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

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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 […]

Using a Growth Regulator for Attractive, Healthy and Manageable Trees

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When you planted the tree – as a sapling – all those years ago, the yard was still mostly a blank canvas. In fact, when the tree was initially placed in the ground, it needed to be staked, and it somehow it made the yard look even more barren. Over the years, though, it grew […]

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 […]

Winter Plant Health Care Guide: Seasonal Needle Drop

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Bagworm and Beetle Season is Here

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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, […]