In The News

June 15, 2017

Accredation is the "Exclamation Point" on Decades of Integrity at John B. Ward & Co.

As a young man, Jim Ward worked in the family tree care business with his...
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April 13, 2017

Celebrating 60 Years

As we begin our 60th year in business, we would like to take this...
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April 13, 2017

Dormant Pruning

Dormant Pruning: Winter can be an ideal time to prune most trees and shrubs. There...
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April 13, 2017

Tree Care Industry Association Accreditation

In 2016, John B. Ward & Co. became a Tree Care Industry Association Accredited...
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April 13, 2017

60 for 60 Program

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, John B. Ward & Co. will plant 60...
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April 13, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a wood-boring insect native to Asia that was first discovered...
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April 13, 2017

Boxwood Blight

Boxwoods are the most popular evergreen shrub in our area. They are deer-resistant and easy...
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April 13, 2017

Our Fleet

You may have noticed our new look. Along with our new logo and website, we’re...
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April 13, 2017

A Hearty New Hybrid: Restoring The American Chestnut Tree

Encouraging news for a legendary hardwood tree. Current research has made a significant breakthrough in...
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September 19, 2016

Tree Canopy Conference

John B. Ward & Co. is proud to sponsor the Tree Canopy Conference Date and Location: Thursday,...
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August 22, 2016

The voracious pest emerald ash borer spotted in Philly

Originally published on Philly.com 

The emerald ash borer, a half-inch-long,...
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May 31, 2016

Laurel Hill Cemetery's legendary 'witness tree' is felled

Originally published on Philly.com 

The tree was a...

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May 15, 2016

Protecting Trees in Radnor Township

There is no denying that we live in a beautiful part of the world.  One...

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March 30, 2016

Wood Decay Fungi

The moist and mild weather of this past year were perfect conditions for fungal species...

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March 30, 2016

Plant Health Care Spring 2016

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect native to Asia...

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March 30, 2016

Healthy Soil for Trees

The ideal environment for trees to thrive in is their natural element — a woodland...

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March 30, 2016

The Garden As Habitat

Plant it, and they will come! 

The plants in our yards and gardens support a wonderful...

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March 30, 2016

Case Study: Ornamental Pruning of a Japanese Maple in Villanova


Pruning is necessary to maintain a healthy, vigorous tree or shrub.

We frequently prune ornamental...

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March 30, 2016

Case Study: Preservation of a Mulberry Tree in Bryn Mawr

A client in Bryn Mawr has a mulberry tree that is strategically located on the...

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March 30, 2016

A message from Jim Ward 2016

We are proud to care for the trees at Merion Friends Meeting in Merion. The...

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April 22, 2015

Tree Cabling

Tree Cabling: Installation of a steel strand/rope (etc.), between limbs or leaders, to limit movement...

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April 22, 2015

Plant Health Care Spring 2015

Emerald Ash Borer
There were no sightings of new populations of the Emerald Ash Borer...

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April 22, 2015

Ice Load Damage on Trees

Last February was one of the most severe tree damaging weather events we can remember.

A...

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April 21, 2015

Root Crown Excavation

A client in Radnor has three nice Nellie Stevens Holly trees growing in the front...

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April 21, 2015

Large Tree Pruning

“Our expectations are really high.”

When we arrive at a client’s house to prune a large...

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November 14, 2014

Generations

Back in 1983, I was chairman of a committee of the ISA Penn-Del Chapter and...

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February 28, 2014

Winter Pruning

The gardeners among us realize that the winter or dormant season is the best time...

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February 28, 2014

Plant Health Care

Bitterly Cold Winter
As I write this, we are having the first break from the...

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February 28, 2014

Natural Predators Do All the Work

That’s as simple as it gets. Really. Natural predators do the work 24/7. 

John B. Ward...

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February 28, 2014

Safety First

When you see us working, you will notice hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, uniforms...

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February 28, 2014

De-vine Trees

Vines are everywhere in the urban forest, especially along the edges of our parks, woodlots,...

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February 28, 2014

Case Study: Chinese Elm Trees in Gladwyne

A common problem with trees in the landscape is circling or girdling roots. Often when symptoms...

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February 28, 2014

Case Study: Beautiful Weeping Beech Tree in Wynnewood

We love to know the history of trees and why they are important to our...

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January 01, 2013

John B. Ward & Co. 2013 Timely Tree Tips

As we begin our 55th year in business, I would like to take this opportunity...

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January 01, 2012

John B. Ward & Co. 2012 Timely Tree Tips

Imagine an environmentally friendly machine that recycles carbon dioxide into usable oxygen. This machine also...

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January 01, 2011

John B. Ward & Co. 2011 Timely Tree Tips

In this year’s newsletter, we highlight several tree preservation techniques. Some techniques apply to young, developing trees...

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