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
The weather in Canada can be extremely harsh and unforgiving, as a gardener, you need to have a fall tree care plan if you want your trees to get through the winter unscathed. Tree pruning service is an important part of your fall tree care and can help your trees make it through the harsh winter. Prune the Deadwood Dead, dying, and diseased trees or branches can pose a serious risk to both you and your property. These limbs can break off
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
Summer is a great month for gardeners. Finally, you can see all your hard work come to fruition as you sit under your large shady tree after a morning of gardening and admire your beautiful shrubs and flower beds. But what do you do if, while you are enjoying the shade of your tree, you look up and notice a couple of precarious branches that look as though they might blow off in a strong wind? It’s time for professional tree
A long hot summer is wonderful for people, but it can have a negative effect on the healthy growth and development of young and newly planted trees, making proper watering and tree pruning essential. Older trees have deep roots that can reach the water far below the surface and find it easier to survive than young trees with a shallower and less developed root system. Spot the signs of drought stress in young trees? Pay attention to the young trees in
There are many reasons to prune trees, like shape maintenance, removal of diseased branches, increased production and better flowering, and the timing really depends on the desired outcome. If your goal is to have a healthy, well-structured plant that looks great, flowers beautifully and lives a long, productive life, then the best time to prune and do general plant maintenance is during the late winter months when the plant is dormant. Why should you prune dormant trees? It is easier
Homeowners love their own trees, but strangely enough, they don’t always love their neighbour’s trees in the same way. Unfortunately, trees have no idea which side of the fence they are planted on, and nor do they have any concept of boundaries. They just keep growing and growing, albeit slowly, until someone puts a stop to them or cuts them back. But figuring out who is responsible for shared trees always seems to be a thorny issue amongst neighbours.
You don’t just plant a fruit tree in the ground and watch it grow. Fruit trees need care and attention if you want them to bear fruit, and regular pruning is essential to keep your fruit trees healthy and producing good crops year after year. When to Prune Before you decide how to prune your fruit trees, you need to know when to prune your fruit trees, and this depends on what you hope to achieve. Pruning is a
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