I HAVE A LOT OF MISTLETOE IN MY TREES. WHAT IS MISTLETOE?

Although mistletoe has a long history associated with traditions representing peace and romance, it’s definitely not pleasant for the tree that’s infested with it!  Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that makes its own nutrients from the photosynthesis process; however, it grows into the tree’s wood and siphons the minerals and water right out of the tree.  When you first observe that you have mistletoe growing in your tree, contact an experienced tree company!

SOME OF MY TREES WITH MISTLETOE DON’T LOOK GOOD. IS MISTLETOE BAD FOR A TREE?

When you have mistletoe professionally removed in the early stages of the infestation, there won’t be much harm done to your tree.  Mistletoe must be removed by an experienced tree company because if it’s not done safely and correctly, your prized tree may be damaged.  Don’t put this off!  Without professional removal, mistletoe will continue to spread through your infested tree.  If you don’t take care of this issue as soon as you notice it, the mistletoe will spread quickly through all of your trees on your outdoor residential grounds.  Because the mistletoe seed is transported by birds, you can imagine how quickly the mistletoe will spread!

WHAT CAUSES MISTLETOE IN MY TREES?

Birds enjoy feasting on the mistletoe.  As the birds fly around your residential grounds, the mistletoe seed is deposited by the birds on the tree branches.  Unless you have it professionally removed by an experienced tree company, it will continue to multiply and take over your trees!

CAN MISTLETOE KILL MY TREE?

It certainly can!  Without proper treatment and removal of the mistletoe, your valuable tree most likely won’t survive.  Mistletoe is an unsightly tree predator that impacts your tree’s health in a negative way.  It will continue to suck the water and nutrients from the tree and cause your tree to be stressed and weakened.  Trees that have been subjected to stress and are weakened become vulnerable to other tree diseases and infestation from insect pests.  As mistletoe growth spreads, you’ll notice dead, broken branches and branches falling.  Extreme weather conditions, as we experience here in Fort Worth, Texas, will cause your tree to become even more vulnerable to diseases.  When you first notice that your mistletoe-infested tree is exhibiting signs of a sick tree, contact the best arborist in Fort Worth, Texas!  

CAN I REMOVE IT MYSELF?

Don’t try to remove mistletoe yourself and definitely don’t hire an unskilled contract worker!  Better put, just don’t do it!  Climbing trees and using proper equipment is a dangerous job!  Safety comes first with us!  Proper equipment and safety gear must be used; otherwise, you risk your own health and safety and the safety of your home and all those around you.  Always contact a tree care specialist when you first notice that mistletoe is growing in your trees!

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO GET RID OF THE MISTLETOE?

Take the proactive approach and address this issue as soon as you notice mistletoe growing in your trees.  The best way to deal with a big problem is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place!  Your trees are a beautiful investment and don’t just enhance your residential grounds, they increase your property value!  The sooner that you have the mistletoe professionally removed, the least damage will be done to your trees. 

A professional tree company like we are has highly-skilled tree experts with many years of Texas tree service industry experience.  Safety comes first with us!  Our entire team of tree care specialists, our ISA certified arborist, and our highly-skilled tree expert are licensed, bonded, and insured and devoted to adhering to strong safety protocols.  For your easy recognition, we wear company uniforms. 

Only well-maintained, state-of-the-art removal equipment is used and we use only the finest quality roping, cables, and support systems.  Don’t you want the best tree expert to protect your living investments?  Of course, you do!  Contact the best arborist in Fort Worth, Texas and we’ll see to it that destructive mistletoe is safely removed from your trees and that the safety of you and your residence is protected!

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