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
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
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.
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
Autumn’s popularity is commonly attributed to the bold, beautiful colours of fall foliage. What was once green has now turned, sometimes shockingly quick, to gold, red, and orange. These colours not only call to mind the onset of the holiday season but also serve as a reminder of what is to come. Winter is often hazardous to our trees. Its freezing temperatures, abrasive winds, and pounding snowfall can turn trees from sturdy, stoic forms of natural beauty to the source of fallen
The maple tree leaf is an important symbol for many Canadians and is an integral part of Canada’s history. Officially known as the Maple Leaf or the l’Unifolié in Quebec, the symbol first appeared on the flag of Canada in 1965. The red maple leaf is situated prominently in the centre of the flag, with a simple red and white background. Today, you will find Canada’s flag displayed proudly at sporting events, schools and government buildings. Additionally, many Canadian
A severe winter storm can cause power outages and impassable roads, keeping you stuck inside until conditions improve, but think of the havoc it wreaks on the world outside. Trees can be more vulnerable to storm damage than meets the eye; for example, the weight of ice and snow on upper branches may weaken the tree, even if it doesn’t cause it to fall. How do you know if your trees suffered damage from a winter storm? Here are a
Ontario’s winters aren’t just brutal for its residents. Plants, shrubs and trees struggle too. The salt, snow and wind along with extreme temperatures can damage bark, kill or injure branches and destroy roots and flower buds. The cold can also cause food shortages, which bring deer, rodents and other animals to your yard feeding on foliage, twigs and bark. Here are a few tips from a professional tree service to help you protect your trees from winter damage. Cold Weather Preparation
There is a common misconception that pruning during winter is a bad idea or tree care companies rarely take on maintenance jobs during winter. This is quite far from the truth and we dare say that winter is a great time for pruning. Yes, you can quote us anywhere. Pruning is a tree maintenance practice that involves making the right cuts on a tree to significantly improve its health, safety, and aesthetics. You can tell when it’s time to call
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