A Closer Look At Our Tree Care Services

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As the leading arborist, tree trimming, and general tree company within Fairfax and Loudon County and the surrounding areas, it’s no coincidence that we have been accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and are recommended by Angie’s List members for our many services that include tree cutting, stump removal, tree fungus treatment, and even emergency tree removal. Since 1976 …

Tips for Spring Tree Planting

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Why is spring a good time to plant trees? Although spring is a great time to plant trees, winter is a great time to start planning your spring tree plantings. It is important that you decide the locations you want to plant your trees (http://www.growingearth.com/planting-the-right-tree-in-the-right-location/). This ensures that when spring arrives, you’ll be ready. If you fail to plan for …

Should You Hire An Arborist?

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Before you can hire an arborist, it is important to understand what one is. An arborist is a highly skilled tree surgeon. They specialize in pruning, tree removal, and emergency tree treatment. They have expertise in the needs of trees, which allows them to ensure the tree’s health and natural beauty. Why Hire an Arborist? Hiring an arborist helps to …

Making Structurally Weak Trees Less Likely to Fail

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There are a number of different reasons why a tree may be structurally weak. One of the most common reasons is that the tree has co-dominant trunks. This is when a single base is supporting two large trunks. If the two trunks grow away from each other and form a U-shaped union, the tree may still be very stable. However, …

Winter Tree Pruning Tips

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As the temperatures have dropped during the winter months, you’ve no doubt been spending less and less time outside. You’ve certainly not been doing any gardening, and you’re probably not thinking much about your trees, either. However, though you may want to hibernate all winter, if you want your trees to be healthy and strong this spring, you’re going to …

When Should I Hire an Arborist?

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The short answer to this question is simply this – whenever you think you need to. You’ve planted trees on your property with the goal of enhancing your living environment and increasing your property values. Trees that are attractive and properly cared for can lead to great returns if and when you’re ready to sell, and trees that aren’t properly …

Top Tree Mistakes You Must Avoid

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Trees enhance the value and aesthetics of your yard. They can provide shade, protect you from wind, and even offer food in the form of fruit. They attract birds and animals, and protect the environment. For all that, they can be easily damaged by well-meaning homeowners. A broad range of things can cause serious damage to your tree that might …

Caring for Mature Trees – A Guide

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Trees require the right care and maintenance in order to thrive. Whether you’ve planted a smaller ornamental tree, a fruit tree, or a large tree for shade, the first few years are vital. However, what about existing trees, or mature planted trees? These also require the right care and maintenance, and while there’s less involved, it’s no less vital for …

Planting the Right Tree in the Right Location

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If you’re landscaping, you might be confused about how to choose the best tree for your yard. For sure, finding the proper tree can be problematic if you don’t know much about what grows where, but with a little help, you’ll get it right. Things to Consider The first thing you’ll want to think about is the size of your …

Caring for Mid-Atlantic Trees – An Overview

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Whether you hail from Maryland, Virginia, or somewhere else in the Mid-Atlantic region, you need to pay close attention to tree care. The right care and maintenance will help ensure that your tree lasts for decades, perhaps longer than your own life. However, failure to care for your trees can result in catastrophic repercussions. Whether you’re planting a small tree …