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Fertilizing: Spring and Fall

leah roberts, August 18, 2017

At Arborscapes we fertilize in both the spring and the fall, and we find that fertilizing either time of year is beneficial to your trees and shrubs. However, the benefits do differ depending on Read More

Defoliated Trees and Mysterious Droppings…?

leah roberts, July 21, 2017

Urban environments, drought, and heat stress are already existing factors that are working against our trees this summer. As you may already know, stress from insect infestations can be Read More

Rose Slugs and Sawflies

leah roberts, June 27, 2017

If you’re someone who enjoys cultivating roses, then you are likely already familiar with this pest! Despite their namesake, Rose slugs are not actually slugs. These yellow-green insects resemble Read More

What The Fungus On Your Trees Is Telling You…

leah roberts, May 24, 2017

Hazardous trees aren’t always obvious to the untrained eye, but with the right knowledge you can be aware of the warning signs that often indicate that tree failure is imminent. Plant diseases Read More

Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

leah roberts, January 20, 2017

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

The Why and How of Root Collar Excavations

leah roberts, November 18, 2016

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

leah roberts, October 21, 2016

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

leah roberts, October 7, 2016

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

leah roberts, August 22, 2016

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

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

leah roberts, August 5, 2016

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