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Do you understand the difference between a landscaper and an arborist? The green industry can be confusing. There is a lot of overlap between landscape companies and tree companies. Landscapers offer lawn and garden care. They can give basic tree advice. An arborist is an individual who is trained in the art and science of… Read more

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How do you recognize good tree maintenance? Some basic principles of proper tree care include: Young Tree Training Have your trees properly pruned when they are young. This will result in less need for corrective pruning as they mature. Spurless Climbing Except for removals, trees should never be climbed with spurs. Spurs damage the tree… Read more

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When faced with the task of hiring a tree service, clients often assume the tree climber will be using spurs. Spurs have been used for many years in the forestry industry. Because the arboriculture industry is newer to the West Coast than the forestry industry and many former foresters have begun working in the urban… Read more

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Crown Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, interfering and weakly attached branches in the tree’s crown in order to enhance the tree’s health. Crown Reduction (Perimeter Reduction) is used to reduce the size of a tree. Best accomplished by cutting branches back to the trunk or back to laterals capable of sustaining the… Read more

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City of Courtenay Tree Management Policies and Bylaw Town of Comox Tree Management and Protection Bylaw (pdf) Cumberland Trees International Society of Arboriculture Trees Are Good Benefits of Trees – compiled by North Carolina State University Benefits of Urban and Community Forests – Urban Forest Network 9 Tree Care Tips & Techniques – Arbor Day… Read more

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