Extreme Heat, and Tree Health – What You Should Know

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 Much of the country has experienced the extreme heat and drought conditions that we have become accustomed to in the DC Metro, and Northern Virginia/Suburban Maryland areas. This extreme heat and decreased water can have a negative impact on plant and tree health, and we have gotten many questions recently.  We will share some tips, and if there is something that we don’t cover, reach out to one of our tree care specialists for more information.

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Fall Tree Tips from the Pros

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After a blistering and scorching summer, many of us in Washington, DC area look forward to the long autumn months that slide gradually into winter. It can be easy to imagine that your trees also look forward to this break from the extreme heat, and in a sense they do. Think of your trees dealing with the weather and seasonal changes the same way you do: In the Spring, they sprout buds and leaves to protect them from the impending ...

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Building a Giving Tree House

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As children, many of us sat at the kitchen table, pencil in hand, and tried to corral the whirlwind of ideas and visions long enough to make that pencil meet the paper. Our plans very seldom conveyed what we had envisioned, and the finished product seldom resembled either. Now that we are certainly older, and ideally, wiser, we have the chance to light up our children’s faces with their dream treehouse. While there is no one size fits ...

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When Cutting Trees is the Last Resort

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Cutting Trees?

Many of us will be faced with a decision to cutting trees or keep it. This dilemma could be caused by any number of factors, including the age of the tree, some storm damage, or even the nuisance or annoyance caused by the shedding of the leaves, etc. Before deciding to cut down trees, you should reach out to a certified tree professional for their opinion, and keep in mind this study that shows that even the removal of ...

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Summer Heat Garden Health

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You have spent your winter and spring months meticulously planning, plotting, and planting your garden, anticipating the harvest. Now that the hot weather, summer months are here, should you let your garden be? Probably not. There are some unique threats to your garden that will manifest themselves this summer. Here are some ways to keep your fall harvest safe.

It’s all Greek to Me
There are many latin words that describe where, how, and why roots grow, and what that means ...

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Caring for your Trees in the Hot Summer Months

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It seems as if we have just turned the corner on spring, but the hot weather has finally arrived. We have different needs in the hot weather, and it should come as no surprise that our trees, lawn, and garden do as well. So, we have put together some things to keep in mind as you keep your trees and lawn healthy this summer.

Mulch, water, repeat
The mulch that we recommended in the spring will pay its dividends now. In ...

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Avoid the Dangers of DIY Tree Care

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Now that we are well into spring weather, many homeowners are making decisions about tree care, specifically tree trimming, and/or removal. While it is recommended that trees be pruned or trimmed at least once a year in the dormant season, it is a task frequently put off until this time of year. While some tree maintenance jobs can be put on your Saturday to do list, others should be left to tree care professionals. Just like you wouldn’t ask ...

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Can Trees Make You Healthier?

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A recent study examined whether trees can make a person healthier. The study was a follow up to an observation made by a hospital staff, in which they observed patients recovering from surgery. Those patients who were facing a window were discharged on average one day sooner than those patients who were not afforded a view of the outdoors. The results are remarkable: An additional ten trees on a given block increased by 1% how healthy respondents felt. ...

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The Ultimate Spring Tree Care Checklist

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The sun is shining and birds are singing; that’s right, spring is here. For gardeners and arborists everywhere, this is great news. Spring is the time when our yards and gardens come to life. But despite the processes of nature, any tree service company can tell you that any thriving tree requires a certain amount of maintenance.

Spring Pruning
Indeed, despite the advice that trees should only be trimmed once a year during their dormancy, spring is a great time to ...

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Benefits of Proper Tree Maintenance

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There are so many benefits of properly caring and maintaining the trees on your property. However, many people are unaware of these benefits.

Professional tree care and landscaping maintenance can improve anyone’s property in a variety of ways. Whether it’s stump grinding, tree pruning, or pest management, there are many benefits of proper tree maintenance:

  • Cooling Effects – The evaporation from one tree produces the cooling effect of 10 air conditioners that have been operating 20 hours a day.
  • Save Money On Energy ...
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