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The Role of a Consulting Arborist

The University of Calgary’s redeveloped MacKimmie Complex is one of the most energy-efficient buildings on a Canadian post-secondary campus. The building opened in August 2019 and is essential to the university’s quest to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. ArborCare® is proud to have been the consulting arborist company on this innovative project.

Taehee Kim

Taehee Kim | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Taehee Kim. Meet Taehee Kim Title: Senior Accountant Team Member Since: 2020 Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now? A: My love of math led me to get a…

Amy Vandezande

Amy Vandezande | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg, and want you to meet them! Next up, Amy Vandezande. Meet Amy Vandezande Title: Utility Arborist Team Member Since: May 2019 Certifications/Education: ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Tree Trimmer (UTT), Red Seal Journeyman Horticulturist Industry Organizations: International Society of Arboriculture Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How…

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How To Take Care Of Your Landscaping

When you take care of your landscaping, your plants and other vegetation will flourish. Your healthy flowers, hedges and grasses enhance your property value and provide a space you can enjoy all summer. Here are some tips on spring and summer landscape maintenance.

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Water Your Trees During the Hot Summer Days

Summer heat brings the risk of dehydration and even death to your trees. So, when watering your lawn, garden and flowerbeds, don’t forget your trees on those hot summer days. Here are some tips about when and where to water your trees and how much water the tree needs.

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How to get rid of aphids on plants and trees

If there’s a sticky substance on your sidewalk, car or patio and you see little green bugs on your plants, you probably have an aphid infestation. What are aphids? Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects and one of the most common pests in gardens and yards in Western Canada. They have a voracious appetite, reproduce quickly…

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Organic tree and lawn care products: what you need to know

Are you looking for a safe and effective way to keep your lawn, garden and fruit trees looking their best? Here is what you need to know about organic fertilizers and pesticides. What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers are derived entirely from natural ingredients like rock minerals and plant and animal by-products. This makes them…

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4 reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your backyard trees

When the snow melts and spring arrives, many homeowners plan summer getaways and family vacations. However, it’s essential not to overlook yard maintenance in your summer plans. Failing to take care of your trees can have drastic consequences for your yard and bank account. Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your backyard trees.…

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How to get rid of sawfly larvae on your trees

Sawflies can wreak havoc on urban trees in Western Canada. The sawfly larvae feed on spruce needles and leaves, severely defoliating trees and making them weak and susceptible to disease.

Melissa Ghadially

Melissa Ghadially | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg, and want you to meet them! Next up, Melissa Ghadially. Meet Melissa Ghadially Title: General Foreperson Team Member Since: 2015 Certifications/Education: ISA Certified Arborist, Bachelor of Science – Biology   Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now?…

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