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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 […]

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Why Do Leaves Fall?

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How Leaves Work Have you ever wondered what brings out the fall color of leaves? To find the answer, you have to understand how trees and leaves work. Trees need to eat, just like you and I do. But their food is not fertilizer any more than a multivitamin is food for us. Carbohydrates and […]

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Plant a Tree This Fall

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When we think about the best time of year to plant, we generally think of spring. But late summer/early fall is also a good time to plant a tree. If the tree is planted in early fall, it will have enough time to establish its root system before the ground freezes. Choosing the Right Tree […]

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Tree Root Problems

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Getting to the Root of the Problem Tree roots are often the most overlooked, neglected, and abused component of the tree’s anatomy. Tree root problems are a major part of a tree’s health. In the mid-Atlantic region, tree roots are located mostly in the top six to ten inches of soil. This is due to […]

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Top Tree Pests in Mid-Atlantic

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Despite our best efforts to take care of our trees, sometimes even healthy trees are attacked by pests and diseases. Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, there are a number of common tree pests and diseases we see every day. It is not an all-inclusive list, but it covers the majority of the culprits that plague […]

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Urban Tree Stress

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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 […]

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How Much Water Do Your Trees Need?

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Trees Need Water How long could you last without water? Do you think you could go for a few days or maybe a week? Although we tend not to think about it much, trees also need water. In fact, they need it every bit as much as we do. A host of tree health problems […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Reduce Your Liability with Healthy Trees

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      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 […]

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