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Prevent Tree Damage From Storms & Wind in Northern Virginia

Jul 26, 2018
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Summer storms in northern Virginia are a common and dangerous occurrence. Although we all love the warmth and sunshine of summer, it also brings with it torrential downpours, violent thunderstorms, occasional tornadoes and high winds – we’ve even been hit with hurricanes – all of which put trees and property at risk.

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How to Protect Your Trees From Summer Heat Stress

Jun 25, 2018
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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The Truth About Tree Care Insurance & Homeowner Risk

May 31, 2018
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If the tree care company or person you hire doesn’t have the right insurance, you’re putting yourself at risk. Here are some of the things you should know about tree care insurance before hiring anyone to do tree work on your property.

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Why Mulch Is Killing Your Trees

Apr 28, 2018
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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Tree Topping: Should You Do It?

Mar 4, 2018
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Topping is the practice of drastically cutting back all of a tree’s larger branches to make them shorter, with the goal of creating a smaller tree. Unfortunately, topping usually has the opposite effect – if it doesn’t kill the tree. Learn what topping is and the associated costs (to your tree and your wallet).

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Frost Cracks: What They Are & What To Do About It

Feb 21, 2018

During the winter, if your trees make loud cracking sounds at night, or you notice vertical splits in the bark, it’s probably frost cracks. Caused by large temperature swings, these cracks usually heal themselves in healthy trees. Take good care of affected trees to ensure that they recover, and call in the pros if the split persists or gets worse.

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Is My Tree Okay? How to Know When it’s Time to Remove a Tree

Jan 15, 2018

  Trees have endless benefits, from energy conservation to wind protection to creating healthy air for us to breathe. But as a living organism, trees are prone to death and disease, can be injured, and may grow where you don’t want them to. As a result, they sometimes need to be removed. As a homeowner,…

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The Many Benefits of Winter Tree Pruning & Trimming

Nov 24, 2017
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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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Tree Planting Tips For Healthy Trees

Oct 17, 2017
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Do you know what the biggest killer of newly-planted trees is? Poor tree planting practices. Here’s the best advice I can give you when it comes to planting a tree – “Plant a $5 tree in a $100 hole.”  That doesn’t mean buy a cheap tree or line the planting hole with gold. It means…

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Top Five Landscape Trees for Fall Color in Northern Virginia

Sep 29, 2017
fall leaf color northern virginia

Many people associate fall with the changing color of tree leaves – over the space of a few weeks the whole landscape seems to magically morph from green to brilliant shades of orange, gold, red, and purple. We often get asked for recommendations on the best trees to plant in Northern Virginia for stunning fall…

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