Trees offer various benefits to people, animals, and properties. They provide shade, shelter, increased property value, and most importantly: oxygen. However, there may come a point where trees become more of a detriment than the value they provide. Namely, they can cause damage to people and property.
Winnipeg winters bring cold snaps, icy wind, and a blanket of snow – none of which are ideal for your trees and shrubs. While there are many causes of winter damage to trees, evergreens present their own challenges. Broadly, there steps you can take (preferably before winter hits) to protect your greenery during the winter season, but evergreens can be a bit more finnicky and require additional monitoring.
All types of plants and trees benefit from fertilizer. No matter what you choose to use, it’s important to feed your trees with this nutrient-rich food that benefits growing and mature trees. Particularly in Manitoba, soil nutrition is poor, meaning plants can’t get everything they need from the ground; it’s important to supplement that with fertilizer.
Tree topping involves the removal of large branches at the top of a tree, leaving a uniform, albeit unsightly, sheared-off set of branches that have been reverted to stumps. From there, the tree will respond by compensating and regrowing its branches more quickly, with less structure, and longer.
Pruning your trees and shrubs regularly is an important way to keep them healthy and thriving. While Manitoba’s winters don’t feel like an ideal time to be outside, it can be a great time to perform this important tree maintenance.
As a home or business owner, you may often care for your lawn, plants, and the debris around your home, but what are you doing for your trees?
Manitoba sees some of the harshest winters in Canada, with cold temperatures dropping well below freezing for months on end. The snow, wind, and extreme cold can be quite damaging to your trees and shrubs, especially if the proper precautions aren’t taken. But what exactly causes the damage?
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Planting new trees in your yard is a great way to create future shade, perhaps enjoy delicious fruit, or add some beauty to your property. Trees are also invaluably important to combatting climate change and providing homes for various urban wildlife. While most trees and shrubs do very well during Manitoba’s springs, summers, and falls, our harsh winters can often harm and even kill saplings, as well as older, more established trees. Continue reading “How to Protect Your Trees and Shrubs in the Winter”
Just like your regular haircut, trees need to be groomed in order to maintain their health. An unkempt tree, full of dead branches and debris, can actually be somewhat dangerous if left unchecked. For the good of your trees (and potentially your property!), here’s why you should consider pruning service.
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We often view trees as hardy, able to withstand the elements and outlive just about everything we plant ourselves, but they need and thrive on fertilizer too! It doesn’t matter if your trees are oak, ash, birch, poplar, maple, apple, pine, or spruce — they all need tree fertilization at some point.