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The Benefits of Mulch

Mulch instantly gives a finished, beautiful appearance to your landscape. However, quality mulch provides trees and plants many benefits...

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Our crane reaches the tallest trees on your property for proper care.

65 years… and looking ahead

As we enter 2022, I reflect on our company which my father, John B. Ward, started in 1957. Times change and things evolve, but the basic...

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Introducing Woody's Recycling, Inc., our green waste recycling center.

A Message from Jim Ward 2021

Since the pandemic began, people have been connecting with nature in many ways. From going for a walk in the neighborhood...

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Oriental spruce

Climate Change and Pennsylvania Trees

Pennsylvania (Penn’s Woods) is aptly named for its abundant forests. According to the DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural...

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Helping Songbirds Survive

Have you ever wondered, “What’s that bird I hear?”  Have you pointed out to your children or grandchildren a particular bird that has a...

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In Memory: Frances Ward

On January 23, Fran Ward passed away peacefully at home in Bryn Mawr, surrounded by her family. She was 82.

Fran was the...

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A Message from Jim Ward 2020

Since our company began in 1957, the tree care industry has experienced incredible advancement and change. As an industry, we have made...

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A shady tree-lined street in Philadelphia, PA.

ECOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF LARGE-DIAMETER CANOPY TREES

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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