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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expanded for 2021: What Does That Mean? What’s Next?

Franklin County is being added to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone in 2021 as the invasive insect continues to spread across Pennsylvania. We asked Jamey Schwartz, CVTS-L’s plant health care manager, what this means for businesses and residents who are finding themselves in the quarantine zone for the first time. He also gave us an …

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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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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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Winter Plant Health Care Guide: Seasonal Needle Drop

Every year we get an increase of calls from concerned property owners who are alarmed to see that their recently planted evergreen trees are changing color and dropping a substantial number of needles. This is a very common situation that we encounter in both our Landscaping, Plant Health Care and Tree Care divisions. Fortunately, the prognosis is …

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The NEXT 40 Years – Maintaining a Culture of Investment (and RE-investment)

Because 2018 marks the fortieth anniversary of Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, we’ve posted a series of articles outlining our history. The first post was about safety because, well, safety is always first, and then we went back and acknowledged the people who gave us a leg up when we needed it and challenged …

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Fall Guide

Fall Plant Health Care Guide: Horticultural Oil, Soil-Injected Fertilizations, Wooly Adelgid and More

Fall is finally here! But it would be a mistake to think that once we trade in our lawn mowers for leaf blowers that we are also finished thinking about our plant health needs. On the contrary, fall can be a critical time for fertilization and insect suppression. We can even take steps now to …

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April-Through-September Showers (Plus Fall Fertilization) Bring *Next* May’s Flowers

In 1972, Hurricane Agnes flooded large swaths of Pennsylvania, and the Mickey’s Inn Road area of Scotland, PA – already prone to flooding due to its proximity to the Conococheague Creek – was inundated to the point that when the rain let up and the water finally went down, it left waterlines on the walls …

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