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The Importance of Soil Health

Residing in Calgary, we deal with an extreme arid climate that has a domino effect on all the living organisms that plant their roots into the soil. Being “arid” means that we have a very low precipitation rate, making it a dry place to be. Trees need an adequate amount of moisture to ensure a […]

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Identifying Black Knot

Have you ever looked at the trees on your property and noticed a brown/green/black swelling on the branches? If you have, you may be looking at the fungal disease which is called “Black Knot”. Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa) can affect all varieties in the Prunus genus or better known as Cherry trees. Although you see […]

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How Mulch Can Really Help Your Trees Thrive

Is mulch the secret ingredient to healthy trees? It definitely helps. Mulch is a material that is primarily made of wood chips, but can contain a blend of other composted materials like grass clippings and leaves. People often perceive its use as strictly aesthetic, but it actually provides a number of benefits for a tree […]

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How to Tell if a Tree is Healthy… in 60 Seconds

How to Tell if a Tree is Healthy… in 60 Seconds Trees add a tremendous amount of value to a property; aesthetically and environmentally, which directly impacts the resale value of a property. Nurturing your tree’s health so that it can live to a mature age is often a challenging task in the Prairie Provinces […]

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Trees Need Watering… in April

Trees are one of the most valuable and appealing features of any landscape. A little tree maintenance knowledge can go a long way in keeping a tree in peak health. Trees and shrubs in commercial landscapes, especially those in parking lots, need water at the beginning of the growth season for them to do their […]

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Why Adding Mulch is Your Best Low-Cost Plant Health Option

If we could recommend only one improvement for your tree, shrub, and plant spaces, it would be adding or topping up a mulch layer. There are so many benefits to adding mulch to tree, shrub, flower, and plant beds. And, it is one of the lowest cost options as well. Bonus! Here is what the mighty mulch does: Promotes […]

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