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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.

Low-Maintenance Trees for Your Yard

Owning a home brings the responsibility of managing the yard space around the home. That task involves more than mowing the lawn and pulling the weeds. It also entails landscaping a yard that matches your desires. For young families, the perfect yard often means a fenced-in area for kids to roam free. For retired couples,…

Winter Injury of Evergreens

Recognize the Symptoms of Winter Injuries Browning of evergreens in the spring is often a sign of winter injury. Since evergreens keep their needles all year, they lose moisture continuously and can easily become too dry. Symptoms Symptoms of winter injury will vary depending on the type of evergreen and the severity of the damage.…

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…

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