Centennial Trees are Still Thriving in Alberta

By: albertaarb - May 8, 2017

On July 1, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. There will be many different ways to commemorate the milestone, including parties and fireworks. Fifty years ago,...(read article)

Do I Need a Permit to Remove My Tree

By: albertaarb - May 5, 2017

You’ve loved that tree in your backyard from the moment you moved into the house. But, maybe it’s beginning to decay, or it looks like it’s about to ...(read article)

Why You Should ALWAYS Leave Tree Cutting to the Pros

By: albertaarb - May 2, 2017

Lots of people have the skills and interest in tackling DIY projects—repainting the family room or even putting up a new wall. But there are some jobs that are b...(read article)

What Type of Arborist Report Do I Need?

By: albertaarb - April 28, 2017

If you own your land and trees, you know things are never as simple as they seem. There’s a fine line between properly pruning and topping, between a healthy tre...(read article)

Do Albertans Need to Worry About the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle?

By: albertaarb - April 24, 2017

Did you know that 99% or more per cent of ash trees are killed within the first few years of coming into contact with the dreaded emerald ash borer beetle? This p...(read article)

How Do I Hire an Arborist?

By: albertaarb - April 17, 2017

Now is the time of the year where your yard looks its absolute worst. The snow is gone, revealing all the damage done over the winter. You may have little dog present...(read article)

What Dry Winter Could mean for Alberta’s Trees

By: albertaarb - April 10, 2017

A year after one of the worst fires in Canadian history, Alberta finds itself in danger’s way again. Experts are pointing to a dry winter season in Alberta as a ...(read article)

5 Signs Your Tree is Dead or Dying

By: albertaarb - April 3, 2017

It’s so easy to take your trees for granted. Most people may go through their lives without giving them a second thought. They buy a property, see that it has tr...(read article)

Should You Need a City Permit to Cut Down Your Own Tree in Alberta?

By: albertaarb - February 27, 2017

If I can safely cut trees down on my own property, I should be free to do so, right? Maybe not for long.   Earlier this month, City council voted to ask ...(read article)

The Top 4 Benefits of an Arborist that New Homeowners Need to Know

By: albertaarb - February 20, 2017

Did you know an arborist can add instant value to your home in just one visit? They can also save you thousands of dollars in expensive repair bills. Here are four way...(read article)

There’s a Downed Tree in my Yard. Should I Remove it?

By: albertaarb - February 13, 2017

The forces of nature have brought down a tree in your yard. Depending on the size of the tree, you could have a big mess on your hands. Your first inclination is proba...(read article)

Tree Trimming Guide: 4 Recommendations from the Pros

By: albertaarb - February 6, 2017

Are the trees in your yard looking a little overgrown or straggly? If you think this is a good weekend project for you to tackle, consider letting a professional arbor...(read article)

Spring Garden Prep in 5 Easy Steps

By: albertaarb - January 24, 2017

When can I begin spring prep? Well, we dream of Spring with the first flakes of snow so we suggest starting early. If you have a vision for a new garden or...(read article)

How a Tree on a Power-Line is More Dangerous Than You Think

By: albertaarb - January 17, 2017

High-voltage power lines can go up to half a million volts. That’s enough to shock you to death 200,000 times over. And while you probably know not to touch a po...(read article)

How Ice On Tree Branches Can Cost You Thousands

By: albertaarb - January 10, 2017

With a big yawn and stretch, you rip open the blinds and throw up the sash, but you don’t see St. Nick on your lawn. You see ice. Lots of ice, and snow. Lots of ...(read article)

Hedge Trimming Tips From a Pro

By: albertaarb - January 3, 2017

A neat, well-kept hedge is a sight to behold, but it can take quite some finessing to get that crisp, sharp cut. Here are a few tips and tricks from the pros to help y...(read article)

Tree-Pruning Tips: Now is the time to do it!

By: albertaarb - December 19, 2016

Don’t mess everything up before you’ve even started by pruning at the wrong time.Your trees have been growing straight and strong for years – so it c...(read article)

Arborist Equipment: Why You Should Leave It to the Pros

By: albertaarb - December 19, 2016

When do you call an Arborist and why?   A large tree can destroy a car, split a home in half or even kill someone. Don't forget, a tree looks normal ...(read article)

It's Never Too Early to Think About Tulips

By: albertaarb - December 14, 2016

Do you love tulips? Do visions of tulips dance in your head? The stunning colours, beautiful smells, and endless combinations that excite and ignite a true spring ...(read article)

4 Things You Need to Know About Winter Tree Removal

By: albertaarb - December 9, 2016

Whether you’re looking to remove a snow-staggered trunk or simply looking to get rid of some branches to satisfy that nagging city bylaw, winter can be the perfe...(read article)

How Arborists Can Actually Add Thousand to Your Home?

By: albertaarb - November 29, 2016

Can Arborists add thousands of dollars to your property’s value? Yes, indeed they can. Read on to learn more about how arborists add value to your yard and thus ...(read article)

Fallen Tree Removal Cost: Here's What to Expect

By: albertaarb - November 17, 2016

If you have a tree on your property that you’d like removed, do you have any idea of how much that would cost? What goes into calculating a fallen tree removal c...(read article)

Trimming Pine Trees for the Season

By: albertaarb - November 10, 2016

How much do you know about properly trimming pine trees? Timing's half the battle, and it's necessary for keeping them happy and handsome. Read on to learn mor...(read article)

Are You Pruning Apple Trees The Wrong Way?

By: albertaarb - November 2, 2016

Bad pruning compromises both the tree and its fruit. As a responsible property owner, you want well-groomed land, which can mean pruning apple trees. But are you pruni...(read article)

How To Protect Your Endangered Ash Tree

By: albertaarb - October 27, 2016

The emerald ash borer is an insect that has carved a swath of dead trees across once fertile forests. In fact, the latest infestation has already devastated a variety ...(read article)

Do You Need To Worry About The Current Pine Beetle Infestation?

