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Texas Trees Face Tough Road Ahead

By Maria Bargellini It official, 2011 was the driest year on record and the second hottest.  It is estimated that throughout Texas we lost as much as half a billion trees. That’s 500 million beautiful living trees people. Tough to imagine it getting hotter than last year or losing that amount of trees on a yearly basis. Estimates […]

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How to know if your Trees are Dead

By Maria Bargellini Is your tree dead or not? That depends. When most trees are stressed, especially after drought conditions, they go dormant and shed some or even all of their leaves. Typically when the leaves all stay on and turn brown – it’s a bad sign. You want to see the tree shed and […]

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Pecan Trees

Pecan – The Iconic Tree of TX The Pecan tree is the iconic tree of the Texas landscape.  Its native range begins at the eastern state border and moves westward until reaching areas where the average yearly rainfall drops below 32 inches.  There, it traces the banks and flood plains of rivers and creeks into […]

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Landscape Ideas: Pruning Your Oak Trees

By Maria Bargellini of Dallas Curb Appeal Question: When do we Prune our Oak Trees in Texas Answer: Winter is best. Avoid any pruning from February 1 through June 15th. The best time to prune your oaks, especially Live Oaks and Red Oaks, is in late winter when they are dormant of less susceptible to […]

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