Donegan's Tree Service - Leesburg, Loudoun Country, Marshall, and The Plains, Virginia
ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Care, Landscaping, Pest Management


Advice for tree owners everywhere

Why get tree and shrub care?


Why are trees so important? They literally give us life!

Trees absorb odors and pollutants such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, ozone, etc. from the air. After they trap these in their bark the tree either stores it or processes it to create energy which releases oxygen into the air through the tree’s leaves.

Trees are nature’s very first air purifiers! Just think, one large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. And an acre of trees during the course of a year us able to absorb the CO2 produced by a car driving 26,000 miles. With this information, just think how much losing trees can hurt us.

Along with cleaning the air, they provide us with shade in the summer, make excellent wind screens, provide food for animals and humans, offer habitats for wildlife, save water, and help prevent water pollution and soil erosion thanks to their network of roots. Did you know that three trees placed purposefully around a home can cut your summer air-conditioning bill by 50%? On top of saving money, this also reduces the carbon emissions from power plants that run our HVAC systems in businesses and homes.

Trees also attract and heal. The more trees that a home, business or district has, the more people are instinctively attracted to it. Studies have shown that patients with views of trees out their hospital room windows heal more quickly and that exposure to trees and nature restores humans from mental fatigue by providing a retreat from the stresses of daily life.

Despite all these benefits most people never even notice trees until one falls on their home or car. It’s time to realize that your trees need to be attended to, and inspected every year for disease, infestations, hazards or pruning by a Certified Arborist.

Donegan’s Tree Service will do a complete inspection of your trees in order to inform you of any potential problems. We look for signs of toxic pests, disease symptoms, stress cracks around the trunks or girdling roots which can strangle out the vascular cambium.

It’s important to have major deadwood removed not only for the health of the trees, but for safety particularly in areas where children play and where high traffic, people and vehicles are present. Pruning a tree improves its vigor and assists in a healthy root zone.

At Donegan’s Tree Service we provide several types of pruning:

  • Crown Cleaning, removal of dead, dying or decayed limbs and 10-15% thinning.
  • Crown Reduction, drop crotching only if needed. NOT topping.
  • Elevating, raising lower limbs.
  • Root Collar Inspection for possible failure.

Don’t wait! Give us a call and we’ll help your trees be the healthiest they can be!

Annie Hunt