Hard freezes and extended drought conditions the past couple years have been hard on our Texas trees.
Why it matters: You might need to act now to save your trees.
📝 Here are some of Tim’s tips:
👉 Drought stress
- Many trees have entire limbs that have dried up.
- Removing the damaged limbs and applying treatment if needed allows the tree to heal quickly and not leave damaged limbs open to infection from insects or fungus.
- Some trees benefit from chemicals applied to the roots to increase resilience against future drought stress.
👉 Fall Pruning
- Early October is especially good for maintenance pruning since the tree isn’t “sappy,” making it more resistant to pests after pruning.
- It’s easier to see dead wood during the pruning process and easier to remove before leaf-drop. After leaf-drop it can be hard to distinguish between dead and dormant wood.
👉 Webworms and spider-mites
- ACEJet solution applied through an Arborjet Quick-Jet air applicator is the best method for getting rid of these pests.
- Pecan trees are especially prone to aphids, which manifest as “Honeydew” – a syrupy, sticky substance that falls off the trees from the aphids. ACEJet solution applied through an Arborjet Quick-Jet air applicator is the best method for getting rid of these pests.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Get a free estimate from certified arborist Tim Waswick if you have any concerns about your trees.
- Call/text 972-822-8317 or email Tim email@example.com