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.

The Importance of Crown Reductions

Woman touching mature tree that needs a crown reduction

Mature trees are a key part of our urban forest. They provide us with many benefits, including lower energy consumption, improvements in air quality, carbon sequestering, stormwater runoff reduction, as well as many social and economical benefits.

Treating Emerald Ash Borer in Guelph & Centre Wellington

EAB Beetle and Larva

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