Did you notice unusual growth or parasites on your trees? We’re going to share the most common tree problems to look out for in Southeast Texas and what you should do if you notice any warning signs of illness or other issues. But first, let us tell you a little bit about our philosophy, experience, and qualifications.

Here at Cody’s Tree Service, Inc. we believe trees deserve professional care and maintenance. Owned by ISA Certified Arborists, we value the aesthetic and honor the important effect of trees on our environment. Contact us if you notice any signs of tree sickness in Katy or Fulshear, Texas.

Common Winter Tree Diseases & Injuries

Besides freeze damage (which is not typically a problem here) the most common types of tree problems our customers contact us about are:

  • Improper Mulching Around Tree Base
  • High PH Soil
  • Oak Galls
  • Ball Moss
  • Canker Worm Infestations
  • Lack of Moisture in Soil
  • Over Pruning, aka Lion Tailing
  • Cotton Root Rot from Low Soil Acidity
  • Freeze Damaged Limbs
  • Caterpillars
  • Stinkbug Injuries
  • Asian Citrus Psyllid Infestations
  • Uprooted Tree from Collision with Equipment

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Preventing Winter Tree Problems with Maintenance

While Mature trees typically fare well through Texas winters, it’s important to ensure they are watered with a slow soak from the base of the trunk to the outer edges of the tree canopy’s branches when the temperature is above 40.

Smaller immature trees require more care all year, but especially in winter. Ensure young trees are wrapped adequately to insulate them and prevent them from freezing before a hard freeze. They also need to be watered more often than mature trees during the winter, but apply a slow soak on warm, sunny winter days we’re lucky enough to enjoy here in the lone star state.

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