Tag Archives: tree care

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 […]

Careful with Your Tree Trimming

Spring is a great time for doing gardening, yard work, and some tree care in Woodbridge. It’s also when most people think about getting dead or dying trees removed. But these early spring months are also when animals are nesting, often in those very trees that you want to chop down: Tree-trimming season dangerous for […]

Helping Deforestation in America

When you live in a highly populated, urban area like Leesburg it often feels like there’s nothing you can do to help with deforestation problems in America. You can’t plant a tree in any of the public areas. If you’ve got a small yard with a tree or two you can talk to a Leesburg tree […]

“April Showers Bring May Flowers…”

If you’re thinking of adding a garden to your Centreville home this year, now is the time to start. The weather is still cool but we should have seen the last of overnight freezes. To start off, decide if you want a flower or vegetable garden, and do a little research into what grows best […]

Leesburg Curb Appeal

Curb appeal: that loved and dreaded phrase. We all want our homes to have nice curb appeal but too often just don’t have the time and energy to put into it. And then the day comes when you have to put your house on the market and you realize you haven’t trimmed a tree or […]

National Arbor Day This Friday!

Want to make a difference in your Gainesville community? Why not start with something simple? Celebrate the 2014 National Arbor Day this Friday by planting a tree! National Arbor Day, celebrated in 40 different countries, was originated in order to encourage people to plant and care for trees: Make a friend for life by planting […]

Spring Brush Fires

With the warmer weather starting to arrive, brush fires have been breaking out in the West Virginia and Maryland areas. Not nearly so far away from our Woodbridge homes as we might wish: Brush fires break out in Prince George, Henrico Two separate brush fires jammed Interstate 295 Friday, with one hotspot in Prince George […]

Trashing the Cherry Blossom Festival

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Just yesterday The Washington Post posted an interesting article about the DC Cherry Blossom Festival. The title and accompanying image say a lot: Mounds of trash take the bloom off Cherry Blossom Festival Plastic-foam lunch containers. A Ritz Crackers box. Rubber gloves. Empty 24-packs of Deer Park water. A Sprite can. A Starbucks cup. Milk […]

Those Leesburg Squirrels…

Like many of us who live in Northern Virginia or Leesburg area, I live in an area with a lot of trees. A lot of trees usually means a lot of birds, so we have a large variety of feeders out on our deck. However, a lot of trees also means a lot of squirrels. […]