Trees can get sick as people do. There are numerous infections and diseases that a tree can develop, such as black knot disease which has been making an appearance across Alberta in cities such as Spruce Grove and Edmonton.
Welcome to the new blog for All Season Tree Service. In this blog, we will have regular tips for yard care, tree removal and disease prevention in Edmonton as well as advice on how to care for all the trees on your property. Please follow the “Read More” links for each entry!
Trees can get sick as people do. There are numerous infections and diseases that a tree can develop, such as black knot disease which has been making an appearance across Alberta in cities such as Spruce Grove and Edmonton.
If you live around Edmonton, you know that trees tend to line the streets in a picturesque manner (recent statistics estimate there are 12.8 million trees in the city!). However, sometimes these majestic giants don't remain rooted and end up toppling onto private property instead.
Did you know that the average Canadian has 60% of their net worth in real estate? This means that your property is brimming with opportunity. Every square foot is crucial whether it is an exterior project or a home extension.
If you have a dead or damaged tree on your property, you're at risk of serious property damage. Your best course of action when there's a dying tree looming over your home or vehicle is to hire a tree removal service.
Snow on trees may look beautiful. However, it has the potential to do those trees serious damage. Today's question is: how do you safely remove snow from trees?
Read this week’s blog as our team weighs in on the popular debate of whether you should remove leaves or let them compost. All Season Tree Service is here to help you choose the right path forward!
A home is one of life's greatest assets, so it pays off to do everything you can to boost its value. Did you know that proper landscaping can add as much as 12% of extra value to your home?
Did you know that Canada's cool season turfgrasses thrive between temperatures of 15 and 24 °C, although they'll begin their summer growth spurt when the soil reaches a temperature of 4.5 to 7 °C.
If you have a damaged or overgrown tree, you may be tempted to remove it or trim it yourself. But do-it-yourself tree care is risky for both you and your trees.
Did you know Canada has nearly 130,000 hectares of land dedicated to fruit production? This includes land on private grounds where people grow their own fruit.
Watering, fertilizing and mulching your trees are vital steps to promote healthy, vibrant and beautiful trees on your property. To do these things correctly, you need to know about a tree’s drip line. Here’s what a drip line is and why it’s crucial to tree maintenance.
What’s the best way to deal with a cracked tree?
Fall and winter are around the corner so you might be wondering if it's time to schedule hedge maintenance.
Keeping your lawn and trees healthy is one of the best things you can do to maintain your home's curb appeal. And fertilizing is one of the key steps in maintaining your greenery.
It's crucial to act quickly if your tree is sick. Continue reading to learn what can be done to save a dying tree!
Forest researchers have observed that many aspen and poplar trees in western Canada are dying.
Are caterpillars pests? This article will explain whether or not these seemingly harmless insects are pests and how you can manage overpopulation.
Trees have many benefits for your property, but they also come with risks. Trees that are diseased, damaged or have grown too large pose a danger to your property and can seriously hurt someone.
As spring emerges, so do the blooms on your flowering shrubs and trees. It’s time to get a jump on maintenance to keep those gorgeous trees healthy and beautiful for years to come.
Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! Don’t put off that tree removal any longer. Read this week’s blog to learn more!
Leaf miners are harmful pests that target urban forests throughout Alberta. Also called sawflies, leaf miners are native to Europe. However, they made their way to Canadian forests between 1920 and 1960.
Most tree root systems furrow deep into the ground; however, some roots grow outwards, causing problems.
As the days grow longer and daytime temperatures climb above freezing, the beginning of spring is a reminder of the importance of trees as they come out of their winter hibernation.
If you have an apiary, keeping your bees near blossoming trees will reduce their time in the air and help them make the most of the available nectar. Plus, you can choose trees that require little maintenance, beautify your property, provide shade and maybe even produce fruit. To help, here’s a roundup of trees you can plant in your yard to support your honeybees.
