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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!

Title: The Canadian Tree Fund

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-14 09:06:28

As a board member of the Canadian Tree Fund, I wanted to share with you some of the work we do with Tree research. Our goal is to raise funds for scholarships, bursaries and research grants in the aboriculture industry. I invite you to take a look at our website and see some of the amazing work we have been able to support. http://www.canadiantreefund.org/

Title: Another fallen tree

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-10 12:02:16

Have a look at the video posted in the Star today. A tree can do so much damage, so if you are concerned your tree is split, or looks unhealthy, give us a call. ttp://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1239999---the-roof-fell-in-on-top-of-the-bed-family-describes-waking-as-tree-falls-into-house

Title: Mississauga EAB fight has begun

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-08 09:51:40

Yesterday, the City of Mississauga joined in the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer. They have started injecting their Ash trees with TreeAzin in order to protect them against the insect, in a carefully laid out plan. For more information have a look at the link below. http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1456650--trees-get-help-in-fight-against-emerald-ash-borer

Title: What can happen with a rotten tree

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-07 09:14:07

Check out this article I found in the Toronto Star today. Its unfortunate the damage a tree can cause. If you are concerned your tree may be showing signs or rot, give us a call and we can take a look and provide you with a free estimate to remove the tree. It is better to remove it, before it causes damage. http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1237937--rotten-tree-splinters-and-crushes-car-in-scarborough

Title: How to identify your tree

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-06 09:53:27

Do you have a tree on your property, but not sure what it is? Maybe one of your neighbours has a tree that you would really like to plant on your own property, but not sure what it is? If you follow these three steps, you will be able to identify any tree you come across. 1. A trees markers are very important in identification. Take pictures, and collect specimens of the leaves, bark, flowers, shape and/or fruit 2. Pay notice to where you see this tree growing, have you come across it in a forest, or only in someones landscape? Have you seen the tree up north, or only locally to southern Onatrio? 3. Find a local key to reference with your collection of data. We have a large variety of types and descriptions of trees in our forum, start there. You will be an expert in no time !

Title: Did you know....

By: A. Pasma, 2012-08-01 10:47:57

There are approximately 85 Billion trees in Ontario?? 66% of Ontario is forest? 80 % of Ontario's forests are on Crown Land? I stumbled across these interesting facts and more about Ontario Forestry on the Ministry of Natural Resources website, and I wanted to share. Have a look at the link below for more interesting facts. http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Forests/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_164508.html

Title: Rare Trees in Oakville

By: A. Pasma, 2012-07-30 10:53:09

The red mulberry, indigenous to Oakville, "is one of Canada's most endangered species," Many of our rare and "At Risk" tree species are nut-bearing trees. Rare nut trees indigenous to Oakville or Halton include: American chestnut, swamp oak, pin oak and bladdernut. The American chestnut, Kentucky coffeetree, butternut, and shumard oak, have been identified by the Government of Canada as species requiring special protections. Locating these, and other, rare trees in Oakville is an important part of securing their future Enjoy looking for the following rare and at risk species in Oakville. nformation obtained from Oakvillegreen.com

Wind Damage in Oakville

Title: Wind Damage in Oakville

By: A. Pasma, 2012-07-27 10:07:55

Take a look at the attached photo. This was a very large White Oak, that fell over yesterday afternoon, at the Cinemas on Speers Rd. The Oak was suffering from shoestring root rot. The roots literally rot away, and the tree has nothing to hold it in place.

Title: Mississauga Tree Permit By-law

By: A. Pasma, 2012-07-25 09:31:26

Hello Mississauga residents. As most of you know, there has been an effort made to tighten the restrictions and costs of tree removal in Mississauga. As of yet, there have been no decisions made, but the final set of recommendations will be presented to council in the fall. In the meantime, you as a resident, still have the opportunity to have your say in this matter. Check out the City of Mississauga's website for more information.

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