+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Dead Trees

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Posts
    1

    Default Dead Trees

    I live outside Houston, Texas. As you have probably heard, we are going through a very bad drought. We're about 30 inches behind on rainfall this year. We have lost 5 large Silver Maple trees. We don't want to put in any more maples because of the tremendous surface root system. What kind of trees would do well in our area and mot have surface roots. Also we would like them to not be so expensive as to empty our bank account, which when your on Social Security there's not a lot there anyway. We look forward to your suggestions.

    Thanks,
    The Bear

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,381

    Default Re: Dead Trees

    Use native trees. There is a scrub Oak that is native to a lot of Texas. If you want a tall tree like the Silver Maple, you may be out of luck depending on where in Texas you live.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    5,084

    Default Re: Dead Trees

    What about date palms? I don't know if they grow in TX, but they resist droughts and winds.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,381

    Default Re: Dead Trees

    It looks like the Burr Oak is a tall tree that does good in Houston. Google "native tree, houston, tx" for more info.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •