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Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

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

“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

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

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

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

Sudden Oak Death: The Disease that Took California’s Oaks

Sudden Oak Death is a pretty intense name for a plant disease, but given the repercussions it has had, I think it’s a pretty fair title. From the mid-1990s to today, Sudden Oak Death has all but Read More

Tree of the Month- The Birnam Oak

If you’re a fan of Shakespeare or History, then you’ll find this Oak particularly interesting! The Birnam oak is a 500 year old tree, located at the outskirts of Perthshire Village in Scotland. Read More

The Price of Tree Care Gone Wrong: Arborist v.s ‘Tree Hack’

Benefits of having a Certified Arborist/Certified Tree Worker v.s A Tree Hack We’ve all seen videos or photos on the internet of what happens when tree care goes wrong. When it comes time Read More

Tree of the Month- An Especially Unique Oak…

Chêne chapelle   If you ever find yourself in Allouvile-Bellefosse, France, you might care to visit a particularly unique and whimsical tree. Like something straight out of the fairy tales Read More

Tree of the Month – American Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis – American Sycamore The Sycamore that you are probably most familiar with is the American Sycamore- but the name Sycamore actually can refer to other types of trees in Read More