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”