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  • July 28, 2022

    Another benefit of Texas trees: Cooler temperatures

    How vegetation can counter the urban heat island effect
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Cities across Texas have endured record temperatures this summer, and it’s not solely the weather that’s to blame.
    Developed areas often experience higher temperatures than nearby rural areas when

  • June 23, 2022

    Drought and trees – Explained

    Only mid-way through June and Texas has already seen extreme heat and very little rain this summer, with the trend predicted to continue. The anticipation of drought can bring many thoughts to mind from water shortages to increased wildfire risk,

  • June 16, 2022

    Tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Wise County

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The presence of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed this week in Wise County. Wise County will be added to the list of Texas jurisdictions under quarantine by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)

  • May 10, 2022

    Tree-killing emerald ash borer confirmed in Parker County

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The presence of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed May 2, 2022 in Parker County. Parker County will be added to the list of Texas jurisdictions under quarantine by the Texas Department of Agriculture

  • April 28, 2022

    Prevent the spread of oak wilt in Texas this spring

    Texans can do their part to protect oak trees from oak wilt this spring.
    Prevention is key to stopping the spread of oak wilt, said Demian Gomez, Texas A&M Forest Service regional forest health coordinator. Any new wound, including from pruning, construction activities,

  • April 7, 2022

    Emerald Ash Borer Trapping in the Metroplex

    By Allen Smith

    It’s not a complicated device: just some purple plastic, coated with glue and baited with a clear pouch containing a lure– but this emerald ash borer (EAB) trap is a scientifically-designed instrument and serves as our first line

  • April 4, 2022

    Homeowners insurance and tree damage

    By Lauren Ward
    As a homeowner, it’s your job to care for and protect your property, but home insurance companies offer policies that can help you with the protection part. Tree damage may not be the first thing

  • March 31, 2022

    Prevent the spread of oak wilt in Texas this spring

    Oak wilt is one of the deadliest tree diseases in the United States, killing millions of trees in 76 counties of Central, North and West Texas, and we can help prevent it from spreading.
    Prevention is key to stopping the spread