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
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