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Top 5 Evergreen Trees in Texas

Evergreens are beneficial in many ways, such as providing full-year screening for privacy concerns and bringing a full dense tree all throughout the year. The term “evergreen” means that trees will keep growing leaves as other leaves fall off. Most people think of Pine and Christmas trees when they think of the word Evergreen. These trees are best known for being able to endure cold weather and dry seasons. Evergreen trees are perfect for planting as privacy screens and windbreaks. And there are many different types of evergreens, from tiny dwarf shrubs to massive trees. Evergreens can add character to your yard, offer year-round foliage, and will enhance your landscape for years to come.

1. Live Oak

Live Oaks are large stature trees that are commonly around 50 ft tall with a short stout trunk that casts a huge amount of canopy to create shade against the Texas heat. Their wood is very hardy making the tree easy to protect in stress. Live Oaks are some of the most popular and well-known landscape trees in Texas.

live oak tree

2. Magnolia

Magnolias are commonly known as “southern” trees and strive well in the more Eastern part of Texas. They have large, waxy, fragrant white flowers and large glossy, dark green, leathery leaves that appeal to the eye. Magnolias typically prefer full sun which Texas has no problem with providing and require deep well-drained soils to perform the best.

southern magnolia

3. Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedars are large stature tree, natively found full to the ground. However, can be pruned to have a raised canopy in more of a tree form. This native species is drought tolerant and can really found anywhere throughout North and Central Texas. It provides a dense evergreen canopy that can be used for screening purposes and can provide a beautiful blue fruit. The Eastern Red Cedar has a distinctive smell and aesthetically pleasing red wood.

Eastern Red Cedar Tree

4. Elderica Pine

Elderica Pine is more native to desert and arid climates in the Middle East, however, seems to be a promising species throughout a wide range of soils in Texas. Eldarica Pine is a tall, upright tree providing medium size needles and cones. It is a drought tolerant species and does very well in well-drained soils.

Elderica Pine Tree

5. Carolina Sapphire

Carolina Sapphire is an evergreen that produces a beautiful sliver blue foliage and has a relatively fast growth rate. These trees along with Eastern Red Cedars can provide a wonderful screen for privacy purposes. It does very well in Central and North Texas, overall is a very well growing species that is aesthetically pleasing as well.

Service is Golden

Fannin Tree Farm has been family owned and operated for over 44 years.  One of our valued attributes is that our sales associates build relationships from beginning to end that last a lifetime.  We support this as a company with our customer service in all departments.  Our customer service is not just during the sale but before and AFTER the sale.  Fannin believes that taking care of customers after the sale is just as important as during the sale.  Because of this belief, we have a service team in place to handle all your tree questions and concerns, even after our 1-year warranty period.  We make our service request process easy.  All you have to do is go on our website and fill out a work order form (found at the bottom of our home page) and from there it lands in our service department to help you.  When you send in a service request with pictures, we can sometimes determine what is going on through the picture, and sometimes we have to make a site visit.  Always remember to check the email you put on the request.  We will alert you of any visit we are making, any recommendation, or changes through email.  No question is too big or too small for our service team.

Chances are when you have a site visit you will meet our service manager, Fernando Vasquez.  Fernando has over 13 years’ experience in the tree and landscape business.  Fernando’s number 1 goal is customer service.  He loves helping our customers learn about the care of their trees and helping keep our Fannin Trees thriving.   To learn more about Fernando, click here.

Shaded Koi Pond Backyard Oasis – September 2019 Customer Spotlight

Koi Pond at night with Chinese Pistaches North Texas Plano

Koi Pond Oasis: Carol and Kenneth B., Plano, TX

There is no doubt that Fannin Tree Farm has amazing customers with some pretty cool hobbies and outdoor spaces.

One of our favorites is Carol and Kenneth B, of Plano, Texas. They have the most amazing backyard Koi ponds I have ever seen! In 2005, they were needing shade for their pond because their canopy was no longer working for the space. They came in and bought three Chinese Pistache Trees and returned in 2018 to add another to a newly-designed part of their yard.

Koi Pond with Chinese Pistaches North Texas Plano KOI Usa Magazine

That is when I got the chance to meet them and learn more about their passion for their Koi pond and fish. Their Koi pond was featured on the cover of KOI USA Magazine in their May/June 2019 issue, along with a multi-page spread, complete with Fannin Trees. Their Koi pond is over 15 years old, yet they’ve their oldest koi fish is 16 years old! They bought it as a baby and raised it indoors until it was big enough to go in the pond.

