What Does Conservation Deadwooding Mean?

Arborists are important for diagnosing dead tissue on a tree and expertly pruning it away. While removing dead or diseased limbs sounds like common sense, average people can’t always tell what dying wood looks like until it’s too late. It’s a job that takes a keen eye, especially when people are concerned about the conservation of trees in an area!

The removal of diseased, dying, or dead branches from a tree is called, appropriately enough, deadwooding. While there are many aesthetic and safety benefits to deadwooding, it is also one of the most important activities for conservation. Read more

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 sap on their street clothing. 

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What To Do With Your Old Christmas Tree

Are you still clinging to 2017’s Christmas tree? We don’t blame you. Weren’t we singing “O Christmas Tree” not two or three weeks ago? Now we’re supposed to toss it to the curb?

Here are some ideas to make the most of that used-up Tannenbaum, both inside and outside!

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Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees: An Arborist’s Perspective

Christmas Tree LotPicking a Christmas tree has become one of the most important December traditions. Think about your favourite festive movies – from A Christmas Story to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, taking the family to the local lot or forest to get a tree is one of the most magical parts of the season. Sure, you might end up with soap in your mouth after or cut down a tree with a squirrel in it, but you had a ton of fun!

 

A new trend is quickly replacing the woodsy scent of real evergreens, though, as fake plastic Christmas trees are gaining in popularity. It’s understandable, really – it’s a one-time cost, there are no needles to clean up, and there’s nothing to haul out to the curb in January. But what do real tree specialists prefer?

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Protecting Trees from Winter Damage

Winter can do a lot of damage to a tree. It’s a part of nature, really, and trees are built to resist much of what the cold, harsh weather will throw at them. Their whole system works to prevent the water inside from freezing and expanding, and their ability to go dormant in the winter helps them survive through a minus 30-degree day during the dead of a Canadian winter.

 

Sometimes the weather wins. While that’s all well and good in a forest, you probably want to preserve the trees you have in your backyard. Winter damage can weaken the tree, make it aesthetically unpleasing, and even cause damage to your home or vehicles. Here’s what you can do to help to your trees survive the winter intact!

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