Learning Center

Proper care for trees and shrubs is a big deal for us at Arborscapes. That’s why we spread knowledge about the proper care and development of all trees and shrubs, not just the ones we work on!

Wood Boring Insects: The Silent Killers

Wood-boring insects are a group of pests that spend part of their adult or larval life feeding and tunneling beneath the bark or into the heartwood of trees. While there …

Bagworms are Back!

Bagworms are back! Bagworms are back again after a year or two of relatively small bagworm sightings in Richmond, and they have returned this Summer with a …

Yellow Poplar Weevil

Yellow Poplar, also known as Tulip Poplar, are some of the finest shade trees in our region due to their broad leaves and dense canopy coverage. However, this Spring, …

Button Oak Gall – Formerly “Jumping” Oak Gall

Due to an unseasonably warm dormant season, many insect species overwintered extremely well. Once such insect is the gall wasp (Neuroterus umbilicatus). This tiny little …

Lace Bugs

  Lace Bugs are beautiful (but destructive) winged insects that live on the underside of the leaf. They feed by inserting needle-like mouthparts into the …

Maple Tar Spot

Have you noticed your Maple trees dropping leaves early this Spring with black spots or lesions on the leaf? If so, you're not alone. We have had an influx of calls …