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Protect the roots

This lovely tree planting bed is so much more than meets the eye! These home owners took great care to protect the existing trees when they graded their new yard. Remember to keep the root flare exposed when planting a... Continue Reading →

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Wind Damage to Your Trees

With hurricane season beginning within the week, it's a great time to assess your trees and try to anticipate which might be vulnerable to wind damage.    Typical wind damage includes loss of limbs, split trunk, and total uprooting of... Continue Reading →

Honey Mesquite Trees

Honey mesquite trees are fast growing and drought tolerant once established.

Paloverde ‘Desert Museum’

 Desert museum Paloverde is our newest available product - it's a thornless paloverde!  We harvested the first trees yesterday and were thrilled with the root structure.  In nature, a paloverde tree may have three long roots with very few fibrous... Continue Reading →

Chapote or Texas Persimmons

Texas Persimmons, also known as Chapote, is a small semi-deciduous tree with dark  green leaves. It is often low forking or multi-trunked.   In South Texas, Texas Persimmons performs much like a live oak, retaining its leaves throughout the winter and then dropping... Continue Reading →

Wild Olive or Anacahuita

Sunday was the perfect day to spend outdoors - cool and sunny.  After burning the branches already in the fire pit, we wandered through the yard trimming dead wood to keep the fire going.   It gave us a chance to take... Continue Reading →

Cedar Elm

Even though it’s by far the tiniest tree in our yard, birds will still choose it to perch in it.

How To Plant A Tree

The single most important factor to how a newly planted tree performs is whether it was planted correctly.

Honey Mesquite

A signature plant of south Texas, the mesquite tree’s popularity as a landscape tree is growing rapidly.    Its spreading canopy gives dappled shade and relief from our brutal summer sun.      The mesquites pictured above are growing along a... Continue Reading →

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