By: albertaarb - October 16, 2016

Often, news reports provide details about invasive species that end up causing a lot of damage among large sections of ecosystems that have no natural defence against ...(read article)

How Much Does Brush-Chipping Cost?

By: albertaarb - October 13, 2016

When dealing with problem trees on your property, you want to make sure you find solid services at a reasonable price. For brush-chipping services, much of the costs t...(read article)

Why Your Trees are Actually Good for Your Mental Health

By: albertaarb - October 6, 2016

Humans evolved while surrounded by natural habitats, but have moved to cities in record number over the past century. This has caused billions to become detached from ...(read article)

How Hiring an Arborist Will Improve Your Real Estate Value

By: Alberta Arborists - September 27, 2016

Those saplings you planted years ago have matured into beautiful, tall trees. They’re the crowning glory of your backyard, providing shade in the summer and gorgeous ...(read article)

Why You Should Never Prune Trees in the Fall

By: Alberta Arborists - September 20, 2016

There’s a biblical verse that talks about how there’s a season for everything. We’re pretty sure the Good Book doesn’t mention when’s a good t...(read article)

Why We Need Urban Forestry

By: Alberta Arborists - September 12, 2016

They’re beautiful, stately, and vital to the planet. That’s right, we’re talking about trees. Trees are especially important in urban areas. Politicians a...(read article)

5 Fall Tips to Care for Your Trees

By: Alberta Arborists - September 7, 2016

The temperature is beginning to drop and the air is becoming crisp. That’s right, autumn is here once again. We associate autumn with falling leaves, but just be...(read article)

How Much Do Tree Removal Services Cost?

By: albertaarb - August 29, 2016

Some homeowners put themselves at physical risk to save a little bit of money by removing their own tree. According to numbers published by HomeAdvisor.com, the cost of tre...(read article)

Can an Arborist Make My Tree Smaller?

By: albertaarb - August 15, 2016

As a living, breathing organism, a tree on your property will grow over time to take up more space. For most homeowners, this is simply a sign of a healthy tree. Howev...(read article)

Do I Need a Permit to Remove My Tree in Edmonton?

By: albertaarb - August 10, 2016

One of the more contentious issues as of late is the removal of healthy trees due to real estate development around the city of Edmonton. Unlike other Canadian cities, ...(read article)

When Should You Fertilize Your Lawn in Alberta?

By: albertaarb - August 3, 2016

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lawn in Alberta is making sure that you apply the correct amount of fertilizer at the correct time. Since winters...(read article)

How Long Does it Take for Chopped Wood to Become Usable?

By: albertaarb - July 25, 2016

Do you have a dead tree or overhanging branches on your property? If the wood is in good condition, it could be useful as firewood or even as a building material....(read article)

How the Invasive Dame's Rocket Kills Yards

By: albertaarb - July 18, 2016

Dame's rocket seems harmless, but it's not. Here's why you need to take this lovely but unwelcome flower seriously, and why the removal of an inv...(read article)

Beware How These Invasive Plants Travel

By: albertaarb - July 11, 2016

You planted poppies, but your garden is filled with knapweed. Just removing the plant isn't always enough; you'll also want to consider how it got in...(read article)

30% of Poplar Trees Will Die From This Infestation in Alberta

By: albertaarb - July 4, 2016

Some small bugs are causing big problems for Alberta's trees. According to Global News, the warmer and drier conditions this year in Alberta are fostering larg...(read article)

4 Brilliant Ways People Decorated With Fallen Tree Branches

By: albertaarb - June 21, 2016

  Do you upcycle? What about DIY? With a little effort, anyone can get crafty, and surprising things can make for the perfect materials. If you're in need...(read article)

Arborists Will Literally Help Your Make Thousands of Dollars When You Sell Your Home

By: albertaarb - June 15, 2016

Want to up your home's value? An arborist might be able to help with that. As Arborist News tells us, trees in the front yard can increase property values by ...(read article)

How to Handle a Fight With Your Neighbour About Overgrown Trees

By: albertaarb - June 8, 2016

Maybe the low-hanging branches on your next-door-neighbour's beloved oak are blocking your gate. Or perhaps your garden needs sun it can't get because you...(read article)

These People Were REALLY Sorry They Tried to Remove Their Own Tree

By: albertaarb - June 1, 2016

Thinking about some DIY tree-cutting this weekend? Think again. In the past month alone, men died in Farmersburg, Indiana; Peru, Maine; and Sequatchie County, Tennesse...(read article)

How to Prevent Black Knot from Killing Your Trees

By: albertaarb - May 20, 2016

Over the past several years, black knot fungus has devastated trees across the province. This fungus spreads quickly, destroying trees you’ve cared for and ...(read article)

Which Trees are Most Susceptible to Insect Damage?

By: albertaarb - May 16, 2016

Trees are like human beings - they can become ill without proper care. Some trees are more susceptible to damage and disease than others, though. Insects can pose a th...(read article)

How To Control Invasive Roots

By: albertaarb - May 11, 2016

When we think of trees, we tend to focus on the benefits they provide us, such as shade, shelter, and food. However, sometimes trees can pose problems. One of those pr...(read article)

When Should I Prune My Trees?

By: albertaarb - May 10, 2016

Knowing when is the best time for tree pruning is key when caring for the trees on your property. Trees that are trimmed during the wrong time of the year can suffer i...(read article)

Does Alberta Need to Worry About Creeping Bellflower?

By: albertaarb - May 4, 2016

Creeping bellflower has lovely, bell-shaped purple blossoms. It’s an attractive plant. Why wouldn’t you want it in your garden? As it turns out, creeping b...(read article)

How Much Should a Tree Service Company Charge?

