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Winter is coming! How safe are your plants

Being the coldest season of the year, the winter can be hard on trees especially ones that are exposed, the young and newly planted. These types of plants are not fully established as they lack mature barks and extensive roots, making them susceptible to the wrath of the season. Texas, being an inland region, experiences one of the coldest…

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Is Your Backyard Safe

Backyards are a great place to plant trees and other shrubberies. It’s a great place to make memories with family and friends. A backyard is a space where children play and let their imagination run wild. A big backyard is the best! Some Dangers to Be Aware Of However, that’s only when your backyard is safe. There can be…

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Managing Potential Tree Hazards

We all love and need trees. Trees are an essential resource on which all of us depend. They provide necessary oxygen. Help provide wildlife with habitats and shelter from the elements. They even provide us with fuel for fire, to use in many aspects of our lives. Trees Provide So Many Benefits For many of us, we even remember…

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How to Keep Varmints Out of Your Fruit Trees

When we think of tree care we think of watering our trees and removing dead branches. However, there is another form of tree care. If you have a fruit tree, you may have varmints trying to eat and steal the fruit off your tree. It can be very annoying and can end up hurting your trees. We can get…

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The Benefits of Tree Care VS Removal

If you have trees, you know that you must keep up with tree care. Most people also know that if a tree is blocking a path or interfering with things like overhead wires, the tree must be removed. But what exactly is the difference between the two? How do you keep up with the two? And most importantly, which…

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Fire Blight and Treatment

Humans get infections and diseases. We need to keep our hands clean, cover our mouths when we cough, sneeze into tissues, or take medicine to prevent getting sick. We are told to stay home if we are sick and we are told to keep a little distance from people who are sick with something is contagious. Trees work the…

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The Biggest Trees in North America

North America is home to some of the most impressive and tallest trees in the world. For centuries people have been craning their necks in amazement at trees large enough to dwarf some buildings. North America’s unique and habitable climate has made it possible for some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth to thrive. Let’s look at…

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Best states for fall colors

Fall is considered the most beautiful time of the year by many. Crops are ready to harvest so there is no shortage of fresh pumpkin and apple pie. The air is cooler, so pleasant evenings outdoors is much easier to come by. The most beautiful thing about fall though is the trees. Every year nature puts on a dazzling…

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What is Dendrochronology?

What is Dendrochronology? If you look at the different parts of the word, the definition is there in the word itself. Dendron means tree, chrono means time and logy means the study of. The ancient Greek are the ones who came up with the word It’s an approach to figuring out the age of trees. Do you need tree…

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Fun Facts About Trees

We all know that trees are an extremely important plant. They help give us breathable air, provide fruits, and give us much needed shade on hot summer days. They are also pretty amazing to look at and come in many different sizes and shapes. Trees aren’t only for humans of course; they are also the homes for many animals…

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