Sid Mourning Tree Service can remove ball moss, mistletoe, and dead tree branches. If you’re in need of dead branch removal, ball moss removal, or mistletoe removal services in Austin, Texas, contact Sid Mourning today.
Ball Moss Removal
There are many types of organisms that can affect a tree’s growth and survival. Some of these are invasive and work slowly to take over your host tree. One such species is ball moss, which is harmful to your trees over its life—that’s why we specialize in ball moss removal services in Austin, Texas! Ball moss grows well in areas with low light, little airflow, and high humidity, which is commonly provided by southern shade trees, such as Live Oaks. Ball moss are circular photosynthesizers ranging in size from a golf ball to a softball. It is not a parasite like mistletoe. Ball moss removal is typically done by hand. Other ways of removing this are with a high-pressure water spray, or with a fungicide that contains copper, which we have not found to work, or by spraying a baking soda mixture onto your tree to slow down the attaching process. The proliferation of ball moss has become a serious problem, killing native trees by the thousands of hectares. Ball moss is widely present around Central Texas, mostly in Live Oak trees, showing a large need for ball moss removal in Austin, TX. While all recognize that it is not a parasite like mistletoe (also widely prevalent in Central Texas), it can overload a tree’s under branches. It is often seen to be a precursor (but not causal) of a tree’s death as the ball moss will concentrate on the dead and dying branches. It is air born, so very difficult to completely remove from all your trees. If your neighbors still have it, then you will again. For assistance removing ball moss and stopping its spread to protect the trees around you, Sid Mourning can help with ball moss removal services near you!
To ensure your trees grow strong and tall, Sid Mourning also can help with mistletoe removal. Unlike Ball Moss, Mistletoe has a parasitic relationship with the tree it has chosen as its host, where it removes energy-rich nutrients and water directly from the tree. These plants can spread to other trees and form colonies, showing the need for Mistletoe removal services in Austin, TX. Although this may not greatly harm the host tree, they can multiply, causing greater damage. With our Mistletoe removal in Austin, TX, we make sure to remove the entire plant—roots and all—to ensure it will not return.
Dead Branch Removal
Numerous events can cause dead branches, which can lead to accidents and additional damage to your property; that’s why dead branch removal in Austin, Texas, is a priority for us. Your tree could have a disease, could have been damaged in a storm, and even from lack of sunlight. No matter the reason behind your dead branches, Sid Mourning Tree Service offers dead branch removal for your lot or properties. Dead, diseased, and broken wood can be removed from your trees at any time of the year. However, for general pruning, the best time is in late winter or early spring just before growth begins. Get in touch with us to schedule your dead branch removal in Austin, TX.
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