We all love a freshly cut lawn with a nicely decorated garden in our yard. That curb appeal is amazing to look at and welcoming when you come home after a long day. A beautiful yard is something people of Waterloo are very proud of since each yard and garden contributes to the overall beauty of the city. Properly maintaining your trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes can be daunting, very time consuming and it requires a lot of knowledge, so
Emerald Ash Borer is a small green beetle that is creating huge problems for Guelph trees. It originates in China and it was introduced to Canada via wooden pallets. After it was introduced, it quickly became a large-scale problem for trees and governments across southern Ontario. Since it came to Guelph, Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc and while the city authorities have an action plan in place for all the trees in public areas, if you happen to
For an area like Guelph, which was once dominated by woodlands and wetlands, the invasion of an Asian pest can be crippling for its native trees. As its name suggests, the Emerald Ash borer is an insect that specifically preys on various sub-species of ash tree. Some of the most common indigenous species of ash are the Black and White Ash trees, although Guelph also has other rarer species, such as the Blue and Green Ashes. Unfortunately, none of these
Trees can transform a property, offering shade, decoration, and privacy. Planting trees that are native to the area can also improve soil condition and encourage wildlife species, such as birds and butterflies, into your garden. Like every plant, trees need maintenance, but how much will depend on the species. For example, the Japanese lilac tree produces a beautifully fragranced flower in early spring and requires very little pruning. The native Black Ash, however, needs pruning on a regular basis.
All nature lovers hold a special place in their hearts for trees and Waterloo residents are no different, they love nature and the outdoors! Even though there is affection and love for all trees, the trees that are standing in our own yards have a special place in our hearts. It’s one of the hallmarks of what makes a house a home, so we want our trees standing tall and strong for generations to come. But trees can encounter problems