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Guide to Elm Tree Pruning in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba

Pruning keeps elm trees healthy and can prevent Dutch elm disease. However, pruning trees incorrectly or during the wrong time of the year can do more harm than good. This could cause Dutch elm disease to spread and potentially kill our magnificent urban forests. Many cities have pruning bans prohibiting elm tree trimming during specific months. Here’s some helpful information on elm pruning.

Mark Moreau

Mark Moreau | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Mark Moreau. Meet Mark Moreau Title: Sales/General Foreperson Team Member Since: July 2022 Education, Certifications, Training: ISA Certified and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) Industry Organizations: International Society of Arboriculture Career Path Q: Describe your career path.…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Snow Removal Company

Anyone can advertise a snow removal service on sites like Kijiji or Facebook, but hiring them may bury you in snow and headaches. Although another snow removal contractor might offer low rates, they may not have the equipment or insurance to do the job quickly and safely. Here’s what to look for when you hire a snow removal company.

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Protecting Evergreens from Winter Injury

Evergreen trees, such as spruce, pine, cedar and juniper, are hearty and stay green all winter. Nonetheless, they’re susceptible to injury unless they have the proper care. Browning of evergreens in the spring is a sign of winter injury. Here are some ways to help prevent evergreen winter injury in your trees.

Kyle Pressick

Kyle Pressick | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Kyle Pressick. Meet Kyle Pressick Title: General Foreperson Team Member Since: June 2022 Education, Certifications, Training: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, ISA Certified, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, Tree Plant Appraisal Qualified, CPTED Qualified, Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturalist,…

birch tree affected by dieback disease

What is Birch Dieback?

Birch dieback is a condition that can affect all types of birch trees. It causes the branches at the top of the tree to die off. This can be caused by several factors, including insufficient water, lack of nutrients and pest infestation. Trees often decline for several years before dying.

Jake Fehr

Jake Fehr | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Jake Fehr. Meet Jake Fehr Title: Crane Truck Operator Team Member Since: 2009 Education, Certifications, Training: Crane Operator Certification, First Aid Training, Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)   Career Path Q:…

Low-Maintenance Trees for Your Yard

If you want to spend more time relaxing in your yard than working, consider planting native, low-maintenance trees in your back and front yard. Alberta and British Columbia have many options for trees that are easy to care for, and that allow you to personalize your space and enjoy it without too much work.

green tree leaf affected by fireblight disease

What is Fireblight Disease?

Fireblight is a destructive disease that attacks more than 75 different species of plants in the Rosaceae family — flowering herbs, trees and shrubs. Fireblight is an infectious tree disease and a severe problem among fruit growers, as it can destroy an entire orchard in a single growing season. It’s important to take effective control measures as soon as you spot symptoms.

tree protected by ArborCare for MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment

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.

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