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Entries tagged with " Fruit Trees "
In addition to the yellow, oranges, and rust color of leaves this time of year, you may also notice a bright orange fruit standing out from the crowd. It’s persimmon – a tree that makes a striking, edible addition to your landscape.
It’s fruiting season for many of the fruit trees we grow here in North Texas. With that comes the temptation for passersby and neighbors to swipe the fruit right from your tree. But, what really does the law say about this?
An interesting tree disease recently made itself known to one of our clients and thankfully, they called us right away with their concerns. Known as Alcoholic flux or foamy flux, it shares some qualities with slime flux, bacterial flux or wetwood.
Whether you have recently downsized to a townhome or just don’t have space for a large tree, there are many small trees perfect for your urban landscape. If you have a larger property, a small blooming tree can make a great focal point or accent to provide color. You might even be able to harvest some fruit from your small tree!
Pruning is pretty serious business; when it comes to most of your trees, especially large trees, you should always have them pruned by a trained professional. But when it comes to smaller fruit trees, pruning is typically something that you, the urban gardener, can take care of yourself.
Pecans have been important to the area as long as people have been living here. Many animal, such as deer, turkey, raccoons, squirrels and crows also rely on pecan trees for sustenance. In addition to their use as a food producing plant, Texans also rely heavily on pecan trees to provide much needed shade in urban environments.
We talk a lot about shade trees here on the PTS blog. But, there are many, many other kinds of trees you should be thinking about adding to your landscape. Small blooming ornamental trees can really brighten up your garden, especially in spring. Fruit trees, however, take it to the next level. There’s nothing better…