Trees are very independent organisms, and once they’re going, they don’t need babysitting. But keeping an eye on their health is crucial, because while they’re hearty, they’re also very big, and big organisms attract a lot of problems. Be prepared and know the symptoms of diseased trees as soon as they show themselves. Catching […]
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We like saving trees, but sometimes, it’s impossible. While we consider tree removal a last resort, we know it’s sometimes necessary. It’s also necessary, when undertaking either a tree or stump removal, to do it properly and safely. If you want to undertake the process yourself, follow these basic safety guidelines. Know that tree […]
Tree stumps can be rather unsightly. They’re either taking up room on your beautifully landscaped lawn, or they serve as a reminder of the majestic tree that once stood. Either way, most people want the stump out of their yard and in the wood chipper ASAP. There’s a temptation to do it oneself, with a […]
There’s only so much you can do in keeping your house and property safe from falling limbs. After all, a tree is a living thing, and a mighty impressive one at that. This is why it’s not uncommon for property owners to dread any heavy rain, ice storm, or powerful wind that come through the […]
Just thinking about the power of lightning can boggle the mind: it’s an electrical charge of 100 million volts striking at a temperature of more than 30,000 degrees Celsius. It can make for a very beautiful show, especially when you’re watching it at a distance, but this force of nature can just as easily come […]
Our world is increasing in connectivity, more and more every day. These connections bring a lot of positives, but they also come with… well, some unwelcome guests, namely, the Asian Longhorn Beetle. We’ve already discussed the Emerald Ash Borer, a pest that came to the United States and slowly made its way north to […]
Around 2002, a new backyard villain made its way to Ontario. Starting from a home population in Michigan, this scourge of majestic ash trees invaded Windsor, spread to the London area, and now can be found as far north as Sault Ste. Marie. In little more than a decade and a half, it’s become an […]
Tree trimming isn’t as simple as taking a pair of pruning shears and cutting off branches whenever it’s convenient for you and the tree. Tree trimming means knowing all about trees: how they grow, what shape it’s going to take after the trimming, and how to control that shape. Trimming and pruning are all about controlling the tree and […]
Tree trimming? Yes, it IS necessary. Unless you operate an orchard, you might think the trees on your property don’t need your help. They grew to towering heights without your help, so there’s no need to take care of them, right? Not true! A tree might be a living thing that grew without your help, […]