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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

Powdery Mildew- What is it?

Powdery Mildew Not having to deal with Powdery Mildew at some point in your gardening adventures is rare, as Powdery Mildew is one of the most common garden ailments. Whether you’ve dealt with it Read More

Jumping Oak Gall

Jumping Oak Gall (Hymenoptera) What is it? When you first find an Oak leaf that has Jumping Oak Gall, you might think your tree has some kind of fungal infection, or disease- but you’d be wrong! Read More

Boxwoods, Leafminer, and Mites- Oh my!

Boxwoods are easily one of the most popular shrubs we see on properties in the Richmond area. Introduced to the Americas in the early 1600’s, Boxwoods of many varieties have become a staple Read More

Tree of the Month- Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara What do you think of when you imagine a divine tree? For Hindus, the Cedrus deodara comes to mind. In fact, the name Deodar derives from Sanskrit, and translates to something Read More

The Role of a Soil Sample

Soil testing is a pretty simple concept! A sample of the soil on your property is taken, and sent to a laboratory to be analyzed. There, they determine what nutrients are present in your soil, Read More