Fall Colours

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?

Fall Pruning

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

Construction Damage

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 #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

Benefits of trees in our community and urban forest

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

Silver maple leaf with signs of anthracnose

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

5 Things to Ask When Hiring an Arborist

Arborist climbing tree doing pruning work with harness and safety equipment

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.

Winter Tree Work

Heavy ice on tree branches in Guelph

While April to December are usually our busiest months, we do work throughout the winter. Staying warm in the winter is actually much easier for us arborists than cooling down in the summer! Chainsaw pants provide nice insulation against the cold, however, it is not as comfortable as July.