Entries by Content Team

How Does Tree Topping Hurt Trees?

When a tree gets too tall, a homeowner’s first instinct may be to have a local tree service lop a bit off the top. Most people refer to it as tree topping, though the job goes by a few names: heading, tipping, hat-racking, rounding over, etc.

What Is Forest Gardening?

Forests are resilient ecosystems, and this makes them ideal areas in which to cultivate and harvest food. An age-old tactic is forest gardening, in which the planter works in or even recreates the ecosystem of forested areas to grow an abundance of food, working with nature rather than clearing out the trees. 

How Do You Determine The Quality Of Firewood?

While the Brockley Tree Service team will do everything in our power to save your trees, some will simply live out their lives and, eventually, get turned into fuel. You can turn dead trees on your property into firewood, and many businesses across London sell it. But how can you tell what “good” firewood is […]

How Do You Make A Root Barrier?

While they don’t move very fast, tree roots are the “root” of many home and yard problems. If you see them encroaching on your foundation, driveway, or a public sidewalk, don’t remove the tree or damage its extensive root system to stop it – put in a root barrier!  A barrier will redirect roots away […]

The Four Methods of Soil Conservation

Trees are an essential part of agriculture, and we’re not just talking about fruit trees: all types of deciduous and coniferous trees can protect topsoil, keeping crop yields high and the soil in good condition. When planted along streams and wetlands, they also prevent bank erosion and help keep the water stay clean. Soil conservation […]

What Is The First Ontario Tree To Bloom In Spring?

One of the best parts of spring is the blooming of trees, and these renewed colours are the perfect antidote for the winter blues. In Ontario, spring-blooming species begin “waking up” anywhere from mid-March through to about mid-June. Which species can you expect to see bloom first this spring?

What Are The Best Evergreen Shrubs?

Evergreen shrubs are some of the most versatile ornamental plants around. They look great next to a beautiful array of perennials, as privacy hedges, and even all by themselves on an empty lawn. These shrubs are also much less work than other plants!  Here are five of the best choices with their ideal uses!

How To Remove Tree Sap From Clothes 

One of the “hazards” of working with trees is the large amount of sap that gets on clothing. It seems to stick to us every day, so much so that trying to avoid it is impossible. While you don’t need to clean off a work uniform all that rigorously, most non-arborists don’t want to get […]

What’s The Difference Between A Tree Surgeon And An Arborist?

Arborists are often called tree surgeons because their business bears a resemblance to how a doctor works on people. In the industry, however, the two labels would never be used interchangeably! Despite their title, tree surgeons do not have the same training or knowledge as certified arborists. The difference will show in the quality of […]

How Do You Deep Root Fertilize A Tree?

Fertilizing gives trees a nutrient boost, making them stronger and more prepared to withstand natural stressors like pests, diseases, and inclement weather. However, it can take some time for surface fertilization to affect the extensive root system. This is why deep root fertilization is so important, especially in the spring.