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A Sample Tree Care Policy for Your Homeowners’ Association

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Homeowner Associations, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Growing Earth Tree Care has worked with homeowners’ associations across the northern Virginia region for decades.  Our experience reveals that the HOA’s that have a solid tree policy in place tend to have reduced risk and healthier trees. We developed a sample tree policy that can be used for your homeowners’ association.  You are welcome to use this template and …

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Growing Earth Open During COVID-19

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Growing Earth Tree Care remains open for business during the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to COVID-19, we have changed some of the ways we operate for the safety of both our clients and our employees.  To maintain social distancing, our employees have been instructed to call you when we arrive on site to avoid knocking on your door.  Our crews are …

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Reduce Your Liability with Healthy Trees

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Blog, Disease, Emergency Storm Damage, Homeowner Associations, Pests, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn by growingearthLeave a Comment

      Without tree care, your trees could cause liability issues for you and your neighbors. Whether you are an individual property owner or you manage a homeowners’ association, trees provide many benefits and add value to the landscape. However, they can also present some serious problems if they’re not cared for properly. It’s important to reduce your liability …

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Get a Tree Inventory for Better Tree Health

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Info, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn, Tree Planting by growingearth2 Comments

  Do you know the health of your trees? Trees are an essential part of your landscape, providing beauty, shade, greenery, and privacy. But like most people, you are probably unable to name more than a few species of trees. And like most people, you probably don’t know if your trees are healthy. If you can’t identify your trees or …

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Manage Your Trees with a Homeowner’s Association

In Arborists, Blog, Homeowner Associations, Species, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn, Tree Planting by growingearthLeave a Comment

  If you live in a neighborhood that is part of a Homeowner’s Association, managing trees in common areas is the responsibility of the HOA. Well-cared-for trees are valuable and important assets to your community. Trees improve the overall quality of life and enjoyment of the residents. Homeowner associations often have trees that were planted by the developer and residents. …

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The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Disease, Featured, Pests, Root Soil and Water, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Info, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearth2 Comments

Mulch is great for your trees. It helps to retain moisture in the soil and regulates soil temperature, keeping roots at the proper temperature throughout the year. Mulch also reduces damage to roots and trunks from lawn mowers and weed whackers. These devices often cut through the bark into the tree’s vascular system, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients. …

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BENEFITS OF HAVING A TREE INVENTORY OF YOUR PROPERTY

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Why do you need to have a tree inventory of your property? Consider these benefits that will save you time and money in the long-term. 1. Reduced liability: Knowing the health and structural condition of the trees on a property helps to identify problem trees. Recommendations are included with the inventory that will help reduce owner liability and bring awareness …

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Planting a Christmas Tree

In Arborists, General Information, Tree Care, Tree Health Info, Tree Planting by growingearth1 Comment

Do you want to remember this Christmas for many years to come? Would you like to help the environment at the same time? Then consider planting your Christmas tree after the holidays. We’ve pulled together some advice on how to do it the right way. Start by choosing the right tree species; examples are Norway spruce, white pine, blue spruce, …

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The Dangers of Leaf Fungus

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Anthracnose is a fungi that infects the stems, branches, leaves and fruits of some deciduous trees including sycamore, ash, maple, oak and privet. Cool, wet or moist conditions tend to make outbreaks more severe. Leaf infections are identified by discolored, blotchy lesions coming from leaf veins. Leaf drop or defoliation can take place in the spring and may lead to …

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Only Preventative Treatment Can Save Your Trees from the Asian Ambrosia Beetle

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The Asian Ambrosia Beetle aggressively assaults a wide variety of trees, including: Ash, Beech, Bradford pear, Chinese elm, Crape myrtle, Dogwood, Elm, Golden Rain Tree, Hickory, Holly, Honey Locust, Japanese maple, Japanese snowbell, Linden, Magnolia, Mimosa, Oak, Persimmon Once the tree has been attacked, it is too late. The only way to protect your trees from the problems caused by this beetle …