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Jumping Oak Gall

leah roberts, June 3, 2016

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!

leah roberts, May 25, 2016

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

leah roberts, May 13, 2016

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

leah roberts, May 3, 2016

Soil testing is pretty self-explanatory. 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?

leah roberts, April 15, 2016

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

leah roberts, April 8, 2016

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

leah roberts, January 27, 2016

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!

leah roberts, January 12, 2016

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

Don’t Get Burned This Winter!

leah roberts, November 9, 2015

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

Splitting under the stress of tree hazards?

leah roberts, September 21, 2015

There’s no denying the beauty and interest in the variations of tree trunks and formations, but interesting aesthetics don’t  always translate into strength and safety- Your favorite tree that Read More