Archives for 2020
What is the Most Common Tree in Canada?
Have you ever wondered what type of tree is on your street or in your yard? Taking a close look at the leaves, needles, and trunk can help you identify the tree. A large portion of Canadian territory is covered with trees which are an essential resource to Canada’s economy and culture. In fact, more than 53% of the country’s total land area is covered by forests. Here’s what you need to know to recognize some of the most
What Happens to Roots After Stump Grinding?
You’ve made the tough decision to cut down the large tree in your yard. You know that you have to hire professionals to do that job safely, but now you want to know what to do about the stump that will remain once the tree itself is removed. You have a few options. You can leave the stump where it is or remove the entire stump, along with the roots. Another possibility is stump grinding. Each one has its
What are Trees Doing in Winter?
If your trees look like they are dying over winter, stay calm and wait before you call a professional tree service. More likely than not, your trees are doing exactly what they should be to make it through the coldest time of year. Curious about how trees endure extreme cold, snow, and ice? The key to tree survival in winter is what goes on beneath the surface. All About Adaptability Animals have adapted to the coldest months of the
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that likely arrived in the United States and Canada via wood shipping crates from north-eastern Asia. Though it was first discovered in Michigan, this destructive species has spread throughout the U.S., Ontario and Quebec, wreaking havoc on ash trees and the surrounding ecosystem. Since the ash tree is found in a variety of landscapes, from forests to residential yards, emerald ash borer damage is seen in both woodland and urban
When trees die or need removal for other reasons, there is no need to have an unsightly stump in your yard. Martin’s Tree Service operators use a state-of-the-art machine for stump grinding to peel away the remaining layers of the tree so you can reclaim your lawn space. Homeowners may decide to keep the leftover wood chippings because there are creative uses for this material. If you plan to use them in your garden, the first step is to
Does Burlap Work To Protect Trees in Winter?
Winter months can take their toll on trees and bushes. Give your trees some needed attention and keep them healthy by covering them so they are not exposed to extreme changes in temperatures and various elements. Many professional tree service companies recommend you wrap trees from November until April so they are protected thoroughly throughout the harshest weather changes. We want to explore why tree wrapping is recommended, how to apply the wrap and why burlap is a good
The winter months cover the landscape in a blanket of snow. The green needles of conifers provide a beautiful contrast to the stark white stuff on the ground and in their branches. While this combination is pretty to look at, there is more you can do in your yard to add splashes of colour that will last all year. Canada’s winters can be long. For at least three to four months out of the year, cold temperatures and
Winter is a time when animals hibernate or build cozy, warm dens and eat more food to keep warm. Many plants die off completely, and others lose above-ground growth while the root systems remain hunkered down underground for protection from the harsh elements. Trees are different. Most conifers — or evergreens — keep their needles all year long. Even when the leaves of trees change colour and fall away, however, the trunk and branches remain above ground, exposed
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has hit Ontario hard. Named for its brilliant green carapace, this little insect has made itself at home in our northern hardwoods that remind it of the mountainous Asian forests where it originated. The difference between Ontario and Asia, however, is an absence of natural predators here that keep this tree-eater in check. Learn how to inspect your ash for emerald ash borer damage, and why it is important to get a close
You have probably heard of the importance of tree pruning to maintain a tree's health and beauty. However, that does not mean that you can go after your tree with the clippers whenever the mood strikes you. Pruning is beneficial to trees when carried out correctly, but if you don't know what you are doing, it is potentially deadly. Therefore, it is essential that you prune your tree at the right time of the year. When Is the Right
Emerald Ash Borer