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Lightning Hazards And Your Tree

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 to you. If you have tall trees on your property, it’s very possible they could attract and be struck by lightning.

 

Lightning striking a tree can kill parts of the tree, or even the entire tree, turning it into a safety hazard. Just because it’s tall, doesn’t mean you can’t protect it!

 

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Preparing For The Asian Longhorn Beetle

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 us. As its name suggests, this invasive species has a special appetite reserved for ash trees. While we fight to preserve the ash trees we still have, simple things like not planting more of this species of tree can prevent the spread of the beetle. When the next species comes, though, we might not be as lucky.

 

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Keep An Eye Out: Identifying The Emerald Ash Borer

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 invasive species as infamous as the zebra mussel, the Asian carp, and the giant hogweed.

 

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Tree Trimming: How To Time It Right

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 ensuring its beauty, health, and your safety are all protected.

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Tree Trimming: Special Care for Your Trees

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, but it will definitely need your help to stay healthy and grow properly. A good tree trimming not only has aesthetic benefits – it can benefit your tree and your safety, too.

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