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Tree Health

Ball Moss

As often as I’m questioned about this particular plant, which is found so commonly in the trees of central Texas, I almost feel like I should apologize for not...Read more

Large-scale Leaf Drop

I want to address an occurrence a few years ago of an inordinate amount of rain that initiated the highest call rates I’d received in a long time. Within two...Read more


Often, I read “peer” sales literature, saying late winter/early spring is the time to “feed” your plants. Really? By way of analogy: If they mean it in the sense that...Read more


There is a curious decoration used during the holidays to elicit a kiss from that special someone. It is bright green with translucent-whitish berries and often adorned with a bow...Read more

Tree Cavities

It is very common for trees to be hollow to some degree, especially if they are of considerable size and age. In most cases, it is a result of one...Read more

Soil Amendation

The natural, organic approach to plant and tree health is the foundational premise through all my previous articles. The foundation of excellent plant or tree health is the topsoil the...Read more


Late summer to early fall is the time when the tree malady known as chlorosis becomes most pronounced. The species of trees most commonly chlorotic are: Shumard Red Oak,...Read more

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