We are now well into spring! Our trees are waking up from the dormancy of winter, making plans for new growth, and the air is alive with the energy of renewal. Every spring we get the urge to start fresh, get organized, and prepare our landscapes for a season of outdoor fun and relaxation. In this early part of the season, before you start planting, it is a good idea to have your trees cared for:
Happy New Year! For many, New Year's is a fresh start and a chance to make a renewed effort to get into some good habits for the year. You may have thought about resolving to work out more, eat healthier, curb your vices, but did you ever think about resolving to take better care of your trees?
Yes, we work through the winter! Does that surprise you? There are actually a few good reasons to schedule your tree services for the dormant season!
It's no wonder that we are obsessed with trees! Aside from being a beautiful and peaceful addition to a landscape, trees are critical for our well-being. Here are just a few things that trees do for us:
What is Summer Branch Drop (aka. Summer Limb Drop, Sudden Limb Drop) and what can I do to prevent it?
Summer Branch Drop (SBD) is a little understood phenomenon that is gaining some local attention as of late after a recent tragic incident in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto. SBD has been reported in Australia, Europe and the US since the early 1970’s. In these incidents, limbs fall for no apparent reason on calm, hot summer days.
After a very dry spring and summer you may be noticing symptoms of drought in your trees:
"It's important to regularly fertilize your trees to maintain their health and appearance."
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been devastating Ash trees in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Milton. EAB has spread throughout southwestern Ontario since 2002. This introduced Asia insect kills all species of ash trees. These insects cut off the flow of water and nutrients within the trees by feeding underneath the bark. All Ash trees are at risk of dying from infestation except the Mountain Ash (Sorbus spp.) which is not a true Ash. Mortality normally takes 2 to 3 years however a severe case can terminate a tree within one season. It is estimated that all Ash trees in the region may be gone by 2017.