Koi Pond with Chinese Pistaches North Texas Plano

They have been so happy with our service that they have asked Fannin Tree Farm to speak at the North Texas Water Garden Society in October. The topic will be on trees for shade and décor, best practices for care and maintenance of trees, and a general Q&A. We will also be doing a giveaway! Whether you have a water garden or not, everyone is invited to attend on October 8th @ 7:30 pm. You can join us at TD Industries, Inc. 13850 Diplomat Dr. Dallas, Texas 75234. You can find more information here. We would love to see you out there and share some tree tips!

If you are looking for the perfect shade tree call us at 972-747-9233 and let one of our North Texas tree experts help you – Koi pond or not!

Remembrance and Celebration Trees

When I think about Trees, one of the things that fascinates me the most is their incredible potential for longevity. While there are a few short-lived trees, many of your “normal,” Texas native trees outlive the average person by fifty to a hundred years. And this doesn’t even consider the extraordinary, ancient trees that live a thousand years or more—in fact, some of the oldest living organisms on earth are trees.


Remembrance Oak Tree

Oak Tree: Symbolizes strength of character, wisdom, nobility, loyalty, and courage

Knowing this, it makes sense that people in many cultures throughout history have been drawn to the planting of trees to mark significant occasions or cultural rite of passages in our lives, or to honor, celebrate, or remember a loved one.


Celebrate Your Loved Ones by Planting a Tree

I often find myself wondering what to give as a gift to celebrate milestones like a birthday, new birth or adoption, wedding, employee recognition, retirements, and graduations. Planting trees on someone’s behalf is a great way to honor them and provide so many natural benefits.

A tree is a gift that keeps on giving! Trees clean our air by absorbing harmful carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. They help to clean water for the millions of Americans who depend on a tree every time they turn on their faucets.


Red Bud Celebration Tree

Red Bud Tree: Symbolizes a breath of fresh air


Remembrance Tree: A Living Memorial

When I lost my son, Richard Carol, I wanted something that would continue to grow and bloom every season that was in memory of him and to commemorate his short life. I found myself drawn to a memorial tree for him as a meaningful way to remember and honor him. I did not realize it then, but I have been able to experience the joy of watching the tree grow and knowing it is in his memory for many years now and for many more to come.

When memorial trees are planted in honor of a person who has passed away, these memorial trees sometimes have plaques with the honoree’s name, birth and death dates, or a short motto.


Pine Remembrance Tree

Pine Tree: Symbolizes reaching for the stars and eternal life

Fannin Tree Farm provides a certificate of remembrance on all of our memorial and celebration trees. Memorial trees can be planted with or without the person’s ashes. Some people may choose to select a tree in a park where groves of trees are planted in memoriam.

Some families prefer to plant the tree on private property — at the family home or place of personal meaning. Wherever you choose to plant your memorial tree, the practice can be very healing as a life-affirming way to remember and honor a loved one, as it has for me.


Celebration Trees: The Gift That Never Stops Giving

Not only are trees a wonderful gift of celebration and remembrance, but some people choose to plant a tree for other celebration and memorial events. Some plant trees for each of their children, while others plant a tree in honor of building or moving into a new home.

Another wonderful idea that’s gained popularity is a wedding unity tree ceremony, where the bride and groom combine the soil from each of their homes into the pot of a single tree, then plant it in their new home in honor of their marriage. What a great symbol for a couple’s growing love!


Wedding Celebration Trees

Wedding Unity Tree Ceremony: Symbolizes the long-lasting growth and bond of marriage

The traditional gift for the fifth anniversary is wood. The wood symbolizes a relationship that has become solid and long-lasting, representing the growing strength of the bond of marriage.


The Symbolism Behind Celebration Trees

In honor of a parent who has passed away, one might plant an oak tree where, when it becomes older, they might visit to sit peacefully in its shade and feel connected to their loved one. After losing a pet that was part of the family for many years, planting a tree in their favorite spot in the yard is a good way to remember them. After all, they carved out a special place in our hearts and in our lives. These are just a few of the reasons people plant a celebration or memorial tree.


Remembrance and Celebration Tree Symbolism



Fannin Tree Farm Celebration Trees

Fannin Tree Farm would love to help you commemorate a special occasion, celebration or loss in your life or your family’s life. Come in and talk to one of our tree specialists to learn more about the native trees we carry. Fannin has an assortment of tree sizes starting in 30-gallon containers to commemorate these celebrations and memorial events in your life.

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