If you’d like to attract a wide variety of birds to your garden, here are some guidelines to make your trees more inviting from a bird’s eye view.
Winter provides your garden with a blank slate and an opportunity to reimagine your garden.
Trees are valuable assets to any property and provide shade and beauty. However, trees that are too close to your home present a significant safety hazard. Therefore, you must be mindful about where you plant them. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t plant trees close to your home.
Leaning trees are a common sight on many properties. Some leaning trees are dangerous, while others aren’t. Knowing the difference is necessary when deciding if you need to remove a tree in your yard. Here’s an overview of why some trees lean and what types of leaning trees pose a threat to your property.
Some tree species in Alberta, including Manitoba maple, inferno maple, box elder and birch produce sap that you can boil into a thick, delicious syrup. The process takes time but is fairly straightforward. Here’s an overview of what you need to know.
An arborist’s job can be exciting and varied. These professionals perform a range of tasks to cultivate and take care of healthy trees. They prune and trim them as well as take steps to maintain shrubs and other woody plants. In many cases, they climb trees using ropes and harnesses. Arborists also diagnose and treat diseased trees and sometimes take them down when they can’t be saved. They also plant new trees and plants. If this sounds like the job for you, keep reading to find out how to become an arborist.
Trees are fascinating and complex plants that are grown worldwide. Many people learn from a young age how to identify various species, but few understand the basic anatomy of a tree. While you probably know they’re made up of roots, a trunk and a crown, here’s a close look at each of these parts.
How much do you really know about trees? There are many misconceptions about them and some commonly held beliefs can be harmful. When it comes to caring for trees, it’s necessary to separate fact from fiction. Here are eight common tree myths and misunderstandings.
Falling branches and limbs from large trees can damage your home or vehicle, and a nasty storm can uproot a tree altogether. Tree cabling and bracing can ensure your mature trees are stable and safe. Here’s how cabling and bracing works and how to know if your trees need it.
When decorating your trees, it’s important to make sure they aren’t damaged. Here are some ideas to brighten up your yard while ensuring your trees remain healthy and strong.
To avoid needing to contend with ice and snow, many people hang their outdoor holiday lights in the fall. When it comes to hanging them on trees, however, caution is a must. To ensure great results and a safe experience, follow these dos and don’ts.
The maple tree is a well-known Canadian symbol, and depictions of its leaves have graced the country’s flag, coins and military attire since the 18th century. More recently, Canada chose the maple tree as its official arboreal emblem. In honour of Canada Day, which took place earlier this month, here’s a look at some of the different varieties of maple trees.
Though they may seem harmless, rabbits can damage your trees. In fact, these backyard animals enjoy feeding on twigs and shrubs and often remove entire rings of bark from branches and tree trunks. Unfortunately, this impedes nutrients from reaching the area above the damage and can cause the tree to weaken and even die. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening. Here are seven ways to protect your trees from rabbits.
Are you familiar with the signs of tree stress? Knowing how to identify early indicators of diseases and insect infestations will allow you to take action quickly and prevent these problems from worsening. Here’s what you should know.
Trees increase property values, provide shade and prevent soil erosion. Consequently, keeping them happy and healthy is a wise undertaking. Simply follow these tips to keep your trees in top shape.
Planting a tree is a beautiful way to remember a loved one who‘s passed away. Indeed, a tree can serve as a living memorial and a meaningful tribute long after the funeral. However, there are several things you’ll need to know. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
During extended periods of drought, even the most hearty and mature tree can struggle. Unfortunately, failure to care for your trees in dry periods can lead to them becoming diseased or even dying. Here are some ways to keep your trees healthy during a drought.
Potted trees can be a great addition to a patio or terrace. If you have limited space or don’t have a yard, a potted tree can make your small outdoor living area feel like a garden. Here are the five best trees for patios.
