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Fertilizer 101: How and When to Fertilize

As grass begins to grow and your trees begin to sprout leaves again, this is a good indication that it’s time to apply fertilizer. Not sure when or how to fertilize? Keep reading for a few tips to help keep your lawn and trees fresh as we head toward warmer temperatures. Timing It’s best to…

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How to Select the Best Snow Removal Company

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Winter weather has arrived in Calgary! If you have not hired a snow removal company yet, the time to act is now. Studies show that a severe snowstorm can cost the local economy millions of dollars. Snow removal services play a critical role in the economy. Without it, homeowners cannot leave their driveways, and businesses cannot…

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Cytospora Canker Treatment Guide

cytospora canker disease on tree

Cytospora canker is a tree disease characterized by yellow, orange or black discolouration on the bark. The gummy ooze and cankers that develop can overtake your trees, making them unsightly and ultimately killing them. Once it appears, this persistent condition can be a handful to manage.

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Guide For Black Knot Disease Treatment

Anyone who has fruit trees in Alberta knows they can be prone to disease unless carefully monitored and treated. One disease common to our area is black knot fungus. Take time to learn the facts about this tree disease so you can keep your tree healthy and thriving.

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Guide for Bronze Leaf Disease Treatment

trees affected by bronze leaf disease

Bronze leaf disease (BLD) is a fungus that infects various poplar species and hybrids; specifically trembling aspen, Swedish columnar aspen and tower poplar. BLD is relatively new to Calgary, Edmonton and Western Canada, and can kill an infected tree within three to five years of initial infection.

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When Is the Best Time to Prune Lilacs?

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The signature floral smell of lilac is a sure sign that spring has sprung! If you have a fragrant lilac bush in your yard, you may wonder if and when you need to trim it. The best time to grab your clippers and get to work is in early summer after the flowers have bloomed…

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South Health Campus Hospital Tree Planting Project

By Nicole Mychasiuk, Arborist – Outside Sales In the spring of 2021, ArborCare® received an estimate request from the South Health Campus Landscape Manager regarding issues with some of the trees on their property. When walking the grounds of the campus, it became evident that the same species of trees were planted throughout the entire…

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Tree Planting Guide

Newly planted trees and shrubs go into a state of shock after planting. Every tree/shrub reacts differently, some take to their new environment with ease and some struggle. Early indications of transplant shock surface in several ways including wilting or falling leaves, premature fall colour, dying branches and, in serious cases, death. Transplant shock can…

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