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Healthy Soil for Healthy Trees

In Arborists, Root Soil and Water, Tree Care, Tree Health Info, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Importance of Healthy Soil Healthy trees need healthy soil that is rich in nutrients, moisture and structure. In urban environments, soil does not always provide the necessities for healthy trees in the landscape. Compaction, lack of organic material, insufficient pore space, and other critical problems make a harsh environment for root systems. During construction, topsoil is scraped away, natural grades …

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Are Your Trees at Risk During Storms?

In Arborists, Blog, Emergency Storm Damage, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Predicting which Trees are at Risk During Storms During a hurricane or tropical storm, how likely will your trees become damaged? It’s not always easy to predict which trees will fall victim to a storm, but there are factors that can increase the risk. Take a close look at your trees to see how many of the following risk factors …

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When to Fertilize Your Trees

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When Trees Need Fertilizer Are your trees looking a little peaked? They may be lacking nutrients and need fertilizer. Urban soils are often lack the nutrients that are found naturally in the forest, and trees have a harder time absorbing what is there. There are several factors that can lead to this condition: Competition from grass Elimination of natural sources …

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8 Signs of Trouble with Your Trees

In Arborists, Disease, Pests, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Looking for Signs of Trouble As with people, when problems affect the health of your tree, early detection can often mean the difference between life and death. Signs of trouble with trees are sometimes obvious, but at other times, you may need to make a closer inspection. Because trees are living organisms, you should keep an eye out for these …

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Keep Cool This Summer with Trees

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Tree Care, Tree Health Info, Tree Planting, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Keep Cool under Trees Who hasn’t sought the cooling shelter of a shade tree on a hot summer day? At my son’s soccer games, whenever there’s a shady tree on the sidelines, parents and other fans find valuable relief and protection from the sweltering heat under its broad branches. Lower your Energy Costs In addition to shade, trees have an …

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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 …