January 28, 2012 @ 2:36 PM
Here in Southeast Texas we have seen the 2011 drought kill off far too many of our native Texas trees. Many of our customers are looking to replace to trees that they lost, and want pointers on which are the best Texas tree varieties for hardiness, quick growth, and most of all, to have a future as a welcome addition to their landscape.
How to select the best Texas tree for your yard.
Trees are for a lifetime, so think about the purpose of your new tree as you prepare to plant. A planting service can assist you with this process. There are many native Texas trees perfect for use as shade trees, others more ornamental, and so forth. Planting requires knowledge of the tree to be planted and the specific needs of the tree.&...
January 21, 2012 @ 8:31 AM
The tree’s natural born enemy is the wind storm. When a hurricane blows, or tornado touches down, some of your trees will become casualties. To what extent they are salvageable depends on the tree damage done. Some tree damage is minor and the tree will bounce back right away. Some is major, and is tree damage that leads to certain tree death.
Minor Tree Damage – And Definitely Recoverable
If the damaged tree merely loses a few minor branches, then all will be well. You may need to clean up the break points if there are torn limbs, but otherwise the tree will bounce back given a little time. Even a mature shade tree can withstand the loss of a major limb. Prune the broken limb back to the trunk. Monitor for ...
January 14, 2012 @ 5:17 PM
Professional tree services have been rather vocal against the practice of topping trees. Many may wonder what is tree topping, and why is it so bad?
Tree topping is the practice of severely pruning back the limbs of the tree back to the largest branches and effectively removing nearly all – if not all – of the leaf-producing twigs and stems.
The practice of tree-topping is a rather old school practice – it was very common in the 50’s and 60’s. More current research about the biological effects of the tree topping method of pruning proves that it is horribly traumatic to the tree. Topping trees ultimately results in trees that are more dangerous and less aesthetically pleasing.
January 7, 2012 @ 10:28 PM
Green debris cleanup and brush clearing services is the removal of unwanted undergrowth, cleanup of fallen trees after a hurricane or tornado, or the clearing of property that has been left unattended for a number of years and is in need of being reclaimed. While we tend to think of green debris as being completely natural and that it will very effectively break down in the organic process of time, the fact is that green debris can be very unsightly, and indeed harmful to its surroundings.
Whenever a hurricane blows through or a tornado touches down trees hit the ground. This is no problem if the tree is in the middle of a state forest. Nature certainly takes care of things with repurcussions that are acceptable out in ...