Now that the leaves have fallen and the snow is starting to cover the ground, many people are not thinking about their trees as much. We’d like you to know, however, that winter is a great time to work on trees. The months of April to December are usually the busiest months for the tree care industry but winter is … Read More
Autumn Colours. Every Autumn in Ontario we enjoy the beauty of the fall colours. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is a site to be seen. We are very lucky to live in a place with such a beautiful change of season, but how does this happen and what factors effect this show of colour? Why Do Leaves … Read More
When is the Best Time to Prune a Tree?
There are many reasons why you should prune your trees. Whether you need to remove deadwood, prune for better structure, remove hazards, encourage new growth or to fix issues caused by storm damage, proper pruning methods should be used. The question about “when to prune a tree” really depends upon why you need to prune in the first place. Light … Read More
Life of an Urban Tree # 4 – Construction Damage and its Effect on Trees
Summer is a peak time for renovations and construction in our towns and rural areas. While it is important for municipalities to upgrade our streets and highways, as well as for home owners and builders to improve existing building and amenities this activity can have a major impact on trees. Since trees play such an important role in our health … Read More
Life of an Urban Tree # 3 – Small Tree Structural Pruning
Pruning mature trees is an important part of tree care, however, pruning young trees can have a more significant and longer-lasting effect.
Life of an Urban Tree #2 – Planting Your Tree
Trees arrive in the urban forest in many ways. Some are planted by wildlife like squirrels or birds. Some seeds arrive on the wind and find a nice place to sprout along a fence line. Most trees in the urban forest are planted by people. Proper planting technique and thoughtful consideration to species will help your planted tree thrive.
The Benefits of Trees in Our Community
The trees in our urban forest bring us a wide range of benefits, from increasing the appeal of our neighborhoods to helping our environment, to improving the health and social well-being of our communities.
Common Pests of Trees in Ontario
There are many different types of pests, including both insects and diseases, that can affect trees in the urban forest of Ontario. It is important to be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of these common pests, in order to ensure that your property’s tree remain healthy. If you think you spot a problem with your tree, contact us … Read More
Storm-Damaged Trees: Deciding Between a Crown Restoration or a Tree Removal
Over the past 5 years, we have seen multiple ice and wind storms in the Guelph and Wellington County region. Some storms were more destructive than others, but each storm caused noticeable storm damage throughout the urban forest.
5 Things to Ask When Hiring an Arborist
When hiring an arborist or tree care company to do work on your property, there are several important questions to ask them. You want to be sure that the arborists are properly certified, insured, and using best practices methods for tree pruning — or your trees and your property could suffer as a result.
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