Archive for April, 2018

TREE EMERGENCY TULSA

Posted on: April 30th, 2018 by tr33sbyjake

TREE EMERGENCIES It’s springtime in Oklahoma and that means severe weather.  Located in the Southern Plains and in the heart of Tornado Alley, Oklahoma weather can wreak havoc on trees.  Thunderstorms, high winds, and tornadoes can result in entire trees being snapped over or uprooted and broken branches and stems that can cause extensive damage […]

CODOMINANT STEMS

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 by tr33sbyjake

CODOMINANT STEMS The term “codominant stems” is used to describe two or more stems that emerge from the same location on the main trunk of a tree.  The stems are similar in size and neither one is dominant.  Codominant stems can be hazardous and often times require removal. PROBLEMS WITH CODOMINANT STEMS Trees with codominant […]

TREE CANKERS

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by tr33sbyjake

TREE CANKERS Cankers are dead sections of bark, branches, or trunk on a tree.  They are among the most destructive and hard to manage tree problems as they attack a tree’s tissue cells and cause decay. Most canker diseases are caused by fungi that grows between the tree’s bark and the wood killing the living […]

ROOT ROT

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by tr33sbyjake

ROOT ROT Root rot is a disease that attacks the roots of trees growing in wet or damp soil.  It is a decaying disease that spreads through soil and will lead to the eventual death of a tree. CAUSES The most common cause of root rot is wet soil, usually from poor drainage.  Such soggy […]

JUST SAY NO TO TREE TOPPING

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 by tr33sbyjake

JUST SAY NO TO TREE TOPPING WHAT IS TOPPING According to the International Society of Arboriculture, topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches used to reduce the size of a tree.  Topping is the most harmful tree practice known and is not a viable method of height reduction.  It does not decrease future risk […]