Christmas trees have a distinctive shape — perfect for decorating with tree ornaments and lights, easy to turn into kindergarten craft projects. Unlike deciduous trees that lose their leaves in fall, the evergreens we use for holiday decorating — pines, spruces, firs and others —… Read More »How Christmas Trees Get Their Look
Whether you’re DIY tree trimming or just want to know what’s best, tips and tricks from professional arborists on taking care of your trees, what to watch out for, and when to call in the pros.
Can an Arborist Keep Squirrels Off My Roof? Whether your preferred squirrels are black, grey, red, or none at all, no homeowner wants squirrels on their roof. Torontonians and squirrels have learned to (mostly) coexist, but squirrels on houses can still be a major irrititant… Read More »Help! There Are Squirrels On My Roof!
Can you use a chainsaw safely at home? Many homeowners wonder: is it safe to operate a chainsaw yourself and prune your own trees? It’s a question for many thinking about how much tree trimming costs. You may want to save some money, or a… Read More »Chainsaw Safety: Do Arborists or Homeowners Have More Injuries?
It’s expected that branches may fall during a summer thunderstorm or wind storm, but what happens if a branch breaks during calm summer conditions? This is known as summer limb failure, and it can happen in warm and hot weather. What is this phenomenon, and… Read More »Summer Limb Failure: Why a Branch Fails in Summer Weather
The latest summer storm hit your property hard, and now you’re facing a tree with major storm damage. What happens next? When there’s serious storm damage, it’s hard to know whether the tree needs to be removed or if it can be restored. There are… Read More »Should You Remove or Restore a Tree After Storm Damage?
Scarborough residents know: this part of the city is special, which is why you want an arborist in Scarborough who knows the area! Scarborough’s neighbourhoods, especially along Lake Ontario and the Bluffs, can have their own special considerations for tree care. The weather in Scarborough… Read More »Caring for Your Trees in Scarborough and on the Bluffs
Between wildfires, heat records and excess rainfall, climate change is a big topic this summer. What does climate change mean for your trees, and how can you conduct climate change-resistant tree care? Trees are a key part of our climate and ecosystem, so there are… Read More »Climate Change-Resistant Tree Care
Is a neighbour’s tree affecting enjoyment of your property? How to handle it In the close quarters of many Toronto neighbourhoods, along with larger spaces in the city and in GTA suburbs, neighbourly disputes are common. Everything from garbage bins to lawn maintenance to loud… Read More »Difficult People: Problems With a Neighbours’ Tree
The COVID Backyard Renovation You’ve Been Dreaming of As we head into a second summer of pandemic with coronavirus case counts still at record levels in Ontario, many people are making plans to improve their outdoor space with a COVID Backyard Reno. Having friends and family over safely outside is something to look forward to… Read More »Are your trees ready for your COVID backyard reno?
Tree branches can cause damage to homes A slowly creaking tree branch in the night: it could be the soundtrack to a horror movie, but instead it’s your bedroom, home office, or your child’s room. Tree branches on the house can be very annoying, and even scary. You may wonder, “Why is my tree always making… Read More »What should I do about tree branches on the roof?