Yearly Archives: 2015

Wood Decay and Your Trees

What You Should Know

We love trees and enjoy educating others about how to care for the trees on their property. This being the case, we feel it’s highly important that you know about wood decay. Wood decay is caused by fungi and bacteria that enter weak areas of trees, such as wounds, cracks and crevices. Once these weak areas become sites for insects and decay, trees loose their structural strength.

Wood Decay

Could your trees be affected by wood decay? Here a few common signs and causes:

  • Weaknesses in the bark tissue, mushrooms or seepage
  • String trimmer or mechanical damage
  • Excess moisture from irrigation or poor drainage
  • New plant landscapes around mature trees
  • New home construction – heavy equipment causing soil compaction
  • Crown dieback or tip decline

Luckily, Fannin Tree Services can evaluate your trees for indicating signs of decay organisms, as well as manage and improve the health of diseased trees. Our trained tree care technicians take the utmost care by sanitizing our tools between trees and sealing large pruning wounds with an organic pruning sealer. Some wood decay is not curable, but with proper soil management, and early identification, the life of a tree can be greatly prolonged. We build stable organic carbon in the soil as well as soil microbial activity to allow the plant to recover more naturally. Our goal is to stop or slow the disease and create a soil environment that replicates nature.

Please do not hesitate to contact Fannin Tree Services today if you notice any signs of weakness in your trees. Now is the perfect time of year to have our ASCA Consulting Arborist complete a tree risk assessment and check your trees’ structural strength!

It’s the Perfect Time for Pruning

Trees Are Headed into Dormancy

November will soon be drawing to a close, which means leaves will begin to drop, and plants will go into dormancy; think of it as their hibernation time. This being the case, it would be wise to have a Certified Arborist, competent in structural tree pruning and risk assessments, evaluate your trees. As your trees’ growth slows down, we can correct growth patterns by reducing co-dominant stems and identifying weaknesses in the canopy.

Fall Tree Pruning

Other benefits of dormant pruning include:

  • Vibrant new growth – Pruning during trees’ dormancy makes way for lively new growth during springtime.
  • Visibility – By late fall, most trees have shed most (if not all) of their leaves, so it’s much easier to view trees as well as identify mistletoe and dead or diseased branches.
  • Plant Pest & Environmental Conditions – The pressure for insects and diseases is at its lowest during this time.

If you’re interested in having your trees professionally pruned, allow our Certified Arborist to evaluate them and provide recommendations for pruning and structural support management. If you’ve got fruit-bearing trees on your property, it’s best to wait until the wintertime to prune them, for this is the best time to do so.

Autumn Is Here!

It’s the Best Time of Year to Give Your Trees a Little TLC

Fall is the best season for planting trees—but did you know it is also a great time to give your mature trees a little extra protection? As the days get cooler, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your trees are healthy and thriving for many seasons to come.

Protect Your Trees
Four Preventative Methods to Protect Your Trees This Fall

  1. Install Structural Support Systems – Larger trees are prone to weak branch attachments. A Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Arborist should evaluate your trees for safety concerns and install customized structural support systems.
  2. Apply Oak Wilt Decline Preventative Treatments – Your oak trees may be at risk of oak wilt, a disease that spreads through trees’ wounds and root grafts. Not all oaks need to be treated for this disease, but you should consider applying an oak wilt preventative fungicide if it has been identified within a one-mile radius from your area.
  3. Utilize Proper Pruning Techniques  Applying professional pruning techniques will actually allow trees to grow more evenly over time on their own. Beyond this, proper pruning makes trees stronger during storms and less vulnerable to breakage.
  4. Construction Mitigation, Planning and Protection – It is very common for mature trees to die due to new home renovations and construction. If you are building a new home this fall, utilize an ASCA Consulting Arborist to partner with your construction company in order to properly plan and manage your project.

Whether you require a tree risk assessment, professional pruning services or an ASCA Consulting Arborist, Fannin Tree Services has everything you need to protect your trees this fall!


Fall is the Time to Plant Trees

Tree-Planting Time Is Here!

After our hot Texas summers, October ushers in crisp breezes and cooler days like a breath of fresh air. Pumpkins and apples are piled high at grocery stores and children are buzzing with excitement for Halloween candy and costumes. But October also marks the beginning of tree-planting season!

