We love nature and like to keep properties healthy! We became PA Forest Stewards in 2010 and take care of trees and flowers for wildlife and pollinators. We try to "leave the leaves." We also decided to have solar power installed on the office roof. What else would you like to consider doing to enhance your property and help the environment? Let's chat!
Have you noticed something odd or worrisome with one of your trees? Have an experienced arborist take a look. You just might save a tree's life. Trees are working hard in your landscape by sequestering carbon dioxide (cleaning the air) and native trees are feeding many local species as well.
How's your turf and Landscape?
When you notice something odd in your lawn, chances are our team is already aware of a trending issue because seasonal lawn issues happen across the county on a fairly regular basis. Don't be shy about calling with your concerns. Same goes for landscape plants. Help us keep your place beautiful by reaching out.
Eliminate invasive plants
which spread unchecked and are deadly to our local ecosystems. Consider removing them at your place and replace them with native plants that benefit nature. We can support you. This is Japanese stilt grass. Other invasives include burning bush, barberry and English ivy. Find out more: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/WildPlants/InvasivePlants/InvasivePlantFactSheets/
Use More Native Plants
By using more varied plants that are native to this region, you will be enhancing the ecosystem by feeding the local bees, bugs and birds. We need the balance of what each plant and creature contributes to enjoy a healthy backyard. See what the National Wildlife Federation is recommending here. Click for a list of native plants for our region.(Rosy Maple Moth pictured)
Plant Native Trees that have value for wildlife. Small flowering/fruiting trees like dogwoods and hawthorns provide food and nesting sites for local birds. Evergreens provide shelter in winter. Oaks are the biggest hero in the landscape feeding over 500 species of butterflies and moths, plus all the birds, and wild animals that eat their acorns. Click here for a list of wonderful woody plants t
REDUCE LAWN: Add native Trees and Plants www.homegrownnationalpark.org/native-plants-finder/ Grass is nice in some places on our properties, but a mono-culture of just turf contributes nothing to the environment and is costly to maintain. By expanding existing landscape beds and planting a native tree, more native flowers, shrubs, grasses and ground-covers, you can add seasonal interest as well
GET ON THE MAP!
We are on the Homegrown National Park Map and we invite you to join in also! https://www.homegrownnationalpark.org
Have you considered installing Solar? It's pretty cool when occasionally PPL cuts us check! If you'd like to see our Solar production at the Tree of Life Services Office, click this link: