Homeowners love their trees. Yet these trees are seldom properly maintained, and little thought is given to tree care and maintenance until catastrophic events occur and millions of dollars are loss as a result. A large number of environmental stressors affect trees in Texas to some degree. Major weather events, perhaps the greatest stressors, have increased over the last decade due to changing climatic patterns.
In order to prepare for these disasters, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides urban tree care outreach. This helps to improve urban tree health, position urban trees to better withstand severe weather (hurricane, ice storms, drought), and minimize damage and loss of not only the beloved trees, but also surrounding structures (homes, vehicles, power lines, etc.) Homeowners are also better informed about the best practices to follow to minimize hazard and loss from damaged trees.
For more information, please visit: http://agrilife.org/treecarekit/