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Will My Construction Project Kill My Trees?

In Arborists, Root Soil and Water, Tree Care, Tree Health Info, Tree Planting by growingearthLeave a Comment

Planning for Trees During Construction Do you have plans for a new construction project? Have you thought about how your trees will be affected? Construction projects, if not carefully planned out, can harm or even kill your trees. It doesn’t matter if your construction project is large or small. Even replacing underground pipes or wires to the house can impact …

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5 Reasons We Don’t Top Trees

In Arborist Info Ashburn, OMA Tree Problems, OMA Tree Pruning, Pests, Tree Care by growingearthLeave a Comment

To control canopy growth and stop roots from causing havoc in their yards, homeowners have been topping their trees. Some people are under the false impression that topping trees makes them safer. In reality, topping creates structural problems that will weaken a tree over time. Here are 5 reasons why Growing Earth Tree Care will not top your trees. Stops …

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Healthy Soil for Healthy Trees

In Arborists, Root Soil and Water, Tree Care, Tree Health Info, Uncategorized by growingearth1 Comment

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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Are Your Trees at Risk During Storms?

In Arborists, Blog, Emergency Storm Damage, Tree Care, Tree Care Maintenance Ashburn, Uncategorized by growingearthLeave a Comment

Predicting which Trees are at Risk During Storms During a hurricane or tropical storm, how likely will your trees become damaged? It’s not always easy to predict which trees will fall victim to a storm, but there are factors that can increase the risk. Take a close look at your trees to see how many of the following risk factors …

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When to Fertilize Your Trees

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When Trees Need Fertilizer Are your trees looking a little peaked? They may be lacking nutrients and need fertilizer. Urban soils are often lack the nutrients that are found naturally in the forest, and trees have a harder time absorbing what is there. There are several factors that can lead to this condition: Competition from grass Elimination of natural sources …

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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 …