After a hurricane there is usually debris, limbs, trees fallen and other property damage. Homeowners can be seriously injured while doing their own tree work. It is always a good idea to consult a professional before taking on… Read More
Trees are a valuable resource. They add beauty to our community, serve as food and shelter for animals, improve air quality, and cool urban environments. Trees can also be a liability when poorly maintained, damaged, or diseased. There… Read More
Q: My neighbors have a thorny tree growing out of their pear tree. It is growing quite large and we want to know if it is a wild pear or plum.
A: The specimen you brought to the office appears to be one of the hawthorns, Crataegus. However, it is not the same variety of Indian Hawthorn most of us are accustomed to seeing in our landscapes. This plant… Read More
Q: My neighbor has a juniper tree which has blue berries on it. Why I don’t see these berries on other similar trees?
Q: My neighbor has a juniper tree which has blue berries on it. Why I don’t see these berries on other similar trees? Is it a special variety? A: I am impressed with your power of observation. I… Read More
A: You have posed a very good question. The quick answer is yes, you can propagate the seeds and they should produce dogwoods. Since we are entering into the fall and winter season you should protect the tender… Read More
Q: I am able to get a Florida dogwood and I wanted to be sure it would grow here. I have filtered light and a slightly moist soil condition. A: The Florida Dogwood, Cornus florida, would be a… Read More
Q: Could this still be a Lipan, or is a tag/label mix-up the likely explanation? The white blooms are supposed to be lavender.
Q: I bought what I thought was an immature lipan crape myrtle (about 3 feet tall) and planted it in April, when it didn’t have any blooms. Last month, I noticed white blooms on a few branches. I… Read More
A: Dynamite ® crape myrtles are the red flowering plants. So dramatic and beautiful, they have become a favorite in the landscape since the late 1990s. The original Dynamite ® (trademarked as Whit II) tree grows to over… Read More
Q: I have a friend who has a sloping piece of property with bald cypress at the low end. How close to the bald cypress can we get with fill dirt and not cause a problem for the tree?
Q: I have a friend who has a sloping piece of property with bald cypress at the low end. The intention is to build a house and level the property. How close to the bald cypress can we… Read More
A: The American Beech, Fagus grandifolia, needs enough room to spread out 40-50 feet. This tree should be planted on large estates and I do not believe your landscape would be able to sufficiently support this grand tree. … Read More