January 14, 2013 @ 10:03 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...
January 7, 2013 @ 10:02 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 ...