By: albertaarb - April 29, 2016

Those trees on your property are lovely. They provide shade, and some of them might even give you fruit. You need to maintain them so that your trees continue to be healthy...(read article)

Hiring an Untrained Arborist is Dangerous

By: albertaarb - April 26, 2016

Do you have a tree on your property that needs maintenance? It can be tempting to do the work yourself or to hire a high school or university student on break to ...(read article)

Why You Should Transplant Tree Seedlings in Spring

By: albertaarb - April 20, 2016

Spring is slowly but surely rearing its head through the snow and frigid temperatures. That means it’s time to start transplanting tree seedlings. If you’ve nev...(read article)

When Should You Prune Your Apple Tree?

By: albertaarb - April 14, 2016

Who doesn’t love a round, juicy apple? Those fruits are the results of the care and maintenance of apple trees. Like any other fruit tree, apple trees need to be prun...(read article)

Impressive Tree Types for Large Properties

By: albertaarb - March 30, 2016

If you have a large property and are looking for beautiful trees that will match your yard's scale, Alberta has a good selection of trees to choose from. Both deciduous...(read article)

The Hidden Costs of Removing Your Own Trees

By: albertaarb - March 16, 2016

You may want to just do it yourself, but removing your own trees can be costly. Cutting down trees, especially if they are large, is a more complex (and more dangerous) pro...(read article)

When You See THIS, Hire an Arborist

By: albertaarb - March 9, 2016

If you're wondering when to hire an arborist, the answer is simple: as the International Society of Arboriculture explains, "Tree work should be done onl...(read article)

How to Assess a Tree for Risks

By: albertaarb - March 2, 2016

Keeping an eye on the condition of the trees on your property is important. When you need to treat a damaged tree or remove a dead tree, the sooner you do so, the...(read article)

When Your Tree Damages a Neighbour's Property

By: albertaarb - February 29, 2016

Do you have a tree (or perhaps more than one) that hangs over onto your neighbour's property? It's not an uncommon occurrence. However, it is a situation that ...(read article)

What to Do When a Snowstorm Damages a Tree

By: albertaarb - February 22, 2016

Snowstorms are a part of Canadian winters. And in Edmonton, they can be part of Canadian springs and autumns, too. Unfortunately, they can also do quite a bit of damag...(read article)

When Do I Hire a Tree Service Company Instead of a Landscaper?

By: albertaarb - February 15, 2016

When spring rolls around, it's time to tend to your garden and front lawn. Don't forget that your trees need TLC, too. So, who should you call - a tree service...(read article)

When is the best time to trim my hedges?

By: albertaarb - February 7, 2016

Keep Your Hedges Beautiful The green space on your property, including trees, hedges and shrubs, create a living space that’s easy on the eyes. Studies have ...(read article)

How to Pick the Best Tree to Plant in Your New Yard

By: albertaarb - January 27, 2016

What’s the Best Tree to Plant In My New Yard? When you move into a new home or you renovate the backyard of your current domicile, any open space that you’v...(read article)

Should You Water Your Evergreens in the Winter

By: albertaarb - January 20, 2016

Keep Your Evergreen Beautiful All Winter The gorgeous evergreen is a hearty tree that able to survive winter better than most trees, partially because they have needles...(read article)

What to Do When a Tree Has Overgrown Your Fence

By: albertaarb - January 13, 2016

  Good fences make for good neighbours, but when a tree reaches over from one yard to another, it takes more than a fence to mend this potential problem. Overgrown...(read article)

Scientists Didn't Know We Had This Many Trees

By: albertaarb - January 6, 2016

Scientists Discover Seven Times More Trees Exist On Earth – For Now Previously, the number of trees on our planet was determined by a rough count based on satelli...(read article)

How to Protect Young Trees from Winter Damage

By: albertaarb - December 23, 2015

Support Your Saplings Through Winter As the winter approaches, young trees located on your property face a challenging season of conditions which are averse to the...(read article)

Picking the Right Evergreen to be your Christmas Tree

By: albertaarb - December 16, 2015

There are plenty of variables to consider when choosing a Christmas tree, ranging from height and shape to the colour and smell of the evergreen needles. Picking the b...(read article)

Tips for Decorating Your Trees and Shrubs this Christmas

By: albertaarb - December 9, 2015

Christmas Decorations Add Festive Spirit Arranging Christmas decorations on your trees and shrubs adds a lovely touch to your holiday festivities. Unfortunately, settin...(read article)

Tips for Decorating Your Trees and Shrubs this Christmas

By: albertaarb - December 9, 2015

Christmas Decorations Add Festive Spirit Arranging Christmas decorations on your trees and shrubs adds a lovely touch to your holiday festivities. Unfortunately, s...(read article)

Caring for Your Christmas Tree

By: albertaarb - December 2, 2015

Taking Care of the Tannenbaum For many who celebrate the Christmas holidays, the festivities simply aren’t complete unless a Christmas tree stands tall in th...(read article)

Caring For Your Trees in the Winter

By: albertaarb - November 25, 2015

Despite their best efforts, many homeowners and gardeners will be at the mercy of the winter for three months of the year, if not longer, with the trees and plants the...(read article)

How to Recognize the Trees in Your Yard

By: albertaarb - November 18, 2015

Canada is known the world over for its vast, lush forests of trees. Those of you lucky enough to live in Alberta are at the core of Canada’s logging and wood pro...(read article)

What Home Shoppers Need to Know About Trees

By: albertaarb - November 11, 2015

Many new homeowners dream of filling their gardens with lush trees and dense foliage. However, there are many pitfalls to buying your first tree and you need to proper...(read article)

Best Indoor Plants to Have During Winter

By: albertaarb - November 4, 2015

In the depths of winter, many people spend their time at home, waiting out the winter chill and dreaming of summer. For the gardeners among you, winter can be one ...(read article)

Is it Time to Remove a Birch Tree?

