Climate change, global warming, climate protests – these are not just buzz words, these are the words used by the younger generation to raise their concerns about our environment and it is time that everybody started listening to their message. There is a growing movement around the world that is focusing on protecting the earth for future generations and every action counts. You don’t need to protest on the streets to make a contribution to the survival of our planet, planting trees can go a long way towards restoring the health of the earth.
Big trees add value to your property but if a tree is about to topple over it can cause more trouble than it is worth. Trees are living entities and if they are not properly cared for, they can suffer from a whole host of diseases and other problems. If you have an unhealthy tree in your garden, you need to deal with it and have it removed by a tree removal service before it falls over and damages your property or injures someone.
The dangers of emerald ash borer (EAB) are well known by now and the government, local municipalities, and homeowners are all doing their bit to curb the spread of this insidious little creature and save as many of the country’s ash trees as possible. Sadly, ash trees that are not treated against the jade green beetle from Northeast Asia die within five to ten years of the emerald ash borer being detected in an area. Part of the problem for municipalities and property owners is what to with all the dead trees that EAB leaves in its wake.
Winters in Canada are long and harsh. During this time, most of us retreat indoors and animals tend to hibernate or find shelter in warm burrows, dens or nests. Our trees, however, remain exposed to the elements and have to bear the brunt of winter unprotected. So then, how is it that trees can survive the harsh climate of winter? Do they have a secret?
Having beautiful big trees in your garden is both a privilege and a responsibility. Large old trees can provide shade for your home, increase the value of your property and enhance your landscaping but they can also be a potential hazard. Extreme weather conditions, violent storms, and strong winds can blow trees over or send branches crashing through windows and onto roofs or cars, and somebody has to take responsibility for those damages. And these damages can oftentimes cost far more than having tree removal completed.
The weather in Canada can be extremely harsh and unforgiving, as a gardener, you need to have a fall tree care plan if you want your trees to get through the winter unscathed. Tree pruning service is an important part of your fall tree care and can help your trees make it through the harsh winter.
Gardens are beautiful peaceful spaces where you can relax after a long week at work. In the summer there is nothing better than having a couple of big shady trees to sit under, but trees don’t live forever and what do you do when your beautiful old tree dies? After a tree has fallen over or been cut down, you are typically left with a big unsightly stump in the middle of your yard that you need to get rid of.
The emerald ash borer has invaded Canada and it’s not going away anytime soon. This jade green jewel beetle is native to northeast Asia and since its arrival in North America in the 90’s,has been feasting on our local ash trees. In northeast Asia, the emerald ash borer doesn’t do significant damage to the indigenous trees but with no natural predators in Canada, this little bug is rapidly destroying our native ash forests.
So you’ve finally got your garden in good shape: the decking has been installed, the flowers are beginning to bloom and those deck chairs couldn’t be more inviting. But while you’re trying to relax, does the sight of that ugly tree stump still irritate you? Would stump removal get a load off your mind and completely finish off the job? Well, you might not have needed to put it off so long – stump grinding and removal can be much more affordable than most people think. More importantly, that tree stump could be causing a lot more damage than you’re able to see. If you don’t get the experts to deal with it, you could soon regret it.
From a young age, we learn all about the seasons. We learn that come Fall, the brilliant green leaves on trees will change colour, wilt, and fall to the ground. In winter the trees are bare, protecting themselves from the elements, before blossoming in an extravagant show of health every spring. But what happens when your tree doesn’t act normally in springtime? It doesn’t take an experienced gardener to notice that something’s wrong with a naked, lifeless tree while flowers blossom in the garden all around it. Read on to find out whether or not that tree on your property’s in serious trouble, and if removal is the only option you have left.