Responsible and Safe Application Methods

Written by Ben Stephey – Licensed Applicator Pesticides are often thought to be “hazardous” or “harmful” to animals, humans, and the environment. However, when used by trained-certified professionals, these materials are very effective at suppressing plant damaging pests. We are fortunate to have these materials at our disposal for strategic use against these pests and […]

How Much Does Professional Tree Pruning Cost?

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When researching tree pruning services, it becomes clear that finding the right company and comparing costs can be complex. Various elements contribute to the overall estimate. Factors like the tree’s size, health, and specific pruning requirements are crucial. Engaging ISA Certified Arborists, such as the Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping (CVTS-L) team, ensures that […]

Importance of Winter Tree Health and Safety Assessments

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Importance of Assessing Tree Health and Safety As winter storms approach, diligent attention to the health and vitality of your trees is paramount. At Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping (CVTS-L), we emphasize the importance of in-depth tree health and safety assessments in preparation for these severe weather events. These consultations and tree risk assessments […]

How much does tree removal cost with a certified arborist?

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Understanding the cost of tree removal requires a comprehensive look at several influencing factors. The size and location of the tree, the complexity of the removal, and the equipment needed are just the tip of the iceberg. ISA Certified Arborists bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each project, which ensures a high level […]

How Much Does Tree Stump Grinding Cost? Depth and Cleanup Considerations

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Tree stump grinding is more than removing an unwanted stump; it’s about making informed decisions to shape your property’s future. The depth at which the stump is ground plays a pivotal role in this process. This decision isn’t just a matter of preference but is deeply connected to the intended use of the space. For […]

The Insider’s Perspective: A Year of Growth in Plant Health Care

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When Chris Clouser first joined the ranks of Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, he was ripe with anticipation to delve deep into the intricacies of tree and shrub maintenance. Little did he know, it would be his time with the Plant Health Care division that would fundamentally change his outlook on the profession. Holistic […]

The Remarkable Journey of Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping

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The story of Cumberland Valley Tree Service-Landscaping starts in a kitchen in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, back in 1978. George Pogue Jr., the company’s president and general manager, recalls starting as a brush dragger for his father at age 14. After earning his forestry degree, George returned to work full-time with his parents in 1985, bringing innovative […]

My Experience with The Authority in Tree Care

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Six years ago, my wife and I fell in love with a home we could settle in.  One of these reasons was because of three magnificent trees that beautifully accented the property. Moving from a townhome, the world of tree maintenance was new to us. We had no yard before and certainly, no trees to […]

What is a “Low Maintenance Landscape”

Written by Brent Lucas – Landscape Manager The “low maintenance landscape” is a request that we receive frequently. There are many considerations when designing a low maintenance landscape for a client. Our approach to the design process has always been very systematic and begins with a comprehensive discussion with our client as to what they […]

Lion-Tail Pruning: Not Worth the Risk

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Generally, the aim of our blog is to provide you with two resources: 1. Education to help you understand why your plants do what they do. 2. Best-practices that you can use right now to be proactive with the health and maintenance of your trees and shrubs. However, we also need to issue warnings about […]