By: albertaarb - October 28, 2015

Birch trees are popular with homeowners through their combination of attractive branches, moderate size, and handsome bark. Unfortunately, they are not without problem...(read article)

What Will a Warm Fall in Alberta Mean for Our Trees

By: albertaarb - October 21, 2015

After last year’s “Snowtember,” where 20-35 cm of snow fell and toppled hundreds of trees, Alberta is currently forecasting a mild Fall, due to the e...(read article)

Alberta Residents Told to Pick or Remove Fruit Trees to Avoid Bear Attacks

By: albertaarb - October 14, 2015

Although most depictions of black bears portray them as bloodthirsty man-eaters who barely stop to chew, they are actually opportunistic omnivores who will eat anythin...(read article)

Alberta Trees Brace for More Pine Beetles

By: albertaarb - October 7, 2015

In an annual survey, Alberta’s forests are beginning to show signs of drought after an extremely dry summer, and officials are bracing for an explosion in the pi...(read article)

What Alberta's Hot Weather Means For Your Trees

By: albertaarb - September 28, 2015

Trees enhance quality of life in many ways, providing shade, raising property values, and providing clean air. Taking proper care of your trees can pay off  in a ...(read article)

Is Your Neighbour's Tree Posing a Risk to Your Yard?

By: albertaarb - September 21, 2015

If your property shares a boundary with a neighbour's property, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to trees and hedges. It can be uncomf...(read article)

Trees Increase How Healthy You Feel and How Healthy You Are

By: albertaarb - September 14, 2015

A team of researchers used data from Toronto to discover that having 10 more trees on your block has self-reported health benefits akin to a $10,000 salary raise ...(read article)

What to Do After a Storm Damages Your Trees

By: albertaarb - September 7, 2015

Storms are a common occurrence, often causing damage to trees and endangering private and public property. As a property owner, you need to take steps to ensure both y...(read article)

Is Dutch Elm Disease Killing Your Trees?

By: albertaarb - August 26, 2015

Aggressive fungi could be to blame if your elm trees are dying, despite being in overall good health. According to experts at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, the Oph...(read article)

Choosing the Best Spot For a Tree House

By: albertaarb - August 20, 2015

  Creating a tree house for your daughter or son is a fantastic gift that parents have been giving their children for ages. A tree house can be the home base ...(read article)

What to Do When Lightning Strikes Your Tree

By: albertaarb - August 12, 2015

  The recent forest fires plaguing British Columbia offers a stark lesson on the importance of taking care of a tree that has been struck by lightning. The sp...(read article)

Pine Beetles are Attacking Alberta’s Trees

By: albertaarb - August 5, 2015

  The notorious pine beetle has been making its presence known across the province of Alberta, threatening to devastate entire forests across the oil-bearing ...(read article)

Spot These 4 sick Tree Symptoms This Fall

By: albertaarb - July 29, 2015

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons, sandwiched comfortably between the heat of summer and the frost of winter. Many people enjoy walking in nature to watch the ...(read article)

Should You let Your Kids Climb Trees?

By: albertaarb - July 22, 2015

Childhood is a time of skinned knees, banged heads and muddy shorts. Unfortunately, many parents today are, understandably, concerned for their child’s safety an...(read article)

What You Need to Know About Fall Pruning

By: albertaarb - July 15, 2015

With fall garden cleanup in full swing, many gardeners are reaching for their clippers to prune trees and hedges. But before you start hacking at your trees and b...(read article)

The Top 4 Places to See Fall Colours in Alberta

By: albertaarb - July 8, 2015

Summer has come to an end. Say goodbye to patio’s and barbecues and SPF, and say hello to cooler days and the spectacular colours of leaves falling in blizzards ...(read article)

Stump Grinding: What You Need to Know Before Doing It Yourself

By: albertaarb - June 24, 2015

Tree stumps can  be an unsightly remnant of tree removal. They also pose a tripping hazard for you, your friends and family. However, removing tree stumps you...(read article)

How Healthy Trees Save Your Lawn

By: albertaarb - June 17, 2015

There are numerous benefits to planting trees, such as increasing oxygen in the area, providing shade during the hot summer months, and providing wood and food under c...(read article)

Do I Need to Worry About Pine False Webworms?

By: albertaarb - June 10, 2015

Pine false webworms are a type of insect that utilizes trees as habitat that supports the proliferation of their species, similar to the famous emerald ash borer that ...(read article)

Can Pruning Kill a Tree? Know the Facts Before You Begin

By: albertaarb - June 3, 2015

Got a bad haircut? Don’t worry, it’ll grow back. Not necessarily so for your favorite tree if you prune it incorrectly. Yes, you can actually k...(read article)

Tree Myths That Most People Believe

By: albertaarb - May 5, 2015

Trees are the subjects of urban legends—or just straight up misinformation. But that’s where we come in. So let’s take a look at some of Canada’...(read article)

Know These Notorious Tree Killers

By: albertaarb - May 1, 2015

You can’t exactly take your trees to the tree doctor for a booster shot. But you can protect them. The first way you can keep them healthy is awareness. Know what...(read article)

Please, Do NOT Prune Your Elm Trees Until October

By: albertaarb - April 29, 2015

Do you have elm trees? Do you want to keep them? Keep reading. Dutch Elm Disease is devastating to our beloved elm trees, having claimed million of elm trees ...(read article)

How the Tiny Satin Moth Can Be a Huge Pain

By: albertaarb - April 22, 2015

Trees are an asset that make your property more beautiful, and more valuable. They provide shade, protection from wind and a pleasant view. While trees are generally hardy ...(read article)

The California Drought is Killing Trees By The Millions. Should We Worry?

By: albertaarb - April 15, 2015

According to a US government study, 12.5 million trees have died in California as a result of the current drought. The United States Forest Service (a Department of Agr...(read article)

Thinking of DIY Tree Removal? Read This Article and Think Again

By: albertaarb - April 15, 2015

DIY projects are a great way to save money and learn new skills. However, some projects are best handled by professionals either because they’re dangerous, time ...(read article)

What is Black Knot Fungus, and Will It Kill My Tree?

