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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.

green tree leaf affected by fireblight disease

What is Fireblight Disease?

Fireblight is a destructive disease that attacks more than 75 different species of plants in the Rosaceae family — flowering herbs, trees and shrubs. Fireblight is an infectious tree disease and a severe problem among fruit growers, as it can destroy an entire orchard in a single growing season. It’s important to take effective control measures as soon as you spot symptoms.

tree protected by ArborCare for MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment

The Role of a Consulting Arborist

The University of Calgary’s redeveloped MacKimmie Complex is one of the most energy-efficient buildings on a Canadian post-secondary campus. The building opened in August 2019 and is essential to the university’s quest to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. ArborCare® is proud to have been the consulting arborist company on this innovative project.

Taehee Kim

Taehee Kim | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and we want you to meet them! Next up, Taehee Kim. Meet Taehee Kim Title: Senior Accountant Team Member Since: 2020 Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now? A: My love of math led me to get a degree in…

Amy Vandezande

Amy Vandezande | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and want you to meet them! Next up, Amy Vandezande. Meet Amy Vandezande Title: Utility Arborist Team Member Since: May 2019 Certifications/Education: ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Tree Trimmer (UTT), Red Seal Journeyman Horticulturist Industry Organizations: International Society of Arboriculture Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you…

Close up of a gardener wearing gloves cutting the bushes

How To Take Care Of Your Landscaping

When you take care of your landscaping, your plants and other vegetation will flourish. Your healthy flowers, hedges and grasses enhance your property value and provide a space you can enjoy all summer. Here are some tips on spring and summer landscape maintenance.

Young girl watering the trees in a garden

Water Your Trees During the Hot Summer Days

Summer heat brings the risk of dehydration and even death to your trees. So, when watering your lawn, garden and flowerbeds, don’t forget your trees on those hot summer days. Here are some tips about when and where to water your trees and how much water the tree needs.

Aphids on a leaf

How to get rid of aphids on plants and trees

If there’s a sticky substance on your sidewalk, car or patio and you see little green bugs on your plants, you probably have an aphid infestation. What are aphids? Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects and one of the most common pests in gardens and yards in Western Canada. They have a voracious appetite, reproduce quickly…

using organic products on garden trees

Organic tree and lawn care products: what you need to know

Are you looking for a safe and effective way to keep your lawn, garden and fruit trees looking their best? Here is what you need to know about organic fertilizers and pesticides. What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers are derived entirely from natural ingredients like rock minerals and plant and animal by-products. This makes them…

Generous backyard with two Muskoka chairs in the front

4 reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your backyard trees

When the snow melts and spring arrives, many homeowners plan summer getaways and family vacations. However, it’s essential not to overlook yard maintenance in your summer plans. Failing to take care of your trees can have drastic consequences for your yard and bank account. Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your backyard trees.…

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