Wednesday, January 2, 2019

These Days...

These days it's a good idea to get your keys and lock the front door when showing your backyard. A crook could take advantage of that situation. #texastreeman

Monday, December 24, 2018

Bradford Pear Trees

Bradford Pear trees are not found growing naturally. They're a hybrid tree. They have mostly codominant stems, trunks and branch unions. These unions have very little structural integrity, splitting apart and falling on property. The bark in between the codominant stems is called included bark. This bark is under pressure and most times dead with decay setting in. The decay allows diseases and insects to survive comfortably further weakening the union.
 Another issue is these trees are highly susceptible to cotton root rot fungi. This fungus kills the tree. It was here in the soil long before the trees were. Much of our landscape used to be cotton fields. Even though the cotton crops are gone the fungi will survive in the soil for... well almost forever.

#texastreeman Curtis Hopper service@aPerfectTree.com
aPerfectTree.comTotally Trees..., LLC. 214-288-0783
Angie's Super Service Award Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
The Better Business Bureau A+ Rating. 
International Society of ArboricultureBoard Certified Master Arborist BCMA TX-3236B
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Texas Oak Wilt Certified TOWC-0082 
Texas Dept. of Agriculture Pest Control License 0486846To Treat Trees For Insects and Disease
Certified Landscape and Tree lighting system installer
Curtis Hopper is a Member of :
American Society Of Consulting Arborist ( ASCA )
The International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA )
ISAT ( Texas Chapter ) Currently Serving On The ISAT Board Of Directors 
Western Chapter ( WCISA )
Aloha Arborist Association
San Antonio Arborist Association
National Arborday Foundation 

PADI Open Water Certified Scuba Diver :-) 

Digging With Air So Not to Damage The Tree

Dying branches ? Using an air excavation tool I can remove dirt that covers the root flare. This tool digs with pressurized air so NOT to sever roots or damage the tree. We can also remove girdling roots that would choke off the circulation to parts of the tree killing those parts. Root flares that are buried are serious problems that lead to even greater problems if not corrected. Problems such as fungal, bacterial or viral diseases entering into the tree, girdling roots, canopy dieback and more. A simple fix to head off major problems. I have the tools and the capability. Rely on me.

 #texastreeman Curtis Hopper
aPerfectTree.comTotally Trees..., LLC. 214-288-0783
Angie's Super Service Award Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
The Better Business Bureau A+ Rating. 
International Society of ArboricultureBoard Certified Master Arborist BCMA TX-3236B
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Texas Oak Wilt Certified TOWC-0082 
Texas Dept. of Agriculture Pest Control License 0486846To Treat Trees For Insects and Disease
Certified Landscape and Tree lighting system installer
Curtis Hopper is a Member of :
American Society Of Consulting Arborist ( ASCA )
The International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA )

ISAT ( Texas Chapter ) Currently Serving On The ISAT Board Of Directors 
Western Chapter ( WCISA )
Aloha Arborist Association
San Antonio Arborist Association
National Arborday Foundation 
PADI Open Water Certified Scuba Diver :-) 

Flat Mushrooms At The Base Of A Tree

Ganoderma signs are flat mushroom conks at the base of the tree. The symptoms are sometimes branches dying. However, there may be no outward symptoms. This fungal disease feeds on lignin. Lignin is what makes wood hard, gives wood its rigidity. If there is any doubt I can always perform a Tomography test. This will create a picture of what the inside of your tree looks like. Sorta like an MRI for trees. Why take a chance ?
  We first would prune (trim) the dead limbs out, then test in order to make an educated decision on whether to spend money to save the tree or replace it.

 #texastreeman BCMA TX-3236B Curtis Hopper aPerfectTree.com Totally Trees..., LLC.        214-288-0783
Angie's Super Service Award Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 
The Better Business Bureau A+ Rating. 
International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist BCMA TX-3236B
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Texas Oak Wilt Certified TOWC-0082 
Texas Dept. of Agriculture Pest Control License 0486846 To Treat Trees For Insects and Disease
Certified Landscape and Tree lighting system installer
Curtis Hopper is a Member of :
American Society Of Consulting Arborist ( ASCA )
The International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA )

ISAT ( Texas Chapter ) Currently Serving On The ISAT Board Of Directors 
Western Chapter ( WCISA )
Aloha Arborist Association
San Antonio Arborist Association
National Arborday Foundation 
PADI Open Water Certified Scuba Diver :-) 

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 into 2019 !!

  Let me solve your tree problems ! A We have the solutions at aPerfectTree.com service@aPerfectTree.com I have cures for construction damaged trees. I can help them survive. It can be a struggle for the trees. Pulling trees out of a spiral of decline is what we do. Here is how we FIX YOUR TREE(S)

#texastreeman Curtis Hopper
aPerfectTree.comTotally Trees..., LLC. 214-288-0783
Angie's Super Service Award Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
The Better Business Bureau A+ Rating. 
International Society of ArboricultureBoard Certified Master Arborist BCMA TX-3236B
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Texas Oak Wilt Certified TOWC-0082 
Texas Dept. of Agriculture Pest Control License 0486846To Treat Trees For Insects and Disease
Certified Landscape and Tree lighting system installer
Curtis Hopper is a Member of :
American Society Of Consulting Arborist ( ASCA )
The International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA )
ISAT ( Texas Chapter ) Currently Serving On The ISAT Board Of Directors 
Western Chapter ( WCISA )
Aloha Arborist Association
San Antonio Arborist Association
National Arborday Foundation 

PADI Open Water Certified Scuba Diver :-) 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Grass Dying

We are having issues with Chinch bugs killing the grass. DO NOT blame it on the trees please. Get a hold of a turf expert or me, Curtis Hopper #texastreeman, I have a TDA Pest Control License  0486846 and I can get rid of them.
  On the other hand... If your yard is shaded most of the day you can let the grass blades grow longer and/or have your trees's lower canopy raised to between 10 and 15 feet above the ground. That should do the trick. Also the thatch needs to be removed. I have other tips and tricks. Get in touch and I'll help out.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tree Questions ... Ask an expert Board Certified Master Arborist / BCMA TX-3236B

I either have the answer or know where to find it.

Dr. Todd Watson's Arboriculture 101 is coming again in Jan 2019 !! Get ALL of your CEU's in 4 days one class.

#TEXASTREEMAN