When it comes to the winter months, most homeowners would rather be inside under a blanket beside a fireplace. Unfortunately, there are a lot of outdoor jobs that get pushed off into spring that really should get done right now. . Before the snow falls, its time get bundled up and head into the garden […]
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Each of our commercial clients has a unique combination of trees and each client requires differing and distinct tree care and arborist services. We tailor our services to meet the client’s specific needs and the requirements of their trees. Our professional and courteous staff is a perfect adjunct to your own branding, providing a range […]
(Nectria Galligena) Almost all trees are susceptible to cankers, a disease of the bark or wood of a tree, caused by the Nectria fungus. It is most common in regions with a cool, humid climate. Where is occurs at relatively high elevations, it is most common on exposed slopes with shallow or infertile soils. At […]
Hiring a “certified arborist”, as opposed to an “arborist” can make a huge difference in the outcome of any tree care services you have done. Put simply, an arborist is a specialist in the cultivation and management of trees and shrubs. There is no particular requirement needed to call oneself an arborist, and so there […]
In 2009 the Ontario government banned the use of certain pesticides for cosmetic reasons. Many residents in the province still assume the pesticide ban means pesticides cannot be used to treat pests, such as emerald ash borer or pear trellis rust, that may infest or infect their trees. But this is not the case. In […]
In our last article we outlined how trees in the GTA were recovering from the ice storm of 2013, but that they may need some help in the form of assessment and pruning. In this article, we will provide some visual references of the types of injuries your tree may have sustained in the crown. […]
Who remembers the Ice Storm that hit the GTA in December 2013? Trees down everywhere, power out for days, traffic delays, walking hazards! Good times, right? Maybe not so much. Especially for the trees. The City of Toronto estimated that approximately 20% of the urban canopy cover over the city was lost as a result […]
Ontree recently participated in the Landscape Ontario Congress held on January 12 – 14 at the Toronto Congress Centre. This annual event is a trade show geared towards the green industry, and features a wide variety of equipment and services from chippers and stumpers to leasing and industry related software. The increase in specialty equipment […]
Your magnolia is infested with magnolia scale. In order to better decide a course of action, here is some information to consider: The last outbreak lasted for about five seasons before the insect largely disappeared. We do not know the factors that are involved in the increase/decrease in populations, so we cannot predict how long […]
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