Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania: Threats and Solutions [ALERT]

On March 3, it was announced that twelve counties were being added to Pennsylvania’s Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone, which brings the total number of counties under quarantine to 26 – including Cumberland and Dauphin Counties, which are in our service area. According to Penn State the insect is a threat to the region’s agricultural industries, […]

Bagworm and Beetle Season is Here

Bagworm moths - Fall webworm moth

Bagworms and Japanese Beetles are the biggest insect-related threats to this region’s trees during the summer months. Here are some things to watch out for and what you can do if your trees are at risk from Bagworms and Japanese Beetles: Bagworms Bagworms typically begin to hatch out during the beginning of June. At CVTS-L, […]

Plant Highlights

5 trees planted in pots

Dunstan Chestnut has been a widely popular and talked about plant the last few years. The Dunstan Chestnut is the premier hybrid of American Chestnut, boasting its resistance to the Chestnut Blight and heavy fruiting capabilities. Cultivating for this hybrid started in the 1950’s, and recently became available for retail. The American Chestnut was a massive […]

Emerald Ash Borer in Sharpsburg, MD

MARYLAND ALERT!!! Today, one of our Maryland Licensed & Registered Tree Experts on staff, found evidence of EMERALD ASH BORER while visiting a property in Sharpsburg, MD. This photo shows an example of “wood flecking” on an Ash tree. “Woodpecker flecking,” as shown here, may occur when woodpeckers feed aggressively due to high numbers of […]

Emerald Ash Borer in Cumberland County, PA

      ISA Certified Arborist, Fred Schrom found Emerald Ash Borer on one of our client’s properties, midway between Newville and Carlisle on Goodyear Road. Fred noted that the two large specimen trees that were treated by Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping showed no signs of infestation. Several untreated trees nearby however, were […]

Emerald Ash Borer in Franklin County

Yes, we have positively identified EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) in Shippensburg and Greencastle, PA . Remember if you have Ash trees on your property or know someone who does tell them that now is the time to act. For most Ash trees a simple yearly soil injection is all that is needed to protect them […]