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According to the US National Park Service, there has been a steep decline in the number of living ash trees within the National Capital Region, which includes many parts of Northern Virginia. This sharp decline has begun to affect forests and landscapes throughout the...read more
It’s no secret that tree care is one of the most dangerous industries out there. On a normal day, an arborist can expect to wield heavy gear and power tools (including a chainsaw), climb up trees, move heavy logs or limbs, and more. The pros wear hard hats at all job...read more
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of our community to a halt, Mother Nature remains as fiercely active as ever. At the beginning of August, Tropical Storm Isais rolled through Northern Virginia with near-hurricane conditions. It flooded roads, knocked out...read more
Our forest ecosystems are vital to keeping our environments sustainable, and that’s also why it’s important to keep an eye on the condition of our landscapes. We should stay vigilant and look for signs of pests and disease in order to prevent them from spreading and...read more
There are a variety of factors that can lead to a tree’s death, including stress from weather conditions, disease, insects, pollution, and soil erosion. A particularly dangerous threat, however, is Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a fungal disease caused by Phytophthora...read more
In the spring and summer, as flowers bloom and trees fill with leaves, it’s easy to spot when a plant is unhealthy or dead. Oak trees, while loved for their substantial size and strength, are not immune to decay, even in summer. A variety of factors can cause death in...read more