Wednesday, March 20, 2019

RoundUp Round Up

RoundUp - Not using PPE,  personal protective equipment that is REQUIRED and on the label is deadly ! Neglecting to use PPE will result in consequences. 
Having a TDA Pest Control License teaches us how to properly use chemicals. 
Weeds are classified as a pest. 
The license teaches us that if we are using a chemical that is labeled as dangerous or hazardous we have to have a blood test that will set a base level of how much if any of the chemical is in our blood. Follow up with quarterly blood tests. 
We MUST throughly read and understand the label. THE ENTIRE LABEL.... it’s the law. 
Those who treat without a license are supposed to be fined. 
There’s a license that is at a lower cost for treating on your own property. The education is worth the time. It’ll save your life !
It’s easy... obtain the study guides... take the test... pass the test or study more and retake the test. 
Our life, our pet’s life, aquatic life and the environment depends on us to do what is required. Do it out of love for our earth. 

#texastreeman #roundup 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bugs Because....

  With all the rain we’ve been getting and not enough below freezing days / nights the insects that eat our trees will be in abundance. Our trees will be their breakfast, lunch and dinner. can stop the feeding frenzy with SYSTEMIC insecticides and mitacides. No spraying unless it’s absolutely necessary. I don’t like the drift that sprays might have. #texastreeman Go to my website and fill out a Service Request.
  Using Imidacloprid on Live Oaks May cause a spider mite outbreak. One systemic mitacide treatment will knock their numbers down to a manageable level. Mites are arachnids not insects.
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

EMERALD ASH BORER EAB #texastreeman #EmeraldAshBorer #EAB

 Fear not !! I can systemically treat, no spraying, TO PREVENT Emerald Ash Borer, and from what I've learned, save your Ash trees.

 The way this works is this treatment kills the adult beetle BEFORE she lays eggs. These eggs hatch into larva that borer perpendicular into limbs. This doesn't "kill" the limb right away. With the weight of the foliage and a gust of wind the branch, no matter how large, falls on top of whatever is under it. It's like drilling holes into the limb.

  If a climber doesn't know to look for the D shaped holes that the larva makes when exiting the limb, branch, or stock that it has been boring holes into like a drill... the branch breaks easy and if an unexperienced climber isn't tied in that climber falls to the ground hitting limbs on the way down and that's big trouble.

 Always make sure the person climbing your tree has a harness on and a rope that ties to the tree as a safety measure to catch the climber so he or she doesn't hit the ground bouncing off limbs on the way down.

Here's a site that I found for you that has good information about the emerald ash borer.

  Please be safe and enjoy the beauty of our trees

Friday, January 25, 2019


I can keep the Ash tree destroyer Emerald Ash Borer out of your Ash trees. Go to to schedule your appointment NOW. #texastreeman #EAB #Emerald Ash Borer #AshTree


Let us treat your trees systemically (no spraying) for borers like the Emerald Ash Borer and many more devastating tree destroying insects / bugs. Treatments can last up to one year, some longer.   #EAB #EmeraldAshBorer #texastreeman

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
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 

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