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On Our Radar: Spotted Lanternfly

leah roberts, July 15, 2019

This week, we bring news of a new pest in the arboricultural field that was confirmed in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has most recently been spotted in Winchester, Virginia as of 2018. So far, Read More

Emerald Ash Borer – A Rising Threat to Central Virginia’s Ash Trees

leah roberts, July 8, 2019

Since 2002, millions of ash trees have fallen prey to the Emerald Ash Borer. Discovered in Michigan, but native to Asia, this insect has spread through the northern portion of the Mid-West and Read More

An Ounce of Prevention

leah roberts, February 25, 2019

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin Spring is right around the corner. Can you feel it? Central Virginia is certainly playing her usual game of beautiful, Read More

Bagworms can be Pesky Pests

leah roberts, June 29, 2018

Bagworm caterpillars are abundant in Virginia, and get their name from their spindle-shaped bags, which are sometimes mistaken for pine cones, that hang from trees. These bags are where the next Read More

Prepare Your Trees for Storm Season

leah roberts, June 7, 2018

One of the biggest challenges we deal with each year, is preparing our clients’ yards for hurricanes and heavy storms. These violent weather events can cause catastrophic damage if left Read More

Scheduling Treatments with Environmental Guidance

leah roberts, May 24, 2018

Spring starts on the same day every year, and around that time, the weather is generally the same. However, plants and the pests that infest them, are a bit more precise. They need conditions to Read More

Living with Leaf Spot

leah roberts, March 9, 2018

Millions of Spores… While we are busily tending to our early spring gardens, millions of fungal spores are all around us! During the spring months, these spores are eagerly awaiting a new Read More

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