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.
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.
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.
For some people, tree care simply means remembering to water the trees and occasionally get mulch to help it grow. However, good tree maintenance requires diligence and proactive steps to ensure trees remain healthy and strong. One way residential property owners can help protect and extend the life of their trees is to ensure all tree diseases and suspicious tree growths are immediately analyzed and treated.
In our busy society, people are always looking for new ways to save time or make things more efficient, whether at home, in the workplace or in their personal lives. This is also true of many residential homeowners that allow basic landscapers to also handle their tree trimming projects for the sole purpose of saving time. Although this might seem like a smart idea, the reality is that basic landscapers that perform tree trimming can significantly harm your tree's health, beauty and value.
The greater Houston area is home to a variety of neighborhoods and communities, ranging from preserved historic neighborhoods to master planned subdivisions. Large, mature trees that surround these neighborhoods have provided years of shade, beauty and value to the Houston area. Trees are a beautiful part of our environment, but occasionally trees fall victim to drought, tree disease or breakage and can become hazardous.
Most tree owners know that in order to help your trees thrive, they need good fertilization, adequate moisture throughout the year, and routine tree pruning to prevent breakage. However, a significant, but often overlooked, component to maintaining year-round tree health is to properly care for your tree's root collar area.
In our Gulf Coast climate, trees are an essential part of our landscape, providing much needed shade during hot weather, aesthetic beauty to our region, and food for our enjoyment. However, tree disease can severely damage trees of any size and age, requiring treatment, and in some cases, tree removal if the tree does not recover from the disease. In order to increase awareness of tree diseases common to our area, below you will find a list of tree diseases often found in the Houston area as well as photos to help identify symptoms and damage.