Entries by Content Team

Can Firewood Be Too Dry?

Firewood left to season for longer than needed might lose more moisture than is necessary. While that sounds okay – or at least not problematic – some moisture content in the wood is important for controlling a fire and enjoying its heat. Here’s what very dry firewood can do to your fireplace or wood-burning stove […]

What Is The Difference Between Tree Trimming And Pruning?

With the holidays right around the corner, hearing the term “tree trimming” may remind you of decorating your Christmas tree with colorful ornaments and while “Trimming” your Christmas tree doesn’t fall under our line of work, we are happy offer tree trimming and pruning services when you need it. Many people use the terms “trimming” […]

What Trees Are Most Vulnerable During A Storm?

Trees have evolved to be hardy plants that can thrive for hundreds of years, but they are still vulnerable to the forces of nature. Strong winds and the accumulation of snow and ice can damage large limbs, but over time they can take the entire tree down. On top of the physical damage to or […]

What Is Involved In A Tree Hazard Assessment?

For an arborist, a tree hazard assessment is as much an art as it is a science. Recognizing the hazards requires experience and an understanding of not only tree biology and physiology but also the unique structure and decay processes of trees. They must know how trees in a specific area grow, the history of […]

Five Of The World’s Scariest Trees

Trees are incredible organisms, and the Brockley team gets to see what makes them so amazing up close every day. However, there are some species we’d prefer you to keep off your landscaping, though unless you’re in the Addams Family or a character in a Stephen King novel, no one would want these trees on […]

Can Large Trees Reduce Crime In Cities?

Research proves that higher amounts of trees in urban areas give many benefits, from energy conservation to reducing levels of stormwater. But did you know many cities can use trees to fight crime? Researchers across the United States have examined how trees improve the quality of life for people who live in cities. One of […]

What Is Black Knot Disease?

Fruit trees are susceptible to a different set of problems than other trees. For instance, a certain fungal infection called “black knot disease” will attack plum, cherry, apricot, and peach trees. What is this problem, and how does it hurt fruit trees?

All About The Juvenile Stage Of A Tree

Planting a new tree is an excellent way to renew your property. More often than not, when you’re planting a new tree, it comes as a sapling. Saplings represent the juvenile stage of a tree, the second stage in their life cycle; at this point, the tree is not big enough to be considered a […]

What Happens To All That Wood After A Tree Removal?

You might see the Brockley Tree team cut down a dead or dying tree and wonder what happens next. We can confidently say that the life of wood doesn’t end when we or a municipal team removes a tree! While it’s always a shame when a tree has to come down, Londoners make the most […]

What Is Illegal Tree Cutting, And Why Does It Happen?

Forest conservation by-laws have been on the books in our province for over 50 years. Most municipalities pass these laws to prevent the destruction of mature trees that are important to the health of the environment, leading many to call the by-laws “tree cutting laws.”