Starting and Growing your own Tree Seeds

Published on January 28, 2024

If you have always wanted to grow your own trees from seed (Can you say Free Trees!). Here is a resource to help you understand the conditions the tree seed needs for germinating. The two trees in the photo were planted from seed approximately 15 years ago. The Donor tree was a City Blvd tree planted that same year. Currently, the offspring are larger and fuller than the parent tree, which speaks ...

The Halfway Tree

Published on October 1, 2022

Click on Halfway Tree to go to an article by CTV News based on a Parkland Tree Care Arborist Report. This tree is a 100-year-old Poplar tree growing beside the TransCanada Hwy approx. 115 km west of Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is approximately "halfway between Winnipeg and Brandon". There is a story behind this tree and why it was planted plus it holds a place in many people's hearts who travel and who...

Emerald Ash Borer Survives Cold Winter Temperatures

Published on March 5, 2022

Emerald ash borer survives Winnipeg's extreme winter weather In a recent study, Emerald Ash Borer has been found to survive in temperatures down to -46 C. This contrasts with earlier studies that indicated high mortality at temperatures in the -25 to -30 range. This has significance for Ash trees in Winnipeg and re-inforces the importance of assessing your ash trees to plan a program of treatment ...

Plant Lists

Published on November 21, 2021

Don't always trust a plant list. Nurseries, Landscapers and Arborists always have a list of plants that tolerate certain conditions. For example: we have experienced a drought this past year and as a result property owners are looking for drought tolerant trees. The decision should not be to just choose a number of drought tolerant trees or shrubs to plant in the landscape, but rather we must ensu...

Using Arborist Wood Chips in the Landscape

Published on March 29, 2021

The following is a link to an excellent article outlining the use of wood chips in the landscape. It includes a discussion of the benefits, FAQ and directions on how to use wood chips. Even though the source is from the University of Washington it is info that is generally applicable to Manitoba.Using Arborist Wood Chips in the Landscape

Cedars Damaged by 2019 Thanksgiving Snowstorm

Published on May 10, 2020

Last years Thanksgiving snow storm damaged many trees and shrubs, especially our columnar cedars that are an important part of many landscapes. Many cedars will require removal since the branches have split from the main trunks, however if the trunks are just leaning out at crazy angles they may still be able to be saved by tying the stems back together. Here are photos of 2 different cedars that ...

Why is my Black or Manchurian Ash Dying?

Published on May 20, 2019

Tree Pest: Cottony Ash Psyllid aka Jumping Tree Lice Another Ash insect that has moved into the Winnipeg area in the last several years is the Cotton Ash Psyllid (CAP). This tiny insect is similar to an aphid. It attacks Black and Manchurian Ash trees (not Green Ash) by sucking sap from the underside of leaves and at the same time injecting a toxin into the tree. This toxin can kill the tree quit...

Tree Pest Issue 2019 - Emerald Ash Borer in Winnipeg

Published on April 10, 2019

One of the two worst tragedies to affect our urban forest in Winnipeg is the discovery of Dutch Elm Disease (DED) in the mid 1970’s and now the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the fall of 2017. 40 years after the discovery of DED we still have a large population of American Elm trees due to management that has slowed its spread. However, with EAB the prognosis even 10 years from now is tha...

Treating Green Ash trees with TreeAzin

Published on February 11, 2019

If you have Green Ash trees and you want to protect them from Emerald Ash Borer you will want to start treating them. At Parkland Tree Care Ltd. We use “TreeAzin” also known by its common name “azadirachtin” for control of EAB. We chose to work with this product because it is not a Neonicotinoid insecticide. The other available treatment for EAB is a Neonicotinoid insecticide known by the common n...

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...

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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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