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A Friendly Message from JWT

Dear Clients, Family, and Friends, Happy Spring! This month, while the weather is warming, our gardens are awakening, and our teams are excitedly gearing up for spring, we are also keeping our eye on the bigger picture.  We have now, more than ever, turned our attention to helping each other and the greater Charlottesville community.  During these tough times, I...

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Storm Resistant Trees

Recently in central Virginia we experienced incredibly high winds and rain followed by downed trees, damaged property and lack of electrical power.  The storm caused widespread wreckage to limbs, branches and even entire trees.   Which brings us to the question:  Is there such a thing as a storm tolerant/resistant tree? When dealing with powerful winds, virtually no...

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Boxwood Blight – A Public Service Announcement

The Perfect Storm for Boxwood Blight   Temperatures are creating the perfect conditions for boxwood blight!  Find out what you can do to protect your landscape. Perfect Conditions for Blight Boxwood blight thrives during periods of high humidity and moisture. We are currently experiencing high humidity after a lot of rain; this has created the...

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Water Restrictions Update

Happy Fall!   We wanted to let everyone know that with the new mandatory water restrictions being implemented by the Albemarle County Service Authority and the City of Charlottesville, we can still water our plants!   For those living in Albemarle County, see statement below:   Plants may only be watered using a watering can or by a...

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Horticultural Trivia

What tree or shrub is virtually extinct?  It has not been seen in the wild since 1790. Answer: Franklinia alatamaha.  Apparently, this tree was discovered on the bank of the Altamaha River in Georgia in 1770 by John Bartram who collected a few for his garden, but this plant has not been seen in the wild since 1790.  According to Michael Dirr, the tree guru mentioned...

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Storm Resistant Trees

In central Virginia five years ago, as well as other areas around the country, (June 29, 2012), we experienced the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho with incredibly high winds and rain followed by downed trees, damaged property, and lack of electrical power - even loss of life.   The destructive storm was amazingly quick and efficient and almost totally shut down many...

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