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Tree Removals: Should it Stay or Go

Here are five reasons why you may need to remove a tree on your property: Old Age: Trees have a natural lifespan that can be measured either in tens or hundreds of years. Eventually all trees Read More

When Storms are on the Horizon: Important Things You Can Do

Each year many of us anxiously scroll through the latest reports on emerging storms starting to swirl in the Atlantic. Thankfully there are a few things we can do to prepare our property for Read More

Things We Look For When Hiring an Arborist: 

You may be surprised to find that climbing ability ranks low on our list of priorities when it comes to who we hire.  More important than physical skills are the tremendously powerful personal Read More

Beat the Heat: Three Ways to Help Your Plants This Summer

Heat waves in summer can be very stressful for ornamental plants on Virginia’s landscapes.  But are there ways that you as a homeowner can proactively set your plants up for success this Read More

What Do You Need to Know About Mulch?

Spring is right around the corner, the mulch yards and nurseries are fully stocked and you see the landscapers and your neighbors mulching away.  But have you ever questioned what you should know Read More

Know Your Pests: Japanese Beetles

  Before we know it, the growing season for 2020 will be upon us. With the warmer weather will come, as always, pests in the urban landscape that can cause damage to your valued trees and Read More

Winter Pruning 101

As the Fall season starts to near its end, the dormant season approaches, along with a new opportunity to care for your trees and shrubs: winter pruning.   Many people are often surprised to Read More

The Value of Winter Inspections

As the growing season winds down, our arborists begin to look toward the dormant season. Contrary to popular belief, the dormant season isn’t a time when we slow down. It is a time when we take Read More

Beat the Heat – Prevent Wood Boring Insect Infestations

The recent dry, hot spell of weather this summer has put trees under a much greater amount of stress than usual. Trees in a stress state are much more attractive to wood boring insects, such as Read More

Crape Myrtle Decline

What is Going On with Our Crape Myrtles? The winter of 2018 was unusually cold and harsh on many of our plants and trees, in the Central Virginia area. Unfortunately, this included a large number Read More