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Va. grants awarded for tree-planting program

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:28am EDT

Tags: grant

An iced-over tree? 'Leave it alone'

It's a common sight in the area today: Trees and shrubs encased in ice, with branches bending from the weight. You may think you're doing the plants a favor by breaking the ice off, but an expert says, "leave it alone."

Monday - 12/09/2013, 11:42am EST

Tags: tree pruning, snow, arborist

Tips to prepare trees for potentially damaging weather

As surely as summer gives way to fall, wintry weather will threaten in the weeks and months ahead. This is the time to prepare trees for bad weather.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 07:43am EDT

Tags: dick uliano, weather, snow, mike mcgrath, caring for trees

Charlottesville considers tree protection

Charlottesville City Council is considering an proposed ordinance aimed at protecting some trees in the city.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Tags: Charlottesville, Va.,

How to get rid of evergreen-eating bagworms

Evergreens throughout the region are being confronted with a new kind of enemy: the bagworm.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 07:17am EDT

Tags: bagworms, Mike Raupp, insects, bugs, University of Maryland

Montgomery County gets new laws to protect trees

Montgomery County will get a little greener after the county executive signed a law aimed to preserve and increase the number of trees in the county.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:56am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County, Conservation Montgomery, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, runoff, Sarah Beth Hensley

Virginia Beach hunts for perfect Oceanfront tree

It's not easy being a tree on Virginia Beach's signature strip. Trees planted along Atlantic Avenue are assaulted every year by strong winds carrying salt-laden seawater droplets.

Sunday - 07/07/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Tags: Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach,

A killer beetle: How to check for signs of the emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer, native to China, has destroyed 100 million ash trees since its arrival in the U.S. more than a decade ago. The destructive pest has reached the Washington area, where it will soon emerge again.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 03:56am EDT

Tags: emerald ash borer, pests, andrew mollenbeck, Lourdes Chamorro, bugs, beetles

Lack of tree sex causes worse allergy symptoms

If your allergies are acting up, it may be due to a lack of sex.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 07:30am EDT

Tags: allergies, ginkgo, crab apple, mike mcgrath, Hank Silverberg

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