We all love big old trees with thick trunks and twisted branches, they are great for climbing and building children’s treehouses. Large trees add character and charm to your Waterloo property, and planted close to your house can also offer much-needed shade in the summer months. But trees planted around your home need to be well maintained and trimmed regularly. They can’t just be left to grow wild and unattended.
It may be the most beautiful tree in your garden, or perhaps it shades your house in those hot Guelph summers? It could be home to a family of squirrels or the site of your grown children’s long unused treehouse. One thing for sure though is, hanging onto that old tree for the sake of sentiment isn’t the right thing to do. Whatever the reason you might be loath to remove it, there sadly comes a time when all old trees have to be removed.
Ash trees throughout Canada are under threat, not from loggers or wildfires, but from a highly invasive and insidious predator. The emerald ash borer (EAB) has launched a massive invasion of Canada and if something isn’t done soon, it may be too late to save our beautiful trees.
Gardens require year-round maintenance to keep them looking their best. But of all the seasons, winter is probably the least demanding time for gardeners. There isn’t too much growing going on during the cold months and this lull in mowing, weeding, and raking can be a great time to catch up on much-needed tree pruning in your Waterloo garden.
Sometimes trees on our sidewalks, forests, and yards can come too close to the power lines. This can be a major hazard for people, properties, and trees themselves. Although trees are beneficial for the community, they can also pose a danger when they come into contact with the power lines.
Throughout Southern Ontario, we are accustomed to severe ice storms in the wintertime and strong thunderstorms in the summer. High winds and heavy ice accumulation wreak havoc on trees, causing the branches to weaken and come crashing down.
Whether you are a flora lover or not, living in Northern America you would definitely notice how beautiful the streets get once the Ash tree leaves turn to yellow and purplish colour. They can be found in the streets and widely spread forests of the US and Canada.
The planets oldest beings beautify the world for us. Starting from the oldest sea creatures to the oldest trees around us, they are the living history books and prized possessions of many. We take a special care for them, sometimes even turning them into tourist attractions. People all around the world are traveling thousands of kilometers to see the valuable elders.
We all love a freshly cut lawn with a nicely decorated garden in our yard. That curb appeal is amazing to look at and welcoming when you come home after a long day. A beautiful yard is something people of Waterloo are very proud of since each yard and garden contributes to the overall beauty of the city. Properly maintaining your trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes can be daunting, very time consuming and it requires a lot of knowledge, so it is best if you can leave it to a professional to ensure that your yard and garden remain flawless. Naturally, some people just like to work in their gardens so if you are interested in pruning your trees by yourself you should have the right tools for the job! Here are some must have tools for all gardening enthusiasts.
Emerald Ash Borer is a small green beetle that is creating huge problems for Guelph trees. It originates in China and it was introduced to Canada via wooden pallets. After it was introduced, it quickly became a large-scale problem for trees and governments across southern Ontario. Since it came to Guelph, Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc and while the city authorities have an action plan in place for all the trees in public areas, if you happen to spot an issue with your trees, you need to educate yourself about the best treatment options available.