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Plant Health Care in West Chester PA

Burkholder PHC offers comprehensive plant health care in West Chester PA. Our dedicated team of certified arborists, tree surgeons, and plant health care specialists have a great deal of knowledge and expertise in landscape pest management, proper soil care, and lawn care for high value plant life. With this experience and an individualized approach to each property, we transform landscapes into sustainable, flourishing ecosystems.

About West Chester PA

West Chester, a vibrant county seat of Chester County, is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia. Encompassing the the zip codes of 19380 and 19382, this borough combines the charm of a small town with easy accessibility to the larger metropolitan area.
In 1762, Phineas Eachus opened a tavern known as Turks Head, and the area was initially known by that name. John Hannum later renamed Turk’s Head to West Chester and began selling lots along Gay Street. The borough was officially incorporated in 1799 from land in Goshen Township.

One of the nation’s first railroads was built in West Chester in 1832. This railroad connection facilitated trade and commerce, significantly contributing to the area’s development. Additionally, the Sharples Separator Works, which was built in the late 19th century and produced cream separators, became a major industry and a major employer in West Chester.
Renowned architect Thomas U. Walter designed several important buildings in West Chester, including the Chester County Courthouse (completed in 1847). His contributions significantly shaped the architectural landscape of the town.

In 1861, during the American Civil War, a training camp named Camp Wayne was established in West Chester. The Union army recruited heavily from the region, and several local regiments were formed and trained at the camp.

In the 20th century, West Chester continued to grow industrially and commercially, and the Sharples Separator Works expanded. West Chester was involved in penicillin production during World War II, which positioned the area as a major center for penicillin production in the country. The town’s population expanded significantly and they saw a growing importance as a commercial and industrial center in Chester County.

Today, West Chester is recognized for its vibrant cultural and entertainment scene, attracting both residents and visitors with its array of restaurants, entertainment venues, and specialty shopping. Annual festivals like the Restaurant Festival and Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade in historic West Chester are popular events for locals and visitors.

Renowned Residents of West Chester

West Chester has been home to various famous personalities. A few of these celebrities included painter and sculptor Tom Bostelle, actor Charlie McDermott from TV’s The Middle, and Major League Baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, Chris McMahon.

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 Your Plants Have Problems?

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 West Chester 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 West Chester 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 West Chester PA or to schedule a consultation.