Growing and Maintaining Healthy Trees

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»