Before the Storm

One of the things we hear a lot is that a tree has become too big. Often sad, because if we had been here sooner, there are pruning strategies that we could have employed. Having said that, this front yard maple was rocking and rolling through the high winds of early summer. It was slatedContinue reading “Before the Storm”

Get that tree a haircut!

Generally speaking, cedars are not a great bet in Manitoba. The extremes and variability that characterizes the weather in these parts is not a good match for what cedars need. Having said that, older nursery stock that was climatized properly, and had better winters to get established can be wonderful specimens. These lovely towering (columnar)Continue reading “Get that tree a haircut!”

Pruning inside!?!?

I recently was contacted by a previous customer, where we had done work at their place of business. They needed us at their home. I could not have guessed that I was in for such a treat! They have a giant two-story ficus tree. Words nearly escaped me. Things we learned – ficus tress dripContinue reading “Pruning inside!?!?”

Renovations in the yard

While we are cozy behind windows, and underneath blankets, is a great time to dream about how we want to change our yards next spring. It is an excellent time to assess the shape, growth, and some aspects of the health of trees – when they are naked without leaves! We like to ask whatContinue reading “Renovations in the yard”

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!”