Monthly Archives: October 2015

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.