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Shrubs for your yard this winter

Many shrubs are hardy enough to survive our harsh Canadian winters and look beautiful doing it. Here are just a few types that will brighten up your snow-covered backyard this year.   Siberian dogwood This shrub features a variety of colours throughout the year. Creamy white flowers in the spring give way to green summer…

Is winter a good time to remove trees?

Winter is an ideal time to prune your trees, but is it the best time to have a tree removed entirely? Here’s some information to help you decide when to remove a tree from your yard.   Reasons to remove a tree A tree is usually removed as a last resort when pruning or disease…

5 ways to prepare your trees for winter

Snow accumulation, ice storms, high winds and fluctuating temperatures are all common causes of winter tree damage. Here are five preventive measures you can take to protect your trees from harsh weather conditions this season. Prune them Pruning is an essential part of regular tree maintenance. Removing dead, diseased and damaged branches promotes tree growth…

How you can help keep Dutch elm disease out of Alberta

Dutch elm disease (DED) is a fatal fungal disease spread by bark beetles, and Alberta is one of the last areas in North America that is DED-free. Keeping it that way is everyone’s responsibility. Here’s a guide to help you identify, prevent and treat Dutch elm disease.   Symptoms The first symptom of DED is…

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7 causes of winter tree damage

Harsh winter conditions can wreak havoc on your yard. Here are some of the top causes of winter tree damage in Western Canada.   Temperature fluctuations Abrupt changes in temperature cause the bark and inner wood of a tree to expand and shrink at different rates. This strain can create long vertical fissures in the…

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The destructive power of snow and ice

The destructive power of snow and ice Snow and ice glaze can make your backyard look like a winter wonderland, but it can also become a disaster zone. Here’s a guide to help you prepare your trees for winter and avoid extensive damage.   How snow and ice can damage your trees When freezing rain…

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Announcing the Launch of the New ArborCare Website

We are very excited to announce the launch of the new and refreshed ArborCare website. Visit us at arborcare.com. The new website now showcases what we do best, highlighting our complete residential and commercial tree care services. ( A glimpse of the new homepage) ( The previous homepage) Our goal with this new website is…

ArborCare Tree of the Month

ArborCare’s tree of the month for May is the “Golden Spice Pear Tree”. “Pyrus ussuriensis” is the latin Botanical name for the Golden Spice Pear.

Trees in Tourism

I’ve always found working in arboriculture an incredibly interesting industry, the passion that arborists feel for their environment is infectious. Although I am not an arborist; this keen interest in trees has me learning whenever I have the opportunity. Specifically, when I am traveling, anytime a tour guide starts giving me information about trees I…

Discover the World of Trees

Trees are some of the most abundant living things on earth. At ArborCare Tree Service Ltd., serving customers across Western Canada, we know that better than most people. Trees not only grace our living spaces, they create the life-giving oxygen by which we survive and nourish thousands of other living species. The elements and compounds…

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