Care

Tips, resources, and information on tree maintenance so you can ensure your tree's successful establishment and growth.

Tree Care: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

We just had our first tree care event this past weekend at Mt. Olivet Cemetary — and we are thrilled to be back! Whether you want to get your hands …

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Essential Tree Care Items

You may think you need all kinds of fancy things to ensure your young trees establish, your trees thrive and your mature trees stay strong. But trees are a bit …

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Mature Tree Care

A mature tree provides value to your home and street. It shades and cools the air, reduces energy consumption, removes pollutants, and adds beauty to your neighborhood. Older trees require …

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Summer Survival Tips for Your Trees

Here are a few simple tips to get your trees ready for the hot summer months: Take our 25 To Stay Alive Pledge to water trees on and surrounding your …

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From the Archives: What is a Certified Arborist

As one of the few urban forestry nonprofits in the region, we get a lot of questions about tree maintenance and care. “Is this tree too close to my house?” …

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Top Misconceptions About Planting a Tree

When it comes to planting a tree there is a lot of information flying around – and not all of it is accurate! Here are some common myths: Depth is …

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Night Farming at the Casey Tree Farm to Beat the Heat

Farming doesn’t stop because the sun sets or the clock hits a specific hour. And last week, thanks to the absolutely brutal temperatures and heat index, the bulk of care …

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Ready, Set, Go! Sign Up for Tree Care Relay Races

While we don’t plant trees in the summer, we sure do a lot of caring for them! We need your help. To spice up Tree Care events, we’re excited to …

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Sign Up for a Tree Care Event this Summer

While our planting season winds down and the summer temps heat up, join us for of the many upcoming tree care events we have. Restoring, enhancing, and protecting our nation’s …

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Think Your Ash Tree is Affected by Emerald Ash Borer?

Joining the ranks of mosquitoes as one D.C.’s dreaded pests is a small, shiny green beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer (known as EAB). These small green beetles are from East …

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Don’t Panic! Common Tree Issues and How to Treat Them

While spring and summer bring a beautiful, lush canopy, growing leaves and trees can also showcase some of the issues a tree is having. Here are some common tree issues …

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Summer (and Weekly Watering Alerts!)

Just like Stella and her Grove, Weekly Watering Alerts are back! Beginning today until the last week of September we’ll be issuing weekly watering alerts for trees every Leaflet and …

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Don’t Forget to Spring Clean Outside Your House Too

Now that it looks like we’re FINALLY done with winter, let’s celebrate and get those yards ready for spring! Some things to keep in mind while you work to transform …

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From the Archives, but Quite Relevant: Pre and Post Storm Resources

March came in like a lion for sure. With wind gusts up to 71 mph, schools closed, the federal government closed, and numerous planes, trains, and automobiles halted, it’s safe …

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From the Archives: Pruning Tips

With frozen ground hampering planting plans and no need to water young trees, you may be wondering what else you can do throughout the winter to encourage healthy and sustainable …

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