Tree Repair

Tree repair or, formerly, tree surgery is a mechanically assisted method of reinforcing weak trees or putting split trees back together so that they will have added years of life.

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Proper Tree Pruning

In order to prune trees, not only is some idea of tree function needed, but also a good understanding of the branch-trunk interaction zone.

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Watering Calgary Trees

Water truly is the essence of life, all the more so in our continuing drought. Unable to move to water, trees are totally reliant on rain and snowfall and what you apply.

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Tree Pruning Theory

Trees, trees, everywhere. We tie our clotheslines to them, we hang our block heater cord from them, we use them for making a fence.

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Calgary Soils

Once the trees and shrubs, the bones of a garden, are taken care of we can turn our attention to the flower and vegetable beds. Calgary's soils deserve some discussion.

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Kate's Mayday

This is Kate's Mayday. It arrived in 1990 as a wedding gift certificate to Sunnyside Garden Centre from a neighbour. It was a puny 1" caliber and a mere 7 feet tall in spring of 1991.

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Demystifying Tree Pruning

There is an idea that gardeners have no business pruning their own trees. I don't believe it. That idea means that as homeowners our main concern is to write the cheques and keep our hands off.

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