You’ve probably seen many newly-planted trees held up with stakes. But is it necessary? We answer all your questions about whether a newly-planted tree should be staked, how to stake a tree, how long to leave it, what to use, and what not to do.Read More
These delicious fruiting trees grow well in northern Virginia and are generally the easiest to care for. We cover the best varieties, growing conditions, care, and more.Read More
Tree removal, pruning and stump grinding will leave a pile of wood chips. Here are 10 ideas for how to use them in your own yard rather than having them hauled away.Read More
In winter, a dormant tree still needs water to maintain itself until spring. These FAQs answer all of your questions about why, when, and how to trees in winter.Read More
Our top recommendations for winter tree care. What to do, how to do it, and what not to do to keep your trees healthy and safe through our northern Virginia winters (December through February).Read More
Looking at that overgrown tree in your yard and thinking about pruning or removing parts of it yourself? Ask yourself these questions first to see whether DIY tree work is the best option.Read More
Each autumn, as deciduous trees start dropping leaves, are you left wondering what the heck to do with all those fallen leaves? Here are three options for dealing with fallen leaves on your northern Virginia property.Read More
Many shrubs grow well in northern Virginia, but these are the 5 best shrubs to plant this fall. They’re beautiful, easy to grow & now’s the time to plant!Read More
Problems caused by tree roots can be found in every neighborhood in northern Virginia. Roots invade sewer and water pipes, enter cracked foundations, lift sidewalks and crack paved areas, and spread above ground to trip you. Learn why it happens, how to fix the problem, and how to prevent it.Read More
After flooding, heavy rainfall, or even due to overwatering, trees can suffer from too much water. Essentially, waterlogged trees can drown. Learn to recognize the symptoms of excessive water damage, how to help your trees recover, and how to prevent it from happening again.Read More
After a tree has been removed, what happens to the remaining tree stump? Does it decompose? Should you remove it? Is stump grinding the best option? If so, how is that done? We answer all of those questions and more in these FAQs about stump removal and stump grinding.Read More
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.Read More
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