Old Town Tree & Landscaping
|Posted on August 27, 2021 at 3:50 PM||comments (68)|
"We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there. I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run." We often contract Adam Durbin with Hop Skip and a Stump LLC to help on our larger stump projects. We also try to refer jobs that are just stump grinding to Adam. He grinds for about 6 or 7 other local tree companys in Winchester, Virginia. All he does is stumps and he is the best around! He can often get to stumps quicker and has a more specialized machine. His machine can grind about 3 times faster. This equates to a lower price. We call him for larger stumps as well. Our machines can handle alomost any stump but his can cut down on time by so much it just makes more sense to use him.
|Posted on July 25, 2021 at 9:35 PM||comments (2)|
We are proud to announce our most recent addittion, Chris Hall. He will be taking on a large role within our company. He will be in charge of ushering in our new growth and exapansion. He is the right man for job and we have high expectations with him in this role. More to come from Old Town Tree and Landscaping, recently voted best tree service in Winchester, VA.
|Posted on July 25, 2021 at 3:10 PM|
Invasive species may potentially affect Elm trees in Virginia. The Zigzag Elm Sawfly is new to our area. I'm not sure if this a tree service in Winchester, VA issue. It should definetly be reported. If anyone spots this highly noticeable pattern in your Elm tree leaves call the VA department of forestry. Side note it kinda looks cool. Please call Old Town Tree for any tree pruning, tree removal or stump grinding needs.
|Posted on July 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM|
What is causing the leaves on the tips of trees to suddenly turn brown in Winchester, VA 22601? We have been getting asked this question a lot lately. Is is due to the Cicadas. It is called flagging. It should not affect trees negatively. Do not waste time, energy and resources on this issue is my advice. Old Town Tree is and all inclusive full service tree company. Please call us with any tree care needs. Our local arborists in Winchester, VA are here to help!
|Posted on July 7, 2021 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
I got a chance to check out a very large Tulip Poplar. The customer believed it is a historic tree. Honestly we get calls every week about HUGE trees. Most of the time they are large but infact not that large. A couple of months ago we removed the second largest Oak in Winchester, VA. It was in severe decline and had become dangerous. This Poplar turned out to be a giant. I called the local forrester and he is going to come check it out. He will report it to be scored and hopefully it will be the largest recorded Poplar in Virginia. The way trees are scored is circumfference+height+crown=score. A long time ago we came across the largest recorded Hackberry in WV. it had some minor issues but overall was healthy. Mature trees do not always take well to any kind of pruning. If there is no immediate danger, often times, it is best to just let the tree be and do what it would naturally. I will get pics of this Poplar and update shortly with the results. Pretty exciting. Check out this website to find record trees in VA. Also, to report large trees to be recorded. https://bigtree.cnre.vt.edu/index.html
|Posted on July 1, 2021 at 9:30 PM|
Thanks to everyone who voted for us Best Tree Service in Winchester, VA. Special thanks to all our customers. Also, to those who have helped this company grow over the years. Old Town Tree would not be what it is today without the support of this great community!
|Posted on March 19, 2021 at 11:55 AM|
Land Clearing and Logging Project. We started this on a Thursday and wrapped it up the following Tuesday. A lot of moving parts on this one. We had a logger come in to haul and sell the logs for the customer. We contracted Adam Durbin with Hop Skip and A Stump to grind the stumps. To finish, we graded the whole area and had gravel delivered to rebuild the driveway. Between logs, wood chips and the scrap wood we hauled 13 loads out totaling well over 100 tons. The scrap wood went to a more local miller named Kyle Drake. He will mill what he can and in return bring some of the finished wood back to the customer. The rest he will use to heat his kiln. The wood chips went to multiple locations. They will be used for natural mulch and to fill in muddy areas on local farms.
|Posted on March 1, 2021 at 7:25 PM|
Often times climbing tree can be meditative for me. When you get to the top it is hard to hear anything but the wind. You feel this odd sense of solitude and calmness. You get a different perspective and rare views. It always brings me joy knowing that I might be the only person that gets to experince that exact view. Pictures do not do it justice and cannot begin to describe the feeling. It is a great pleasure to get to enjoy what we do so much!
|Posted on February 5, 2021 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
If I had to guess, these Red Oaks were declining from soil compaction. They were in an area that is used as a driveway and over the years the soil has gotten very hard. This hinders the trees ability to properly get resources. A few years ago we got a lot of rain. This rain gave Anthracnose an oppertunity to run rampant. With the trees not taking in resources properly, it made it harder to combat the Anthracnose. The trees slowly started to show signs of decline and eventually started to shed large limbs and cause damage to the house. these trees quickly became candidates for removal. We did find o local mill in Berryville, VA that came and got the wood. At least these majestic Oaks will not go to complete waste.