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

In Arborists, Disease, General Information, Pests, Tree Health Info by growingearthLeave a Comment

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 …

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Tree Root Issues and How to Address Them

In Arborists, General Information, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Planting, Treeplanting by growingearthLeave a Comment

Tree roots can be a major headache for homeowners, and sometimes by the time the roots are visible, it can be too late to fix the situation. It makes sense, if you think about how strong tree roots are — they have to be capable of supporting a large tree which means they can span over a wide area. If …

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Tree Safety During Storm Clean Up

In Arborists, General Information, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn by growingearthLeave a Comment

When a powerful storm comes to town we are quickly reminded just how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. A major storm can involve thunder, lightning and strong winds, but it’s the aftermath of the storm that is most feared. Will street and tunnels be flooded? Will trees fall onto homes and cars? Will strong winds knock down power lines? When …

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MID-ATLANTIC REGION TREE CARE GUIDE

In Arborists, General Information, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Planting, Treeplanting by growingearthLeave a Comment

Whether you’re a new homeowner or just looking to improve your property values, landscaping with new saplings or seedlings can be incredibly gratifying. But it’s also important to get it right the first time. So here are our suggestions for successfully adding new trees to your outdoor space: Be Ready to Commit Taking care of a tree means you’re in …

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7 Fall Garden Pests

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Fall is the time of the year when gardeners tend to have a little more time to breathe. Plants need less irrigation, temperatures are not as high and many pests have completed the plant-destruction phase of their cycles. However, there are a handful of pests that make their presence known in the fall, so it’s important to be on the lookout …

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The Many Benefits of Composting

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As people who love trees, plants and the great outdoors we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to care for our planet AND give our plants the best! Do you want to reduce waste and improve your garden? Well, composting is an excellent way to recycle organic matter that can be used as a soil amendment …

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Enjoy the Outdoors: Tips for Mosquito Control

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It may seem like there is a simple solution to avoid having mosquitoes in your backyard: don’t have standing water anywhere in your yard or around your house. But let’s examine a more well-rounded and integrated approach to mosquito and pest control. Remove Mosquito Habitats This step is key to an integrated mosquito control strategy. You simply can’t have any …

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Spring Tree Planting Guide

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Although spring is a great time to plant trees, winter is the perfect time to start planning your spring tree plantings. An important place to start is deciding where you want to plant your trees and choosing the right species. This ensures that when spring arrives, you’ll be ready. If you fail to plan for the upcoming planting season, you …

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The Value in Hiring 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, disease and pest control, and emergency storm damage and care. They have expertise in the needs of trees, which allows them to ensure the tree’s health and natural beauty. Why Hire an …