By: albertaarb - April 8, 2015

Black knot fungus, also called Apriosporina morbosa, has the potential to infect Chokecherry trees, Mayday trees and all other trees within the Prunus f...(read article)

5 Obvious Signs You Are in Danger of Falling Tree Branches

By: albertaarb - April 8, 2015

Often, trees aren’t given too much thought until they’re in the way or falling on you.  You’d be surprised how much damage a falling tree limb c...(read article)

6 Steps You Must Do for Your Yard After Tree Stump Removal

By: albertaarb - April 1, 2015

Removing a tree stump from your backyard can improve the appearance of your yard. However, soon after the stump has been removed, you’re left with a hole full of...(read article)

Watch For These Signs Your Tree is Dangerous

By: albertaarb - March 25, 2015

As a homeowner, you likely do everything you can to ensure the safety of your property, family and the guests who visit you. It’s just part of being a responsibl...(read article)

3 Myths About Tree Care You Ought to Know

By: albertaarb - March 23, 2015

Although most people with trees on their property might not admit it, tree maintenance is far more complicated than meets the eye.  So much so that people often i...(read article)

Watch What Grafting a Single Apple can Do for a Crab Apple Tree

By: albertaarb - March 18, 2015

Let’s compare apples to apples, and use apples to grow apples. Grafting an apple into your crab apple tree can give it new life, with very little work. You c...(read article)

How to Spot Dangerous Fire Blight on Your Trees

By: albertaarb - March 11, 2015

Some threats to your trees have intimidating names, even if they’re hard to spot. Fire Blight is certainly no exception. Fire flight is a devastating bacterial d...(read article)

How Tree and Branch Removal Literally Saves Lives

By: albertaarb - March 4, 2015

Healthy, mature trees on your property not only provide shade, but are also aesthetically pleasing. This means that they can make your property more enjoyable while al...(read article)

The Most Common Tree Diseases and How to Spot Them

By: albertaarb - February 25, 2015

Spotting tree diseases early can save your tree. Unfortunately, most homeowners across the country don’t have a comprehensive knowledge about the various tree disease...(read article)

How to Tell if a Tree is Dead or Dying

By: albertaarb - February 18, 2015

It can be a challenge for those who have owned their home for many years. That once proud-looking tree in the back yard is now looking past its peak. It might be time to be...(read article)

How Spring Insects and Diseases Can Destroy Your Property

By: albertaarb - February 11, 2015

That seemingly insignificant insect hiding in your favorite tree can have a lasting impact on the tree’s health. Insects known as wood borers can penetrate deep below...(read article)

Do You Have to Get Rid of Your Favourite Tree?

By: albertaarb - February 4, 2015

We know that trees can bring a range of benefits to our home, lives and to the environment. But for safety reasons, it’s often important to know when it’s time ...(read article)

How to Protect Your Trees from Rodents This Winter

By: albertaarb - January 22, 2015

 By getting professional tree care in Edmonton, you can protect trees in your yard from the problem of rodent damage in winter. Voles, mice and other rodents ofte...(read article)

Act Now to Save Your Plants from Salt Damage

By: albertaarb - January 9, 2015

You've likely noticed that trees near roadways have darkened leaves and needles. Some fade from glorious greens hues to unsightly browns. This can be avoided with the p...(read article)

Want to Protect Your Perennial Flower Bed? Mulch Might be the Answer!

By: albertaarb - January 5, 2015

If you are wondering how you can protect your perennials from frost this winter, or how to handle tree care in Edmonton, the quick answer is mulch. Of course there is ...(read article)

The Simple Secret to Protect Your Plant from Wind Damage is Using Tree Wrap

By: albertaarb - December 31, 2014

If you are concerned about the health of your plants, shrubs and trees during the harsh winter season, you can be proactive and maintain their integrity with a simple solut...(read article)

Winter Flowers to Brighten Up Your Cold Months

By: albertaarb - December 5, 2014

You don't need to rely just on the winter sun to brighten up your day. Here is a list of winter flowers that differ in color, shape and smell and will fill your ho...(read article)

How to Protect Your Trees from Root Injury During Winter

By: albertaarb - December 1, 2014

The winter months can be hard on plants, shrubs and trees, so it is important that they be protected by root fertilization and other methods. Roots are particularly vulnera...(read article)

How to Keep Your Evergreens from Discoloring During the Winter

By: albertaarb - November 24, 2014

Before you call for tree removal in Edmonton this year to take away dead evergreen trees and shrubs, take some preventative steps. Winter is hard on plants, even hardy ever...(read article)

How to Protect Your Trees from Sun Scald in the Winter

By: albertaarb - November 21, 2014

The warmth of the sun on cold winter days, which feels so welcome to humans, can actually be quite detrimental to the bark of young trees, thin-barked trees or saplings. Tr...(read article)

How To Reuse Tree Stumps and Make Your Yard Pretty

By: albertaarb - November 17, 2014

Tree removal can be a great way to update the look of your landscape. Be it to increase sun exposure or to remove a hazard on your property, tree removal in Edmonton can be...(read article)

If You Don't Prepare Your Trees For Winter Now, You Will Hate Yourself Later

By: albertaarb - October 30, 2014

Prepare trees for winter with these helpful tips. From protecting plant health to winter storm preparation, it's important to fully ready yourself for the often harsh n...(read article)

How To Prevent Animals From Eating Your Plants This Fall

By: albertaarb - October 27, 2014

You love animals, but not as much when they are eating all your plants. Unfortunately, this is a common problem, especially in the fall. When animals eating plants becomes ...(read article)

3 Early Signs Your Tree is Dying. And What You Can Do About It.

By: albertaarb - October 19, 2014

Trees are a wonderful addition to your property. They provide shade from the hot summer sun, beauty, nature and even fun in the form of rope swings and tree houses. For the...(read article)

Take Initiative in Maintaining Your Trees Before the Snow. You'll be Happy You Did

