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Winter is Coming: Winterizing Your Trees, Plants and Landscapes in Fall

Spring gets a lot of attention when it comes to tree care, landscaping and the health of our plants, but there are also critical steps that should be taken during the fall and winter months when “winterizing” your property. These actions will ensure the strength and integrity of your trees against winter’s wind, snow and …

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Fall Trees: Why Autumn is an Ideal Time for Planting

We love trees all year long, but something magical about fall trees. Leaves that had been green since spring transition to fiery reds, warm oranges and bright yellows. They flutter to the ground, crunch under our shoes and perfume the air (seriously – they’ve inspired multiple scented candles). If you have trees on your property, you …

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Adding a Raingarden: An Appealing and Practical Solution to Excess Water

A raingarden is a creative way to turn excess water on your property into a visually appealing landscape design that can filtrate pollutants and attract butterflies and wildlife. Whether the wet spots are caused by: Excessive rainfall (the past few years have been some of the wettest on record in our region), Low points and …

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Comprehensive Plant Health Care, Tree Care and Landscaping Solutions for Large-Scale Projects [Case Study]

When a property owner became concerned about the negative impact of needle cast and hemlock wooly adelgid to their blue spruces, Douglas firs and hemlock trees, he turned to comprehensive solutions from Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping for ongoing diagnostic and suppressive services. When the property owner eventually decided to change strategies and start …

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CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine Specimen evergreen shrub Irregular growth habit Long, stiff needles Dark green foliage If you plant ten different Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine shrubs, you will end up with ten very different shrubs. Unique and individualistic, the Thunderhead’s shape will be determined by a number of variables including sun exposure and branch development. It’s …

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CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Winter Red Winterberry Holly

Winter Red Winterberry Holly Deciduous shrub Thrives in wet soils but can tolerate dry sites Brilliant red berries in fall and into winter Needs male pollinator nearby for berry production While, the Witch Hazel might be the first to bloom and the Little Rocket Ligularia can get stretch into the fall, the Winter Red Winterberry …

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CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Princeton Sentry Gingko Biloba

Princeton Sentry Gingko Biloba Deciduous tree Fruitless cultivar Narrow/columnar growth habit Vibrant yellow fall leaf color As arborists, we often talk about trees as investments, and the Princeton Sentry Gingko Biloba might be a good one for people with larger properties. Growing to approximately 40’ tall, the tall, slender Princeton Sentry is known primarily for …

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The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Little Rocket Ligularia

Little Rocket Ligularia Herbaceous perennial Yellow flowers in mid-to-late summer 3-4’ tall and wide Can tolerate wet soils Anyone can find plants that bloom in spring and thrive in full sun, but we want to enjoy our landscaping all summer long. The late-blooming Little Rocket Ligularia is a perfect solution. It is native to wooded …

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