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Rose Slugs and Sawflies

leah roberts, June 27, 2017

If you’re someone who enjoys cultivating roses, then you are likely already familiar with this pest! Despite their namesake, Rose slugs are not actually slugs. These yellow-green insects resemble Read More

Tree of the Month- The Sunland Baobab

leah roberts, June 27, 2017

Most of us have felt inclined at one point or another to grab a nice cold drink, and relax beneath a tree—but what about having a nice cold drink INSIDE a tree? If you ever had the chance to Read More

What The Fungus On Your Trees Is Telling You…

leah roberts, May 24, 2017

Hazardous trees aren’t always obvious to the untrained eye, but with the right knowledge you can be aware of the warning signs that often indicate that tree failure is imminent. Plant diseases Read More

Tree of the Month- Yoshino Cherry

leah roberts, April 17, 2017

Often referred to as the ‘darling of the flowering tree world’, the Yoshino Cherry is definitely a crowd pleaser. Known for its white-pink blossoms and pleasant fragrance, many homeowners use the Read More

Tree of the Month- The Dark Hedges

leah roberts, January 27, 2017

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll recognize this tunnel of trees as the King’s Road, but the Dark Hedges have been creating a spectacular natural phenomenon long before the hit series used Read More

Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

leah roberts, January 20, 2017

Crapemyrtle bark scale is officially present in Virginia, spotted for the first time in Virginia Beach. Virginia has now joined the ranks of 12 other states in which this insect is unfortunately Read More

Tree of the Month- Quaking Aspen

leah roberts, November 22, 2016

“If there were a Guinness Book of World Records for trees, the quaking aspen would be in it – several times. First, it has the widest natural range of any tree in North America, spanning 47 Read More

The Why and How of Root Collar Excavations

leah roberts, November 18, 2016

Root Collar Excavations As Arborists, we often encounter trees that have been planted too deeply, have excessive amounts of mulch piled onto their trunks (see: Proper Mulching), or have had the Read More

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

leah roberts, October 21, 2016

The Science behind Fall Foliage We normally associate bright colors on plants with attracting pollinators, but the vibrant yellows, reds, purples, and orange that we see in fall foliage occur for Read More

Boxwood Blight- What You Need To Know

leah roberts, October 7, 2016

Boxwood Blight Boxwood Blight is a fungal pathogen that was first found in the United States in North Carolina, Connecticut, and Virginia in 2011. It was spread from North Carolina to Virginia Read More

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