‘Say Trees!’ – Introducing the Next Generation of Arborists to the Exciting World of Trees

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The experience was another example of Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping’s commitment to educating our community about trees. While it’s more common to find us teaching customers about the trees on their property or training our arborists how to perform their work safely and effectively, we will never turn down an opportunity to talk about trees with an eager audience.

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 […]

TCIA Recognition and a Culture of Safety

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The Tree Care Industry Association serves about 2,400 tree care companies.  TCIA, established in 1938, is a third-party trade association that develops and maintains safety programs, standards of operation and continuing-education certifications at the national level.  Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping became the first TCIA Accredited Tree Care company in the area and has […]

CVTS-L’s Aaron Feather Talks About the Importance of a Good Anchor in “TCI Magazine”

Aaron Feather, Safety and Training Director here at Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, has published an article in the August edition of “TCI Magazine” that informs (and reminds) arborists about the importance of proper base anchoring in stationary rope systems (SRS). “TCI Magazine” is the official publication of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), […]

Stump Grinding: Getting to the Roots of the Problem

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When we talk about tree care and tree removals (as we often do at CVTS-L), we generally talk about the higher branches that require aerial lift trucks or manually climbing through the canopy, or we talk about the precision and safety that is required when pruning or removing trees. Today we want to talk about […]

The Spider Lift Versus the Emerald Ash Borer

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We first started calling attention to the threat posed by the Emerald Ash Borer on this blog way back in 2012 when we advised people that “success is ultimately determined by both tree condition and treating the tree before it is challenged by EAB.” We continued tracking it on the blog through 2013 when it […]

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 […]