Know Your Hill Country Oaks – How to identify common oaks in the Texas Hill Country.
How to Make a Pole Paint Sprayer – Learn how to make your own pole paint sprayer so you can paint pruning cuts and wounds on oaks in hard-to-reach places. Courtesy of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Proper Tree Planting – Learn how to plant a tree, with these 12 easy steps.
Texas Tree Selector – This interactive website developed by the Texas A&M Forest Service guides you through the tree selection and planting process. Landowners can make custom tree lists based on county of residence, site factors, and preference of tree characteristics.
Trees of Texas – Learn to identify common Texas trees on this Texas A&M Forest Service website. Search by leaf type, or browse illustrated lists. This website also includes information on Texas Ecoregions, tree biology, and has helpful resources for educators.
Watering Your Trees – Watering your trees can be vital especially in our hot, Texas summers, but over-watering is also a common mistake. Learn when and how to water your trees by watching this video from the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Proper Mulching – Mulching is a great tool for tree health, but when done improperly, it can do more harm than good to the tree. Learn the best mulching techniques with this guide from the ISA Trees Are Good site.
Proper Pruning Techniques – Not only is it important to paint your pruning cuts on oak trees, it is also important to practice proper pruning techniques to ensure that your trees are able to seal their wounds to protect against other diseases. Courtesy of ISA’s Trees Are Good.
Pruning a Large Limb – An easy 3-step method to properly prune a branch from a tree.
Hiring an Arborist – When a tree maintenance job is too dangerous to execute on your own or you need a tree consultant, hire a certified arborist. Learn why hiring an arborist is important with this guide from the ISA Trees Are Good site.
Map My Property – On this website you can view satellite photos of your property, draw property boundaries, calculate area, view soil information, and more. This free tool developed by the Texas A&M Forest Service is a helpful way for landowners to plan management decisions on their property.