One of the best parts of spring is the blooming of trees, and these renewed colours are the perfect antidote for the winter blues. In Ontario, spring-blooming species begin “waking up” anywhere from mid-March through to about mid-June. Which species can you expect to see bloom first this spring?
Evergreen shrubs are some of the most versatile ornamental plants around. They look great next to a beautiful array of perennials, as privacy hedges, and even all by themselves on an empty lawn. These shrubs are also much less work than other plants!
Here are five of the best choices with their ideal uses!
Tree removal regulations differ from one place to another. The provinces and territories have control over most of Canada’s forests. The feds say each of these regions can develop and enforce their laws, regulations and policies related to the planting and removal of trees.
Even still, the provinces don’t always manage tree removal laws themselves. In most cases, they delegate forestry decisions to the towns, cities, and municipal governments!
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
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.
While Brockley works to keep trees alive, we also understand the need for them in your home’s wood-burning stove or fireplace. What firewood should you be burning as fuel during winter? What you choose can make a big difference because not all trees burn the same, and not all wood is ready to burn!