What Causes Urban Stress?

July 26, 2023
James Allen


In this informative video, Wes Rivers and James Allen from TreeNewal engage in an enlightening discussion about urban tree stress. They delve into the common problems affecting trees in urban areas, such as DFW. They discuss topics including issues related to soil quality, heat stress, water scarcity, and the detrimental effects of construction activities.

The video highlights how urban activities, such as heavy foot traffic, machinery, and paving, can negatively impact the soil’s health and subsequently the trees growing within it. The conversation further explores the role of organic matter in maintaining soil health and the challenges faced by trees due to changing urban landscapes.

As they continue their discussion, the TreeNewal experts also touch upon the often overlooked matter of drought stress, even in areas with active sprinkler systems. They emphasize the importance of good deep soaking for trees. They give practical advice on how to check soil moisture levels effectively.

The heat island effect, a serious problem in urban environments, is also explored, alongside the discussion of how construction activities can lead to soil compaction, grade changes, and altered drainage patterns, thereby inducing significant stress on trees.

Towards the end, viewers are educated about the selection of certain tree species that are more tolerant of urban conditions and the role of trees in mitigating air pollution. For those facing urban tree stress issues, Wesley and James extend an invitation to reach out to TreeNewal for a certified arborist consultation.

For More In This Series

Discover more reasons why you should choose an ISA Certified Arborist to safeguard the future of your trees!

Urban Tree Stress

How to Identify and Relieve Stress in Your Trees

Urban Forests in Dallas: How Arborists are Shaping the City’s Green Future

Why TreeNewal Certified Arborists are the #1 Choice for DFW Tree Doctors

How TreeNewal Certified Arborists Support Sustainable North Texas Communities

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Our team of ISA Certified Arborists is dedicated to providing comprehensive tree services that ensure the vitality of your trees. From maintaining and reviving newly planted and established trees to diagnosing and treating tree diseases, fungi, and pests, we have you covered.

We specialize in proper tree diagnosis and offer tailored maintenance and treatment plans to keep your trees thriving. Our experts apply top-quality fertilizer and soil conditioning products to enhance tree health from the roots up.

At TreeNewal, we understand that many trees suffer from improper planting practices. That’s why we offer specialized techniques. We offer air spading, root collar excavation, and vertical mulching to improve the longevity of your trees. Our goal is to create sustainable landscapes that stand the test of time.

We also provide tree surveys and mitigation services to assist homeowners, developers, and commercial clients in meeting local city tree preservation requirements. With our expertise, you can ensure compliance while preserving the natural beauty of your surroundings.

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