Yearly Archives: 2016

Five Common Tree Myths Debunked

Just Because They’re Believed Doesn’t Mean They’re True

Like all living things, trees require the proper living conditions and care to thrive. Be that as it may, there are quite a few myths out there regarding tree health that can negatively affect your trees’ vitality. That’s why we’re here to set the record straight on five of the most common tree myths:

Common Tree Myths

  1. Tree Topping is Okay – Tree topping is a quick way to temporarily cut back unwanted branches, but it also disfigures the overall structure and leads to weak limb growth.
  2. Adding Mulch is Always a Good Idea– While applying mulch to the base of a tree can enhance its health, using too much can disturb soil moisture and aeration levels and cause the tree’s base to rot.
  3. Using Soil Enhancements is Always Okay – A lot of people think using soil enhancements—including chemicals and fertilizers—is always okay. However, they can actually prevent trees from acclimating to surrounding soil and damage root systems.
  4. More Fertilizer is Better­ ­– Applying the right amount of fertilizer at the right time can enhance trees’ health, but using too much at unnecessary times overstimulates crown growth and weakens natural growth abilities.
  5. Planting Trees is Easy – Many people think planting a tree consists of simply picking one out, digging a hole and filling it with dirt. However, there are many factors to take into account, including: the size of the property, the type of tree, soil type, surrounding structures and proper aftercare.

If you are unsure about how to properly care for your trees, don’t pay attention to common myths. Contact Fannin Tree Farm instead! We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Bring in Texas Arbor Day with Fannin!

Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6

Fannin Tree Farm loves all things having to do with planting and caring for trees, so it comes as no surprise that we’re really excited for Texas Arbor Day on November 4. To celebrate this great state holiday, we are hosting one last big sale of the season!

Texas Arbor Day Sale

Our Texas Arbor Day Sale kicks off on Friday, November 4 and lasts through Sunday, November 6. At the sale, you’ll be able to peruse our expansive inventory and pick out the perfect tree(s) to complement your garden—all at a discounted price. Choose from some of our bestsellers.

As an added bonus, you’ll be able to take advantage of up to 30% off select inventory, so you don’t want to miss out—especially if you didn’t make it to our previous sales this year. Additionally, now is the perfect time to take advantage of these great savings because fall is the best time to plant a tree in Texas! What’s more is every tree sold at our Texas Arbor Day Sale comes with FREE professional installation and Fannin’s one-year guarantee.

Be sure to mark your calendars!

 

Want to Win a FREE Tree?

If your garden could use a brand new tree, now is the perfect time to enter our Free Tree Sweepstakes for a chance to win a FREE 45-gallon tree of your choice (restrictions apply). To learn how to enter, click the button below.

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

Fannin’s Fall Free Tree Sweepstakes

Win a FREE 45-Gallon Tree of Your Choice*

From helping the environment to enhancing curb appeal, trees are magnificent specimens that are beneficial for everyone. That’s why Fannin Tree Farm is hosting a Fall Free Tree Sweepstakes! If your garden could use a new tree, now is the perfect time to enter the Sweepstakes for your chance to win a FREE 45-gallon tree of your choice.* To enter, follow the instructions below.

Free Tree Sweepstakes

 

Step 1 – Like Us on Facebook

Step 2 – Fill Out the Entry 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 Texas Arbor Day Sale event this weekend (November 4, 2016 – November 6, 2016).

*Choice of Live Oak, Shumard Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Cedar Elm OR Bur Oak.

 
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The “Fall Free Tree Sweepstakes” is sponsored by Fannin Tree Farm. This Sweepstakes is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Fannin Tree Farm, are final in all respects. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
 
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes 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 email account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants must live in one of the following zip codes: 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 or 76210. Fannin Tree Farm has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
 
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Free Trees Sweepstakes begins at noon (CST) on Monday, October 10, 2016 and ends at noon (CST) on Friday, November 4, 2016. All entries must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the Sweepstakes 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 to participate in the Sweepstakes. 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 November 4, 2016. Announcement of and instructions for prize will be sent to the email address supplied on the potential prizewinner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this Sweepstakes. If a potential prizewinner 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 prizewinner 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. Prize may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
 
PRIZE: One 45-gallon tree of winner’s choice (from Live Oak, Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Cedar Elm OR Bur Oak). Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize 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, expressed 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.
 
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE: We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) by not collecting any information from anyone under 13 years of age.

2016 Fall Sale

Fall Tree Sale

 

Celebrate Autumn’s Arrival at Fannin’s Fall Sale!

Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9

 

Temperatures are (somewhat) down, leaves are turning and the influx of pumpkin spice has begun; yes, fall is finally in full swing here in North Texas. That means it’s high time for Fannin Tree Farm’s annual Fall Sale! In addition to bringing out the most beautiful foliage of the year, fall is also the best time of year to plant a tree, which makes our Fall Sale all the more special.

From Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, all trees in our expansive inventory will be on sale—with up to 30% off select inventory! If you enjoy beautiful fall foliage, our Fall Sale presents the perfect opportunity to take advantage of savings on our popular fall trees, such as:

We are currently gearing up for our Fall Sale and hope you will join us! Be sure to bring the whole family out to select the perfect trees for your garden. Again, our sale kicks off on Friday, October 7 and lasts through Sunday, October 9. We hope to see you soon! To get an idea of what we offer, please take a look at our inventory here.

 

Get Directions

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

Prime Tree-Planting Time is Upon Us 

best time to plant trees

Select the Perfect Tree for Your Garden Today! 

It’s definitely been a hot one this summer, but thankfully fall is right around the corner and hopefully holds some much-needed temperature relief. With autumn fast approaching, the perfect time to plant trees is upon us.

Generally speaking, when it comes to trees, spring is the time for new growth, and fall is the ideal time for planting. Why, you may ask? The soil conditions from autumn rain and cooler overall temperatures provide the perfect planting environment, allowing trees’ root systems to adapt to their 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 home, why not take advantage of this time to select the perfect one? Click here to check out our expansive tree inventory. As always, we are happy to help you during the selection process in any way we can!

We’ve Got a Tree for Every Garden 

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Trees are beautiful specimens that can help the environment, brighten landscapes and even help you save on energy costs. However, to get the most value from your tree investment, it is essential to select the right types of trees and place them in the optimal locations. If you are unsure about what types of trees to plant in your garden, consider:

 

  • Accents – These types of trees are perfect if you want add beautiful accents to your property: Chinese Pistaches, Crepe Myrtles, Desert Willows, Magnolias and Redbuds.

 

  • Energy Savings & Shade – If you want to cast more natural shade on your house and even save on energy costs, Maple Trees and Oak Trees and are your best bet.

 

  • Privacy – Want to block unsightly views or simply add a natural privacy screen? These trees have got you covered: Eastern Red Cedars, Evergreens, Hollies and Junipers.

 

  • Property Value – To increase your property value by up to 20%, consider planting these trees: Cedar Elms, Chinese Pistaches, Maples and Oaks.

 

If you would like to learn more about planting the right types of trees for your home, view Fannin’s Virtual Yard for additional information.

Summer Watering Tips

The days are longer, and temperatures are higher, which means summer is officially here in North Texas. With the hot summer heat, it’s essential for you to keep your trees adequately watered using a slow-soak, deep-watering method, such as: Gator Bags, hand watering, soaker hoses and zoned drip systems.

That being said, Fannin Tree Farm encourages you to use the following temperature-based watering guide this summer:

  • 80 to 90 degrees – water twice a week
  • 90 to 100 degrees – water three times a week
  • 100+ degrees – water as needed

The above watering tips are simply guidelines; there is no one-size-fits-all watering schedule. Be sure to check the soil’s moisture levels before watering. If you have any questions or concerns about summer watering, be sure to contact our office at your convenience. We’d be glad to help you in any way we can!

Four Common Tree Mistakes

Be Sure to Steer Clear of These Harmful Tree Mistakes

Getting a new tree is a great way to add beauty and value to your property. But many new tree owners tend to make a few common mistakes. Four of the most common mistakes deal with:

Tree Mistakes

  • INAPPROPRIATE WATERING– Under-watering or overwatering trees is the most common mistake new tree owners make. If you’d like detailed watering guidelines, see our professional pointers here.
  • LACK OF OXYGEN – Applying additional mulch without removing the old mulch or installing plants on top of a tree’s root ball can lead to a lack of oxygen to the root system, which will cause the tree’s health to decline.
  • CHEMICALS– Harsh chemicals—like herbicides, broadleaf weed killers and some fertilizers—can harm or even kill trees. They should be used with extreme caution.
  • MECHANICAL INJURY – Many trees, especially young ones, are damaged by the careless use of lawn mowers and weed trimmers. Be sure to exercise caution when using lawn-care machinery around your trees.

Many new tree owners wonder, “How do I care for my newly planted tree?” When you purchase a tree from Fannin, you will receive instructions explaining the seasonal needs of your tree. If you’re thinking about planting a new tree this summer, browse our inventory of premium trees here!

Dreading the Summer Heat?

Stop by Fannin Tree Farm to Pick Out Your New Shade Tree

We all know that the summer heat in North Texas can be brutal. Shade trees can not only enhance the beauty of your yard, but they can also help protect your home from the summer sun’s harsh rays.

shade tree

At Fannin we provide a wide array of trees, big and small, and all our tree purchases include professional installation and our one-year guarantee! Stop in soon to check out our most popular shade trees, including:

To get a better idea about all the trees we have to offer, we invite you to explore our expansive inventory here. Summer weather is right around the corner, so don’t wait to beautify your lawn and cut down on energy costs!

Fannin Thrive Spring Formula

Are Your Trees Ready for the Year’s Seasons?

Summer is right around the corner, and that means scorching heat that could potentially damage your trees and decrease their lifespans. To provide your Fannin trees with the protection they need, we have a special formula our certified arborist has developed to improve foliar color and manage drought stresses. This spring and summer, our formula will be a strong, organic formula geared toward maximizing soil potential by building a diverse food web.

Fannin Thrive Spring Formula

Our Spring Treatment comes with the option of two add-ons:

  • Systemic Insecticide – Helps prevent and suppress wood borer and foliar-feeding insects.
  • Beneficial Mycorrhizae & Rhizobium Bacteria ­– Inoculates roots and maximizes water and nutrient availability.

 

Do not let unpredictable Texas weather tamper with the beauty and lifespan of the trees on your property. With our Thrive Spring Formula, you will be able to give your trees the care they need, year after year, season after season. Call us today at (972) 747-9233 with any questions or to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. You may also contact us here.