By: albertaarb - October 17, 2014

As the fall rolls in, there is plenty that you, as a homeowner, need to do to ready your outdoor space for the winter. The leaves will need to be raked, and the summer furn...(read article)

You Don't Need to Be an Arborist to Identify These Trees in Your Backyard

By: albertaarb - September 23, 2014

All trees share a few commonalities: a trunk, roots, leaves and branches. Some keep their leaves year round (evergreen trees), and some lose their leaves, usually during au...(read article)

4 Tree Hazards You Might Have Missed

By: albertaarb - September 18, 2014

Trees provide shade and add welcome greenery to the landscape, but you should also be aware of tree hazards. Minor tree problems may be solved through standard maintenance,...(read article)

Backyard Projects to Start This Summer

By: albertaarb - August 21, 2014

The warm days of summer seem perfect to do that landscaping job you have been talking about. Remember though only start one job at a time. When its completed then tackle an...(read article)

Shocking Mistakes Killing The Trees In Your Garden

By: albertaarb - August 15, 2014

It seems that when it comes to landscaping, trees are often the most neglected members of a garden. Most plants need a lot of care - feeding, watering, weeding, etc. But tr...(read article)

Best Bushes To Plant Around The House

By: albertaarb - July 28, 2014

When planning your new landscaping, you will no doubt wonder which bushes or shrubs you should plant around your house. We deal a lot with tree removal but believ...(read article)

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Fruit and Nut Trees

By: albertaarb - July 22, 2014

Growing fruit and nut trees is like creating a produce department in your own backyard. Following these simple guidelines will make it easy to choose, plant and maintain a ...(read article)

The Dangers of Not Properly Pruning Your Trees

By: albertaarb - July 22, 2014

Pruning trees may seem a simple task: grab a pair of pruning shears or a saw pruner and start cutting away branches and limbs. Willy-nilly pruning, without having...(read article)

How To Pick The Right Tree For Your Backyard

By: albertaarb - July 2, 2014

Choosing a backyard tree is a decision that will have lasting effects, good or bad, on your home, and is therefore not one that should be taken lightly. Your backyard shoul...(read article)

Pests That Can Damage Your Plants

By: albertaarb - June 30, 2014

Some garden pests are beneficial. Damsel bugs and lady beetles eat aphids; lacewings and ground beetles are voracious predators. But, crawling, flying, and boring, many cre...(read article)

The 4 Easiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Yard

By: albertaarb - June 17, 2014

Homegrown produce usually tastes better and is far less expensive than any you will find at the grocery store. To grow vegetables in your yard, all you need is a few tools,...(read article)

The Five Best Tips For Growing Tulips!

By: albertaarb - June 13, 2014

Tulips really add diversity to your garden. You can find tulips of virtually any colour you can think of. You can treat these lovely flowers as annuals to be planted ea...(read article)

DIY: Build Your Own Outdoor Bench!

By: albertaarb - June 10, 2014

If you're looking for a functional but stylish DIY outdoor bench we have a step-by-step guide on how to construct one. We normally deal with the removal of trees and sh...(read article)

Why You Should Never Water Your Tree Trunks

By: albertaarb - May 28, 2014

Most people don't really think twice about what they are doing when they water their yards, grass, trees, shrubs, or anything else.  They just turn on the hose, an...(read article)

What to Do When Your Tree Roots Are Destroying The Sidewalk

By: albertaarb - May 21, 2014

Trees enhance the appearance of any yard and offer substantial shade; however, they can sometimes wreak havoc. Tree roots can easily destroy your sidewalk, garage or pool. ...(read article)

The World's Deadliest Trees

By: albertaarb - May 21, 2014

Trees are not typically something that most individuals would consider dangerous. Trees create a beautiful landscape and offer shade on hot days. However, this does not cha...(read article)

Is Your Tree A Liability? Will It Cause Future Damage?

By: albertaarb - May 7, 2014

As a property owner, you should check periodically for dangerous trees. There is no substitute for having a professional arborist perform the inspection but it is essential...(read article)

Preventative Methods To Save Your Trees From Over Wintering Insects

By: albertaarb - April 24, 2014

A tree that is about to head into winter will sense the light and temperature changes. It will obey the inactivity controls that are built into the leaves.  Senescence...(read article)

How Cold Weather Can Damage Your Shrubs And How To Prevent It

By: albertaarb - April 16, 2014

The spring is here and cold weather plant damage & root fertilization is at the front of many of our minds… and yards.  When the temperature starts to d...(read article)

How To Determine Proper Pest Management Solutions For Your Infected Tree

By: albertaarb - April 13, 2014

Much like human skin, the surface of a tree comes in contact with many different living organisms. Once this surface is ruptured, it gives way to pests and parasites that g...(read article)

Why is Winter the Best Time to Trim Your Tree?

By: albertaarb - April 10, 2014

We’re often asked about tree pruning care during winter. Winter is the opportune time for pruning many types of trees as they go dormant and lose their leaves. Th...(read article)

Little Known Tips for Trimming Trees in Spring

By: albertaarb - April 9, 2014

Trimming trees in spring does not have to be a mystery, but it does take care, proper tools and the right timing. So for success this year, follow these tried, true, but li...(read article)

What Everyone Should Know About Stump Grinding

By: albertaarb - April 9, 2014

We get a lot of questions about stump grinding. Trees are beautiful and are vital for the environment but sometimes they have to be cut down for different reasons. ...(read article)

Things to Consider Before Cutting a Tree

By: albertaarb - April 9, 2014

Spring is tree cutting season. Do you need a tree removed, after it was damaged in a storm? Do you need to remove an overgrown tree or remove broken limbs of the tree? ...(read article)

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Arborist for Spring Tree Removal

By: albertaarb - April 9, 2014

Tree removal should always be treated as a last resort, but spring is a popular time to take care of it.  Winter storms often compromise the structural integrity o...(read article)

