The year-round beauty of evergreen trees on your property is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Evergreen trees, despite their ability to survive in the coldest temperatures of the winter, need maintenance and care so they continue to thrive. In Ontario, homeowners and business owners should look to companies providing professional tree service to keep their evergreens healthy. At Martin’s Tree Service, we have the expertise, experience and knowledge of the evergreen trees native to this area. We help property owners ensure their trees stay green and strong throughout the year.
Common Evergreens in Ontario
Many varieties of evergreen trees are native to the Ontario region. Each evergreen tree species has specific needs and care requirements that we understand and can help maintain. Here are some of the most common types found in Ontario:
- Fir Trees – The balsam fir may grow to be 30 meters high. It features a tall, thin silhouette and is common in the province. These trees can grow in different types of soils and sunlight situations, but they may be vulnerable to high winds.
- Spruce Trees – the black, white and red spruce trees grow throughout the province. Spruces are popular choices for Christmas trees, with short, dark needles. Red spruce trees, which provide an ideal hiding spot for moose and deer, are becoming rarer due to deforestation. Spruces grow up to 26 meters tall and can survive in different levels of moisture and soil conditions.
- Pine Trees – Common pine trees in Ontario include the eastern white pine, the jack pine, the pitch pine and the red pine. Pine trees feature longer, thinner needles with slender trunks. Pine trees require pruning right as new growth starts to emerge.
- Hemlock Trees – The eastern hemlock is seen mostly in the southern part of Ontario. It’s shaped like a cone and needs lots of water. It thrives in shady spots and can provide beauty and unique shapes to a landscape.
Why Regular Pruning and Maintenance Is Important
Since evergreen trees have the potential to grow extremely tall, it’s essential to do regular pruning and maintenance. Trees that aren’t properly pruned could grow out of control, allowing tree roots to infiltrate plumbing and other underground structures on a property. Evergreens may also grow into overhead power lines or other parts of your home. A professional capable of keeping the growth under control can help avoid issues that could potentially damage property.
Pruning and maintenance are also important to keep your evergreens vibrant. These trees should get pruned each year to remove dead or dying branches. Sometimes, the tree may also need some pruning control to maintain an attractive shape or look that enhances the property value and design.
A Professional Tree Service Can Help
At Martin’s Tree Service, we provide customized tree maintenance assistance that is designed for the evergreen species in Ontario. Pruning and maintaining tall evergreen trees can be dangerous work due to their height. Let our experts climb and use our professional equipment to care for these beautiful trees instead of trying to tackle this tough job on your own.
Most evergreen trees must be pruned in the spring or middle of the summer before new growth starts to bud. We use strategies like shearing or selective pruning to keep the tree thriving in its environment. We also use leader repair techniques to control the main central branch of the tree and allow it to grow in a specific shape.
If you have evergreen trees on your property or business, and you’re concerned about branches being too close to your building’s structure or power lines, or you simply want to ensure these trees live as long as possible, talk to our team at Martin’s Tree Service. Contact us with the specifics of your tree problem, and we can help solve it.