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Tree Growth Problems in Alberta and British Columbia
Most of us tend to give our trees very little thought when it comes to our home’s landscaping. The truth is your trees need just as much care and attention (if not more,) as the other aspects of your yard. Read more
Tips for Finding North If You're Lost in a Forest
If you ever go hiking and become lost in the woods it is typically recommended that you find a relatively open area, stay put, and wait to be rescued. Rescue workers will have a much harder time tracking you down if you move around. If, however, you are positive that you know which direction the trail, a road, or an inhabited area lies, then getting your bearings and locating north can help you find your way. Read more.
Tree Care in Calgary to Help Maintain Your Intelligent Plants
Plant communication is real thing and dates back to 1983, when two studies confirmed that certain plants and trees were able to protect themselves from insect attacks. According to the reports, willow trees, poplars and sugar maples began releasing a chemical to prevent bug infestation as soon as they discovered that their neighbouring trees were under attack. In other words, these trees were able to send, receive and understand messages to safeguard themselves against potential insect attacks. Read more.
3 Fun Tree Crafts You Can Make with Your Kids
Many residents of Western Canadian cities such as Kelowna, Calgary, and Edmonton have trees in their yards. Instead of throwing out the branches and twigs you collect when cleaning your yard or trimming your trees, why not save some of them for fun crafts that you can make with your kids? Here are three quick-and-easy crafts that can add a cozy, decorative touch to your home. Read more.
Fall of the Dinosaurs, Rise of the Deciduous Trees
This past summer’srelease of the blockbuster Jurassic World
once again piqued the general population’s curiosity in how dinosaurs lived. One fact that you may be interested to know if you’ve turned into a bit of a dinosaur enthusiast is that the dinosaurs that once trampled though the forests of North America were surrounded by different trees than the ones we are surrounded by today. Read more.
Petrified Wood: Trees That Turn to Stone
While most fossils are merely impressions of the original plant or animal life that made them, petrified wood is, essentially, a 3-dimensional representation of the original tree. Though none of the tree's organic material actually remains in the petrified wood, the original structure of the tree itself is preserved down to the finest, microscopic details. It is often possible to observe structures such as tree rings in the petrified wood. Read more.
Add Some Autumn Colour to Your Yard with These Beautiful Trees
Almost everyone appreciates the beautiful displays of warm colour put on by Canada’s deciduous trees every autumn. Unfortunately, many Canadians only get to enjoy this lovely autumn foliage when walking or driving down the street. Give yourself something to look at on your own property by planting a tree, or several trees, that looks stunning in the autumn. Here are five great suggestions that may work for your yard. Read more.
The Six Scariest Looking Trees in the World
When people are asked to think of something scary, their first thought isn't usually of a tree. Trees are often described as beautiful and majestic, not terrifying and unnerving. However, with their gangly limbs, twisted trunks, and dead bark, some trees can actually be pretty scary. Not convinced? Read more
Is Your Tree Suited for a Tree House?
Childhood is a time of wonder and imagination, and playing outdoors gives children a place to explore worlds of their own creation without relying on digital entertainment sources. One perfect environment for kids to cultivate a vivid imagination is a private tree house. In a tree house, kids can pretend to be high-seas pirates, adventurous astronauts, culinary master chefs, or whatever else their hearts desire. Read more
Trees through the Ages: Trees in Mythology
Since the beginning of history, humankind has regarded trees with wonder. Almost without exception, every people, through religion and culture, features myths and legends about trees. Many of these cultures still revere specific tree species today because of these stories and use them in their landscaping. Read more
Low-Maintenance Trees for Your Yard
Owning a home brings the responsibility of managing the yard space around the home. That task involves more than mowing the lawn and pulling the weeds. It also entails landscaping a yard that matches your desires. Read more
How to Transplant a Tree
There's a saying that goes, "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
We plant trees for a number of reasons. We want to mitigate the effects greenhouse gases have on the environment. We want fresh fruit. We want to enhance the beauty and value of our homes. Read more
What to Do After a Big Storm Damages Your Trees
In early September 2014, Calgary experienced some intense snowfall that damaged quite a few trees in the city. City officials had to prioritize efforts to clear away the fallen trees and branches. Read more
The Maple Leaf Forever
Maple trees are some of the most versatile and beautiful trees in the world. Despite the maple tree's popularity in Canada, many may not understand their origin as a national symbol. In this blog, we'll go over everything you ever wanted to know about maple trees. Read more
Common Trees in Alberta and British Columbia
Western Canada is home to some of the most beautiful forests in the world. In a region blessed with so many species of trees, you could easily get swept up in the majesty of the landscape without ever knowing the name of a single tree species. Read more