If these trees could talk

A blog from your local arborist

25 Mar 2019

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….is muttered so often when evaluating trees that the term can almost be believed. Why do leaves stay on some trees all winter, only to fall in the spring? Why did my tree “suddenly” die after I built a pool and patio around it? Why is the foliage on my coniferous tree changing colour at odd times of the year? The questions are sometimes to complex to answer, or so obvious that it's hard to explain, especially with the changing colour of coniferous foliage. The big 3; insects, disease and the environment, all cause this symptom in one way or another. One of the most consistent...

12 May 2018

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…and with new houses come new landscapes. New landscapes mean there’s going to be a lot of new trees being installed, in all sorts of locations too. Unfortunately for the trees, the most common problem I see with young trees is certainly the most important. PLANTING!! Trees are living organisms, like an animal, and they need to be cared for if you want them to survive. Looking after a tree is a simple task, but without proper installation it only brings struggles.

Most trees that are planted by homeowners are still in the relative infancy. Less than 10 years old, these poor tre...

22 Mar 2018

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...is true for most tree species. The Russian Olive will leaf out very late, but they have silver leaves so that doesn't count here, and even though you might see some good foliage as the temperatures rise in late spring, take a closer look and you could be looking at partially eaten leaves, or just new green twigs. Once the spring is out of the way, late-June in Manitoba, it's important to take a step back and really evaluate how they came through the winter. Are they in good stead as the growing season hits full stride, or are your trees still overcoming last years problems?

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