Krista White

Krista White

Krista is a member of the marketing and education team at Tree Shepherds. A lifelong learner, she loves writing about anything from Hemingway to Quercus macrocarpa.

Keep Your Christmas Tree Green Longer

Christmas tree with closeup of needles

Those Needles! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Neighborhoods are aglow with twinkling lights. Giant, inflatable Santas have been stationed in front yards. And of course, Christmas trees decked with lights and shiny ornaments have been put on…

The Best Way to Get Rid of Leaves

Fall leaves color

Bright Red, Orange and Yellow The turning of the leaves in the fall is not only a thing of beauty, it is also a matter of utility for the trees. Bright red, orange, and yellow—they all must fall for the…

Post Oak

Post Oak in Texas

The Post Oak (Quercus stellata) is the most common tree species in North Texas. It thrives in dry, sandy soils and is particular to rocky high points. In the wild, the Post Oak is often found growing alongside Blackjack Oaks.…