Fall is the time to plant treesIt’s true; most of us associate fall with farewells to our gardens and flowers. While images of October are filled with orange leaves, this is actually the perfect time of year to plant trees for many reasons, including:

  • Better weather conditions – The mild temperatures and rainfall enable trees to establish their root systems before winter rolls around.
  • Better soil conditions – In the fall, soil is typically warmer and less damp—perfect conditions for planting.
  • Optimum planting environment – Cooler fall days make this planting season the most enjoyable for gardeners and green thumbs alike

The planting season has only just begun. Make sure to take advantage of the season and come out to Fannin Tree Farm to find the perfect tree to plant this fall! All of our premium trees are always backed by our one-year Fannin Guarantee.

It’s Almost Tree-Planting Time

Tree Planting Time

It’s About to Be the Perfect Time to Plant Trees

This summer has been quite eventful here in North Texas. It started out a bit wetter than normal and came with quite a few storms. Then the heat returned full force to remind us all what summers in Texas are really like. Even though summer’s not officially over yet, fall is right around the corner, which means the perfect time to plant trees is upon us.

When it comes to trees, spring is the time for new growth, and fall is the ideal time for planting. Why, you ask? The soil conditions from autumn rain and cooler temperatures provide the perfect planting environment, allowing trees’ root systems to acclimate to their new surroundings as they head into dormancy and before they wake up for spring growth.

So if you’ve been thinking about getting a new tree for your residential or commercial property, take advantage of this time to select the perfect one! View our tree inventory here. As always, we are happy to help you during the selection process in any way we can! Feel free to give us a call, or contact us here anytime.

Red, White & Bloom Sale




Take Advantage of 20% Off Trees that Bloom! July 24-26

This summer has proven to be a bit wetter than previous summers, which has made Mother Nature smile on us here in North Texas and make the outdoors lush, green and vibrant.

Here at Fannin Tree Farm, our flowering trees are in bloom, and we want everyone to come out and enjoy their beauty with us. For this reason, we are happy to announce that we’re pruning prices and hosting a special Red, White & Bloom Sale from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26!

During this time, we will offer 20% off our flowering trees, which include:

So if you’ve been thinking about adding a new addition to your landscape, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our summer savings at the Red, White & Bloom Sale. We hope to see you there!

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What’s Eating Your Tree?

Three Common Tree Pests

It’s a given that insects and other pests can be bothersome to humans and animals alike. At the same time, certain pests can be troublesome for trees and plants and cause structural damage and disease. Do you know about three of the most common tree pests?

  • Aphids – These tiny insects are no strangers to landscapers, as they like to damage leaves and stems by cutting into them and drinking vital nutrients. Aphids grow to be no larger than match heads and can be multiple colors, including black, white and green.
  • Thrips – These winged pests tend to be smaller than aphids but inflict damage the same way by puncturing leaf and soft-stem tissue and sucking out the nutrients and juices. Signs of thrip damage include leaves that are discolored and malformed.
  • Whiteflies – These small, winged pests are white in color and like to feed on the bottom of leaves. Aside from causing discoloration and damage in leaves, whiteflies can spread various tree diseases.

If you notice any discoloration, peculiar damage or anything that leads you to suspect pest infestation in your Fannin trees or other existing trees you should treat them immediately with Bayer Advanced 3-In-1 Insect, Disease & Mite Control. If problems persist, give us a call, and we’d be happy to help in any way we can. Click here for more information about Bayer Advanced pest control.

Fannin Arbor Day Sale 2015



It’s Time for Our Annual Arbor Day Sale

Celebrate this Special Holiday with Fannin Tree Farm

Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26

Spring has sprung here in North Texas, and it’s beginning to get warmer and greener outside—just in time for Arbor Day! Arbor Day, the holiday devoted to the appreciation of trees and all they do for our environment, is fast approaching. To celebrate this holiday that’s so close to our hearts, Fannin Tree Farm is proud to announce we are having a special Arbor Day sale!

Arbor Day Specials: Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26

Could your yard be spruced up with a new tree or two? Great! What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than finding the perfect trees to plant at your home? With thousands of native trees to choose from, you are sure to find the right trees to suit any property at Fannin Tree Farm.

Our sale kicks off on Arbor Day, Friday, April 24 and lasts through Sunday, April 26. During this time, we are offering up 30% off select trees for sale, so you will not want to miss out! Be sure to bring out the whole family to hand select your trees and celebrate Arbor Day with Fannin!


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Fannin Tree Farm | 15700 State Highway 121 | Frisco, TX 75035

Fannin Spring Sale 2015 Extension


March 27-29

We’ve Extended Our Spring Sale Dates

There’s Still Time to Take Advantage of Great Savings!


Here at Fannin Tree Farm, we’ve learned to deal with what Mother Nature throws at us. From snow and ice to springtime rain, she’s made sure that North Texas is off to good start as far as precipitation is concerned.

Since last weekend was a little wetter than we originally anticipated, we have decided to extend our Spring Tree Sales event to this weekend, Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29! This means you have three additional days to take advantage of up to 30% off select inventory.

We proudly grow and own one of the largest selections of native trees in North Texas, so you’re sure to find exactly what you need for your residential or commercial property. As always, any tree purchase made at our Spring Sales event comes complete with our one-year Fannin Guarantee.

So be sure to bring out the whole family this weekend to celebrate spring with Fannin and select the perfect trees for your home. You won’t want to miss out!

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Win a Free Fannin Tree


Step 1 – Like Our Facebook Page

Step 2 – Fill Out the Form

The entry period for Fannin Tree Farm’s Free Tree Sweepstakes has ended. The winner of the free tree will be announced at Fannin’s Spring Sale event this weekend (March 21–March 22).


*Choice of Live Oak Tree, Red Oak Tree, Chinese Pistache Tree, Cedar Elm Tree and Bur Oak Tree. One entry per person. Must enter by 3 p.m. on March 20.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The “Free Tree Sweepstakes” is sponsored by Fannin Tree Farm. This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Fannin Tree Farm, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Entrants must live in one of the following zipcodes:75001, 75002, 75006, 75007, 75008, 75009, 75010, 75011, 75013, 75014, 75015, 75016, 75017,  75019, 75022, 75023 ,75024, 75025, 75026, 75027, 75028, 75029, 75030, 75032, 75034, 75035,  75037, 75038, 75039, 75040, 75041, 75042, 75043, 75044, 75045, 75046, 75047, 75048, 75049, 75050, 75051, 75052, 75053, 75054, 75056, 75057, 75058, 75060, 75061, 75062, 75063, 75065, 75067, 75068, 75069, 75070, 75074, 75075, 75077, 75078, 75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085, 75086, 75087, 75088, 75089, 75093, 75094, 75097, 75098, 75099, 75104, 75106, 75116, 75121, 75123, 75132, 75137, 75138, 75149, 75150, 75164, 75166, 75173, 75182, 75187, 75189, 75201, 75202, 75203, 75204, 75205, 75206, 75207, 75208, 75209, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75214, 75215, 75218, 75219, 75220, 75221, 75222, 75223, 75225, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75233, 75234, 75236, 75237, 75238, 75239, 75240, 75242, 75243, 75244, 75245, 75246, 75248, 75249, 75250, 75251, 75252, 75258, 75260, 75261, 75262, 75263, 75264, 75265, 75266, 75267, 75270, 75275, 75277, 75283, 75284, 75285, 75286, 75287, 75294, 75295, 75301, 75303, 75310, 75312, 75313, 75315, 75320, 75323, 75326, 75336, 75339, 75342, 75346, 75350, 75353, 75354, 75355 ,75356, 75357, 75359, 75360, 75363, 75364, 75367, 75368, 75370, 75371, 75372, 75373, 75374, 75376, 75378, 75379, 75380, 75381, 75382, 75386, 75387, 75388, 75389, 75390, 75391, 75392, 75393, 75394, 75395, 75396, 75397, 75398, 75407, 75409, 75424, 75442, 75454, 75458, 75459, 75485, 75495, 76034, 76039, 76051, 76092, 76155, 76201, 76202, 76203, 76204, 76205, 76206, 76207, 76208, 76226, 76227, 76233, 76247, 76258, 76262, 76266, 76271, 76299, 75071, 75033, 75254, 76209,76210 Fannin Tree Farm has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes  ends on March 20, 2014 at 3pm CST. All entries must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER: You can enter the Sweepstakes on Fannin Tree Farm’s website. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form and participate in the contest. After submitting the required information on the entry form, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. One entry per person, bonus entries may be awarded through Fannin’s Facebook page.
WINNER SELECTION: All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced after March 20, 2015. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
PRIZES: Grand Prize: One 45 gallon tree of winner’s choice (*Choice of Live Oak, Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Cedar Elm and Bur Oak). Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Fannin Tree Farm and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Fannin Tree Farm. Fannin Tree Farm reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Fannin Tree Farm determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Fannin Tree Farm’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Fannin Tree Farm and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise. INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
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