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How To Determine How Far Away From The House To Plant New Trees

If you’re looking to plant some new trees in your yard, you may be wondering how far away from the house you should put them. It’s important to consider a few things when making this decision, such as the size of the tree and the type of tree. Read more

Signs Your Tree May Have a Disease: What to Look Out For

 

If you’re like most people, you probably think of diseases as something that affects humans and other animals. However, plants can also get sick – and trees are no exception. In this blog post, we will discuss some common signs that your tree may have a disease. Keep an eye out for these symptoms, so you can get treatment for your tree before the problem gets worse!

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What Happens To A Tree In Winter?

 

There is something beautiful about Christmas pine trees, especially when you see one standing next to a dreary, naked maple tree. What do pines do in winter that maples aren’t doing? Why is it that some types of trees seem to die in winter, while others stay full and fragrant? Keep reading to find out what happens to Canada’s trees in the wintertime.

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What Do Shrubs Need For Protection From The Winter Elements?

 

Shrubs are a landscaping favourite: they provide a visual composition for your outdoor setting and offer beautiful colours even in the wintertime. They also protect your garden from the wind – and maybe even from snooping eyes.

However, shrubs are very susceptible to damage from the winter weather. You might not notice any problems until the following spring when shrubs are either in recovery mode or dying! Though harsh winter weather and voracious animal appetites can wreak havoc on your shrubbery, here’s how you  can help them avoid all the dead branches, frostbite, and chewed bark that often come with winter.

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Why Leaves Turn Colour In Fall

The explosion of colours that greet us in fall is one of the reasons why it’s a favourite season for many people. But why do leaves turn colour in fall? To fully tell the tale of why the leaves on trees change from green to yellow, orange, red, and (sometimes) purple, we have to explain why leaves start as green! Read more

How To Know When A Tree Needs To Be Cut Down

 

 

An unhealthy tree might not appear to be a hazard. Once an arborist determines that a tree is in failing health or no longer living, you might have to cut it down, even if the trunk isn’t leaning or there are no hanging branches.

It’s important to note that the signs on this list aren’t guarantees that a tree must come down; if you notice one or more of them on a tree on your property, call an arborist for a professional opinion!

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How Much Should I Water My Trees & Shrubs?

Trees and shrubs can be easy to care for, but you still need to give them attention to make sure they grow and thrive. Proper care includes watering, and many property owners aren’t giving their trees and shrubs the right amount of water at the right times. 

In those first few weeks, watering the proper amount is essential – both over and under watering can be fatal to a new planting. How much water should your trees and shrubs get?

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How To Plant A Tree

Planting a tree sounds so simple: dig a hole, pop the tree in, and you’re done, right? To make sure your new tree grows healthy, planting it takes a little more care than that! When it’s time to put it in the ground, whether it’s a deciduous or coniferous tree, here’s how you can do it properly! 

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5 Reasons NOT To Cut Down Your Own Tree

Many people think cutting down a tree is easy, a task they can do themselves. For safety, cost, and even on behalf of the tree itself, we strongly advise against doing this! Here are five reasons why it’s better to have a professional cut down a tree than making it a DIY job.

 

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How Much Salt Is Needed To Kill A Tree?

At Brockley, we do our best to save trees. But on some properties, there may be a tree that is not wise to keep. In cases like this, using salt can be the simplest and most effective way of taking care of the plant.

It can be a preventative measure, too – the more you know about salt, the better you can prepare your trees when road crews spray this chemical over every road in Ontario.

 

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