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Centreville Tree Care Safety

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In this day and age, with so many do-it-yourself blogs and sources out there, it’s tempting to just assume that you can do everything yourself. And when it comes to performing basic landscaping, yard work, or home improvement tasks, this is a perfectly valid assumption. But what a lot of us are bad at is […]

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Can Ivy Kill My Tree?

I’ve always loved the look of a huge old tree covered in ivy. For some reason it always makes me think of King Arthur or Robin Hood or other such stories. But there is always the question of whether or not the ivy damages the tree. What is ivy, exactly? The most common type of […]

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Tree Planting

So you want to plant a tree? Fantastic! We can always use more trees in Prince William County. But before you begin, there are a few things you should know to ensure that your tree will thrive, not just survive. Planting your tree at the right time of year can make all the difference: “In […]

Mulching Tips For Reston Area Trees

When it comes to basic tree care in Reston, there are two simple and easy things that will benefit your trees to no end: mulching and watering. The need for watering is pretty obvious, and even total beginners are aware of its importance. But mulching often gets overlooked. What is mulch, exactly? About.com has a good definition: […]

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Pesky Pests

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It’s a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping. You walk out to look at your beautiful budding trees – only to see them crawling with insects. Virginia has a strong bug population because so much of it is wooded, and Leesburg is no exception. Unfortunately those bugs don’t stay in the […]

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Goats in Trees??

Tired of spending all that time trimming the trees in your Burke, Virginia yard? Morocco has found an interesting solution to the problem: goats! Forget chickens in the trees. Goats are far more entertaining. These goats live in the Moroccan desert where food is scarce. They feed off the fruit of Argan trees, one of […]

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Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaws are simultaneously one of the most common and most dangerous do-it-yourself tools on the market. In case you missed it, last month this story was floating around the internet about a man who accidentally cut his neck with a chainsaw: Cutting it close: Pa. man survives accident that put chainsaw into his neck The […]

Emerald Ash Borers

Spring is in the air! Which also unfortunately means that Emerald Ash Borers are quite likely making their way into your beautiful ash trees in your Woodbridge backyard. Emerald Ash Borers, or EAB, are small, harmless-looking green beetles that are responsible for the death of a huge amount of ash trees in America, China, and […]

Flood-Damaged Trees

As discussed in a previous post, last week’s insane rain fall brought with it a massive amount of flooding here in Centreville and surrounding areas. Backyards became lakes and many trees suddenly found themselves trying to hold their ground in the middle of a rushing river: In some cases flooding can damage trees so badly […]

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Last Week’s Extensive Flooding in Fairfax County

This past Wednesday was a memorable day for those of us living in Fairfax County and surrounding areas. The record-breaking rainfall caused an incredible amount of flooding in Northern Virginia: Flooding closes roads throughout Fairfax County Rain battered the area overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, resulting in many Fairfax County roads becoming impassable. … […]

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