Proper Tree Pruning Techniques

By: albertaarb - February 24, 2014

With the spring rolling in (and the dreadful polar vortex dying away), few things allow us to become better acquainted with the fresh new weather than observing  the n...(read article)

The Benefits of Hiring Tree Care Experts

By: albertaarb - February 17, 2014

Professionally known as arborists, tree care experts are specialized in looking after individual trees. They have in-depth knowledge of a large variety of trees and underst...(read article)

Why You Might Need Emergency Tree Removal Service

By: albertaarb - February 10, 2014

Each year, winter storms cause damage to homes across Canada. Certain areas of Canada experience severe storms that include freezing rain, hail and high winds, resulting in...(read article)

What You Ought to Know About Pruning Elm Trees in Alberta

By: albertaarb - January 20, 2014

Pruning elm trees in Alberta is important for the health of the tree and the health of your entire lawn.  While you might not realize it, a tree cannot grow healthily ...(read article)

Top 5 Tree Stump Removal Techniques

By: albertaarb - January 13, 2014

After cutting down a tree, you should get rid of the stump using tree stump removal techniques. Doing so will prevent termites and other insects from making your yard their...(read article)

How to Deal With Storm Damaged Trees

By: albertaarb - January 6, 2014

It is always best to consult tree care experts before doing anything about storm damaged trees. As we all know, powerful storms can spawn tornadoes and winds so strong they...(read article)

Professional Tree Care Services: Why You Should Leave it to The Experts

By: albertaarb - December 30, 2013

For anyone who has a number of trees on their property, hiring professional tree care services is vital. Trees are complex plants, which require skilled attention to keep t...(read article)

Planting Trees in Alberta: Tips from Tree Experts

By: albertaarb - December 23, 2013

The reasons for planting trees in Alberta are endless. Increased beauty and an increase in property value are important. Consider too all the environmental benefits of tree...(read article)

10 Shrubs Best Suited for Central Alberta

By: albertaarb - December 18, 2013

Residents of the Calgary-Edmonton corridor and other parts of Central Alberta often wake up to find their lovingly planted Alberta shrubs decapitated by the extreme winter....(read article)

What to do When Your Tree Roots are Destroying Your Driveway

By: albertaarb - November 27, 2013

Trees are wonderful additions to any yard, but there is one thing that some people find annoying about them. Wherever you plant them they are going to lay down roots, and y...(read article)

Top 10 Best Trees for Brilliant Fall Foliage

By: albertaarb - November 20, 2013

Every autumn, trees across the country develop spectacular and colorful fall foliage. Some people travel long distances to see these beautiful trees. The good news is you c...(read article)

The Importance of Dead Tree Branch Removal

By: albertaarb - November 13, 2013

There are many reasons why the removal of dead tree branches should be done. Another term for this that is used mostly by experts is pruning. Tree pruning is most necessary...(read article)

How to Trim Bushes and Hedges

By: albertaarb - November 6, 2013

Do you know how to trim bushes and hedges? In general, hedges and bushes are pruned to keep them neat and healthy. A formal hedge can soon grow out of control if it is not ...(read article)

Benefits of Hiring Certified Arborists

By: albertaarb - October 28, 2013

Trees are a major asset for a property owner. Hiring certified arborists will ensure that your trees are pruned properly, potential health issues with your trees are diagno...(read article)

How Much do Tree Removal Services Cost in Edmonton?

By: albertaarb - October 14, 2013

It is clear that there is no clear way of determining the exact cost of tree removal services in Edmonton. Of course, this does not mean that you pay the tree removal compa...(read article)

Why Trees Need Winter Pruning

By: albertaarb - October 14, 2013

In the last days of autumn when the hint of the winter season is in the air, probably the last thing on your mind is the task of winter tree pruning. Winter has that tenden...(read article)

Top 5 Tree Stump Removal Techniques

By: albertaarb - October 7, 2013

Having a clean backyard is one of the most daunting tasks of any homemaker. Raking leaves, removing tree stumps, and disposing of your pet's waste are just some of the ...(read article)

Top Five Tips for a Greener Healthier Lawn

By: albertaarb - October 7, 2013

Hiring tree experts to clean your shrubs may work for you for a while, but it would not guarantee a beautiful lawn. If you would wish to have admirable lawns, you will have...(read article)

How to Recognize Hazardous Trees

By: albertaarb - September 30, 2013

There are many tips on how to recognize if a tree is an impending hazard or not. These are some of the things to consider in order to recognize hazardous trees. Falling...(read article)

How to Prevent Tree Diseases in Alberta

By: albertaarb - September 23, 2013

Homeowners must deal with tree diseases in Alberta so as to continue enjoying the shade and beauty trees add to their property. Keeping a tree healthy requires investment. ...(read article)

What You Ought to Know About Fruit Tree Pruning in Edmonton

By: albertaarb - September 17, 2013

Fruit tree pruning techniques are an essential part of maintaining the health and productivity of fruit trees. Approaching the task in the wrong way, though, can be a sourc...(read article)

How to Identify the Best Tree Removal Services in Edmonton

By: albertaarb - September 10, 2013

Tree removal services should be qualified to offer a range of services such as lambing, tree pruning and trimming. The work of a tree service is a bit technical and require...(read article)

Five Reasons to Use Stump Grinding Services

By: albertaarb - September 3, 2013

Regardless of what type of tree stump you need removed, stump grinding services have the professionalism and the capacity to remove any type of tree stump. In most cases, y...(read article)

Why You Should Hire Professional Tree Removal Service

By: albertaarb - August 28, 2013

Removing tree roots from lawn makes your yard clean and in good order. The stumps can be a nuisance, especially when tending the yard. While you can remove the stum...(read article)

Here's a Quick Way to Get Rid of Dead Tree Branches

By: albertaarb - August 14, 2013

Once the branch is dead, it begins to dry out, decay and readies itself to fall from the tree. This may not be a big deal for small branches, but large ones can injure peop...(read article)

