Archives for October 2020
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
A leftover stump is an eyesore. Whether you’ve just cut down a dead tree or have a rotting stump that’s been there for years, find out how you can have those last remnants safely removed from your property. Review answers to common FAQs about stump grinding before scheduling a job with Martin’s Tree Service. Why Do I Need Stump Grinding Services? A stump may not damage your property, but it can detract from your curb appeal. Stumps take up
Tree removal is a topic many people hesitate about. Whether you’re talking about a single sapling in your yard or acres of forest, cutting down trees have long been seen as damaging the local environment, but this is not always the case. Discover how proper forest management and carefully considered tree removal can provide benefits for you, the landscape and native animal species. 1. Improves Forest Restoration Forests depend on cycles of life and death. These cycles used to
For yard work or lawn issues, you call a landscape company, but who do you call for concerns about trees on your property? The answer is an arborist, a trained and certified expert on all things related to trees and shrubs. Arborists can work in the public sector to keep power lines, roadways, and sidewalks clear, especially after a storm, but they can also work for or own a professional tree service to service private property. Let’s look more
Spring is known for the colourful pastels of newly flowering trees and plants, but autumn paints the world in a splash of warm colours from an artist’s palette. The world’s deciduous trees put on a brilliant show, one for which leaf-peepers make pilgrimages hundreds of miles to see. This year’s brutal summer temperatures in large areas of the country have many of us anxious for the arrival of cool breezes that signal a welcome change in the air.
Fall is a time to prepare for back to school, raking leaves and enjoying the cooler temperatures. How do your trees feel about the change in temperature? Whether you’ve just planted a row of new trees or you’re caring for elderly trees on your property, find out what cool-weather tree care involves. Explore the benefits of working with a local arborist or tree removal service for healthy trees and a safe yard. Cut Out Your Watering Routine If you’ve
The parade of colours has passed and all of autumn's leaves have danced their way from limb to ground. This is the time many homeowners sigh at the monumental task set before them: Time to rake up mountains of leaves and figure out what on Earth to do with them. You could bag them all up and set them to the curb for your city’s lawn pickup service, but why do that when you can put those fallen leaves
Steve Martin President- Arborist I have a profound interest in trees and their natural beauty. I grew up on
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