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Why ArborCare® No Longer Recommends Swedish Columnar Aspen

Swedish columnar aspen trees have been a popular addition to many Canadian landscapes, but their short lifespan makes them a less ethical choice than some other options. Here’s what you need to know about this “fast-fashion” species, plus suggestions for more sustainable alternatives.

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Tips for Fighting a Spruce Weevil Insect Infestation

Do the evergreen trees in your yard seem to be stunted or deformed? You may be fighting a spruce weevil infestation. Here’s what you need to know about this pest.

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Can I Prune My Neighbour’s Tree Overhanging My Property Line in Calgary?

If a neighbour’s tree is overhanging your property line or fence, it can block your sidewalk or damage your roof. However, before calling a tree pruning company in Calgary, you should take steps to be a good neighbour. Here’s what to do when a tree is overhanging your property line.

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4 Signs You Need to Fertilize Your Trees

Urban environments can be especially difficult for trees. Heavy, compacted soil and nutrient deficiencies can stunt their growth, preventing them from growing into beautiful, majestic assets to your property. That’s why deep-root tree fertilization is an essential part of keeping your trees healthy and strong.

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Gerald Courtoreille | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Gerald Courtoreille. Meet Gerald Courtoreille Title: Utility Tree Worker (UTW) Team Member Since: January 2020 Education, Certifications, Training: Firetack Crew Leader Certification Industry Organizations: Gift Lake Métis Settlement Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into…

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Types of Trees to Plant in Calgary’s Plant Hardiness Zone

When you plant a tree, you want to see it grow tall and healthy for years. That’s why it’s essential to choose trees that’ll thrive in your climate. Established hardiness zones make it easier for you to identify the best trees to plant. Here’s a quick guide on trees that grow well in Calgary’s planting zone.

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Guide to Edmonton’s Plant Hardiness Zone

What are the best trees to plant in Edmonton? Understanding the Edmonton plant hardiness zone can help you choose trees with the best chance of survival over the brutal winter. Here’s what you need to know about the Edmonton growing zone and some of the best trees to plant on your property.

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What Is Calgary’s Plant Hardiness Zone?

Are you considering adding to the greenery on your property? If so, you’ll need to consider which plants and trees are most likely to thrive in your growing conditions. In Calgary, these factors vary from one neighbourhood to another, so choosing the best plants can be overwhelming.

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Cytospora Canker Treatment Guide

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.

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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