Archives for December 2018
Trees are dormant in the winter but this does not mean that they are unaffected by the cold. Extreme weather conditions that cause temperature fluctuations, frost, ice, and dry conditions can take a toll on trees in your Waterloo garden. The stress caused by the cold weather can damage or weaken trees and make them more susceptible to bacteria, diseases, and insect attacks. When temperatures drop below a tree’s natural tolerance the tree is placed under severe stress. This
When you have invested time and effort on your Guelph garden and watched your trees grow and flourish year after year, you don’t want to see them destroyed by harsh winter weather. Especially if you know there are steps you can take to keep them safe. We’re taking a closer look at the steps you can take to help keep the trees on your property safe from the harsh winter conditions. Ensuring you fully enjoy the full potential
The invasive and highly destructive, emerald ash borer, is laying waste to ash forests throughout Guelph. Originally from Asia, this distinctive jewel green beetle found its way to the shores of the North American continent in solid wood packaging material on cargo ships in 2002. Since then it has spread throughout the continent and destroyed millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada. How Cold is Too Cold for the Emerald Ash Borer? Every organism has a “supercooling
Just because your Waterloo garden is dormant in the winter, doesn’t mean you should be too. There are plenty of gardening tasks to keep you busy throughout the cold months and ensure that your garden blooms beautifully in spring. Winter pruning or dormancy pruning, in Waterloo can be cold, hard work but it will pay dividends when the weather warms up again. This is the ideal time to get an arborist to tend to your trees. Why Prune in Winter?