What is a “Low Maintenance Landscape”

Written by Brent Lucas – Landscape Manager The “low maintenance landscape” is a request that we receive frequently. There are many considerations when designing a low maintenance landscape for a client. Our approach to the design process has always been very systematic and begins with a comprehensive discussion with our client as to what they […]

The First Thanksgiving Tree

Larger Tree with thanksgiving decorations

The result of the Pogue’s efforts and the church’s decorating was a shrine to gratitude that stood just over 20 turkeys tall: the church’s first Thanksgiving Tree

CVTS-L Ranks Among Top Tree Care Companies

Top Tree Care Companies

Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, Chambersburg’s Authority in Tree Care, Plant Health Care and Landscaping services, was ranked among the Top 20 accredited tree care companies by the Tree Care Industry Association. 

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

man with little children talking about trees

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.

Incorporating Native Plants into Your Landscape Design Successfully

Large botanical garden with purple flowers

The dominant landscaping trend at the moment is a significant push towards relying exclusively on “native” plants that are allowed to grow as they would in the wild. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, native plants are visually and environmentally superior to the alternative. The ASLA adds that they offer increased hardiness and […]

TCIA Recognition and a Culture of Safety

Lisa holding a glass award for safety

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 […]

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, […]

“Witness Tree” Protection Program: Preserving Gettysburg’s Living History

Headstone - Commemorative plaque

Visitors to the battlefields in Gettysburg are often left to imagine how it would have looked to soldiers in 1863, but thanks to the hard work of conservancy groups and tree care professionals, many Witness Trees still stand today. Witness Trees are trees that “witnessed” the battle that took place July 1-3, 1863. David Poe […]

Prepare Your Trees For Harsh Weather

Cabling & bracing - Tree

It can be hard for a homeowner to notice structural defects (ex: cracks in the trunk or branch structure) when the leaves are still on the tree. However, once the leaves fall off and you are out and about in your yard, you can begin to notice these problems. Winter is an excellent time to […]