SPRING-DUG; PLANTED IN SEPTEMBER
These spring-dug WHN Betula nigra (river birch) and Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum) found their way onto a job in September. Their viability and exceptional aesthetics several months after being dug this past spring and then stored above ground is a testament to their durability due to the quality of our digging process with the right size root ball..
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.
PROSPERITY POOL AND CLUBHOUSE PLANTING
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.
QUARRY DATACENTER BUFFER PLANTING
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.
We have highlighted WHN trees on this project earlier this year and these newly installed sweetgum look extremely happy and will provide some excellent fall color in the common area called Linear Park at Westmore.
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.
BEAUTY AFTER A STORM
Some dramatic photos of our liner crops taken as a storm cleared the nursery on Monday 24 June 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.
Phase 3 of this three-year project is complete, and WHN is proud to have supplied several Quercus bicolor 3 in for these condos located in Bristow, VA. Many other natives and non-native plants were used to enhance the green space on this extensively landscaped property.
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.