You’ve heard the familiar rumblings of thunder and seen the cracks of lightning, the wind picks up and gray, menacing clouds are overhead. It might not be tornado territory, but you’re still prepared for a brutal storm. You can get everything else tidied away and prepared, hide away and wait for it to pass, but what about your gardens? More importantly, what about the trees? You can defend yourself but unfortunately, they have to face it head-on. Sometimes, it’s a battle they don’t win. Read on to find out what happens to trees damaged during a storm, how a professional tree pruning service can help, and why sometimes, the trees can’t be saved.
So the tree removal crew have done their job. They’ve chopped down the tree in the yard which was causing you problems, but you’re left with a sad reminder of what used to be there. Tree removal companies normally don’t have the proper equipment for tree stump removal. You’re going to have to think about the intrusive tree-base which has been left behind. Do you really want it to stay put, causing nuisance and attracting pests? We’ll talk you through the benefits of stump removal and stump grinding with Martin’s Trees.
Any sort of work with trees presents its own risks. Tree removal, in particular, is no small task. Every year tree-removal-gone-wrong claims the lives of both professionals and civilians. A significant percentage of tree removal service is urban, and this only complicates the work. It’s not quite as simple as hacking away at the base of a tree – knowledge of tree physics and tree biology is a must. Arborists are professionally qualified and have knowledge of advanced cutting techniques and harnessing methods. Thinking about trying it yourself? You may want to think again.
After habitat loss, invasive species are the second biggest threat to biodiversity around the world. Species become invasive when they move to a new area (normally as a result of human interaction) where their natural predators aren’t around to control their influence on the surroundings. The invasive species, usually animals, plants or disease, can reproduce quickly and damage the habitat, sometimes killing off native habitats completely. The emerald ash borer (EAB) became recognized as one of the most destructive invasive species when it killed millions of ash trees in Ontario. Sadly it isn’t the only one. There are plenty of other invasive species causing damage to tree species throughout Ontario and Canada. Here’s what you need to know about the EAB and others.
At some point, the majority of us will have to prune a tree on our property. Tree pruning is an essential activity to maintain the health, aesthetics, and structure of your tree. When done correctly, you can get rid of dead branches and promote healthy growth. Particularly if your tree is a fruit tree, then correct pruning will increase its potential yield and ensure it lives longer. That being said, get it wrong and you’ll inadvertently do more harm than good. We’ll talk you through the right and wrong ways to prune your tree, and why you might be better off using a professional tree pruning service.