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

The decision to call in an arborist for tree advice often gets left until faced with a problem of some kind. Perhaps your trees are in decline, have outgrown their location or have a troubling pest or disease. At this point, the only solution is often a costly removal. Check out these five great reasons… 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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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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