TREES BY JAKE BLOG


THE CREPE MYRTLE

THE CREPE MYRTLE Summer is almost here and that means that crepe myrtles are almost in full bloom!  Crepe myrtles are ubiquitous in yards across the south and are known for their vibrant color and ability to ensure hot, humid weather.  They are often referred to as the “lilac of the south.” Crepe myrtles, known […]


TREES THAT ARE DANGEROUS TO PETS

TREES THAT ARE DANGEROUS TO PETS Summer is just around the corner. It’s a time of year when people, and pets, spend more time outside. There is nothing like relaxing on the back porch listening to the hum of the cicadas, but if you have certain types of trees on your property, you should be […]


THE EASTERN REDBUD

THE EASTERN REDBUDHOW IT BECAME THE OKLAHOMA STATE TREE Oklahoma has a colorful history when it comes to selecting state symbols and the state tree is no different.  The Oklahoma Redbud War of the 1930s began when Oklahoma City resident Marmie Lee Brown wrote a letter to the governor suggesting that the Eastern Redbud become […]


CODOMINANT STEMS

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. One of the codominant stems of this […]


TREE CANKERS

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 […]


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