Why is my tree’s bark peeling?

Some trees, like crape myrtles, have exfoliating bark, so this is normal. For other trees, it can be a sign of a serious problem. Freeze damage, disease, or insect infestation can all cause peeling bark.

How do I know if I am watering too much/too little?

The water needs of a tree vary by species/soil type/weather conditions/and other factors, but there are some rules of thumb to follow. If the soil smells badly or has green algae visible on the surface, then it is likely too wet. This could be caused by poor drainage, or overwatering. If the tree is dropping leaves, has brown scorch marks around the leaf edges, or the leaves exhibit wilting, then it is likely too little watering.

Is my tree still alive after “the freeze?”

Many trees were killed or badly damaged by the “big freeze”. If your tree is showing signs of stress, it should be checked by our ISA Certified Arborists to help you decide the best way to proceed.

Do I need to be home for the arborist consultation?

It is best to be available for the arborist consultation so he can understand your goals and create a plan to help achieve them.

When is the best season to prune live oaks (or just oaks in general)?

The ideal time to prune live oaks (and red oaks) is between July and February if Oak Wilt is active in your area. Some oaks, such as post oaks, are very resistant and can be pruned year-round.

Which season(s) should I fertilize my trees?

With modern fertilizer technology, trees can be successfully fertilized year-round. We know roots stay active during the winter and can uptake and begin to metabolize the nutrients before the heavy spring growth comes.