Trees in Tourism

I’ve always found working in arboriculture an incredibly interesting industry, the passion that arborists feel for their environment is infectious. Although I am not an arborist; this keen interest in trees has me learning whenever I have the opportunity. Specifically, when I am traveling, anytime a tour guide starts giving me information about trees I listen and try to remember the facts that they share with me as a tourist. A lot of these species we don’t have in Alberta as we do not have the climate for it, but I find their stories very interesting and have remembered them through the years. The following are stories of the trees that can be encountered when traveling.
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Discover the World of Trees

Trees are some of the most abundant living things on earth. At ArborCare Tree Service Ltd., serving customers across Western Canada, we know that better than most people. Trees not only grace our living spaces, they create the life-giving oxygen by which we survive and nourish thousands of other living species. The elements and compounds which trees create are the source of hundreds of products we consume and use daily—including wood, fruit, and additives.
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Tree Growth Problems in Alberta and British Columbia

Most of us tend to give our trees very little thought when it comes to our home’s landscaping. The truth is your trees need just as much care and attention (if not more,) as the other aspects of your yard.

Even with proper pruning and tree maintenance (such as pest control,) your trees can be exposed to a variety of harmful factors that could delay their growth and even cause them to experience dieback. These include:
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Tips for Finding North If You’re Lost in a Forest

If you ever go hiking and become lost in the woods it is typically recommended that you find a relatively open area, stay put, and wait to be rescued. Rescue workers will have a much harder time tracking you down if you move around. If, however, you are positive that you know which direction the trail, a road, or an inhabited area lies, then getting your bearings and locating north can help you find your way.
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Tree Care in Calgary to Help Maintain Your Intelligent Plants

Plant communication is real thing and dates back to 1983, when two studies confirmed that certain plants and trees were able to protect themselves from insect attacks. According to the reports, willow trees, poplars and sugar maples began releasing a chemical to prevent bug infestation as soon as they discovered that their neighbouring trees were under attack. In other words, these trees were able to send, receive and understand messages to safeguard themselves against potential insect attacks.
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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 and easy crafts that can add a cozy decorative touch to your home:
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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 different trees than the ones we are surrounded by today.
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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. It is often possible to observe structures such as tree rings in the petrified wood.
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