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Why Tree Removal and Stump Grinding Is So Important For Your Property

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If you have trees on your property that you don’t really want or need, it’s good to have them removed, even if they’re healthy. Pulling up or grinding old tree stumps is also very important for the health of your yard and even your home itself. Note why this is, and then you can ensure your property is always in the best shape possible and is protected from any potential danger. Read More»

Are Your Tree Habits Driving Your Neighbours Crazy? 2 Ways To Stop Being 'That Guy'!

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Disputes about trees and the damage they cause can create plenty of bad feelings in the neighbourhood. You’ve been in your first home a few years now, but tree maintenance has never really been your thing. However, this lack of care makes you the talking point of your neighbours, and not in a nice way. Not too sure what you’re doing wrong? If you’re guilty of these two behaviours, then it’s time to clean up your garden. Read More»

Three Ways Your Senses Can Sniff Out Tree Trouble While House Hunting

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Now that it is time for you to enter the property market and buy your first home, you are itching with excitement to find the perfect place to be your first residence. There are plenty of resources to help you with the hunt. A real estate agent will provide you with choices, while a building and pest inspection service will make sure there are no major structural problems with the property before the contract goes unconditional. Read More»

Reasons to Remove a Dead Tree or Tree Stump

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If there is an old tree stump or an obviously dead tree on your property, you may hesitate to have it removed simply because of the time and cost involved, or because you may not think that its removal is all that necessary. However, there are some very good reasons to call a landscaper or tree removal specialist, rather than letting an old tree or a tree stump stay on your property. Read More»

How to Keep Trees on Your Property Healthy and Strong

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If you want to improve the look and even the value of your property, you might consider having trees planted in the yard. Mature trees are a great addition to any residential space, as trees provide shade, a nice focal point, and a place for birds and other wildlife to nest, thereby helping the environment. Note a few tips on how to ensure those trees remain strong throughout the years, and be sure to talk to a landscaper about the needs of your property’s trees in particular. Read More»

How to Keep Mature Trees on Your Property Safe and Healthy

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Mature trees on your property can make the space look more welcoming and relaxing, while also providing needed shade for your home and surrounding vegetation. Trees even clean the air around them, improving the environment overall. If you have mature trees on your property, note a few tips for keeping them safe and healthy so you know they will thrive for years to come. Avoid damage Mature trees may seem very hearty and strong, but they’re not indestructible. Read More»

When Your Trees Get All Sappy: How Aphids Feeding on Your Tree Make it Rain Honeydew

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If when the weather warms up in the coming spring and summer months your trees start raining on you, your car or your decking, your tree or trees could be infested with aphids. Despite their size, no more than 6mm in length, these tiny, slow-moving insects can secrete enough honeydew to leave your hair and clothes matted and sticky. Honeydew is what aphids produce (from their anus) after they have gorged themselves on tree sap. Read More»

The Art of Effective Pruning: Why it is Important that You Understand the Concept of Tree Pruning

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Pruning, when done right, can extend the life of a tree whilst improving its appearance. Pruning may also be necessary when a tree has become dangerous to a nearby building or is too large for the space it occupies. However, when too much of a tree’s foliage is pruned or it is pruned incorrectly, its lifespan may be shortened and it could become easy prey for pests and bacterial infections. A further and more serious risk is that overzealous pruning weakens a tree’s structure, leaving it defenceless against high winds. Read More»

Why Silver Maples are the Gold Standard when it Comes to Carpenter Ant Habitats

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Ants are renowned for their ability to exist symbiotically with nature. Ants protect and farm aphids and receive sweet honey-dew in return, ants also create their own fungus gardens, and they protect trees from leaf-eating pests. However, some ants, such as the carpenter ant, can be quite destructive when they take advantage of a nearby natural resource. Silver maples, while able to provide shade relatively quickly, growing 3-7 feet a year, are prone to having weak and brittle branches. Read More»

When Trees Become Scratching Posts: How to Prevent Cats From Carving Up Your Trees

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Like any animal with nails, cats need a trim every now and then. Dogs have owners to trim theirs; humans have nail clippers, and cats, well, they pretty much use whatever they can get their claws into! Unfortunately, tree bark is of just the right texture and grain to give cats the claw sharpening they need. But cats don’t just use trees as sharpening posts. They also use them to mark their territory, and, sadly, this is also done via claw. Read More»