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Benefits of Trees in your Northern Virginia Landscape

May 17, 2019
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You’ll be surprised when you learn about all of the things that trees do to help us. There are so many benefits, in fact, that we’re still learning about all of the positive impacts they have on our lives. But scientists and arborists have learned a few, and we’ve described them for you in this article.

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Best Small Trees for Small Spaces in Northern Virginia

Apr 17, 2019
small trees for small spaces northern Virginia

One of the most common issues we see is the wrong tree planted in the wrong place. For smaller areas, you might want to consider a tree that will grow no taller than 30 feet. See our recommendations for the best small trees for Northern Virginia.

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How Cranes Make Tree Removal Safer

Feb 13, 2019
tree removal with crane

Tree removal is inherently dangerous but using a crane can make it safer for the tree workers, homeowners and surrounding area. However, tree removal using a traditional crane still requires a tree care professional to climb the tree. That’s why we’ve invested in a remote-controlled, tree-cutting crane that eliminates the need to place anyone in potential harm’s way. Check out the cool video of it in action!

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Avoid Salt & Ice Melt Damage To Your Trees & Plants

Jan 11, 2019
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Rock salt and ice melt are helpful during northern Virginia winters, but they can kill your plants. Protect your plants with these tips and alternatives.

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Help Trees Recover From Ice and Snow Damage in Northern Virginia

Dec 20, 2018
winter ice damage on trees

Winter storms, with high winds, ice, and heavy snow, can all cause trees to split, branches to break, and large limbs to fall. In this article, we share some tips on how to prevent, spot, and treat ice and snow damage from winter storms.

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How to Protect Trees From Sunscald Injury This Winter

Nov 21, 2018
sunscald on green ash - image by William Jacobi, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

During winter, temperature swings can cause enormous damage to thin-barked deciduous trees through something called sunscald. But it’s easy to prevent if you know how. Here’s what you can do this winter to keep your trees safe.

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Why Leaves Change Color in Fall: A Northern Virginia Guide

Oct 22, 2018
leaves change color in fall

What makes trees in northern Virginia change from green into shades of yellow, orange, red and purple each fall? Here’s why it happens, what affects the timing and brightness of the display, and when you can expect peak leaf color this year.

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Fall Tree Care Tips for Northern Virginia

Sep 25, 2018
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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Watering Trees During the Dog Days of Summer

Aug 18, 2018
summer tree watering

Plants and lawns need to be watered, but trees get enough water from rainwater, right? Not necessarily! In fact, you should probably water your trees more than your lawn, as trees are a larger investment. Learn how you can tell if your trees need water, the best way to water them, and the best time of day to water to ensure that you’re not wasting water.

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Prevent Tree Damage From Storms & Wind in Northern Virginia

Jul 26, 2018
storm damage to trees in northern virginia

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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