Eco-Friendly Tree Removal: A Guide to Responsible Arboriculture

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More than just landscape features, trees are interdependent ecosystems that provide habitats for wildlife, absorb carbon dioxide, and support the planet’s health. Yet certain conditions (diseases, safety concerns, urban development, and more) call for tree removal. Assessing the need for removal, project planning, leveraging sustainable techniques, and more can reduce the environmental impact. Nevertheless, contact […]

The Ultimate Guide to Tree Removal: Everything You Need to Know

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Although your favorite tree may stand tall now, one of many events (including disease, structural instability, and safety concerns) could result in tree removal services. Yet many homeowners have little knowledge about removal best practices and service prices. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll discuss how to identify a hazardous tree, safety tips recommended by experts, […]

Virginia Insect & Arthropod Pests/Tree Diseases: Bleeding Canker and Phytophthora Canker

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Like people, trees sometimes fall victim to illnesses and infections. The severity of these illnesses varies based on the tree variety and disease type, but a phytophthora infection can be particularly devastating over long stretches. While preventative measures and treatments to maintain tree health exist, property owners need to recognize when to employ professional tree […]

What We Can Learn from Tree Law

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If a tree from a neighbor’s property falls into your yard, who’s responsible for its removal? If the branches of a tree rooted in public property hang into your driveway, can you trim them without city approval? These dilemmas and many more are the subject of tree law, a specialized yet thriving branch of legal […]

What Factors Affect Tree Removal Cost?

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A homeowner might wish to have a tree removed for many reasons: the tree’s death endangers their house, it’s invasive and disrupting the local ecosystem, or it clashes with their personal preferences. Yet before hiring a tree removal company, most property owners would like to know the cost. Numerous factors—including tree health, size, equipment, and […]

Virginia Tree Diseases: Fire Blight

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Among the tree diseases that appear in Virginia, fire blight is notorious due to its swift and fatal effects. The disease strikes during the spring and affects dozens of species across many states, robbing infected trees of valuable limbs and leaves. Left untreated, the loss of foliage may be fatal—yet tree care specialists can save […]

Can Bush Hogging Impact Tree Health?

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Routine maintenance and inspection of trees’ habitats are less acknowledged aspects of tree care than pruning and removal, but they are equally essential. Indeed, habitat management practices may impact trees more than trimming or inspection because the latter occur at intervals while habitat is a chronic influence. Therefore, vegetation management and bush hogging services directly […]

Why You Should Have Invasive Trees Removed

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90 invasive tree and plant species have appeared in Virginia, and all threaten the native ecosystems. Whether introduced intentionally or accidentally, invasives—by definition—wreak havoc due to their swift growth, destructive impact on natural habitats, and introduction of foreign pests and diseases. Landowners should educate themselves on the effects of invasive species and contact a certified […]

Virginia Insects & Arthropod Pests: Scale Insects

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The prevalence and illusive nature of scale insects qualify them as a “must-know” among property owners. Indeed, thorough arborists will watch out for scale insects during inspections, as they can devastate trees and plants. Yet learning how to identify scale insects can help you to manage them. You can better recognize when to contact a […]

Why You Should Never Try to Remove a Tree Yourself

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Many homeowners prefer to handle standard maintenance projects themselves because it is easier than hiring a professional service person. Doing so makes sense for simple chores: cleaning a kitchen, changing a lightbulb, mowing a lawn, and so on. However, some tasks—including emergency tree removal—necessitate a professional touch due to their inherent danger, risk of property […]

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