Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Essential services

TreeCare and service personnel and companies are considered essential. Trees are necessary to produce oxygen for us. It takes approximately 5-8 trees per human, not including animals and everything else that needs oxygen.


The webworms are here. Put fly strip around the tree to stop the caterpillars from crawling up the tree(s). They don’t fly, they crawl up trees or drop down from taller trees.
The egret birds are coming, the egrets are coming!!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Our Climate

Arborists in our area have been told to do our Spring treatments. I’m still reluctant to fertilize just yet. I don’t want the new growth freezing. I don’t trust Texas weather.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Emerald Ash Tree Borer

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 17, 2020

Tree Heartwood vs. Deadwood

Many professors and the like say the internal wood tissue is dead.

So if a plant or plant material dies it decomposes. The decomposed material provides nutrients but doesn't offer much more. It offers no storage of nutrients, no structural integrity or the growth of parenchyma cells, just to name a few things.

The Internal wood of a tree is NOT dead. It offers storage, structural integrity and does not decompose unless through an injury.

So what do we call this wood? Zombie-wood? NO... well maybe.

The name of this internal wood is Heartwood.

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