Certified Arborist Tree Trimming Dallas
Starting in March here in the Dallas area, live oaks start to turn brown, lose leaves, and generally look sickly.  How bad they look varies from tree to tree with trees losing 20 to 80 percent of their leaves.  This coincides with tree owners getting out in their yards to do Spring yard cleanup.  It is not unusual for us to get 50 to 60 calls from homeowners to come look at their sick trees.

Fear not, this is a natural process in which the trees replace old leaves with a new set.  Since Live oaks are evergreen this can be alarming to some tree owners having the misconception that they don't shed their leaves all at once.

If you still have concern, just wait a few weeks and by then most of the new leaves will be out on the tree and it will look "new and improved."  If it still looks sick let us know and we'll come out and take a look.
3/31/2017 06:57:51 am

THANK YOU! I've been Googling this like crazy trying to figure out what's going on with my healthy-but-brown live oak. I saw this picture and said: that's what my tree looks like!


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