, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Over 300 million trees perished in the Texas drought of 2011. According the surveys completed by the Texas A&M Forest Service, the area comprising Harris County (greater Houston), Montgomery County (The Woodlands, Magnolia and Conroe), and Walker County (Huntsville), lost 18.8 million. That is a significant number considering that a large portion of this area is urban, and the suburban areas are also highly populated and highly developed.

Loblolly Tree Removal and Replenishing a Community Effort

Local residents have wasted no time in replanting efforts, with townships like The Woodlands committing to plant “at least two times the number of trees that we remove” through what they have termed their “hazard tree removal...

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January 7, 2013 @ 11:02 AM


The Chinkapin Oak is a variety of oak that may not be immediately familiar to you, but it is in the white oak family and is an especially good tree specimen to consider planting in your yard if you are looking for a beautiful shade tree with lots of benefits. 

So named for the Algonquian tribe's word for the acorn nut chinquapin produced by this tree, the Chinquapin, or more commonly, the Chinkapin, is a beautiful shade tree specimen of medium size (around 40 feet tall) that has not been given the exposure it is due here in southeast Texas. It provides a suprising splash of color in the spring, with its foliage first emerging a reddish color and then deepening to a rich, dark green as it continues ...

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December 7, 2012 @ 6:36 AM

As an Arbor Care Service and a Tree Removal Service, we feel it is our priviledge to address Leaf Litter:

Turning tree trash into compost, or for use as mulch,
is a service for your trees & shrubs.

And, you can do it yourself in four easy steps.

Here in Southeast Texas, the annual task of putting up Christmas lights is accompanied by the task of raking the yard. Winter comes late and leaves early in these parts, and while raking leaves is an early November chore in most of the USA, it is delayed until Christmas around here.

As an arbor tree service and tree removal service in The Woodlands area of Texas, most of our deciduous trees are oak trees, and they can make for great compost. The trick with oak leaves, however, is that they ...

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November 14, 2012 @ 9:59 PM


When it comes to a tree’s life, its beauty can withstand many decades, or be “cut” short too soon due to accidents from poor weather. It’s important to know the signs of when a tree can be salvaged and helped, and if it is truly time to call the tree cutting service.

The tree is definitely a keeper if it is only losing a major limb, but be sure to check for deeper wounds in the months to follow that may show excess damage or decay. If a tree has minor damage where the stronger limbs have survived, the tree can be salvaged.

There are three key instances when it is time to say goodbye to the tree. When a healthy tree loses its leafy head and leaves the trunk broken and exposed, it will never be able to regain...

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November 7, 2012 @ 9:57 PM


Why wait until Earth Day to plant a tree when you could pick and choose the best trees for Montgomery County today? When it comes to looking at the best trees to plant near the Woodlands, Texas, it’s important to decide which type of tree you want to plant first.

If you’re looking for a big shade tree that will one day hold tire swings in the back yard, or provide a natural cover during the blazing hot months in June and July, oak trees are the way to go. Live Oak trees are Texas natives that have evergreen leaves, have a rapid growth rate, and offer seeds or fruit that wildlife can eat. Make sure to allow plenty of room to grow though because Live Oaks can develop surface roots. White Oaks are also native to Texas and ...

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October 28, 2012 @ 9:44 AM


The layers of the atmosphere are composed of mostly nitrogen and oxygen, and act as a security blanket round the earth. The percentage of nitrogen to oxygen is the tightly woven fabric of the blanket. The atmosphere traps radiant warmth from solar beams and keeps the temperature of the planet stable: warm enough to support animal and vegetative life, and cool enough to maintain the water in the seas.

As we all know, air pollution destroys the atmosphere, and, in doing so , endangers our island earth home. Many everday activities produce air emissions that pollute our world. Energy consumption, which includes the burning of fuels such as coal, petrol, and diesel, removes oxygen to burn and replaces it with contaminants that ...


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October 21, 2012 @ 9:48 AM


Folks in the northeastern U.S. Should make preparations to avoid a deer tick bite when heading outside this spring due to the stifling effects of lyme disease. Ecologists at the Cary Institute of Ecology Studies in N. Y envision this will be a record year for Lyme illness transmission, thanks to a surplus of bloodthirsty deer tick nymphs that will be active in May and June. The fender crop of ticks has nothing to do with the mild weather though. It's all about the acorns!

In 2010, oak trees throughout the northeast produced a huge number of acorns. Where there are acorns, there will surely be rodents. In 2011, populations of white-footed mice and eastern chipmunks increased due to the selection of acorns. So last year, we had a......

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October 14, 2012 @ 11:42 AM


"Topping trees" is a term used in arboriculture--it means cutting older trees down almost to the top of their trunk. Topping trees is sometimes used as a less expensive alternative to their full removal, and for large trees, this process can be quite costly. Usually tree topping is done because the homeowner is in a pinch, and it's not always best because it causes serious tree damage. 

There are some types of trees that die as a result of tree topping, and it comes at little expense to the owner who did not want the tree in the first place. This is why it is vital to know the types of trees in your yard and make careful decisions based on the tree's health instead of what looks nice for landscaping.

The ...

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October 4, 2012 @ 11:50 AM


Damage to trees can happen in the winter due to a number of cold-weather related Problems. The tree damage doesn't necessarily happen thanks to the cold itself, but more so from the intense temperature fluctuations and when the cold weather conditions arrives during the trees ' asleep or growing periods. Other tree damages include the following: frost check, sunscaid, chemical injury from deicing salt, late spring freezes, and frozen roots. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with these winter tree quandaries.

Frost injury occurs when the tree continues to grow when the winter arrives early in the fall or stays late in the spring. The frost can kill the tree tissue and presumably constrict tree expansion for good. Be ...

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September 21, 2012 @ 6:26 PM

There is an abundance of Magnolia varieties hardy to our Southeast Texas region. To know how to best care for your Magnolia, it is important that you first know the species that you have.  Some Magnolias are deciduous, and some are evergreen. Winter is approaching fast, and many ask what would be appropriate pre-winter Magnolia care. Here is a good list to use as a guide for most Magnolia varieties:

Magnolia Care for Root Systems

Magnolias tend to have shallow root structures. If you are anticipating a cold spell, it is good to have a nice blanket of mulch or leaf litter to protect Magnolia root structures.

What Happens if Magnolia Flowers and Leaves Get Frostbite?

Magnolia trees popular here in Southeast Texas, like the ...

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