Best Practices

Climbing Arborist Wanted

Climbing Arborist – contract  Full Time, 35 week contract (to cover Parental Leave) Tree Care for People Who Care About Trees We are seeking an experienced Climbing Arborist to cover a parental leave (October 2020-Jun 2021).  We are a steadily growing company and though this is a temporary contract, we do see possible potential for…

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We’re Hiring!

Arborist Tech/Groundsperson Full Time, Permanent Tree Care for People Who Care About Trees GROW Tree Care is living up to its name.  We are growing and it’s time to add 2 Arborist Techs to our arboriculture team.  Want to pursue a career in arboriculture? This is an entry level position, and an ideal way to…

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Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea)

Last year there was a large infestation of ‘Fall webworm’ in the Comox Valley and across many parts of Vancouver Island. You may have noticed the large ‘tent’ webs on red-alder trees along the roads and highways starting in July and August, and perhaps in your gardens too. While the caterpillars and their webs may…

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“Is it possible that we don’t own our trees?”

As property owners, we are often excited to have our own space to customize and make our own, from the details of the home to the landscape. In short, we enjoy the feeling of ownership. However, in general, we are usually still part of a community. We may have to share the cost of repairing…

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“Can we top this tree? Should we top this tree?”

Topping involves making (often radical) reductions in height that disrupt the natural growth pattern of the tree. Firstly, if we can agree that nature generally has a reason to its design, then we likely don’t want to disrupt the natural form and growth patterns of the trees we care for. Secondly, we must recognize that…

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