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Healthy Soil for Healthy Trees

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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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How to Care for Trees at any Life Stage

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The Lifecycle of Trees Trees have various stages of life, just like humans. Each stage has its own requirements to fit the tree’s needs at that point in the life cycle. Knowing how to care for your trees depends on the stage of the tree’s life. Caring for Seedlings A newborn or seedling typically starts out life as a seed …

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Keep Cool This Summer with Trees

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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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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 growingearthLeave a Comment

  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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The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees

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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

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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 …