Tree bark is a protective coating that separates the internal structure of a tree from external elements. Peeling bark can be normal, but it can also be a sign that your tree needs help. Here are some of the reasons why your tree might be losing its bark.
Planting trees can help improve the appearance of your yard. They can provide shade, colour, privacy and even add value to your property. But, it’s important to choose the right ones. Here are some of the best trees for landscaping your yard.
If you have downed, uprooted or split trees on your property after a storm, they need to be dealt with as soon as possible.
Strong winds and heavy rainfall can batter the trees on your property and cause severe damage.
From warmer weather to longer days, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to spring.
If you own or manage a commercial building that has a garden or yard, landscaping is crucial to maintaining the curb appeal of your property.
Alberta summers are perfect for growing apple, pear and other fruit-bearing trees. However, there are a number of insects and other critters that can prevent you from growing healthy, mature fruit.
Often sold as potted Christmas trees, the dwarf Alberta spruce is a very popular tree in Edmonton and across Canada. Here’s what you should know about this slow-growing conifer.
So how do you know if your tree is diseased? Here are some common kinds of tree infestations in Alberta that property owners should know about.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, the trees on the property should be evaluated. Trees add shade and curb appeal, but they can also be a source of headaches and costly repairs.
If you're wondering what happens to them in the winter, you've come to the right place. Do they keep growing even when it's cold or do they hibernate like animals?
If you're worried about your trees and shrubs during wintertime, we've got tips on how to ensure they stay protected! Read on to learn more.
Once a tree begins to grow through a fence, it can begin to cause a lot of damage.
During the chilly winter months in and around Edmonton, there’s nothing quite like cozying up with your loved ones for a fire.
In Edmonton, we get 23 days of lightning a year. This is 3 days less than Calgary, but when it comes to actual strikes, we get 50% more!
Owning a fruit tree can be aesthetically pleasing as well as rewarding. Who doesn't want access to fresh fruit right in their own backyard?
If you've ever noticed tree fungus on any of your beloved companions, it was probably a sad day.
As the summer season sets sail, are you looking to add fall colours to your garden?
This summer has been the second hottest summer on record!
Before you break out the garden hose, let's take a look!
Are you struggling with a pest infestation in your fruit trees this year? We’ve compiled the best advice on how to prevent, spot, and treat bugs and pests!
If they’re well taken care of, trees can enhance the curb appeal of your commercial property. Fortunately, keeping them in peak condition is easy if you hire an arborist.
Before you plant trees, shrubs and other vegetation in your yard, it’s important to be aware that the right species for your property depend on which plant hardiness zone you live in.
Alberta’s wildfire season is fast approaching, and it’s crucial that you take steps to maximize the fire resistance of your home and yard.
Figs are nutritious, tasty and can be used in a variety of dishes and recipes. What’s more, fig trees are fairly easy to grow, even in Edmonton. Here’s how to do it!
Swings, treehouses and hammocks are fun additions to your backyard, but you need to make sure you’re choosing the right tree!
If you want to grow fruit in your yard, here are five types of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs that will thrive on almost any Alberta property.
In a forest, trees grow straight up as they compete with surrounding plant life for sunlight. The trees on your property, however, likely have much more access to sunlight all around the crown.
The maple is, by far, the most iconic tree in Canada.
Applying the right type of shrub or tree fertilizer can make a huge difference in your landscaping.
A tree is a beautiful part of your property’s landscape, unless it becomes a hazard.
If you’re looking for ideas to revamp your landscaping, why not plant blooming trees this spring?
In 2019, Alberta experienced the most destructive wildfire season it’s had in nearly 40 years.
Harsh winter conditions can be detrimental to trees and shrubs. Although the cold weather has already begun, it’s not too late to protect the delicate plants on your property from further storm damage.
Learn more about the impact of ice damage, how to prevent it and how you can help your trees survive another intense Alberta winter!
Exposure to salt is one of the leading causes of winter tree damage.
