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Plant Health Care in Media PA

At Burkholder PHC, our team of certified arborists, tree surgeons, and experienced specialists offer comprehensive plant health care in Media PA. We leverage our extensive knowledge in plant pest management, lawn care service, soil care, and plant health care to revitalize landscapes, transforming them into sustainable ecosystems.

About Media PA

Media, Pennsylvania, falls under the ZIP code 19063 and is located just 13 miles west of Philadelphia. This vibrant borough is characterized by its charming blend of historic and contemporary elements in its homes and landscapes. The town has a diverse collection of architectural styles, with a mix of Victorian, Colonial, and Craftsman homes, along with more modern townhouses and apartments. Many of the older homes have been well-preserved or thoughtfully updated, offering a glimpse into the town’s past while providing modern comforts.

Media’s landscapes are as varied as its architecture. The town’s streets are lined with mature trees, adding to its picturesque quality. Public parks and green spaces are scattered throughout, providing residents and visitors with areas for recreation and relaxation. The John J. Tyler Arboretum, part of the town’s historical heritage, is a significant green space that spans over 650 acres, offering walking trails, educational programs, and a variety of plant species, including a giant sequoia.

Media’s History

The history of Media, Pennsylvania is rich and dates back to the early colonial era. The area’s roots trace back to a land grant given to William Penn in 1681. Two of the earliest English settlers in the area were brothers Peter and William Taylor, who bought land directly from Penn. Thomas Minshall, another early settler and a Quaker, was significant in the development of the area. He bought 625 acres from William Penn in 1682 and the Providence Friends Meeting was established in 1688 at his home. Later a meetinghouse was built on land that he donated. The original meetinghouse, made of logs, was built in 1700 and the current building dates to 1814.

Media was formed from four farms that the county purchased, then incorporated as a borough and named the county seat of Delaware County in 1850. The layout of the town was carefully planned, with streets plotted in a rectangular grid around the new courthouse and lots sold at public auctions.

The town of Media grew rapidly as a commercial center and a hub for conducting court and county government business. It became an important stop along rail and highway routes between major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The aforementioned John J. Tyler Arboretum lies on part of Thomas Minshall’s original 625 acres. This area, along with the nearby Village of Lima, was used by the Underground Railroad.

In the latter half of the 19th century, Media emerged as a popular summer resort for Philadelphia residents. Despite being a ‘dry town’ due to its strong Quaker roots, it attracted visitors with its several large hotels. Today, Media, often described as ‘Everybody’s Hometown’ by residents, continues to reflect a unique blend of historic charm and modern appeal. The community has a diverse and vibrant culture, which includes a range of local businesses, cultural activities, and community events that cater to both residents and visitors. Media’s rich history, architectural diversity, and ongoing commitment to community values make it a distinctive and appealing place to live, work, and visit.

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.

Why is Plant Health Care Important?

One question we are often asked is, ” Why is plant health care important? Plant health care is essential as it adopts a preventive strategy to safeguard the health of plants. This approach entails consistent monitoring and recognition of potential threats that could adversely affect plant health. The objective is to mitigate these risks proactively, preventing them from inflicting serious and sometimes permanent damage. Common threats to plant health include insect infestations, diseases, nutrient deficiencies in the soil, and a range of physical or environmental factors. Early intervention and management of these issues is crucial in maintaining plant health and ensures longevity and vitality of plants in any setting.

Expert Plant Health Care in Media 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 Media 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 Media PA or to schedule a consultation.