A shady tree-lined street in Philadelphia, PA.


I remember, as a child, visiting friends who had moved from our old leafy neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia to new homes in the...

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Douglas Fir showing signs of Swiss Needle Cast.

Weather and Needle Loss in Conifers

In wet weather, a fungus can more easily infect the needles of the trees for an extended length of time. The temperature and air moisture level...

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Big tree enthusiests, Matthew and John Ward inspect a Weeping European Beech Tree at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd.

Pennsylvania Big Trees

Over 133 years ago, Dr. Joseph T. Rochrock documented Pennsylvania’s largest and most magnificent trees. His purpose was to increase the...

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Staff Recommended Shade Trees

We asked our certified arborists what shade trees they would recommend, below are their answers.




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Tadd Leaman, ISA Certified Arborist, and Johny Vito prune a beautiful Black Oak in Radnor.

A message from Jim ward 2019

In February, we participated in the International Society of Arboriculture, Penn-Del Chapter, symposium held in Lancaster. One of the...

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John B. Ward & Co. 2013 Timely Tree Tips

As we begin our 55th year in business, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customer, for your continued business and loyalty....

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John B. Ward & Co. 2012 Timely Tree Tips

Imagine an environmentally friendly machine that recycles carbon dioxide into usable oxygen. This machine also works to cool the atmosphere and...

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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 with goals of...

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