Watering Trees and Shrubs during Drought conditions:

Published on May 13, 2018

With the continuing drought conditions, it is important to remember your trees and shrubs.  Newly planted (within the last few years) trees and shrubs should be watered on a weekly regime if the dry conditions persist.  At this point soil conditions are so dry we need a good soaking rain.  The question that is always asked is:  How much should I water?  I would suggest checking the soil by hand as...

Heavy Snow Damage to Trees & Shrubs

Published on March 5, 2018

Although the snow may look beautiful as it covers the landscape it may leave a path of destruction.  After the heavy snow that fell it is important to try and knock some of this snow off the branches of any heavily laden trees and shrubs in our yards.  Small trees, shrubs and Cedars are especially prone to damage from heavy wet snow.  Tree and shrub branches may split and cause damage that may req...

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Winnipeg Ash Trees at Risk

Published on February 10, 2018

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered in Winnipeg in the fall of 2017.  It is an invasive pest native to Asia that is a pest of our ash trees.  Now that it is here it can’t be eradicated.  Emerald Ash Borer has the potential to kill all the Ash trees in Winnipeg over the next 10 years.  The mortality of our ash trees is expected to grow exponentially over the coming years.  The only treatment is...

Winter Pruning

Published on October 31, 2017

Just because there is snow on the ground it doesn’t mean pruning has to stop. Despite what many people think winter time is a very good time to prune a tree. During the winter the tree is fully dormant and tree disease issues such as fire blight transmission on apple trees, black knot infection on chokecherry, etc. are not issues. Another advantage is the tree can be fully observed and inspected b...

Tree Root Issues

Published on September 21, 2017

Frequently I get a call to look at a sick tree, sometimes there are no typical disease or insect symptoms obvious. The whole tree is in poor condition with yellowing, smaller and less dense foliage when compared to a healthy specimen of this same tree. Often these issues can be explained by root or soil problems. Although hard to diagnose since roots are mostly hidden from view. One clue to a root...

Weed Barrier

Published on August 11, 2017

A Retired University Professor used his own published books as weed barrier in his annual flower planting bed.  This is a "novel" way of preventing weeds. We generally don’t recommend the use of landscape fabric around trees and shrubs as it does reduce the amount of rain and water absorption by the soil.  We have seen many landscape plantings with water deficits due to the use of landscape fabric...

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

Published on July 17, 2017

If you would like to have your trees assessed for risk, we can provide that service.  We can assess 1 tree or 1000. Whether it is a residential or commercial property.  The TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) as described by ISA: TRAQ is an ISA qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This...

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Decay, disease, storm damage and age all harm the trees we cherish. Luckily, there are steps we can take to prolong their lives like pruning, cabling and bracing and training. Jobs like these — and other dangerous jobs like removals and pruning—are best left to the experienced arborists at Parkland Tree Care. We have the necessary tools, equipment and knowledge to safely care for your trees and shrubs.

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