Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nasty little metallic blue-green bug, native to Asia, that attacks both healthy and stressed ash trees and has killed millions of these trees in southwestern Ontario and the Great Lakes States and poses a major economic threat to urban and forested areas in North America. The larvae of the EAB tunnels through the vascular system of the ash tree and cuts off the trees supply of water, nutrients, and sugar.
If you love your garden and have invested a lot of time into making it beautiful, you certainly don’t want it ruined by unsightly stumps. So how do you remove that ugly stump and make your garden attractive and functional? The first thing you need to know is that stump removal is not a quick and easy DIY task that you should attempt alone, stump grinding is a job for the professionals.
There are many reasons to prune trees, like shape maintenance, removal of diseased branches, increased production and better flowering, and the timing really depends on the desired outcome. If your goal is to have a healthy, well-structured plant that looks great, flowers beautifully and lives a long, productive life, then the best time to prune and do general plant maintenance is during the late winter months when the plant is dormant.
You have your trees in your garden and your neighbour has their trees in their garden, but what about the trees that grow on your boundary, who do they belong to? Trees with trunks that grow across the property line are known as boundary trees and these are considered common or co-owned property. And if an issue arises and tree removal is necessary, who is responsible?
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has become a nightmare for the Canadian government, cities, and homeowners. These pesky little green beetles, native to northeast Asia and first detected in Canada in 2002, are destroying ash trees throughout the country, and there appears to be no end in sight.
Spending time in your garden is great. Planting, mowing, and weeding can be therapeutic, and enjoying the fruits of your labour is highly rewarding. But remember, while there are many things that you can do in the garden yourself, there are some tasks that are not suitable DIY projects. Certain jobs are best left to the professionals.
Homeowners love their own trees, but strangely enough, they don’t always love their neighbour’s trees in the same way. Unfortunately, trees have no idea which side of the fence they are planted on, and nor do they have any concept of boundaries. They just keep growing and growing, albeit slowly, until someone puts a stop to them or cuts them back. But figuring out who is responsible for shared trees always seems to be a thorny issue amongst neighbours.
We all the love the trees in our garden. Unfortunately, every now and then one of them falls over or needs to be felled, leaving you with an unsightly stump on your lawn. Some people like to try and incorporate the stump into their garden landscaping in some way, perhaps as the base of a table or birdbath, but more often than not it is necessary to remove the stump entirely. The best ways to do this is to use a stump grinder, a power tool that grinds tree stumps into wood chips.
We all love the trees in our garden. They shade our houses in summer and provide homes for a myriad of small animals and birds. But trees can also pose a risk to your property. Most homeowners worry about trees falling on their houses during violent storms, or dead branches snapping off and being blown around in strong winds. But what about the threats you don’t see? Are you aware of the dangers that are lurking underground?
You don’t just plant a fruit tree in the ground and watch it grow. Fruit trees need care and attention if you want them to bear fruit, and regular pruning is essential to keep your fruit trees healthy and producing good crops year after year.