Arlington County Tree Stewards; 14 August 2019

Arlington Couty Tree Stewards

On the morning of 14 August 2019, WHN hosted four representatives from Arlington County Tree Stewards and Davey Tree. Together, they tagged about 90 trees in the 2” caliper range for a fall installation. Species tagged include Quercus bicolor, Quercus palustris, Betula nigra, Celtis occidentalis, Platanus occidentalis, and Ilex opaca.  Together with our sister company South Riding Nurseries, WHN is happy to be a partner in Arlington County planting projects for several years.



WHN in the Landscape; 2 Sept 2019


This new pool and clubhouse for Van Metre homes in the South Riding area was landscaped with a variety of plant material (trees, shrubs and perennials) and not just natives. The natives that were utilized help compliment the rest of the landscape while being integrated in with non-native plants. WHN supplied several Q. bicolor for this job; a species which has become quite popular and has tremendous durability and habitat value. We have an excellent availability of 2 and 2½” Quercus bicolor ready for fall 2019 and spring 2020.



WHN in the Landscape; 12 Aug 2019


Even though these native trees from WHN are technically being utilized in a “buffer planting” at yet another new data center in Chantilly, their larger sizes and exceptional quality will make an instant statement. The quality of theses tree and overall installation was dramatic enough to be noticed and praised by the general contractor–who typically focuses only on hardscaping and the actual building. Additional opportunities are in the works now for future projects.



WHN in the Landscape; 15 Jul 2019


These birch can be found at the entry and in formal garden area at a brand new active adult clubhouse in Brambleton.  Birch have a reputation for liking water, but they are also very adaptable and can be used in a variety of landscape situations. The Quercus bicolor provides an anchor and shade tree for the future on the other side of the building. It is great to see native trees from WHN used in featured locations on premier jobs.



After a Storm; 24 Jun 2019


Some dramatic photos of our liner crops taken as a storm cleared the nursery on Monday 24 June 2019.



WHN in the Landscape; 25 Jun 2019


These Chionanthus 6-7 ft were planted in May 2019 as grove next to a tree-save area in this newer community in the Ashburn, Virginia area. The 2” Cladrastis were planted in a community park and plaza area next to a fountain and seating area for residents to relax and enjoy the outdoors. These are just a small representation of the plantings that can be found on this project.



WHN in the Landscape; May 2019

Ashburn Overlook

Numerous native trees species from WHN and other growers were planted to enhance the landscape in this brand new community in Ashburn located next to the W & OD trail.  By partnering with the developer, WHN was able to supply several trees for this still-under-construction project.  Even though this is a relatively small commercial project in size and scope, these native trees will provide shade for the residents and habitat for the local wildlife.