10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Arborist or Tree Service

**UPDATED July 6, 2020 to reflect changes in MB Provincial Licensing Rules How do you know if the tree service or arborist you are hiring is up-to-snuff? How can you protect your home and family from injury and liability? Ask questions! Do some research! Here is my list of questions that I encourage people toContinue reading “10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Arborist or Tree Service”

Call Before You Construct

In the past few years, we have started working with some of the developers in town, principally doing lot clearings before a house is demolished to make way for new constructions. This has been great. Chris and I both have a heavy construction/renovation background, so being a part of a new¬†construction project is a naturalContinue reading “Call Before You Construct”

These chips don’t go with dip!

We get this question a lot. “What do you do with your wood chips?” “What do you do with your logs?” The first step is to offer these materials to the homeowner – it is your tree/hedge/bush after all, even if we have feed it through our chipper. Wood chips can be useful to mulchContinue reading “These chips don’t go with dip!”

It is the season for snuggling

As the snow has finally hit, after an uncertain month – ones thoughts turn to the important matters. “Do I have enough hot chocolate on hand, if I get storm stayed?” “How much turkey can I eat this month?” “Are cheese grilled sandwiches their own food group? Or some sort of crazy synergy between butter,Continue reading “It is the season for snuggling”

This Wild Trick Means Selling Your House Easier!

It is so very simple. A 1950s Popular Mechanics book (that Chris read and has been oft quoted in our house) is that when you sell a house, suggest easy living. There are plenty of blogs and Pinterest pages that can show you how to stage your home – so this is not that post.Continue reading “This Wild Trick Means Selling Your House Easier!”

Optimize cleaning your eaves-troughs!

It is always nice to make a yard beautiful and safe! To improve the ease of maintaining your home! These trees were overhanging into the neighbours yard, and the leaves were filling the eaves-troughs! We removed five trees, and pruned the remaining two. We love trees, but this is an excellent example of too manyContinue reading “Optimize cleaning your eaves-troughs!”