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The trees on your property might do a lot for you and your family. You might enjoy the shade that they provide, and they probably add a lot of aesthetic appeal. However, for you to continue enjoying them, it is important to take proper care of them.

Unfortunately, if you don't know much about trees, this can be difficult. Keeping your trees healthy can be a lot of work and involves things like pruning them to keep them looking their best. Without proper care, your trees can begin to look poorly kept and can become unhealthy.

Luckily, a professional tree care service can help. If you work with one of these companies for tree care consulting services, you can then learn how to take better care of the trees on your property. These are a few things that one of these services can help you with:

  • Determining the health of your trees
  • Cutting down unhealthy or dangerous trees
  • Assessing potential problems with the trees on your property
  • Pruning trees
  • Giving tips and advice for taking proper care of your trees

As you can see, using professional tree care consulting services can be helpful if you want to take better care of your trees. Instantly after they have been pruned, you're sure to see a difference in their appearance and health. Then, in the coming weeks and months, you'll be able to keep them in great shape. If you have had trouble taking care of your trees in the past or just want to see how healthy and beautiful they can really be, contact us to find out more about the tree care services that we have to offer.

Gorgeous and lush trees are found throughout scenic Ontario, and we strive to protect them all against damage. If you are in need of tree care services for Newmarket, Aurora and Georgina, then you needn't look any further.

Our state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly  Advanced Tree Care TreEcology Program enables us to assist our customers with preserving and enhancing their valuable trees and shrubs. We use organic and socially responsible products to achieve our three fundamental goals: preserve, protect, and enhance your landscape.

We accomplish these goals with several quality services. 

Pruning

Regular pruning and proper care will preserve the health and beauty of your greenery for years. Our pruning experts work to:

  • Remove dead or diseased branches
  • Allow adequate clearance around buildings and other structures
  • Thin canopies to reduce stress on the tree, increase air circulation, and increase light penetration
  • Shape trees and shrubs to enhance their natural beauty

Tree Structural Reinforcement

Contrary to popular belief, trees are rather flexible, adapting to their current climate conditions, as well as visiting animals in search of food or shelter. Consequently, any structural deficiencies such as splits, cracks, and flimsy branches can undermine the tree’s overall stability. Through the use of cables, braces, and other supplies, our professional arborists can provide your existing trees with the necessary reinforcement to maintain their integrity while still enabling their natural flexibility.

Our custom support systems seek to:

  • Extend the tree’s life
  • Prevent further damage
  • Protect property and property owners
  • Prevent damage to surrounding landscape

Tree Pest and Disease Control

Insects and other pests—if left untreated—have the power to attack a tree’s natural immune system, spreading disease and causing significant damage and even death. We focus on non-chemical pest controls as the first line of defense to address these threats and let the tree recover on its own; however, extreme cases oftentimes require pesticides.

For the Emerald Ash Borer, we utilize a scientifically proven injectable process that uses IMA-jet (5% imidacloprid) to address this specific nuisance quickly and economically.

Soil Enhancement

Increasing soil’s nutrients is the best way to ensure your trees’ health and vigor. In order to enrich the soil and provide your trees with the best possible nutrition, we use traditional mulching, radical trenching, and vertical mulching.

Tree and Stump Removal

Even though we try to preserve and save trees, in some extreme cases removal is necessary. Similarly, tree stumps are not only a nuisance but also dangerous for small children and lawn care tools. Attempting tree or stump removal on your own can cause serious property or landscape damage. We strive to ensure high quality and affordable removal with the least amount of harm to your property.

We also provide—and greatly recommend—maintaining your trees’ health during the frigid winter months.

For any questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists, please contact us.

We have no doubt in our minds that professional tree care is right for you. You, on the other hand, might need a bit more convincing, so here are five reasons to sway your mind.

