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Plant Health Care in Garnet Valley PA

Burkholder PHC provides exceptional plant health care in Garnet Valley PA. Our team of certified arborists, tree surgeons, and plant health care specialists deliver exceptional services in soil and lawn care, landscape pest management, and tree care. We are dedicated to maintaining sustainable, thriving landscapes across the Main Line community.

About Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

Nestled in Delaware County, Garnet Valley is a charming unincorporated community that lies along the border of Concord and Bethel Townships. With a history tied to the early garnet mines established in 1879, Garnet Valley has grown into a serene yet vibrant area. The community primarily uses the ZIP code 19060, after transitioning from 19061 in 2009.

Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania History

The name “Garnet Valley” originated from the garnet mines that were operational here until 1912, marking the area’s early contribution to the mining industry. These mines were a significant part of the area’s early industrial activities, having been established in 1879 by Herman Behr & Co. of New York. The mining operations continued until 1912- over three decades of garnet extraction which contributed to the local economy and the broader mining industry. The garnet mines began on a farm owned by Charles Williams in the mid-1870s, before attracting the attention of a notable mineralogist who recommended the area to Herman Behr & Co. The primary mining pit was notably large, measuring 85 feet in depth and 200 feet in width. These operations faced challenges, particularly from weather-induced flooding in 1900, which eventually led to the mines’ closure in 1912. This area’s active mining adds a distinctive historical layer to Garnet Valley, distinguishing it from surrounding areas with its unique industrial heritage.
Today Garnet Valley is considered a prosperous area, with a higher-than-average median household income compared to both the state and national averages. This economic stability is reflected in the well-kept properties and the community’s overall appearance.

Garnet Valley has been home to several notable individuals who have made significant contributions in various fields, including rock and roll musician Bill Haley.

Locations Served

We serve numerous locations along the Main Line, such as Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Chadds Ford, Chester Springs, and more. Explore our service areas to learn more.

How Can You Tell If Plants Have Problems?

This is one of the questions we hear often at Burkholder PHC. Your observations are vital to keeping your landscape plants in good health. Most of the plants we work with are relatively long-lived, and each growing season should be a predictable process of dormancy through full vigor to senescence. Some of the most common symptoms in landscape plants include yellowing or browning of leaves, wilting, or leaf drop.

Expert Plant Health Care in Garnet Valley PA

Our plant health care manager Starker manages the entire team of PHC specialists and has a great deal of experience and expertise in plant health care. His history of over 30 years covers a wide variety of skills and experience, including

  • a degree in agroecology from University of Massachusetts, which he earned while acting as the field coordinator of the University of Massachusetts Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program
  • work with the Insect Behavior and Ecology Program at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station with USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Kearneysville, West Virginia, developing and testing biologically based management techniques for key native and invasive pests of tree fruit
  • work as a Plant Health Care specialist, Arborist Representative, and manager

Starker has authored and co-authored over 80 research and extension publications, focusing on integration of biological, cultural, and chemical management of tree health. He has also made some discoveries in the field while working for Burkholder PHC. With our team and Starker’s over 30 years of experience, you can trust that Burkholder PHC will help ensure that your landscape plants and trees thrive and look beautiful year after year.

Get Excellent Plant Health Care in Garnet Valley PA with Burkholder PHC

Burkholder PHC’s tree and plant health care specialists offer a free consultation. We will inspect your trees and plants to determine if there are any problems such as insect infestation, disease, or soil deficiency, and then provide a comprehensive plan for achieving and maintaining the best health for the high value plants and trees in your landscape.

Is your community on our list? If you live in another community nearby, we most likely service your area as well. Contact us today at 484-630-5924 to find out more about our plant health care services in Garnet Valley PA or to schedule a consultation.