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Jumping Oak Gall

JJ, 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!

JJ, 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

The Role of a Soil Sample

JJ, May 3, 2016

Soil testing is a pretty simple concept! 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?

JJ, 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

JJ, 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

Too much salt!

JJ, January 12, 2016

Too Much Salt? Almost everyone is familiar with Sodium Chloride, but you probably refer to it as salt. This flavor enhancing mineral is a common additive to food- but too much Sodium Chloride and Read More

Don’t Get Burned This Winter!

JJ, 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?

JJ, 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

Sailing Into Dangerous Territory?

JJ, August 12, 2015

Numerous studies have indicated to us that the proper maintenance of trees is critical in reducing storm damage during high winds. During our last storm with strong winds, you may have found Read More

Is Dead Wood A Threat To Your Property?

JJ, July 22, 2015

Dead wood in trees is a natural part of a tree’s existence. In nature, the branches eventually weaken to a state where they can fall and become another micro-habitat in the forest’s ecosystem.  Read More