Arborist Blog


The Plight of Calgary Cotoneasters

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Cotoneasters are one of the more popular shrubs in Calgary. With glossy green leaves, scented summer blooms, blazing autumn colours and long-lasting winter berries, they provide interest all year round. They are an affordable, attractive and fast-growing plant with a dense growth habit. This makes them ideal for providing privacy, security, windbreak, noise and pollution reduction. They can be sheared ...

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Apple Tree Blossoms

Increasing Fruit Production Apple Tree

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Increasing Flower & Fruit Production in Apple Tree A big crop of apples or a beautiful Spring flowering on an apple tree is a sign of a happy, healthy tree. The first step is a good pruning: remove all dead, dying, or diseased branches. Next move onto branches such as “waterspouts” growing towards the interior of the tree. Maintaining these branches ...

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Tree Removal To Rremove Or Not

Tree removal: to remove or not?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Tree removal: to remove or not? With the September 2014 snowfall that damaged thousands of Calgary trees, we have been getting many questions about when (and how) to save a tree versus when it should be removed. This is a very difficult decision for many people. With Calgary’s harsh growing conditions it takes many years to grow a good-sized tree. ...

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Spruce Needle Drop

Spruce Needle Drop

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Spruce Tree Needle Drop Is your spruce tree losing needles everywhere? Don’t worry too much many causes of needle drop can be treated by your certified arborist. Spruce trees naturally shed needles – this is part of a healthy needle lifecycle of 5-7 years. In the forest, dropped needles act as a self preservation mechanism. The discarded needles acidify nearby ...

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September Snow Calgary

September Snow in Calgary

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Devastating September Snow Heavy snowfall on leafed-out deciduous trees makes a big mess! We are here to help you with emergency trimming. To avoid downed branches, carefully shake your trees every few hours during an unseasonable snowfall. Call us for emergency trimming services at +1 (403) 462-9262 or contact us by contactform and we will call you.

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