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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 …

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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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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 …

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Growing Earth Open During COVID-19

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Growing Earth Tree Care remains open for business during the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to COVID-19, we have changed some of the ways we operate for the safety of both our clients and our employees.  To maintain social distancing, our employees have been instructed to call you when we arrive on site to avoid knocking on your door.  Our crews are …

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Reduce Your Liability with Healthy Trees

In Arborist Info Ashburn, Arborists, Blog, Disease, Emergency Storm Damage, Homeowner Associations, Pests, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn by growingearthLeave a Comment

      Without tree care, your trees could cause liability issues for you and your neighbors. Whether you are an individual property owner or you manage a homeowners’ association, trees provide many benefits and add value to the landscape. However, they can also present some serious problems if they’re not cared for properly. It’s important to reduce your liability …

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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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Manage Your Trees with a Homeowner’s Association

In Arborists, Blog, Homeowner Associations, Species, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Tree Health Wellness Ashburn, Tree Planting by growingearthLeave a Comment

  If you live in a neighborhood that is part of a Homeowner’s Association, managing trees in common areas is the responsibility of the HOA. Well-cared-for trees are valuable and important assets to your community. Trees improve the overall quality of life and enjoyment of the residents. Homeowner associations often have trees that were planted by the developer and residents. …

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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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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 …