Winter weather can be unpredictable and damage the trees on your property.
Is there a tree growing too close your power lines?
Are you considering the removal of a tree from your front yard? Maybe you want to know what kind of trees you can plant that increase your property value?
In this week’s blog we tackle the topic of tree topping in Edmonton.
Are you preparing to plant a new tree in your yard? If so, great idea!
Here’s how to treat your bug-infested trees, without hurting the surrounding environment!
When it comes to lawn care, the nutrients in your soil are just as integral as water and sunlight.
Planting hedges is an environmentally friendly and attractive way to create boundaries around your yard or garden.
Take optimal care of your trees this summer by making sure you don’t overwater them! Learn more about the frequency and amount you should be watering your trees.
As dry Alberta summers continue to creep closer on the calendar, are you prepared to keep your property green, lush and healthy?
As summer storm season approaches, we have prepared some valuable advice for preparing and protecting your trees!
Learn how you can attract these types of bugs to your yard and help protect the health of your trees in the most natural way!
Keep reading to learn more about tree root problems, how to prevent them and when to call a professional.
Trees may be resilient, but they’re not impervious to injury and decay.
Alberta-native trees and shrubs are capable of withstanding most of what a tempestuous winter throws at them. But they still need some help in the springtime!
Are you thinking of planting a tree in your yard?
Are you about to undertake a construction project near your home?
Check out the top 6 causes of winter tree damage in Edmonton and what you can do to prevent or treat your trees.
Most people don’t spend much time thinking about yard maintenance during the winter. But did you know that winter is an excellent time to turn your attention to the trees on your property? Here are six reasons why!
Winter weather can take its toll on your trees if they’re not properly protected from the extreme temperatures and drying winds that cause tree desiccation. Keep reading to learn more about desiccation damage and how you can prevent it.
How homeowners can identify and prevent different types of snow and ice glaze damage from minor to more serious cases!
Dig deeper into modern tree care services by learning the origins of two of our most common tree support methods: bracing and cabling.
Everything you need to know about when lighting strikes your trees. From how it affects the tree to treatment, All Season Tree Service in Edmonton has you covered!
Learn how to identify at-risk trees and take these steps to ensure your yard survives the winter without dangerous or costly damage.
It’s important to identify and treat sick trees quickly so you can continue to enjoy them for years to come.
Dutch elm disease is a deadly tree disease that affects elm trees all over the world. If your tree is infected, Edmonton bylaws allow the pruning of elms between October 1 and March 31 each year.
This past spring and summer, Alberta experienced an unprecedented number of storms with winds strong enough to cause permanent damage to many homes and trees.
Do you have plants taking over your garden but don’t know how they got there?
The right landscaping can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal, make a backyard a welcoming haven and probably even make your neighbors a little envious too. While properly pruning your trees will keep them healthy and looking great, it’s possible to get creative and improve your home’s look even more by shaping your trees and bushes.
Cutting down a tree may be necessary for reasons ranging from safety concerns to improving your home’s curb appeal. Whatever the impetus, the reality is that once the tree is down, you’re left with a stump, which can be just as much of a hazard as a dead or sick tree.
When it comes to tree stumps...put down that hose!
Between work and family commitments, finding time to relax is always a challenge, to say nothing of finding time to develop healthy habits.
There are a lot of reasons why finally getting rid of that tree stump in your back yard is a good idea—and not all of them have to do with making your yard more beautiful.
At All Season Tree Service, we take the protection of Alberta’s trees and wildlife seriously. That’s why we do everything we can to educate our community about threats to our native plants and to spread the word about what can be done to help.
In essence, “arborist” can be considered a fancy word for a tree doctor. A person who trains to become an arborist knows about every aspect of tree care, from planting and cultivating to diagnosing a tree when it’s sick.
Having a beautiful yard is all about creating the best environment possible for your trees, flowers and other vegetation to thrive. One of the most important steps in tree care you can take to create a great environment for your plants is to place mulch around them.
