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!
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.
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.
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
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!