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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

Frosty Flowers?

In Virginia we are used to the back and forth of early spring weather. You might have a week of 70 degree temperatures, followed by a week of frosty nights and mornings. If you’re a fan of warm Read More

High Winds and Fallen Limbs

Everyone in Richmond and its surrounding counties have been dealing with a particularly windy week- including the Arborscapes Team! Its weeks like these that remind us of the dangers and Read More

Tree of the Month- Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba   The Ginkgo, or the maidenhair tree, is a dinosaur of a tree species! With fossils dating back to 270 million years ago, it is truly a living fossil. While the Ginkgo is Read More

Too much salt!

Almost everyone is familiar with Sodium Chloride, but you probably refer to it as salt. This flavor enhancing mineral is a common additive to food- but too much Sodium Chloride and you’ll find Read More

Don’t Get Burned This Winter!

What is Winter Burn? Desiccation, or Winter Burn, is a problem that primarily affects both broad-leaved and needled evergreens. Low soil moisture, wind, and freezing temperatures are the three Read More