If you strive to maintain a beautiful yard and are interested in tree care, it’s a good idea to learn a bit more about the kinds of hostile animals and plants in your area.
Now that spring is here, it’s time to give a little extra attention and care to the trees on your property. Trees are built to withstand tough winters but that doesn’t mean they don’t benefit benefit from a little human help every once in a while to ensure that they continue to thrive all year round.
Native gardening is the process of planting only those trees, bushes, and flowers that were in Alberta before European colonization. This practice is becoming more and more popular these days, and it’s easy to see why.
Spring is a great opportunity to get outside and begin work on your yard. What you do in the spring will set the stage for a healthy and beautiful yard for the whole growing season to come.
Albertans are lucky enough to have a lot of magnificent trees such as the American elm or the Siberian larch. These trees are not only a benefit to our community but also a lot of responsibility.
Cutting down a dying tree is always a sad occasion. They make our yards beautiful and are an important part of Earth’s ecosystem. That being said, when one tree has to come down, it’s also a great opportunity to give a new tree a chance to grow and flourish.
Removing a tree from your yard can be a great idea for several reasons. If a tree has gotten too big, it can block the sunlight that helps your yard—including your garden—grow. Trees can also be genuine hazards to your home if they’re not in good health.
Many people assume winter is a time for bleakness and heavy blankets of white snow. At All Season Tree Service, your trusted Edmonton arborists, we want our customers to know that the beauty and fun doesn’t have to end in fall.
Knowing the best time to give them a trim can be more difficult as it depends on what kind of tree you have and how you want to control its growth.
We typically think of winter as a time when nature, for the most part, goes to sleep. The trees lose their leaves, animals stay in the shelter they’ve been building all summer, and the birds decide to head to warmer temperatures. Just because things in nature have slowed down, though, doesn’t mean they’ve stopped.
The pine tree is a quintessential feature of the Canadian landscape. The look and the smell of pine trees are things that all Canadians can appreciate together. Pine trees are an important part of our national identity, but what do we do when the pines in our yards get too big?
Now that fall is approaching, it’s time to think about tree and yard care to prepare for another intense Edmonton winter.
If you’re not an expert arborist (or in other words, a tree surgeon), it can sometimes be difficult to tell if a tree in your yard is healthy.
The same long-standing tree that makes your home look beautiful and inviting can become a hazard to your property with time.
When choosing the types of trees or shrubs that will decorate your Alberta home’s yard, it’s important to consider the time you’re willing to invest in their upkeep.
Do you have stumps in your yard?
Do you have a tree root problem on your property?
Trees can live for hundreds of years, but not all of them do.
A type of living sculpture, topiary is an art form that involves training plants to develop and maintain clearly defined ornamental shapes
Keep reading for six reasons you might have to remove one of your trees this summer.
Edmonton is no stranger to severe storms, and unfortunately, wind, lightning strikes and abundant precipitation can wreak havoc on our city’s trees.
Whether you live in Edmonton, Sherwood Park or Leduc, pruning your trees will improve the appearance of your yard, provide you with a clearer view and allow more sunlight in.
Do you have trees on your Edmonton property that look like they may be diseased or infested with insects? Or maybe some are damaged or threaten your property or power lines? Maybe you have hedges or fruit trees that need pruning?
While it may seem an easy task to prune a few trees or remove a stump, the reality is that it often proves to be a very difficult, expensive procedure that is also potentially quite dangerous.
Pruning tree limbs can be a great improvement to the look and health of your overall landscape; however, trees trimmed at the wrong time can suffer irreparable damage.
Sick tree? Or perhaps you’re planning to put in a pool or a landscaping feature? Over the years we’ve learned that there’s more than one reason a tree needs to come down, and when it does, All Season Tree Service will be there for you. These are the most common reasons we get called in for tree removal.