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DIY Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning Tips & Techniques

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DIY Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning Tips & Techniques

Preforming regular tree maintenance will help your trees stay healthy, look better and be fruitful. Tree maintenance is more complex than most tree owners realize.  Learn how to prune and how to trim your tree. Trees come in all shapes, sizes, growth patterns and maintenance needs. Before anyone can pick-up a chainsaw and start cutting limbs and branches off, one must understand the needs and behaviour of that specific tree specie. read more →

Why Hire an Arborist Tree Service Company?

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Why Hire an Arborist Tree Service Company?

Whether you live in an urban area or out in the countryside, the likelihood is that your property is surrounded by trees.  Trees are an indispensable part of any ecosystem; we should always care for them; especially because if they are not cared for, they can end up costing you thousands of dollars. Every year before winter, all property owners should inspect their trees for any cracks, diseases, and over growth in the direction of your home, powerlines or neighbor’s property. Once any anomalies are detected, it is imperative to call in an arborist for an inspection before the winter months start and high winds and ice storms become common. Every winter compromised trees are the first to go when the weather gets bad. If you are a property owner, it is imperative to educate yourselves on how to safely and responsibly own trees, so that your property has the best curb-appeal. read more →

What Do Arborists & Tree Service Companies Do?

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What Do Arborists & Tree Service Companies Do?

An arborist is, by definition, a tree surgeon. A tree surgeon is the person with the learned skills to be able to safely remove, trim, and prune a tree; identify and plant different tree species; also treat trees that are diseased with infestations. Most arborists attend a college and pass a written exam to obtain their accreditation. Also, in the industry there are many highly skilled arborists who gained their skills through working in the tree services industry for multiple years.

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Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus planipennis

This insect was first detected in North America in 2002, it is assumed that it arrived on this continent at least ten years earlier. It attacks both stressed and healthy Ash trees. The EAB is native to Asia, this beetle has proven to be highly destructive. Since its arrival, it has killed tens of millions of ash trees and continues to spread into new areas, with considerable ecological and economic impacts. read more →

Preventing Storm Damage To Your Trees

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There is a strong call for action for property-owners to ensure their trees are safe to withstand harsh weather conditions. In the last few years, with the changing weather patterns, residents and business-owners within the greater Toronto area have been plagued with ice storms, snow storms and high winds which break old and unstable trees. According to the Toronto Star: “Severe weather losses across the country reached a record $3.2 billion in 2013, according to figures released Monday by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. The tab for insured losses from the ice storm that pummeled Toronto and southern Ontario in December alone was $200 million, the industry group said.”. Many of these claims resulted from weak, old and unstable trees falling on homes, businesses and cars. Also, multiple people were hurt due to falling trees and branches.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Remove a Tree Stump

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So, you have decided to cut down a tree on your property, for either safety, aesthetic, or other reasons. Do you know what is the worst part of removing a tree is? It's that you have a tree stump left behind! Yes, the tree stump that you have in your garden or yard is not safe for you, your family or a commercial property. It poses various annoying and safety problems on your property.

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