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Live beside a tree that’s encroaching on your property? Neighbours trees can have large root systems that impact soil quality, impact grass growth and create a mess. The question is: can you actually do anything about it if it’s not your tree? Here’s how we recommend you go about it.
Can a solution be reached amicably? Of course, the best case scenario is having a talk to come to a conclusion or compromise that leaves everyone happy. Yet, we understand that this is not always the case. So, when talking it out is no longer an option, it’s best to be informed about the do’s and don’ts. Here’s the facts: 
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When’s the best time to prune or trim your trees? Why, right now, in early spring!

Why Early Spring?
Trees are still in their winter dormancy right before they bloom, making it the best time to clean them up.  They are not actively growing, which means as soon as they come out of dormancy, wounds heal faster and the tree can put more energy into developing thicker leaves and blooms. Harmful pests are also less active in the dormant season, making wounds less susceptible to infestations. Visibility is also increased without the leaves on the trees, making it more effective for our team to work our magic.
Note: The only exception to this timing is for Maple and Birch trees, which bleed sap throughout the spring. For these trees, pruning is best done after the sap flushes out.
How often should I prune? 
Pruning trees every 3-5 years is the best practise to ensure they continue to grow healthy and strong. Get an estimate on your pruning job.

How can you improve the quality of the soil around established trees? Here are all of the easy wins: 
  1. Mulch the area around the roots. Mulching promotes healthy bacteria within the root structure and also combats the growth of harmful weeds.
  2. Use natural compost. Adding compost from the kitchen or pelletized manure adds essential nutrients to the soil.
  3. Develop an irrigation system. The amount of water and moisture the roots receive is essential to a tree’s development. This simple drip irrigation system can make all the difference.
  4. Till the soil. When the soil is too compact, it can impact water intake and therefore growth. Loosening it up by raking or tilling allows water, oxygen and healthy bacteria to help the tree thrive. 
  5. Minimize foot traffic. The more the soil is walked on, the more compacted it gets. Ensure the soil around the tree is protected from foot traffic.
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A dangerous tree could not only cause damage to your property, but could also cause injury and create liability. If you notice any of the following signs, it’s important to have it taken care of professionally as soon as possible: 

It’s always better to be safe instead of sorry. If you are unsure of whether or not your tree is posing a threat, get an estimate below for our expert team to assess the situation.

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We love what we do and couldn’t do it without our trusted tools. From chainsaws to rope, here’s  a list of our favourite tools, which have been created by some of the best brands in Canada and make our jobs easier and safer everyday. 

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Salting side-walks and roads is important in the winter to prevent wipe-outs, but can be extremely harmful to our trees. Salt (especially the kind that contains sodium chloride) can cause long-term damage to not only our trees, but also most vegetation. Here are some tips on how to prevent damage from happening:

Now, let’s explore what salt damage looks like. The best time to spot damage is at the end of the winter or early spring. Pay special attention to the trees that border roadsides and sidewalks, which if damaged, will have browning and dying leaves, wilting branches or stunted growth. If you notice symptoms of salt damage, book a consultation as soon as possible, or get a free estimate by using the form below.

It may seem straight forward, but you would be surprised how hard some of these signs are to spot: 

If you notice one or more of these signs, having a professional come to assess the tree is important to both preserving it and protecting your property. Get a free quote by filling out the form below:

Looking to stay cozy this winter but also spend some time outdoors? Calgary’s local firepits are open until 9 p.m. most days and some even allow drinking! Here are a few of our favourite spots and how to book them, courtesy of The City of Calgary

View more spots or book a firepit for a group through the city, who does an amazing job of keeping them clean and accessible for all communities.

When it comes to  getting enough firewood to burn for at least a couple hours with a group, we highly reccomend Cody Bergen with Calgary Firewood. He is your go-to guy for affordable and large amounts of wood that’s perfect for burning!

Keep your eyes on our Facebook and Instagram accounts for firewood drops!

We see them everywhere in the winter, but what exactly are they—and are they edible? 

The resilient, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that bears these berries is usually used for decoration, but also spreads extremely easily. Although they have a slow growth rate, they can also last up to 40 years with the right care.
When it comes to any berries you see around the city, the ground rule is to refrain from eating them (seriously, it happens more often than you’d think). While sometimes the berries are toxic for dogs and humans alike, the plant itself can also have toxic properties. 
Yet, some berries do grow in Alberta that are edible (courtesy of Northern Bushcraft):
  1. bearberry (aka kinnikinnick)
  2. black currant
  3. black huckleberry
  4. blueberry (aka bilberry)
  5. bunchberry
  6. chokecherry
  7. cloudberry
  8. cranberry
  9. crowberry
  10. elderberry
  11. fairy bell
  12. false solomon's-seal
  13. golden currant
  14. gooseberry
  15. hawthorn
  16. oregon grape
  17. prickly-pear cactus
  18. raspberry
  19. red currant
  20. saskatoon berry (aka service berry, juneberry)
  21. skunkbush berry (aka sourberry)
  22. strawberry
  23. thimbleberry
  24. twisted stalk

Have a shrub full of berries you are looking to prune, shape or remove? Get a free quote by filling out the form below!

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When it comes to bringing Christmas to the front yard, one of the best ways to do it is wrapping trees in sparkling, bright lights. However, this job is not always an easy endeavour. We’ve got you covered with all the yays and nays:



Need professional help? We wrap lights! Get a free quote from us today by filling out the form below. 

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