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Title: Trees: Not just a pretty picture

By: A. Pasma, 2012-09-24 15:28:51

A recent study published by Trees Ontario shows a link between lower stress levels, a decrease in the severity of attention deficit disorder in children, faster rehabilitation rates, and shorter hospital stays with forests and green spaces. The report goes on to cover the most common illnesses and how their incidence might decrease with the result of healthier ecosystems. Take a look at the link below for more information : http://www.yourhome.ca/homes/outdoorliving/gardeningandlandscaping/article/1128964--breathing-for-us

Title: Native Trail Marker Trees

By: A. Pasma, 2012-09-20 14:08:00

Before roadways, Natives used trees to mark paths to water sources and camps. Some of these trees still exsist in our landscape today. If you are interested in hearing more about these Trail marker trees, there will be a free presentation sponsored by Oakvillegreen Conservation Association, on Thursday September 27th, at 7:30-9pm, located in the Trafalgar room, at The Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Rd.

Leaf Mold

Title: Leaf Mold

By: A. Pasma, 2012-09-19 09:49:36

Do you have mold spots on the leaves of your tree, like in the attached photo? It could be that your tree is too dry, acidic or low in nitrogen for bacterial composition. Leaf Mold is a form of compost produced by the fungal breakdown of tree leaves affected by these issues.

Title: Great tip from a customer!

By: A. Pasma, 2012-09-18 14:04:28

If you have a cedar hedge, you can use a shop vac to suck out the dead needles from the cedar trees. We have a customer that has been doing this, and the health of her cedars has greatly improved. Thanks for the great tip Lisa!

Sitting on top of the World!!

Title: Sitting on top of the World!!

By: A. Pasma, 2012-09-14 09:33:59

The team at A-Star loves what they do, here is a photo of Adrian having fun at work!

Title: Update on Oakvilles fight against EAB

By: A. Pasma, 2012-09-05 09:52:18

The Oakville Beaver published a very informative article on the Town's fight against the Emerald Ash Borer. The Town will be able to treat about 75% of the City Ash trees, and unfortunately, will have to remove about 25% due to the heavy infestation. This summer alone, they were able to treat 3000 Town trees. for more information and a great photo of what the insect does, take a look at the link below: http://www.insidehalton.com/community/oakvillebeaver/article/1496584

Title: Fall Colours

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-28 09:09:40

The summer has flown by, and we are now going to be entering the beautiful season of fall. If you enjoy the fall colours, and are planning to take a drive, check out the website below, which lists the areas with the most beautiful colours of the leaves changing colour. http://www.parkreports.com/fall/

Title: Oakville Tree Notification Form

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-22 11:50:39

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder to fill out and send in your Tree Notification form to the Town of Oakville, 24 hours prior to any tree removal. Follow the link below to access the form. http://www.oakville.ca/assets/general%20-%20residents/PrivTreeNotificationForm.pdf

Title: City trees in Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-21 09:28:28

Just a reminder that if you have a City tree located near your property in Oakvi,,e Burlington or Mississauga, you are not permitted to trim or remove the tree. As a tree service Company, we are not permitted to tend to City Trees unless we obtain special permission from the City Forestry Department. If you do have concerns about a City tree, please contact the Forestry Department and they will be able to assist you.

Title: Congratulations to Annaleise Carr

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-20 10:11:12

The team at A-Star would like to send a big Congratulations out to Annaleise Carr, who completed her swim across Lake Ontario, at just age 14. Very inspirational!

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