Tips on How to Prune Cherry Trees in Summer

By: albertaarb - August 7, 2013

If you have a cherry tree, you know how beautiful it can be to spectators and how difficult it can be to ensure that dead limbs are taken care of.  Cherry trees are pa...(read article)

The Best Time to Prune Trees in Alberta

By: albertaarb - July 24, 2013

Any person wondering when the best time to prune trees in Alberta is, likely knows that doing it during the dead of winter is never a good idea.  Instead, do it when t...(read article)

The Return on Investment of Landscaping (Infographic)

By: albertaarb - July 22, 2013

Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, a landscaping project which is done by professionals who know their stuff can not only increase the value of your home, but provide...(read article)

Top 5 Tree and Shrub Planting Techniques

By: albertaarb - July 16, 2013

You can always tell when professional techniques have been used for planting trees and shrubs. The result is beautiful landscaping throughout the property. Now you would li...(read article)

Maple Tree Pruning Made Easier

By: albertaarb - July 8, 2013

Many may feel that maple tree pruning is a task for an expert arborist. In general the Maple is a tree that requires little maintenance but Maples should be pruned on a reg...(read article)

How Much Does Tree Stump Removal Cost?

By: albertaarb - June 24, 2013

The tree stump grinding cost can vary. The cost typically ranges from $60 to $350 per stump. Some companies charge by diameter, and you can expect to pay two or three ...(read article)

How to Trim a Pine Tree After Winter

By: albertaarb - June 19, 2013

Although an evergreen tree will continue to grow and create new needles throughout winter, it may be necessary to keep new growth back, so trimming a pine tree after winter...(read article)

How to Pick a Good Tree Stump Removal Service

By: albertaarb - June 18, 2013

If you need to remove a tree stump from your yard, then it is best for you to call a professional company to do the job for you. There are several companies that specialize...(read article)

Signs a Dead Tree Will Fall Soon

By: albertaarb - June 11, 2013

Anticipating when a dead tree will fall is critical knowledge to have.  To avoid the dangers that a fallen tree can cause, there are warning signs that can provide you...(read article)

DIY vs. Professional Tree Removal

By: albertaarb - June 1, 2013

Tree removal techniques have been perfected over the years, especially since professionals have come to understand that even trees have a unique personality of their own. T...(read article)

Top 5 Questions to ask When Hiring Professional Tree Care Services

By: albertaarb - May 30, 2013

Everyone wants to have his or her trees maintained, but this project is tasking and even dangerous, requiring a professional tree care service to keep your trees healthy. T...(read article)

When to Prune a Red Maple Tree

By: albertaarb - May 27, 2013

A red maple can be one of the most beautiful trees you can have on your property, but they can also be one of the most difficult to prune, since their limbs grow quickly an...(read article)

Why Hire Professionals for Tree Trimming in Edmonton?

By: albertaarb - May 3, 2013

Some of the largest forests in the entire world stretch through northern Alberta, making it necessary for optimal tree trimming in Edmonton whenever some of the specimens g...(read article)

Tree Services to Consider when Landscaping

By: albertaarb - May 1, 2013

With the right tree services, you can ensure that you have maximized the amount of trees on your property, so that they will look great and will have a positive impact on y...(read article)

5 Reasons Why You'd Need Emergency Tree Removal in Edmonton

By: albertaarb - April 30, 2013

With heavier snows and longer winters than any other part of Canada, emergency tree removal in Edmonton can be a big priority whenever a storm has come by and knocked down ...(read article)

Top 10 Tree Services in Edmonton

By: albertaarb - April 30, 2013

The top tree services in Edmonton could easily be the same ones in other North American cities that face similar challenges, only that Edmonton does have some specific diff...(read article)

How To Trim a Maple Tree

By: albertaarb - April 22, 2013

The steps for how to trim a maple tree are complex and often require the expertise of a professional. These majestic trees sometimes come in a wide variety with differing a...(read article)

Saving Your Pine Trees From an Ugly Death

By: albertaarb - April 19, 2013

All around the US right now there are many reports of pine trees dying. There may be nothing so beautiful as a healthy pine tree, but trees are living organisms that are as...(read article)

Reasons For Tree Removal

By: albertaarb - April 16, 2013

Trees play a critical role in our environment. This includes cleaning the air free of any pollutant gases, regulating temperature, beautifying the landscape and so much mor...(read article)

Stump Grinding vs Chemical Stump Removal

By: albertaarb - April 13, 2013

Hand digging, mechanical stump grinding, chemical removal, and burning are the main ways homeowners can use to remove tree stumps from their property. Stump removal becomes...(read article)

Arborist & Tree Care Services

By: albertaarb - August 12, 2010

Tree removal and tree pruning is a dangerous job and should only be done by a tree service that is trained and equipped to work safe...(read article)

The Benifits Of Mulching

By: Craig Jabs - July 5, 2010

What is mulch? Mulch is organic matter which covers the soil. The organic ground cover in a forest setting (leaf and needle litter, or "duff") decomposes, and nat...(read article)

Purchasing Trees And Shrubs 101

By: Craig Jabs - May 20, 2010

For many of us, purchasing  trees and shrubs can be a guessing game.  Initially, you may think you are purchasing good quality plant material only to find it decl...(read article)

Revitalizing Care For Drought Sticken Trees And Shrubs

By: Craig Jabs - April 23, 2010

During two of the past three years, the Prairies have experienced some of the driest conditions in over one hundred years.  Many horticultural professionals are seriou...(read article)

Winter Damage

By: Craig Jabs - November 25, 2009

In the spring and summer months many people ask the question,"What is the matter with my trees and shrubs?" Although each case is different, many times it can be ...(read article)

Water management

By: Craig Jabs - July 5, 2009

Many of the trees in the Edmonton area are showing the signs and symptoms of stress due to lack of water.  It is vital that you properly water your trees and shrubs on...(read article)

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