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Why it’s best to prune your lilacs in early summer

Once a lilac bush is more than two years old, it requires annual pruning. The best time to grab your clippers and get to work is in early summer, after the flowers have bloomed and faded. Here’s what you should know about caring for lilac bushes and trees.   Why should lilacs be pruned in…

tree disease

5 common tree diseases and how to spot them

Trees, like all living organisms, can contract diseases. Certain types merely detract from a tree’s overall appearance while others can have more serious consequences. Here’s an overview of five common trees diseases and how to spot them.   Leaf rust Leaf rust is a fungal disease that affects various hardwood species, including poplar, willow, oak,…

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How to protect your trees from summer storms

In summer, trees can be damaged by strong winds and heavy downpours. This can be detrimental to the trees and make them a safety hazard. Here are a few ways to protect your trees and mitigate possible storm damage.   Inspect trees for weakness in the spring If a tree is weakened by pests or…

tree pruning

4 tips for safe pruning

Pruning is an essential part of proper tree maintenance. It promotes growth, keeps your trees healthy and reduces the risk of storm damage and disease. However, improper pruning can be harmful to your trees and increase their risk of infection. Here are four tips to help you safely prune them.   Wait for the right…

Spring Tree

4 spring tree care tips

Now that the snow has melted and the temperature is rising, you may look forward to spending more time in your backyard. However, you’ll need to start by ensuring your property is ready for the warm months ahead. As your trees wake up from their winter hibernation, here are four things you should do to…

Tree Pruning

5 reasons to prune your trees during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, and while certain services remain accessible, you may be wondering what to do about your spring landscaping. Should you delay pruning your trees this spring or wait until COVID-19 subsides? Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t postpone this essential tree care service.   Pruning…

Tree Bracing

Bracing and cabling: 3 signs your tree needs support

While the trees on your property may be strong, they’re still vulnerable to illness, decay, and storm damage. These can lead to life-threatening structural problems. Below, we’ll take a look at the three most common signs your tree might need support, and how services like bracing and cabling can help protect your Edmonton property from…

Tree Pruning

Everything you need to know about tree pruning and utility line clearing

The rules about tree pruning and utility line clearing are defined by each municipality from Vancouver to Edmonton, all the way to Halifax. Keep reading to learn why tree pruning and utility line clearing is important, and when you’ll need to call an arborist if you’re in Calgary or Edmonton.   Why utility line clearing…

Tree removal: can you replant in the same spot?

If you need to have a tree removed from your property, it can leave a hole in your heart and your landscaping. While you might be tempted to immediately fill that void, several factors need to be considered before you plant a new tree. In particular, planting a tree where the old one used to…

How trees affect your property value

Even if you don’t intend to sell your house anytime soon, it’s a good idea to keep in mind how your landscaping affects the value of your property. Trees can play a huge role in attracting potential buyers and boosting your home’s curb appeal. Here’s what you should know.   Better quality of life In…

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