North Texas Tree Owner’s Guide
While North Texas does not feature the dense green forests of other parts of the state, there are numerous native and nativized tree species that grow in our urban forest. Unlike in their natural habitat, however, most urban trees need outside help to thrive. By providing the proper care at each phase in the life cycle, tree owners can greatly increase the chances that their yards will showcase the full beauty of North Texas trees.
Why Do Urban Trees Need More Care?
Trees are naturally adapted to certain environments. Different species of tree do best in different environments; light, air, moisture, and surrounding plant and animal life all have an effect on a tree’s health. In an urban forest, there is a mix of many different species of trees, very few of which are adapted to typical city and suburb conditions. Urban trees face reduced resources, increased competition, and a challenging environment. While urban trees may have access to the basics to grow, their environment is extremely different from the environment trees grew in and became adapted to in the past.