Canopy Comments – Root Girdling

Canopy Comments – Root Girdling

Tree planting season is here and it is a good time to get excited about planting and caring for young trees! In order to ensure that trees live a long, healthy life, it is important to inspect the tree’s root system before you buy. When a young tree is raised in a...
Canopy Comments – Austin Treebune

Canopy Comments – Austin Treebune

The Austin Treebune: Austin’s Urban Forest Newsletter is an electronic newsletter which focuses on the preservation and development of Austin’s urban forest, and events and activities which support this. “Austin’s urban forest is composed of...
Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

Lacey Oak (Quercus Lacey) The Lacey Oak is native to the Edwards Plateau shallow, limestone or caliche soil, generally on the west side of Austin. It grows from 30-50′ high and has a spread of 25′. One of the smaller oaks, it is considered ideal for small...

Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

Photo from Sharon Porter If you are considering planting a tree or even trees this fall, either to replace lost canopy, or to add to the canopy in your yard, it is worth taking a walk down Hunters Lane to see the effects of recents years’s plantings there....

Canopy Comments – Oak Wilt

Chris Dolan, City of Austin arborist for oak wilt mapping, has completed his survey of Walnut Creek Neighborhood. The only evidence of oak wilt he found was at Indianhead at 11817 and 11812. 11812 is in the right of way, and Chris has already secured funding to treat...

Canopy Comments – Canopy Restoration

October is considered a good month to plant canopy restoration trees, entering a time when newly planted trees can develop roots before the coming warm months increase their needs for water. There are quite a few examples of canopy restoration newly planted trees in...
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