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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.

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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…

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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.

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…

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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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.

tree burl in Calgary

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.

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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 environment

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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.

pruning elm tree

Guide to Elm Tree Pruning in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba

Pruning keeps elm trees healthy and can prevent Dutch elm disease. However, pruning trees incorrectly or during the wrong time of the year can do more harm than good. This could cause Dutch elm disease to spread and potentially kill our magnificent urban forests. Many cities have pruning bans prohibiting elm tree trimming during specific months. Here’s some helpful information on elm pruning.

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