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5 reasons to prune your trees during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, and while certain services remain accessible, you may be wondering what to do about your spring landscaping. Should you delay pruning your trees this spring or wait until COVID-19 subsides? Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t postpone this essential tree care service.   Pruning…

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Bracing and cabling: 3 signs your tree needs support

While the trees on your property may be strong, they’re still vulnerable to illness, decay, and storm damage. These can lead to life-threatening structural problems. Below, we’ll take a look at the three most common signs your tree might need support, and how services like bracing and cabling can help protect your Edmonton property from…

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Everything you need to know about tree pruning and utility line clearing

The rules about tree pruning and utility line clearing are defined by each municipality from Vancouver to Edmonton, all the way to Halifax. Keep reading to learn why tree pruning and utility line clearing is important, and when you’ll need to call an arborist if you’re in Calgary or Edmonton.   Why utility line clearing…

Tree removal: can you replant in the same spot?

If you need to have a tree removed from your property, it can leave a hole in your heart and your landscaping. While you might be tempted to immediately fill that void, several factors need to be considered before you plant a new tree. In particular, planting a tree where the old one used to…

How trees affect your property value

Even if you don’t intend to sell your house anytime soon, it’s a good idea to keep in mind how your landscaping affects the value of your property. Trees can play a huge role in attracting potential buyers and boosting your home’s curb appeal. Here’s what you should know.   Better quality of life In…

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…

winter tree damage

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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