Best Practices

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 a Manager to our arboriculture team. This is a newly created position to help us manage an increased volume of work. Do work you care about! Competitive compensation package Ethically… Read more

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

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