Q: We planted an oak tree several years ago and now it is turning brown what is wrong, it should have grown enough deep roots by now to be alright what can we do for it? A: It can take a tree any where from 3 to 5 years or more to grown enough roots to be self supporting and thats in a good year. Depending on the soil where… Continue reading
Q: My pear trees are drooping and looking bad I am watering but they are not getting any better, is something else wrong? A: It can be one or more things wrong at the same time. Fruit trees and non fruiting pear trees are still fruit trees and can suffer from a root diseases called Cotton Root Rot and when the tree becomes stressed by things such as heat or… Continue reading
Q: I was trimming the sucker growth off my live oak trees the other day and a lot of them, not all, but a large number look like something is shredding the bark on the stem, not eating it or taking it off, but shredding it like tiny cat scratching. What is causing it, is it bad for the tree and if so what can I do? A: What you… Continue reading
Q: I have limbs on my pecan trees that the bark is being eaten off and the small limbs are dying. What is causing it and what can I do? A: You have squirrels. They will do that on many trees. Sometimes it is because they are hungry, most times it is simply to be chewing. They will also do that to the eves and trim on houses. All you… Continue reading
Q: I have been watering my lawn regularly, we are not on water restrictions in my area. Other than having a very large water bill, I still have areas that have turned brown and I have treated for bugs and fungus and I have had a certified nurseryman look at the grass and he did not find any chinch bugs what else can be wrong and what can I do?