View Post

Urban Tree Stress

In Pests, Root Soil and Water, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Why do urban trees live shorter lives than trees growing in natural settings? Because of urban tree stress. As the name implies, urban tree stress affects trees growing in urban environments where conditions are not necessarily favorable to natural tree growth. Identifying Urban Tree Stress Urban tree stress can be diagnosed by recognizing a number of different symptoms. It is …

View Post

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 …

View Post

How to Care for Trees at any Life Stage

In Root Soil and Water, Species, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Info, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn, Tree Planting, Uncategorized by growingearth1 Comment

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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. …

View Post

BENEFITS OF HAVING A TREE INVENTORY OF YOUR PROPERTY

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Blog, Featured, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Info, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

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 …

View Post

Winter Tree Stress

In Emergency Storm Damage, Featured, General Information, OMA Tree Pruning, Tree Care, Uncategorized by growingearth1 Comment

Winter can be hard on trees. Heavy snow and ice, along with winter winds can split branches or even uproot entire trees. Although not everything can be prevented, there are steps that can be taken in order to reduce the potential damage. When one branch breaks, it can often lead to other healthy branches below it being injured as it …

View Post

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting

In Uncategorized by growingearth

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. …