Best Practices

Scenario: Large big leaf maple tree located very close to a house and spreading over the deck. Three years ago, the tree was aggressively pruned back off the house and deck. Approximately 40% of the canopy was removed and spurs were worn to access the tree. Outcome: Excessive water sprouts are produced at large cuts… Read more

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Trees in the urban environment are often found in less than ideal growing conditions which may include: compacted, oxygen-poor soils soils lacking in organic material minimal space or soil (trees surrounded by parking lots/pavement on all sides) lack of proper irrigation/change to drainage during nearby construction. These obstacles and stressors can inhibit growth, leave the… Read more

With the long history of forestry in BC, urban tree work on the West Coast can be confusing. Foresters, utility certified tree workers and ISA arborists carry different certifications and perform different services. To better understand the difference between these tree workers it helps to look at the objectives of each. Forestry workers specialize in… Read more

Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Trees that receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature. Here are a few simple principles to know about tree pruning: Each cut has the potential to change the growth of… Read more

Do you ever wonder how you can reduce the cost of maintaining the trees on your properties? Surprisingly, a little investment up front can save over the long run. How is that possible? By properly maintaining trees over the course of their lives, you minimize the costs associated with trees that become too big for… Read more

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