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PCMG – FAQ’s – Trees

Witches’ Broom in My Tree

PCMG - FAQ's - Witches’ Broom in My TreeWitches’brooms occur on a number of conifers and deciduous tree species. They are caused by a number of factors that result in a great proliferation of shoots with short internodes that can look like a bundle of twigs or witch’s...

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The Fluffy Balls On My Oak Tree Harmful?

PCMG - FAQ's - The Fluffy Balls On My Oak Tree Harmful?What are the fluffy balls under the leaves on my oak tree? Sounds like one of the many insect galls we’re seeing on oaks this year. It is a place where their young develop after the egg is laid within the gall. No...

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Oak Tree Struck By Lightning

PCMG - FAQ's - Oak Tree Struck By LightningI have a very large dual trunk oak that was struck by lightning last night. It blew off a large section of bark and has a split along one trunk about 30 ft. How can I keep from losing this tree? The effects of a lightning...

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Japanese Maples in Parker County

PCMG - FAQ's - Japanese Maples in Parker CountyWill Japanese Maples survive in Parker County? Japanese maples are marginally happy here. They are medium water plants. Japanese Maple varieties that survive here are limited here to the large leaf types (palmatum). They...

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Is There Value in Whitewashing Tree Trunks?

PCMG - FAQ's - Is There Value in Whitewashing Tree Trunks?“I cannot see any value in this practice.”   Special thanks to Courtney Blevins, CF   Regional Urban Forester   Texas Forest Service, Ft. Worth

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Arizona Cypress

This is a native Texas evergreen with a height of up to 90 feet. The trunk generally reaches 2 feet in diameter and will have unique blue-gray foliage…

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Bur Oak

A large deciduous tree being able to reach 80 feet in height; however, the spread is generally less than 30 feet when mature…

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Pecan

Who does not love the state tree of Texas. The Pecan can rise 120 feet in height and with a 75 foot canopy. This is quite an impressive tree…

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Shumard Oak

A large forest tree reaching heights of 100 feet or more and a trunk to 3 feet in diameter, with a wide-spreading, symmetrical crown. The Shurmard is…

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Removing a Limb from a Tree

PCMG - FAQ's - Removing a Limb from a TreeWhat is the best way to deal with broken tree branches from icy weather? It is best to allow the damaged tree to thaw before attempting to work with it as your efforts may produce more damage. Do not attempt to remove ice by...

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