The Riverbend Landscapes and Tree Service crew removes trees using a crane.

Why We Use a Crane for Tree Removal (& How It Benefits You)

Tree removal in northern Virginia often involves tall, dangerous, or heavy trees. A crane is sometimes the only way to take them down safely. Learn why and how a tree company that uses a crane is a benefit to you.

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Dead, brown leaves on the end of several branches on an otherwise healthy deciduous tree in Northern Virginia

Why Are Branch Tips Dying on My Trees? Flagging in Trees Caused by Cicadas

Are branch tips on your deciduous trees dying or breaking off? In Northern Virginia, It’s probably due to the Brood X 17-year cicadas.

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Ways to Repurpose or Recycle a Fallen or Removed Tree

Rather than sending a fallen or removed tree to the landfill, why not repurpose, recycle, or even upcycle the remains? We share a ton of ideas for what to do!

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Is Your Tree Dangerous? How to Evaluate Tree Safety

Learning to identify tree risks and defects before they become a serious problem can save your trees, your property, and your cash.

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Riverbend arborist pruning a deciduous tree in spring

When is the Best Time to Prune Trees & Shrubs in Northern Virginia?

Wondering if there’s an ideal time to prune trees and shrubs in Northern Virginia? Learn when to prune flowering trees & shrubs, evergreens, conifers, fruit trees, and deciduous trees & shrubs for optimal health and beauty.

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Best Types of Mulch for Your Landscape [and What to Avoid!]

Learn what mulch is, which types of material to use (and what not to use), what mulch volcanoes are, and how to avoid landscape problems while getting all the benefits that mulch offers.

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A row of arborvitae trees planted by Riverbend

Transplanted Trees: Watering, Fertilization & Pruning Guidelines

Guidelines to ensure you’re giving your transplanted tree everything it needs to thrive as it becomes established and some common mistakes to avoid.

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A yellow caution ribbon with green grass and trees in the background

Minimize Tree Damage During Construction with a Tree Protection Plan

If you have a construction or major landscaping project planned, you’ll want to protect your valuable trees from the risk of inadvertent damage. That’s where a tree protection plan comes in handy.

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