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Most Common Tree Diseases in Texas

Many homeowners in Dallas, Fort Worth, & Arlington area take Tree Care very seriously. Unfortunately, trees in Texas are vulnerable to various diseases. Whether it is caused by environmental stress, weather, infection, pests, or human error, it is important to have professional arborists check and diagnose your tree right away.

Here are among the most common Tree Diseases you can encounter.

  • Mildew – Powdery mildew is fairly common in areas with high humidity and hot temperatures, such as Arlington, Texas. This fungal disease is more of a nuisance and does not permanently harm the tree.
  • Anthracnose – Although it does not directly damage your tree, this fungal disease will weaken its health and make it more vulnerable to damage and pests. A common symptom is when the leaves of trees such as oak, maple, and sycamore, start to have brown or tan spots.
  • Bacterial Leaf Scorch – Insects can spread a kind of bacteria to your trees, causing it to block the water flow between roots and leaves. Through time it can slowly kill your tree, and unfortunately, there is still no treatment available.
  • Hypoxylon Canker – Oaks, pecan, sycamore, elm, and other hardwood trees are susceptible to this fungal infection, particularly during drought. It also has no cure, but with the help of your local arborist, it can be prevented or hindered from developing.
  • Fungal Conk – It is a highly infectious disease that contains wood-rotting fungus. If you notice fungus growing on your tree bark, cracks, and old branches, ask for assistance right away.
  • Fire Blight – Fruit trees such as pear and apple are vulnerable to this bacterial disease, which can lay dormant in winter and thrive in spring. Symptoms include blackening of blooms, foliage and branches.
  • Texas Oak Wild – This is the often regarded as the most serious and intense tree disease for oaks in Texas. It spreads via root grafts and can kill your tree if not professionally tended to. It is highly advisable to ask your arborist to prevent the infection developing and spreading.

Prevention is still the best way cure to all these possible diseases. Still, if you suspect that your tree is already showing signs of any disease or infestation, our lines here at TLC by Ken are open to take your call. Our tree disease experts would be happy to conduct a cost-free evaluation of your entire property within the realm of sick trees and tree disease.

Is Your Tree Planted in the Right Place?

We at TLC by Ken always tell our customers in the Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas area that planting their first trees will be all about location, location, location. Trees can give so many benefits to any home when planted in the right place. They can provide shade, privacy, windbreak, and boost in curve appeal. For you to fully enjoy these perks, you need to start looking ahead and see where you envision your trees will grow.

Our tree professionals here at TLC by Ken would be happy to assist you and find that perfect tree to be planted in the right place. For now here are some tips to help get you started.

  • Understand the type of tree you want to plant. Once you have decided on your tree, make sure that it is compatible with your area’s weather/environment and the soil you’re using. From there you can either make adjustments or change the type. A lot of times planting a tree that is not endemic or attuned to your region can result to higher maintenance cost.
  • Watch out for nearby structures, pavement, and underground works. In the future your tree’s branch can pose a risk to utility lines or its leaves can land directly to gutters. If it’s planted too close to the sidewalk, driveway, or patio, it can grow out of hand and leave cracks or damage the foundation. Your tree’s roots can also clog pipes, sewers, or septic tanks.
  • The kind of shade you trying to block also determines the location. Planting your tree on the southeast side provides morning shade, while for afternoon it’s in the southwest.
  • Make sure that your tree’s growth will not become a problem for others in the future. This is a fairly common fault among homeowners. If your tree will grow to a huge size, check if there is any possibility that its roots, branches, or body can reach your neighbor’s property. Also make sure that its leaves won’t be a nuisance to others.
  • Check other trees or plants planted in your lawn or nearby. Not all species of plants go together. In this case it is best to have your surroundings inspected by a local professional.

Please visit our blog again for more tips and insights on Tree Care. Trees Hurt Too also offer cost-free evaluation for homeowners who need professional help on their lawn — from tree disease to pest control solutions, our lines are open to take your call.

Why Hire a Certified Arborist?

Why Hire a Certified Arborist?

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Are you in need of a Arborist for your Trees and lawn?

Trees are a valuable asset to everyone’s property and their health is very important. A tree doctor or tree professional arborist can help manage those trees for maximum value and benefit to the uses of your property. We start with a consultation on-site with our clients and their tree doctor determine what is necessary for the long term care of the trees. Allow an arborist, or tree surgeon, from our TLC’s office to provide tree service in Fort Worth, and Arlington, TX.

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Arlington Lawn and Tree Care Services

Our lawn and Tree program utilizes all natural and organic fertilizers and Bio nutrition that not only keeps your lawn beautiful and weed free, it also promotes healthy trees and shrubs. Our program will also save you up to 50% or more on watering. Package includes Fertilization of turf as well as trees and shrubs. We also take care of any disease or insect problems that may arise. For a beautiful and healthy landscape, call the Plant health care Professionals at Trees Hurt Too for a Free Onsite Diagnoses of your lawn and Landscape.