Aphid ‘spitting’ has many options for treatment If you’ve noticed a greenish-yellow residue on your plants or yard around late May or early June, you may have wondered where it comes from. Aphid “honeydew” is a substance excreted by aphids in late spring, and found… Read More »How Can I Get Rid of Aphid Honeydew?
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
As a parent, what do you need to know about tree safety? A tree-lined backyard is great for the whole family, especially living in the city. Kids benefit from the shade and oxygen of trees, having nature close by, and having a safe outdoor space… Read More »Keeping Your Trees Safe for Your Children
Tree Inspection Reports, also called arborist reports, are made for many different reasons including tree removal, construction and safety concerns. In our post, When Do you Need an Arborist Report? Part 1, we discussed what goes into a tree inspection report, and how much they… Read More »When Do You Need a Tree Inspection Report? Part 2
What are Some Reasons Your Property Needs a Certified Arborist Report? You may have heard the term “arborist report”, or been told you need one for some planned work. But what is an arborist report, and when do you need one? We’ll look at a… Read More »When Do You Need An Arborist Report? Part 1
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?
DIY Tree Trimming Tips Disclaimer: The best advice we can give is to call a professional – for your own safety, for the safety of others and for the health of your tree. Every year homeowners and professionals are hurt and killed doing this work because it can be very dangerous. Vista Tree staff have… Read More »The Best How-to DIY Tree Trimming Tips from Arborists