Pruning mature trees is an important part of tree care, however, pruning young trees can have a more significant and longer-lasting effect.
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.
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
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.
Regular maintenance can help avoid major damage in severe storms. We have all seen the damage severe weather can do to our trees. When trees are overloaded by wind or ice, catastrophic damage can occur. When this happens many trees can be restored with proper pruning but some will be mortally wounded and need to be removed. Regular preventative pruning can … Read More
Since it was initially discovered in Canada, the Emerald Ash Borer has caused the widespread death of millions of ash trees in Southern Ontario. Unfortunately, it is has become established here in Guelph & Centre Wellington — and many of our trees are already in decline. The township of Centre Wellington has created a management plan for municipal trees, but … Read More
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