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Stump grinding vs. stump removal

What do you do with the stump when you cut down a tree on your property? Leaving it to slowly decay on its own is certainly an option. However, if you want to get rid of it, you have two choices: stump grinding or stump removal. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method and…

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Oystershell scale treatment for trees

Oystershell scale, or apple mussel scale, is a potentially fatal tree disease that affects many trees and woody plants in Western Canada. This disease is caused by oystershell scale insects and has been quite destructive in many residential neighbourhoods. The good news is there are ways to protect your trees from this menacing pest. Here’s…

Jaquie Pretula

Jacquie Pretula | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and want you to meet them! Next up, Jacquie Pretula. Meet Jacquie Pretula Title: Estimator Team Member Since: July 2017 Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now? A: Definitely not the most conventional career path, but I started out…

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Tree topping vs crown reduction: which is better for your tree?

Large trees are majestic and beautiful. However, if they get too big, they can become dangerous. For example, tall trees are at risk of toppling over during a storm or growing into power lines. If you have a large tree on your property, it may be time to call a professional arborist who knows how…

Robert Paul

Robert Paul | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, and want you to meet them! Next up, Robert Paul. Meet Robert Paul Title: Arborist – Crew Lead & EstimatorTeam Member Since: September 2017 Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now?A: I worked in the electrical trade for 7…

Nicky Stabler

Nicky Stabler | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary and want you to meet them! Next up, Nicky Stabler. Meet Nicky Stabler Title: Arborist / Ground CrewTeam Member Since: May 2021 Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now?A: I have a Bachelor of Science degree but didn’t enjoy that…

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Protecting Your Trees From De-Icing Salt

The first snow of the season inevitably brings with it a mad rush to buy de-icing salt from the local hardware store. Though these products can help protect you from a slip and fall on a slippery sidewalk, they can also be fatal to trees, shrubs and your lawn. Here’s why de-icing salt for driveways…

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Nicole Mychasiuk | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton and Kelowna, and want you to meet them! Next up, Nicole Mychasiuk. Meet Nicole Mychasiuk Title: Arborist – Outside SalesTeam Member Since: 2006-2011 and rejoined in sales in 2021 Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now?A: I spent…

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Firepits at Calgary community parks & where to buy bulk firewood online

The City of Calgary is bringing back public firepits at community parks for the winter. You and your family can get cosy at a residential-size firepit in a public park where you can roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate on a chilly winter night. The program begins Sunday, December 12, 2021. How to book a…

Sheldon Kincaid

Sheldon Kincaid | Employee Spotlight

We have a great team in Calgary, Edmonton and Kelowna, and want you to meet them! Next up, Sheldon Kincaid. Meet Sheldon Kincaid Title: Edmonton Project Manager Team Member Since: September 2021Certifications: Certified Utility Tree Trimmer and ISA Certified Arborist Career Path Q: Describe your career path. How did you get into what you do now?A:…

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