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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:24 AM

Subject: Preserving Trees

Even though the tree you want to remove may be on your property, it is also enjoyed by your neighbours and the community as a whole. Tree removal should alwaus be considered a last resort. Consider the large White Oak on Bronte Road in Oakville. While this tree is sick and dying, the community of Oakville and the surrounding area has been able to raise over $300,000 to redirect road development around the tree in order to save it. The town has collected close to 20,000 acorns matching the tree’s DNA so they can be planted in the Oakville and Milton communities allowing the mother tree to ultimately live on. Before removing a tree, ask our Certified Arborist what steps can be taken to preserve a tree to be enjoyed for generations to come.

climber

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Posted: 2010-07-09 15:10:54

Hey all, This week we saved 4 trees by replanting them instead of removing them. These trees were relocated to two houses in Burlington. At the end of the day the 2 extra hours were well worth it. We look forward to seeing them for years to come.

climber

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Posted: 2010-07-17 21:16:55

Magnolia Scale in the Oakville, Mississauga and Burlington area. I have noticed and recieved many calls regarding a solution to this situation. Most peoplem arent noticing this until the summer when the bug is leaving droppings on the surrounding area. In the spring horticulture oil can be applied to the tree to attack the soft shelled bug. Once the summer has come around the bug devolops a hard shell that cant be penetrated. The oil if applied will burn the tree out, similar to applying tanning oil. This doesnt allow the tree transpire. The only solution for the scale at this point is to pick them off if possible. THis can be done by hand, or a pressure washer. Be sure not to blast the leaves off the branches or directly damage the trunk. This scale can kill the tree but it normally takes a few years or more to present a major problem. This means that it fixable and can be prevented for years to come.

Nova

Nova

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Posted: 2010-07-20 22:02:58

Hey Climber, Just stumped across this site. I How often are you on here? Just to put it in writing from our other conversations what can we do when a customer wants to put in a pool in a tight matured lot..

climber

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Posted: 2010-08-06 18:44:38

Japanese Beetles are attacking plants. These beetles are defoilaters and eat the leaves between the veins. There are a few options to trap them with traps, however these normally attrack more than they catch. There are deterents that can help scare off the bettles that arent 100% effective however they do work. Catnip and garlic are your deterents. The best way to help prevent the beetles is to attack them when they are in the larva stage. This is in the spring, and sprinkling a milky powder that you can get from your local nursery in you lawns helps kill them in their larva stage preventing their devolopment. Above all these bugs are dumb and are slow. It is easy to catch them and dispose of them.

climber

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Posted: 2010-09-26 10:13:25

This Tree was removed in an emergency. There was no way that this tree could have been saved.

Poor car

Poor car

A-Star Arborist

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Posted: 2011-01-01 21:56:12

I remember that day. It was a Friday on a long weekend. The car was free from the tree within a few hours with no additional damage.

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