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Pecans in a Nutshell

Pecans in a Nutshell

Another installment in our series of posts where Texas Tree Surgeons answers your tree questions. Are you having problems with your trees and want to know what's wrong? Let us know!Are pecan trees native to Texas? How many recognized types of pecan tree are...

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Grow Your Own Tree from an Acorn!

Grow Your Own Tree from an Acorn!

We had a bumper crop of acorns recently. While this is good for squirrels, it also presents a great opportunity for a fun project that can be educational and help our urban forest! Growing your own oak from an acorn and planting it where it is needed is a great, easy...

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Fun Tree Activities for Kids!

Fun Tree Activities for Kids!

With school out and a lot of our community staying at home, now is the perfect time to spend some quality time outdoors! Texas Tree Surgeons is a family-owned company and we wanted to share a few fun tree-related activities we have been doing with our kids:Leaf...

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What’s Blooming in North Texas?

What’s Blooming in North Texas?

As the weather warms up in the spring, we see trees begin to bud out in at different times. Most of our North Texas trees don't have colorful blossoms in Spring, but there are a few notable exceptions.Saucer/Tulip Magnolia An impressive early spring bloomer is the...

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“Arborist” vs. “Certified Arborist”

It seems at times like there are as many tree care companies as there are trees. Sifting through the flyers, business cards, yard signs, and truck logos we see around North Texas can be overwhelming. However, whether you have many trees or just a few, it is always...

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas 2019!

Last-Minute Gift Ideas 2019!

Looking for some last-minute gifts and don't want to give gift cards again this year? Consider one of these eco-friendly options:   Plant a Tree (Where They're Really Needed) Don't worry, you don't have to do any of the heavy lifting! There are several...

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Can Christmas Trees Grow in North Texas?

Can Christmas Trees Grow in North Texas?

While Christmas tree farms are not a common sight around North Texas, and many traditional evergreen trees do not thrive in our urban forest, there are several native evergreen species that can be used to give your yard some year-round color. Additionally, we’ll...

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What Happens When a Tree Falls on My Car?

What Happens When a Tree Falls on My Car?

  With all the storms in 2019, we have seen unprecedented damage to our community. We have previously covered what happens when a tree falls on your house, and we wanted to supplement that information. We reached out to Katie Tu, a content specialist with...

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How Do I Plant a New Tree?

How Do I Plant a New Tree?

With the extensive and repeated storm damage we have had in 2019, many neighborhoods have lost their beautiful, established trees. While there is no quick fix to restore our urban forest to its former glory, planting new trees now will have benefits in the years to...

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Tree Events in North Texas November 2019

Tree Events in North Texas November 2019

After the storms of 2019, it is a better time than ever to learn about our urban forest and become involved in preserving it. For Dallas homeowners, the Branch Out Dallas campaign was a huge success this year, selling out of trees! If you participated in the program,...

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Do We Ever Have Colorful Fall Leaves in DFW?

Do We Ever Have Colorful Fall Leaves in DFW?

While North Texas is full of natural beauty, the changing color of leaves in the fall is not generally seen. More often than not, our trees are green for most of the year, and then drop their leaves quickly once real winter hits. However, there are a few common North...

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Why Does Storm Debris Cleanup Take So Long?

Why Does Storm Debris Cleanup Take So Long?

The recent storms in North Texas have produced an unprecedented amount of broken limbs, downed trunks, and other tree waste material. Local residents have become frustrated with the seemingly slow response to the mess, and both cities and tree services have been...

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What’s Wrong With My Oak Trees?

What’s Wrong With My Oak Trees?

As the summer heat drags on, we start to get calls about trees “looking bad.” Recently, for example, we have been seeing general decline of trees, especially oak trees, in the Plano area. In a densely-populated suburban area like Plano, there are many potential causes...

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Free North Texas Trees for 2019!

Free North Texas Trees for 2019!

Just like last year, the City of Dallas is giving homeowners free trees as part of its Branch Out Dallas program! Registration starts September 1st, and continues until September 30th. The trees will be available for pick-up November 2nd. This round, the available...

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After the Storm…

After the Storm…

Trees that survived the severe storm damage are going to need special care over the next few years. The loss of canopy will reduce the trees' ability to photosynthesize for food and to take up water. We are entering the hottest part of the year; after the rains have...

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Texas Tree Surgeons: No Problem.

Texas Tree Surgeons: No Problem.

At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees, but sometimes we need to remove them. This cottonwood had root rot and posed a danger to persons and property. The owner decided to take it down, and Texas Tree Surgeons was there to help. No problem. If you have a tree that you...

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Storms and Trees – Quick Tips!

Storms and Trees – Quick Tips!

As we prepare for storm season, Texas Tree Surgeons has a few tips for taking the best care of your trees. Let us know if you have questions or need us to come out to assess your trees!Consult a Certified Arborist to Assess Any Storm DamageStorms, especially ones with...

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Do My Trees Really Need Fertilizer?

Do My Trees Really Need Fertilizer?

Is mulch really that important? As discussed in our article on proper mulching, there is a big difference between urban soil and trees’ natural habitat. Mulching can greatly improve the quality of soil around a tree, but it is not always possible to properly mulch...

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A Guide to Crape Myrtles

A Guide to Crape Myrtles

 At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our customers, and we have created a series of articles covering tree basics. If you have a specific tree question, let us know! Crape myrtles (also crepe myrtles), seen by many as something between a bush and a tree,...

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What is Oak Wilt?

What is Oak Wilt?

At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our customers, and we have created a series of articles covering tree basics. If you have a specific tree question, let us know! Oak wilt, and the precautions that need to be taken to help prevent the spread of this...

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How Do I Find Out What Disease My Tree Has?

How Do I Find Out What Disease My Tree Has?

At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our customers, and we have created a series of articles covering tree basics. If you have a specific tree question, let us know!While many plant and tree diseases are commonly seen and can be accurately diagnosed by...

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Is Mulch Really That Important?

Is Mulch Really That Important?

At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our customers, and we have created a series of articles covering tree basics. If you have a specific tree question, let us know! Mulch is an important part of tree care that is often overlooked. Many trees are...

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Want a Free Tree? [UPDATED]

Want a Free Tree? [UPDATED]

There are two programs in North Texas this fall to help beautify our neighborhoods by providing free trees! For Dallas residents, the City of Dallas is introducing a new program called "Branch Out Dallas" on Saturday, October 27th. City officials and representatives...

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What is Stump Grinding?

What is Stump Grinding?

At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our customers, and we have created a series of articles covering tree basics. If you have a specific tree question, let us know! When providing a proposal for a tree removal, our arborists also evaluate the site for...

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