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On Our Radar: Spotted Lanternfly

This week, we bring news of a new pest in the arboricultural field that was confirmed in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has most recently been spotted in Winchester, Virginia as of 2018. So far, Read More

Emerald Ash Borer – A Rising Threat to Central Virginia’s Ash Trees

Since 2002, millions of ash trees have fallen prey to the Emerald Ash Borer. Discovered in Michigan, but native to Asia, this insect has spread through the northern portion of the Mid-West and Read More

An Ounce of Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin Spring is right around the corner. Can you feel it? Central Virginia is certainly playing her usual game of beautiful, Read More

Crape Myrtle Decline

What is Going On with Our Crape Myrtles? The winter of 2018 was unusually cold and harsh on many of our plants and trees, in the Central Virginia area. Unfortunately, this included a large number Read More

Bagworms can be Pesky Pests

Bagworm caterpillars are abundant in Virginia, and get their name from their spindle-shaped bags, which are sometimes mistaken for pine cones, that hang from trees. These bags are where the next Read More

Prepare Your Trees for Storm Season

One of the biggest challenges we deal with each year, is preparing our clients’ yards for hurricanes and heavy storms. These violent weather events can cause catastrophic damage if left Read More

Scheduling Treatments with Environmental Guidance

Spring starts on the same day every year, and around that time, the weather is generally the same. However, plants and the pests that infest them, are a bit more precise. They need conditions to Read More

Living with Leaf Spot

Millions of Spores… While we are busily tending to our early spring gardens, millions of fungal spores are all around us! During the spring months, these spores are eagerly awaiting a new Read More

Tree of the Month- The Devil’s Tree

In honor of Halloween, this October’s tree of the month is a sinister looking tree located in the vicinity of Bernards Township, New Jersey. Local legends surrounding this tree are full of Read More

Tree of the Month- The Tree of Life

What’s approximately 400 years old, stands in the middle of the Desert, but has abundant green leaves? If you said the Tree of Life, you’d be right! The ‘Tree of Life’ is actually a species of Read More