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Why Shouldn’t We Treat for Aphids?

Why Shouldn’t We Treat for Aphids?

The recent explosion of aphid activity in North Texas caused frustration and concern among tree owners and anyone who has encountered the sticky mess that aphids cause. When aphids have matured and are feeding (and producing honeydew), best practice guidelines do not...
Why Is There So Much Sticky Stuff Dripping From My Trees?

Why Is There So Much Sticky Stuff Dripping From My Trees?

We have discussed the relationship between aphids and the sticky residue seen on patios and cars before, but the Fall of 2022 has seen an explosion in aphid populations and the resulting mess. While there is little that can be done to reduce aphid activity this...
What are These Small, Green Worms Hanging Off My Trees?

What are These Small, Green Worms Hanging Off My Trees?

[Amy Heath, BCMA, the owner of Texas Tree Surgeons, recently contributed to an article at CultureMap Dallas, and we offer this post as an expansion of what was discussed there.] In the spring and fall, we often get calls about small, green worms or caterpillars...
What’s Wrong With All These Trees?

What’s Wrong With All These Trees?

Just as with extreme winter weather, intense summer heat and lack of rainfall can create stressful and dangerous situations for trees. The drought conditions we endured for the summer of 2022 dried out area lakes and rivers and dramatically reduced the available...
Why Can’t I Grow Grass Under My Tree?

Why Can’t I Grow Grass Under My Tree?

One of the perennial questions our arborists hear from customers is how to get more grass to grow under their trees. Whether it is from canopy shade or root growth, there seems to be a constant struggle between grass and trees. Unfortunately, most turf grass is not...