TREE CARE TIPS

FOR ALEXANDRIA, ARLINGTON & FAIRFAX COUNTY

How to Protect Your Trees From Summer Heat Stress

Jun 13, 2022
heat stress in trees

As summer temperatures rise, people start to wilt – and so do trees. In fact, trees can experience heat stress that not only makes them look bad, but also makes them more susceptible to insect and disease problems. Early identification and treatment of heat stress go a long way toward helping them recover. Here’s how to identify and treat heat stress in trees.

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Removing Trees in Narrow, Tight or Hard-to-Reach Spaces

Dec 13, 2021
The Green Vista Tree Care team removes a tree by using a crane over a house.

Removing a tree from a confined or hard-to-reach area can be difficult and dangerous. Learn when, why, and how we do these difficult tree removals (and see us in action!).

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How Landscaping & Construction Can Kill Trees

Oct 25, 2021
Home construction near several trees.

Construction or landscaping can stress and even kill trees, particularly in urban areas. In this article, we explain why it happens, how you can prevent damage and protect your trees during construction, and how to help them recover after the project is finished.

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Fall Tree Care Tips for Northern Virginia

Sep 21, 2021
fall tree care tips northern virginia

Use the impressive display of fall leaf colors to remind you that this is also an important time to give your trees a little extra TLC so they survive winter in tip-top shape. Here are the things we recommend doing each autumn.

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How Trees Can Impact Your Property Value

Aug 16, 2021
Sun shines on a residential block with lots of trees and green grass and a paved road.

Is it worth spending money on tree maintenance? What’s the ROI? What types of tree work have the biggest impact? What should you avoid? We answer those questions and more to help you increase your home’s value.

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Trimming Overgrown Trees? 10 Questions to Ask Before You Start

Jun 17, 2021
Members of the Green Vista Tree Care crew clean up after a summer tree trimming.

Tree pruning can give you the look and space you want without harming your trees – but only if it’s done correctly. Learn what to ask a tree service company (or yourself) before trimming overgrown trees.

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Why Mulch Is Killing Your Trees

May 16, 2021
mulch volcano

Mulch, when used in moderation, has many benefits. But somehow it’s become popular to pile mulch around trees. This causes many problems, most of which aren’t immediately apparent. But make no mistake about it – mulch volcanoes are a death sentence for trees. Here’s why and what you should do instead.

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Don’t Forget Your Trees in Your Spring Yard Cleanup

Apr 23, 2021
A lopper rests on a a box of tree branches as part of spring clean-up in a yard.

Spring yard cleanup can be overwhelming. Keep it simple by starting with these quick things to help your landscape and trees when spring arrives in Northern Virginia.

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Spring Tree Care Tips for Northern Virginia

Mar 14, 2021
spring blooms on a tree branch

Spring tree care lays a solid foundation for the long growing season ahead and helps keep your trees healthy, beautiful and safe. Here’s what to do …

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Tree Branches Touching Power Lines

Feb 23, 2021
silhouette of trees in power lines with moon in background

Are tree branches touching power lines dangerous? Can you trim the trees yourself? What about secondary lines – is it OK if trees touch those? We answer those FAQs and more!

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When & How to Prune Fruit Trees

Dec 13, 2020
clouds behind a fruit tree in need of pruning

When and how you prune fruit trees makes a huge difference in their health, fruit quality, and yield. Learn the proper timing, species differences, pruning techniques, and more.

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How to Protect Trees and Shrubs Before Winter Arrives

Nov 17, 2020
A shrub in Northern Virginia covered with a layer of snow

Ten simple steps you can take before snow, ice and cold weather arrive to protect trees through the Northern Virgina winter.

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