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  • March 21, 2017

    Clearcutting Bills Threaten Texas Trees

    from http://www.sierraclub.org/texas/alamo/trees
    It is important for Sierrans to take action to resist the Legislature’s war on trees. Texas Senators have filed 3 bills that could effectively abolish San Antonio’s Tree Preservation Ordinance, and every other such ordinance in the state.
    If any one

  • March 21, 2017

    Online Submittal and Payment for Austin Tree Ordinance Review Applications

    Austin Build + Connect (ABC) is now your one-stop online shop to submit, pay, monitor, and print Tree Ordinance Review Applications (TORA). The City Arborist Program has developed step-by-step instructions to navigate you from creating an account to getting your

  • March 14, 2017

    Why is my Evergreen Tree Shedding its Leaves?

    Have you noticed your live oak, magnolia, or pine tree suddenly dropping its leaves? No need to be alarmed, evergreen trees shed their leaves in the spring. Most of the time this goes unnoticed because they grow new leaves at

  • March 1, 2017

    Lions Tail Pruning

    Have you seen trees pruned to this extent in your neighborhood?
    It’s called Lions Tail Pruning, and it damages the health, and structural stability of the tree. It is a pruning method where all of the interior branches are removed, leaving

  • January 20, 2017

    Pruning Tree Crowns at Time of Planting

    It’s the time of year to plant bare root trees. Are you still pruning the tree’s crown when you plant it to compensate for root loss? It might seem logical to balance the crown to root ratio, but no research exists

  • January 19, 2017

    Tree Hydration System made from Recycled Diapers

     
    Using watering bags to nurture young trees can help ensure a moist soil environment as the plants develop root structure. But standard watering bags require constant refills, and do little to deter stormwater runoff pollution. However, a new product made

  • January 18, 2017

    Texas Forest Pest Management Cooperative Discontinued – Here is a 20-year summary

    The Forest Pest Management Cooperative (FPMC), initially called the Western Gulf Forest Pest Management Cooperative when it began in March, 1996, is administered by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS). The FPMC, with a small staff in College Station and

  • January 10, 2017

    MIT’s Treepedia Maps Urban Tree Canopy In Major Cities

    MIT’s Treepedia reveals where the streets are greenest, and which ones could use more work.
    Which cities have the greenest streets? MIT’s Senseable City Lab is pushing toward an answer to this question with a new project called Treepedia. A