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Tree Care in Calgary to Help Maintain Your Intelligent Plants

Plant communication is real thing and dates back to 1983, when two studies confirmed that certain plants and trees were able to protect themselves from insect attacks. According to the reports, willow trees, poplars and sugar maples began releasing a chemical to prevent bug infestation as soon as they discovered that their neighbouring trees were…

3 Fun Tree Crafts You Can Make with Your Kids

Many residents of Western Canadian cities such as Kelowna, Calgary, and Edmonton have trees in their yards. Instead of throwing out the branches and twigs you collect when cleaning your yard or trimming your trees, why not save some of them for fun crafts that you can make with your kids? Here are three quick…

Fall of the Dinosaurs, Rise of the Deciduous Trees

This past summer’s release of the blockbuster Jurassic World once again piqued the general population’s curiosity in how dinosaurs lived. One fact that you may be interested to know if you’ve turned into a bit of a dinosaur enthusiast is that the dinosaurs that once trampled though the forests of North America were surrounded by…

Petrified Wood: Trees That Turn to Stone

While most fossils are merely impressions of the original plant or animal life that made them, petrified wood is, essentially, a 3-dimensional representation of the original tree. Though none of the tree’s organic material actually remains in the petrified wood, the original structure of the tree itself is preserved down to the finest, microscopic details.…

Add Some Autumn Colour to Your Yard with These Beautiful Trees

Almost everyone appreciates the beautiful displays of warm colour put on by Canada’s deciduous trees every autumn. Unfortunately, many Canadians only get to enjoy this lovely autumn foliage when walking or driving down the street. Give yourself something to look at on your own property by planting a tree, or several trees, that looks stunning…

The Six Scariest Looking Trees in the World

When people are asked to think of something scary, their first thought isn’t usually a tree. Trees are often described as beautiful and majestic, not terrifying and unnerving. However, with their gangly limbs, twisted trunks and dead bark, some trees can actually be pretty scary. Not convinced? The following six trees will show you just…

Is Your Tree Suited for a Tree House?

Childhood is a time of wonder and imagination, and playing outdoors gives children a place to explore worlds of their own creation without relying on digital entertainment sources. One perfect environment for kids to cultivate a vivid imagination is a private tree house. In a tree house, kids can pretend to be high-seas pirates, adventurous…

Trees through the Ages: Trees in Mythology

Since the beginning of history, humankind has regarded trees with wonder. Almost without exception, every people, through religion and culture, features myths and legends about trees. Many of these cultures still revere specific tree species today because of these stories and use them in their landscaping.

Nutrient Deficiency

Learn the Causes of Poor Growth & Yellow Leaves Nutrient deficiency is the most common and serious cause for poor tree health in our region. Poor growth, lack of vigor, twig and branch dieback, pale green or yellow leaves are all symptoms of nutrient deficiency. Poor soil and soil with high alkalinity are the two…

Mechanical Injury

Treat the Wounds to Your Trees Regardless of the cause of injury, all wounds should be treated the same. Do not use pruning paint! Tar and heavy coatings of asphalt all tend to seal in decay and prevent or inhibit the production of callous tissue around the wound site. Generally, all that is needed is…

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