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.Read More
Guide for Bronze Leaf Disease Treatment
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.Read More
When Is the Best Time to Prune Lilacs?
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…Read More
Juniper-Hawthorn Rust: How to Control and Treat It
Plant diseases show their faces in a variety of ways, some stranger than others. Have you noticed orange, jelly-like balls growing on your juniper branches? Consider the disease, juniper-hawthorn rust, also known as cedar-apple rust.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
The Importance of Regular Tree Care and Maintenance for Commercial Properties
A well-maintained commercial landscape can benefit your business. It shows the public your company attends to the details and cares for the environment. You may have a gardener to keep things tidy, but a professional arborist can help you beautify your property.Read More
What Are Tree Burls?
Does one of the trees in your backyard have a large, knobbly lump? Don’t worry! It’s probably just a burl. Here’s what you need to know about this harmless growth.Read More
How Trees Can Help Fight Climate Change and Protect the Environment
In recent years, Canada joined other countries around the world in prioritizing tree planting and care in urban areas. The goal is that by introducing more green space, it’ll be possible to alleviate the increasingly dangerous impacts of climate change. Here’s a look at some of the essential ways trees can help protect the environmentRead More
What to Look for When Choosing an Arborist
Although often ignored, the trees on your property are of considerable value. After all, they typically take decades to reach their full size and height, if not more than a century. Moreover, trees create welcoming shade on hot summer days and can also be used for swings, tree houses and other kids’ activities. They may even have fruit or nuts you can harvest.
Along with their many benefits, however, your trees can pose considerable danger to your family and property if they’re not properly taken care of. Here’s why you need to hire a qualified arborist.Read More