Urban trees face unique challenges compared to trees in the wild. Traffic, root compaction, road salt, and the effects of temperature variations influenced by concrete and asphalt are just the start, but the number one problem I see is right at the very beginning. Trees in the urban environment are often planted in the wrongContinue reading “Urban Trees and their Unique Challenges”
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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)
Has spring sprung?
I find the older I get, the more opportunity I have to make the same jokes that I make every year. It feels like both a badge of honour and a recognition of the march of time. We always planted the garden on May long when I was a kid. Chris and I tried onceContinue reading “Has spring sprung?”
Once a year or so, Vermeer Winnipeg puts on a day of continuing education for arborists. It’s usually brutally cold, really fun, and very informative (they also provide lunch!) I (Reta) have not been able to come for the last few years – Vermeer skipped a year when they were changing locations, and I’ve beenContinue reading “Industry Trends”
Tight spaces and catching branches
We recently had the opportunity to remove a spruce tree that was cuddling the power lines! After a quick hair cut from the MB Hydro crew, Chris and I got to work. It was actually a pretty hilarious situation. There was not enough room to use rigging. Oh you read that right. Solution? I caughtContinue reading “Tight spaces and catching branches”
Thank you for choosing us as your tree people. I’ve said this repeatedly this season, as we enter our 5th year in Brandon and Westman. We have returned to the yards of so many previous customers, and this has afforded us a chance to see how the changes we made 2,3, or 4 years agoContinue reading “Tree Houses”
Do you got the back lane Blues?
If you are like many Brandonites over the past few days, you have received a letter from the City of Brandon indicating that your trees or hedges are encroaching into the back lane! Well, there goes the long weekend beer money! Does your back lane look like this? You may be in violation of theContinue reading “Do you got the back lane Blues?”
Ahh the weather!
What a cold and dreary week! With gusty winds and drizzle, it is tough sledding up in the tree. My birthday was Monday and while I was enjoying the lovely weather, twice in life I couldn’t ride my birthday bike because of snow. And more times that I remember, May long gardening plans have hadContinue reading “Ahh the weather!”
Blue Skies!! Right around the corner
The recent warm spell afforded us a rare opportunity – elm pruning at the beginning of the season. You see, the rules of elm pruning are pretty strict, to prevent the spread of Dutch Elm Disease. So between April 1st and July 31st – it is forbidden to prune elm trees (removal is still allowed)Continue reading “Blue Skies!! Right around the corner”