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
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
Tree leaves generally start falling in early to late October, about a week after colours are the most vibrant. If the trees in your yard are losing leaves in July or August, it could be a sign that there is a problem. In most cases, there is a benign reason behind leaves dropping in the summer. However, it is helpful to be able to recognize the signs of a larger problem and when it is necessary to hire a
Having properly trimmed trees can make the outside of your home more beautiful. The trees on your property can also create much-needed shade in your backyard or provide a place to build a treehouse or hang a tire swing. While the right flora can greatly enhance the atmosphere of your home, properly maintaining it is an essential step. However, effective tree trimming is not easily accomplished. Below are some tips for proper pruning. Don’t Chop Off Tree Tops Even
You may start noticing that the trees on your property have limbs or branches that stop producing leaves and look dead. This can happen because of damage or disease. Tree trimming can remove the dead branches, improving both health and appearance. In fact, regular tree pruning can help keep your tree healthy, strong, and looking its best even before the branches die off completely. For the sake of your safety and the health of your tree, it may be
Trees on your property are beautiful, providing shade, a home for birds and other wildlife, and even increased value for your home. Unfortunately, sometimes the trees surrounding your house can cause problems and may need to be removed. Most homeowners cannot look at a tree and assess its health, but an arborist with a tree removal service can inspect it and determine if it needs to be trimmed or if it is time to say goodbye. Here are some
Having a flowering tree in your yard is a lot like owning a pet. Just like animals, trees require not just water and food but also periodic grooming. Even though they don't have hair or nails, they do have branches that must be trimmed to keep them healthy and looking good. In the same way you would take your dog to the groomer, you can hire a professional tree pruning service to keep your trees looking their best. Why Prune
Spring is almost here, and nurseries will soon be filled with new plants. Gardeners get enthusiastic about planning for spring. If you are thinking of planting a tree, is spring the best time to do it? This is a simple question with a complicated answer. Experts in gardening and professional tree service have different opinions on the matter. Ultimately, the best time of year to plant a tree depends on the climate where you live, the type of tree
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