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 ...
September 14, 2012 @ 2:19 PM
The dense and lush forests of our Southeast Texas region inspires in us a great appreciation for how intricate and comprehensive nature is at providing for itself and taking care of its own. But more than that, it is an ecological system worthy of being explored and studied. Even so, he health and vitality of our woodlands are in great measure the responsibility of private land owners. The woodlands growing on private property are a huge and vital part of our ecosystem, and you may be surprised to know how many landowners take on this responsibility as a great privilege. If you have never been introduced to the concept before, let us be the first: Welcome to the wonderful world of forest farming.
Forest farming is simply the cultivation of...
September 7, 2012 @ 2:21 PM
Here in Southeast Texas we have enjoyed a year that has been full of rain, a welcome change from the devastating 2011 drought last year. It is easy to spot, however, all the victims of the drought, dead trees that are still standing and in need of removal. So many trees died, in fact, that in spite of ongoing efforts, not all dead trees have yet been able to be safely cut down and removed.
Property owner associations and townships have been diligently working on the problem, and eventually those dead oaks and pines will be gone. Already there are gaping holes in our forests along the highways, roads, parks and greenbelts -- areas where dead trees have been removed, areas begging to be replenished with that which was lost. But ...