Mushrooms That Grow on Trees – What Does It Mean?

Sep 22, 2023
A brown and tan mushroom with a curved stalk grows from a moist, dark gray tree trunk. Mushrooms that grow on trees help decompose organic material.

Are those mushrooms spouting around your tree a problem? Learn about mushrooms that grow on trees and other Northern Virginia tree fungi. Click now for mind-blowing insights!

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10 Wind-Resistant Trees to Keep Homes Safer in Northern Virginia

Aug 18, 2023
The eastern redbud displaying its reddish-pink flowers, is one of several wind-resistant trees.

Severe weather can wreak havoc on any tree, but some trees handle high winds better than others. Here are ten wind-resistant trees ideal for Northern Virginia.

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Northern Virginia Native Trees That May Need Some Extra Care

Jul 7, 2023
4 photos showing native trees that are susceptible to pests, create a lot of litter, or don’t do well in Northern Virginia.

Native trees can benefit your Northern Virginia property, but some may need a little extra care. Learn which native NoVa trees can be problematic, what you can do if you have or plan to plant any of these trees on your property, and how Green Vista Tree Care can help.

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Why Plant Native Trees and Plants in Northern Virginia?

Jun 12, 2023
The white spring flowers of the native flowering dogwood tree in Virginia.

Caring for native trees and plants easier than maintaining non-natives. Here are some other reasons you should grow native plants in Northern Virginia.

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3 Common Northern Virginia Tree Diseases

May 17, 2023
A tree trunk with bark removed, exposing the white mycelial fans associated with armillaria.

Three serious tree diseases are putting your Northern Virginia trees at risk. Learn how to identify the symptoms of these diseases and how you can prevent them to keep your trees healthy.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Invasive and Native Vines in Northern Virginia

Apr 25, 2023
The red foliage of the native Virginia creeper vine on a tree in Northern Virginia.

Invasive vines often look like native vines, but there is a clear difference: Invasive vines can harm or kill your native plants and trees. While many of these vines look similar to natives, there are some characteristics you can use to determine which vines are harmful. Once they are identified you can take the steps to get rid of invasive vines by using our invasive vine removal resources and strategies.

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What to Do When Trees Touch Your Roof (or other Structure)

Mar 28, 2023
Several large trees grow near a house as viewed from the roof.

Mature, well cared for trees on properties are valuable, provide shade, and make any area look more welcoming. However, the closer the mature trees are to buildings, especially houses, the more problems they can cause. Roofs, especially, can suffer damage from nearby trees.

In this article, we’ll discuss how roofs and trees impact each other, some things to consider when it comes to your trees, some issues to watch for, and how to protect your roof while maintaining your trees.

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The Many Benefits of Winter Tree Pruning & Trimming

Dec 12, 2022
winter pruning

Winter tree pruning has many benefits, both for your trees and for your wallet. Learn why dormant pruning is a good choice for northern Virginia residents.

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Utility-Friendly Trees for Your Northern Virginia Property

Nov 16, 2022
Small trees grow near large utility lines in Virginia.

Planting trees near utility lines is risky. It might reach powerlines and cause huge problem in the future. Read this article to know which kind of trees and shrubs you can plant so it will be safer for your property.

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Don’t Plant These Trees on your Virginia Property

Oct 19, 2022
A row of bradford or callery pear trees with white spring blooms.

All trees provide a lot of benefits to us. But there are also trees that pose problems and could potentially be a threat to other trees on your property. Read this post to learn more about some of the invasive trees in Virginia that you should avoid planting on your property.

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Will Tree Removal Damage My Lawn?

Aug 22, 2022
The Green Vista Tree Care crane balanced on a Northern Virginia property's lawn using Alturna mats to protect the grass.

Tree removal damage to landscape or lawns is inevitable specially when done in a wrong way or by non professional people. Here’s what can be done to avoid damages and protect your property.

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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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