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What Happens After The Construction Crews Have Left

Unfortunately construction still takes place in Toronto and the GTA without adequate protection in place for trees. The trunk, limbs and most importantly the roots of trees…

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Origin Of Common Tree Names

Recently we posted an article introducing our clients to the classification of botanical tree names. In this article we will look at where some tree names common in the GTA originate…

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Meet The Spider Lifts

As some of our clients already know, Ontree has introduced two new spider lifts. These are lifting devices which are able to access tighter spaces than bucket trucks. The lifts can fit through a 3′ gate and are around…

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Where Do Tree Names Come From?

As well as common names, trees (and all natural objects) also have other names, known as Taxonomic or biological names, or sometimes erroneously, Latin names. Strictly speaking, the names originate from…

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Difference Between Free Quotations And Professional Assessments

We are constantly doing quotations for tree work and we often find that the ‘quote’ is really for a diagnosis or assessment. So what is the difference?Simply put, if you require us to supply you with any information…

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Restoration Tree Pruning After An Ice Storm

Had enough of winter 2013-2014 yet? Kids say NOOOO! Adults – a big YES! Unfortunately it looks like the kids are going to get their way as cold temperatures and snow look to be the norm for the remainder of this winter…

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Tree Removal Permits And Temporary Exemption

Most municipalities within the GTA including Toronto have temporarily changed the regulations regarding tree removal in their jurisdictions. However, this is not a blanket ‘permit exemption’ for all trees…

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Winter Tree Damage Due To Salt And De-icing Products

We are all familiar with the harsh Canadian winter. The long months of icy winds, snow and ice. Each year we prepare for the cold in so many ways—from bundling up each time we go outdoors, to cleaning our driveways, monitoring our…

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The Importance Of Keeping A Tree Healthy

Regular tree trimming keeps trees healthy, contributing to a beautiful landscape and enhanced property value. Tree pruning means much more than simply lopping off branches and stems. It is a science. Follow the right process and your efforts…

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Tree Fertilization Before The Winter

As the trees start to change colour, let it also serve as a reminder that it’s time to prepare them for the winter. Tree fertilization at this time strengthens their roots giving them a strong base on which to thrive next spring…

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Stump Removal In Tight And Difficult-To-Access Locations

Stump removal makes for a clean and safe landscape. Whether you prefer the stump grinding method or to remove the entire root system depends on what is best for your property. The location and access to the tree can also impact the…

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DIY: Shrub Pruning Tips

Shrub pruning can make a significant difference to the health and appearance of your plants. In addition to removing dead or damaged parts, you may also prune to eliminate unwanted growth, increase flower or fruit yield or improve shape…

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What To Do With A Fallen Tree After A Storm

Determining whether or not you need emergency tree removal after a storm can be a tough decision. The primary concern is always personal safety and preventing any unnecessary property damage. Removing a hazardous tree…

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Tree Removal After A Storm

With the recent harsh weather striking all parts of the US and Canada these past few years, damaged and fallen trees are an all too common sight. You might be wondering what your responsibility is if a tree comes down on your property…

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Toronto Tree Planting Initiatives

Planting trees offers many benefits to both individuals in the immediate vicinity, as well as the surrounding environment. In addition to offering aesthetically pleasing views, tree planting enables cleaner air and an improved habitat…

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Treatment

Determining if you require emerald ash borer treatment for your infected tree or whether it needs to be removed is not simple. Chances are that by the time you detect signs of this dreaded tree disease, the infection is already severe…

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Deep Root Tree Fertilization

Deep root tree fertilization is like giving your plants a vitamin shot exactly where they need it. General fertilization treatments are absorbed by all elements around your tree. This reduces the amount your tree…

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Homeowners’ Insurance And Tree Removal

Some property owners might not be aware that tree removal is covered by their homeowners’ insurance. While certain conditions may apply (as in the case of any insurance coverage) you can be reimbursed for fallen tree removal services…

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Certified Services For Dead Tree Removal In The GTA

Ontree offers certified dead tree removal services in and around the GTA. We have the expertise to get the job done safely and efficiently. We would never remove a tree that can be saved so you can rest easy knowing our ISA-Certified arborists…

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Toronto Arborist Reports Detail Damages, Risks, And Areas Of Concern

Ontree employs ISA-Certified arborists to manage all your tree care issues. You can rely on us for detailed and accurate arborist reports that provide extensive information about your trees as well as experienced advice about important next steps. If you’re looking to develop a site for construction…

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Insects And Diseases

Insects and diseases, or pests, can pose serious threats to the continued good health of trees. In most cases a pest attack will result in noticeable abnormalities in a tree’s appearance. Once irregularities begin to appear in a tree, it is imperative that a careful analysis be undertaken in order that the problem …

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Winter Pruning And Removal

Many of our clients are surprised to learn that Ontree works through the winter season. There is a prevailing belief that trees cannot be worked on during the winter. This is far from being the case, and in fact there are many reasons why winter is one of the best times to prune or remove trees…

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De-Icing Salt Can Harm Landscape Plants

Each winter millions of tons of de-icing salt are applied to roads and walkways to make them safe for vehicles and pedestrians. But did you know that excessive salt can cause widespread damage to trees – possibly leading to permanent decline and even death…

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