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A message from Jim ward 2018

March 15, 2018 by Jim Ward, ISA Certified Arborist PD-53
Pete Ward, ISA Certified Arborist, injects a 26" ash in Villanova, Pa. This treatment will provide two year control of Emerald Ash Borer.

As we begin our 61st year in business, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customer, for your continued business and loyalty. We continually work to improve our company to deliver the highest level of professional services for your trees and shrubs.

2018 will be a challenging year for trees in our community. Last year, we identified Emerald Ash Borer in Lower Merion and Radnor Townships, and the increasing borer population will begin to kill ash trees this year. A new pest, the Spotted Lanternfly, is moving into our community. In addition, drought conditions and a slow temperature increase have caused additional stress in our landscapes.

The good news is that plant health care continues to evolve quickly. There have been positive developments with new and safer products and methods to increase plant health. For example, we have gotten excellent results with soil compost we found in Lancaster County. We are constantly monitoring the products available to make sure we are providing the safest and most effective products to you, our client.

We are pleased to be an annual sponsor of the “Tree Canopy Conference” held each fall at Haverford College. This seminar is organized by Morris Arboretum and provides a unique opportunity to exchange information with some of the most highly respected arborists and researchers in the country. We will also continue to be a sponsor of the Lower Merion Conservancy, Radnor Conservancy and Natural Lands
Trust events.

I know I speak for each of our arborists when I say that my favorite time spent during the work day is with clients, looking at trees and shrubs. As our personal relationships strengthen, we are able to execute your vision and goals into the landscape – and provide you with the level of tree care you desire. Please do not hesitate to call us to schedule a meeting to check your trees.
On behalf of our family and employees, we thank you for your continued confidence in allowing us to care for your valuable trees and shrubs.

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