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 few telltale signs that you may need a tree pruning service sooner rather than later.
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.
Emerald ash borers remain a nationwide threat to forests and home landscapes since they were first spotted in North America in 2002. The ash tree is the Emerald Ash borer’s most common target. Ash trees are considered one of the best-planted shade trees and needed for ecological balance. EAB has affected millions of ash trees in over 30 states and provinces.
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.
Trees are like icebergs; much of what happens, happens below the surface. When you look at the trees on your property you see the leaves, buds, branches, fruit and flowers but you do not see the roots. You can’t see what is going on below the ground, but the root ball of a large healthy tree can be up to ten times the size of the parts of the tree that are visible above the ground. Just because the roots are under the ground does not mean that they can’t be damaged in the winter. Root damage from the cold can vary from mild to severe, and in extreme cases, the only solution will be complete tree removal.
Climate change, global warming, climate protests – these are not just buzz words, these are the words used by the younger generation to raise their concerns about our environment and it is time that everybody started listening to their message. There is a growing movement around the world that is focusing on protecting the earth for future generations and every action counts. You don’t need to protest on the streets to make a contribution to the survival of our planet, planting trees can go a long way towards restoring the health of the earth.
Big trees add value to your property but if a tree is about to topple over it can cause more trouble than it is worth. Trees are living entities and if they are not properly cared for, they can suffer from a whole host of diseases and other problems. If you have an unhealthy tree in your garden, you need to deal with it and have it removed by a tree removal service before it falls over and damages your property or injures someone.
Having beautiful big trees in your garden is both a privilege and a responsibility. Large old trees can provide shade for your home, increase the value of your property and enhance your landscaping but they can also be a potential hazard. Extreme weather conditions, violent storms, and strong winds can blow trees over or send branches crashing through windows and onto roofs or cars, and somebody has to take responsibility for those damages. And these damages can oftentimes cost far more than having tree removal completed.
From a young age, we learn all about the seasons. We learn that come Fall, the brilliant green leaves on trees will change colour, wilt, and fall to the ground. In winter the trees are bare, protecting themselves from the elements, before blossoming in an extravagant show of health every spring. But what happens when your tree doesn’t act normally in springtime? It doesn’t take an experienced gardener to notice that something’s wrong with a naked, lifeless tree while flowers blossom in the garden all around it. Read on to find out whether or not that tree on your property’s in serious trouble, and if removal is the only option you have left.
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.