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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.

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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.

Mark Moreau

Mark Moreau | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Mark Moreau. Meet Mark Moreau Title: Sales/General Foreperson Team Member Since: July 2022 Education, Certifications, Training: ISA Certified and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) Industry Organizations: International Society of Arboriculture Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Snow Removal Company

Anyone can advertise a snow removal service on sites like Kijiji or Facebook, but hiring them may bury you in snow and headaches. Although another snow removal contractor might offer low rates, they may not have the equipment or insurance to do the job quickly and safely. Here’s what to look for when you hire a snow removal company.

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Protecting Evergreens from Winter Injury

Evergreen trees, such as spruce, pine, cedar and juniper, are hearty and stay green all winter. Nonetheless, they’re susceptible to injury unless they have the proper care. Browning of evergreens in the spring is a sign of winter injury. Here are some ways to help prevent evergreen winter injury in your trees.

Kyle Pressick

Kyle Pressick | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Kyle Pressick. Meet Kyle Pressick Title: General Foreperson Team Member Since: June 2022 Education, Certifications, Training: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, ISA Certified, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, Tree Plant Appraisal Qualified, CPTED Qualified, Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturalist, BC Pesticide…

birch tree affected by dieback disease

What is Birch Dieback?

Birch dieback is a condition that can affect all types of birch trees. It causes the branches at the top of the tree to die off. This can be caused by several factors, including insufficient water, lack of nutrients and pest infestation. Trees often decline for several years before dying.

Jake Fehr

Jake Fehr | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Jake Fehr. Meet Jake Fehr Title: Crane Truck Operator Team Member Since: 2009 Education, Certifications, Training: Crane Operator Certification, First Aid Training, Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)   Career Path Q: Describe your…

Low-Maintenance Trees for Your Yard

If you want to spend more time relaxing in your yard than working, consider planting native, low-maintenance trees in your back and front yard. Alberta and British Columbia have many options for trees that are easy to care for, and that allow you to personalize your space and enjoy it without too much work.

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