While we all want trees that are beautiful, healthy, and full of green foliage, the truth is that our trees can sometimes fall into poor health and display signs of distress. One of the most obvious signs that tree health is failing is when leaves turn brown and appear burnt, which is known as leaf scorch. In today's blog post, we explain the three types of leaf scorch that can impact trees, and what treatment options are available.
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching the Gulf Coast region, and with this comes the threat of dangerous hurricanes and tropical storms. These powerful storms can lead to torrential rains, coastal flooding, and high winds that are capable of destroying trees, cars, homes, and businesses. Although homeowners take precautions to board up windows and secure doorways in the event of an approaching storm, many people disregard taking proactive steps with their trees.
Some of the most important assets of a residential property are the trees, which provide desirable shade and aesthetic value. Unfortunately, issues such as tree damage, drought, tree diseases, and soil issues can lead to the death of these valuable trees. Although no property owner ever wants to experience losing a large and majestic tree, it is far worse to leave a dead tree on a residential property for an extended period of time.
Residential property owners will often make improvements and upgrades to make their landscape as safe as possible. However, trees on residential properties can sometimes pose a threat to pedestrians, vehicles, and nearby structures. In this two-part blog series, we'll first look at three ways trees can become unsafe over time, and then highlight three ways unsafe trees can pose a threat to residential properties.
When winter arrives in Houston, it's not just people that need protection from the colder temperatures and icy weather. The reality is that many parts of our home and surrounding exterior need proper protection from the elements in order to prevent injuries and property damage. In today's blog post, we'll look at three specific things that need to be protected from winter weather and colder temperatures.
Trees are an important investment and beautiful addition to any residential property. Because of their value, it is important to protect their health from a young age, especially with careful and strategic tree pruning. However, many young trees can be severely over pruned, leading to a lifetime of diminished and unstable growth. In today's blog post, we'll look at how best to prune young trees in order to avoid over pruning and instead promote long-term health, beauty and stability.
When we are sick or feeling under the weather, we may have a variety of symptoms such as fever, chills, poor appetite, coughing or fatigue. Much in the same way our bodies can show symptoms of an illness or virus, our tress can also show symptoms of tree diseases or the impact of invasive insects. However, many property owners might not realize that their tree is showing symptoms of an underlying problem, which can lead to tree damage or tree death if not promptly identified and treated.
As trees grow and mature, their delicate root system will expand outward from the tree, just like the limbs and branches. Although tree roots typically expand underground, they are not buried far below ground but instead stay much closer to the surface of the soil. Unfortunately for tree owners, some tree roots begin to appear above the soil surface, making the enjoyment and maintenance of a landscape much more difficult.
With more icy weather hitting the Houston area recently, many homes and residential areas saw a large number of broken branches, fallen limbs and toppled trees throughout the city. While much of the debris has been removed for safety reasons, there are still many trees throughout the greater Houston area with large dangling limbs or broken branches still attached to trees.
The Houston area has been experiencing Arctic blasts that bring the region below-freezing temperatures, high winds and icy weather. Although the ice accumulations are not heavy and the cold weather does not stay long, their impact on our local trees, gardens and plants can be significant. To ensure the health and vitality of residential properties, it is important to have Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals evaluate trees, landscape gardens and turf to assess damage.