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”
Category Archives: Safety
Topping is evil
We recently had a storm event that resulted in a lot of damaged trees throughout Brandon and the Westman area. With few exceptions, the reason that these trees failed was because they had been previously topped. I am not talking pineapple on pizza (which is delicious) or sprinkles on ice cream (literally the worst) Read on to find out what topping is, why people have done it in the past, and what you can do differently to take care of your trees.
Why does my tree look like that?!
Trees are like us.
Saying goodbye to one of my favourite trees
Tiny man or giant stump? Oh dear poplar – you fell over so majestically. And we just got to prune this year! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Reta and Chris (@beeeztree)
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”
I am always looking at trees and buildings. I am in the tree business and I love architecture. So that is what I am checking out while I am out quoting, running errands, etc. Last week, on my way home for lunch, I passed two “job sites” and I was pretty steamed. The first wasContinue reading “Safety Stuff”
Look out behind those bushes!
It would be helpful if burglars wore little black masks and striped shirts, but in real life, I don’t think they do. A well lit home, with nicely pruned trees is an excellent start.
Is there a tree on your house?
We can help! The summer storms that are becoming all too regular (read also – it seems like we have had destructive storms every year since Chris and I moved back from Winnipeg four years ago) During the storm season of 2014 or ’15, Chris was photographed and interviewed by the Brandon Sun. He wasContinue reading “Is there a tree on your house? “