Category: Miscellaneous

How Hiring a Tree Professional Benefits Your Property

Tree Professionals

Do you need to remove a dead tree from your property? Or do you want to plant a new tree and give it every opportunity to grow to be big and strong? While you could try to tackle these tasks on your own, you should strongly consider hiring a tree professional to help with any… Read more »

How Does Lightning Damage Tree Branches?

Lightning and Trees

Did you know a strike of lightning can produce temperatures greater than 50,000 degrees? And one strike can reach more than five miles in length? And if you want another statistic that’ll blow your mind, how about this: a lightning strike can have an electrical charge of 100 million volts! Yikes. Trees Are Prone to… Read more »

What is Causing My Tree to Die?

Dying Trees

Why do trees die? Like humans and pets, trees get old. They can (and do) die from old age. Perhaps the major difference between humans, pets and trees is the sheer number of years trees can live… some will last centuries. Did you know the Bristlecone Pine can live up to 5,000 years? That’s astounding!… Read more »

How to Care For a Tree on Your Property After a Strong Storm

After a strong storm comes through and messes with your property, what do you do when you’ve got an injured, broken or down tree in the yard? Evaluate the Tree’s Future First things first: ask yourself, “Can this tree be saved?” If you’re not sure, you might want to have Forest Tree Service come over… Read more »

Can Trees Prune Themselves?

Can trees “prune” themselves? To “prune” is to reduce the extent of something by removing superfluous– or unwanted parts. Sometimes trees “prune” themselves, allowing branches to fall to the ground. When this happens, a natural pruning can hit people in the head and/or land on vehicles or homes. Have you ever been around a tree… Read more »

Tips For Selecting an Arborist

An arborist is defined as a “tree surgeon.” He or she knows all about trees– and can tell if they’re healthy or not. If they’re not healthy, the arborist knows how to “treat” them much like a doctor gives medicine and care to a human patient. Maybe you’ve noticed there are some trees on your… Read more »

Tips for Trimming Overgrown Shrubs and Bushes

Bushes and shrubs surround us. They’re woody plants with many stems. As perennials, they live for several years and can grow to heights of fifteen to twenty feet tall. When they grow so tall and big, they can become overgrown. What are some tips for trimming overgrown bushes and shrubs? Trimming Bushes and Shrubs The… Read more »

The Symptoms of a Dying Tree

Trees add a great deal to society. They help block the wind, give shade on sunny days, reduce pollution, and help clean the air. Furthermore, they add to the beauty and “look” of a property, such that people want trees in order to “up” their property values. Many well-to-do people have a nice variety of… Read more »

How to Properly Prune Small Trees

If you have a small tree growing outside of your home or business, one of the best ways to ensure that it continues to grow and stays healthy is by pruning it regularly. Pruning won’t take a whole lot of time or effort on your part, but it will yield results if you do it… Read more »

Tips for Buying Quality Firewood

It’s that time of year when the weather starts to get a little colder, and you know what that means: fires in the fireplace! When it’s a chilly winter night in Texas nothing could be better than curling up on the couch in front of a warm, crackling fire. Most of us don’t have firewood… Read more »