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
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
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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