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There's a lot that goes into keeping Northern Virginia trees healthy and looking their best, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all yourself! Let the experts at Absolute Tree handle the heavy lifting while you use our best tree care tips to make your trees and landscape the envy of the neighborhood.

A hole in a tree from woodpecker hammering.
How To's

6 Ways to Prevent Woodpecker Damage to Trees

Understand why Northern Virginia woodpeckers drill holes in trees and learn how to prevent woodpecker damage to your trees with these six tips.
A tree with dead patches in its canopy, signaling a problem.
Pests & Diseases

What’s Causing Dead Patches in Your Tree Canopy?

If your tree’s canopy looks a little bare, it’s likely due to one of these 9 common causes of canopy thinning and foliage loss in northern Virginia trees.
An unhealthy leaf indicating a problem with a tree.
Pests & Diseases

Why Your Trees Will Benefit From an Arborist Assessment Each Season

The benefits of an arborist assessment vary depending on season, but there is never a wrong time to have an arborist inspect the health of your trees.
Flowering crape myrtle.
Pests & Diseases

Battling Bark Scale: Protecting Northern Virginia’s Crape Myrtles

If your crape myrtle is covered in black mold and looking sick, it’s probably a bark scale infestation. Learn how to identify, prevent, and control this destructive pest.
Close-up view of scale insects infesting a tree branch, showing their distinctive small, bumpy appearance.
Pests & Diseases

Scale Insects on Trees: 9 Symptoms to Look for on Northern Virginia Trees

Scale insects are among the hardest to spot and destructive pests that afflict trees and shrubs in Northern Virginia. If left untreated, severe infestations can kill trees. Learn to spot the symptoms of scale insects on trees and save your trees from serious damage.
Commercial building with healthy trees in northern Virginia.
In the Know

Signs That Your Commercial Tree Service Contractor Isn’t Getting the Job Done

How do you know if your commercial tree service contractor is doing everything your contract specifies? Or if they’re doing it properly, on time, and in a way that adds value to your property? Find out here!
Absolute Tree truck with a background of trees covered in snow in a winter morning in Northern VA.
How To's

How to Prevent Ice and Snow Damage to Trees in Northern Virginia

Discover how to winterize and protect your trees from snowstorms and ice buildup. From prevention measures to post-storm recommendations, we have essential tips and tricks to keep your trees thriving all winter.
A stack of split firewood sits in front of a stone fireplace hearth next to a small fireplace shovel and poker.
In the Know

What To Look for When Buying Firewood in Northern Virginia

Discover the secrets to choosing the perfect firewood in Northern Virginia! Don't miss out on cozy winter nights by the fire.
A roaring orange fire built from one of the best trees for firewood blazes in a fireplace.
In the Know

10 of the Best Trees for Firewood in Northern Virginia

Discover the best trees for firewood in Northern Virginia! Find out which trees will keep you warm all winter long.
How To's

Tree Planting in Northern Virginia – Factors to Consider

Don’t make a tree planting mistake! Discover the secrets to Northern Virginia for planting success.
Bunches of orange leaves transitioning from green as fall arrives.
In the Know

What’s the Best Time to Plant a Tree in Northern Virginia?

There are a number of great reasons that make fall a great time to plant trees in Northern Virginia? Learn the advantages of fall tree planting now!
A withering maple leaf hangs from a branch with large black spots. Conditions such as this can be prevented with tree health management.
Tree Health

Tree Health Management: Keep Your Virginia Trees Thriving

You can give your Virginia trees a fighting chance against pests and disease. Learn how a good tree health management program keeps your trees healthy.
A stand of tall trees shows the effects of laurel wilt as several laurel tree canopies are sparse and brown next to unaffected species with healthy, green canopies.
Pests & Diseases

Fatal Threat: The Redbay Ambrosia Beetle & Laurel Wilt

The redbay ambrosia beetle is a tiny insect pest that causes big problems for Northern Virginia’s laurels. Unlike other ambrosia…
Professional Tree Care
In the Know

Why Should I Hire a Professional Tree Care Service?

Do you have trees in your backyard and wonder whether they are all healthy and growing as they should be?…
How To's

How To Create A Garden Cleanup Plan

Having a garden and taking care of it is wonderful. You can spend your free time nurturing your plants, enjoying…

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