There are many reasons why you may need to remove a couple of trees from your garden and once the trees are gone and the stump removal is complete, you will then have a yard with a beautiful lawn where you can barbecue in the summer or your kids can play. Or at least that is the idea, but often the reality is that the area where the stump has been removed remains nothing more than an offensive hole filled with wood chips in the middle of your otherwise perfect lawn. The reason for this is that while stump grinding is a quick and efficient way to get rid of troublesome tree stumps, it can have a negative effect on the soil. This has a strong impact on whether or not you will be able to grow grass on the area where the stump grinding took place.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nasty little creature that is attacking our ash trees and there seems to be no end in sight. This tenacious little jewelled beetle has mastered the art of survival and even Canada’s harsh weather seems to be no match for it. This means that for now, we have to accept that the emerald ash borer is here to stay but that does not mean we should just give up and stop fighting to rid our country of this invader and save what remains of our ash population.
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.