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6 Questions for your Palm Trimmer

The freezing temps from last winter have left us with lots of  burned fronds on our palms.    The next step is to have someone remove the brown fronds but there are a few things homeowners and property managers should... Continue Reading →


4 Ways to Get More Blooms from your Texas Mountain Laurels

It's so disappointing this time of year when you get no (or few) blooms on your Texas Mountain Laurels!   Fear not . . .  there may be a few things you can do to help . . . .   Really,... Continue Reading →

What’s eating the trees! 

Live oak trees are a popular landscape tree because they are long lived and relatively care- free.  But they are undergoing attacks all around south Texas from Datana caterpillars.  Specifically Datana constricta. shows that they are wreaking... Continue Reading →

Texas Sabals: a new trim for more successful transplanting

Texas Sabal palms are the only large palm that grows native in Texas.   Unfortunately they are a little bit difficult to transplant. Their beauty and use by nature make it worth the risk to plant Texas Sabal palms.   They have... Continue Reading →

2 ways to protect your 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. #1  Remember to keep the root flare exposed The root... Continue Reading →

Palm Trimming 

Just because someone has a lift truck and a saw does not make him a tree trimmer.  The best way to protect your palms against this kind of hatchet job is with a little knowledge of your own.   When... Continue Reading →

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 →

Tree Pruning

Pruning is an important to your tree's health

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