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Plant Healthcare

What’s the Difference Between an Arborist and a Landscaper?

Arborist vs Landscaper: Are Arborists Landscapers? As a homeowner, you may wonder what the difference is between a landscaper and an arborist. Do they do the same thing? Can you call one person to manage all of your outdoor plant-related work? Though there is crossover, arborists are your tree doctors: the people to look to

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Planting Trees

Common Tree Myths for Condos in Toronto

With an ever-increasing number of Toronto residents living in condos, tree care for condos is a growing sector. Everyone from developers to residents to board members can have questions about what to do with condo trees. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest myths surrounding condo trees in the city. Trees Only Benefit

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Tree Safety

Is My Tree Dangerous? Part 1

Is my tree dangerous? When should a dangerous tree should be removed or pruned? How can you tell if a tree is a hazard? Many of the scenarios where people think a tree is dangerous aren’t actually a risk. On the other hand, some of the instances where trees do pose a hazard are hard

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Construction & Renovation

What to Know About Trees Before Buying a House

Does a home inspection include trees? So you’ve decided to take the plunge into GTA real estate, but what about the trees when you’re buying a house? Whether you’re a first-time buyer, looking to move from a condo to a house, or are upgrading to a property with sizeable trees for the first time, let’s

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Tree Pruning

Should You Remove or Restore a Tree After Storm Damage?

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 a few factors arborists consider. We’ll take you through some

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Your Tree Resolutions for 2022

In early January, the only tree on your mind may be a drying-out Christmas tree and how long you’ll hold out before taking it down. But the beginning of the year is the perfect time to think about your outdoor trees and how you’ll care for them this year! 1. Get Your Tree Pruned You

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Plant Healthcare

How Christmas Trees Get Their Look

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 — keep their needles and tend to grow in a pyramid

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Christmas Lights: Protect Your Trees During Holiday Decorating

There’s nothing more festive than Christmas tree lights and holiday decorating on your trees, especially on evergreens like pines or spruces. However, well-meaning decorators can put their trees — or themselves — at risk when they don’t take proper precautions. Here’s how to make sure your holiday decorating is full of Christmas cheer for both

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Plant Healthcare

Why Is My Pine Tree Losing Needles?

If your pine or evergreen tree is losing needles, it may not be all bad news Trees with needles come in many varieties — there are over 100 species of trees that have needles. Inevitably, some of these trees will lose their needles from time to time. But what happens if your tree is losing

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Tree Protection During Construction

Planning a home construction project? Don’t forget about construction tree protection in your plans. In Toronto and GTA communities, it’s a required part of the approval process for construction permits. Careless work around trees during construction can badly damage a tree. This can lead to a tree’s decline, tree removal, and/or municipal fines, depending on

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