  • First thing: Professional tree care specialists get tree work done the right way. Trying to prune or remove trees yourself is difficult, and you likely don't have the necessary equipment to do a thorough job. Tree care professionals know how to care for trees properly and efficiently. 
  • Second thing: If you have a tree that threatens your property, you should have a tree care professional evaluate it. They may need to remove a hanging branch or entire tree to keep your property safe.
  • Third thing: When a professional cares for your trees, your landscape appears neat and well-manicured. Increased curb appeal raises the value of a property, which is especially important if you plan on selling.
  • Fourth thing: Tree care specialists have the knowledge to rid trees of disease and infestations. A novice who tries to treat these problems might not choose the correct remedy, which only gives these issues time to worsen and spread.
  • Fifth thing: If you have investment properties with trees, you'll need to care for them to keep your tenants and properties safe. Property management tree care professionals offer complete maintenance for trees on investment properties. 

Advanced Tree Care offers full-service professional tree care to many kinds of properties. To speak with a tree care professional or schedule an appointment, please contact us

You may have been considering property management tree care for some time; well, here are the top five benefits of this service that might help your decision.

  • First thing: The outside of a property looks better with proper tree care. From planting new trees to removing old, dead ones, tree care specialists know how to maintain a landscape in a way that looks nice to potential renters. 
  • Second thing: Properties with well-maintained trees are safer than ones with neglected trees. Neglected trees can develop overgrown branches that threaten property and people around them, especially during storm season. 
  • Third thing: Tree care keeps a property's trees healthy. Diseased branches that remain on a tree affect the health of the entire tree. Regular pruning prevents the spread of disease and keeps trees growing in a proper shape. 
  • Fourth thing: Tree care keeps pest infestations under control. Tree care specialists can identify the type of infestation and suggest appropriate treatments and prevention measures. These might include trunk injections, spraying, or soil injections. Without proper pest management, infestations can damage trees and spread to other nearby trees. 
  • Fifth thing: Tree care specialists can remove unsightly dead or dying trees from a property. Unsightly trees send a negative message to potential renters and may turn people away. Fortunately, tree care specialists have the tools to remove these trees, stump and all.  

At Advanced Tree Care, we offer comprehensive tree services for many types of properties. To inquire about our property management tree care service, please contact us

Working as an independent property manager means that starting up is often a slow process. Getting new clients takes time, so you need to consistently put yourself out there to build up to a solid list of rentals. In the beginning, you may have an easy time taking care of maintenance and repairs. But, after you pick up several dozen properties, you may need help with handling these responsibilities. Investing in a professional tree care plan is a great way to handle such a crucial part of landscaping for each property.

Handle Emergencies Quickly

By creating a plan with professionals, you will have an answer for all tree-related emergencies. If a tree starts tipping over or falls over completely in a storm, you know it will be handled right away. This kind of service can take an enormous burden off of your shoulders, especially in emergency situations.

Make Beneficial Changes

As a property manager, you want to keep the rentals occupied and maximize the profits. It works to your favor and the property owner’s to make adjustments to things that are likely to become an issue in the future. A severely damaged tree may need to be removed, and it is better to do it before it spreads disease or invites pests. Tree care professionals can utilize their expertise to help your rentals thrive.

Work Within Landlord Needs

If your landlord gives you a specific budget to work with, or they have certain requests, you will enjoy having tree experts on your side to give their professional opinion on anything related to trees. They can plant the best trees for the climate, pick the right location for planting, and maintain the trees over time.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about what our services can provide.

There is a rich mythology surrounding trees. Many ancient cultures such as the Celts, Greeks, Romans, Norse, and others had fascinating tales and legends about trees. Today, there's a different type of tree mythology that consists of misconceptions about their structure, growth, and proper care. Acting on these myths can adversely affect the health of trees. Here are four of them:

Trees Can Heal Their Wounds

Trees are incapable of repairing or replacing damaged tissue. Instead, they wall off damaged tissue in a process called compartmentalization. This prevents its infection or the spread of infection to the rest of the tree. The sealed off tissue remains damaged for the rest of the tree's life. This is why you should exercise care when using tools and power equipment around trees.

Trees Survive Just Fine in the Wild and Therefore Don't Need My Care

While some trees in the wild are healthy, many others are diseased, damaged, or stressed in some way. A walk through the forest will reveal trees leaning at extreme angles and about to topple over. Others have few leaves in their canopy or have extensive fungus infections. The trees on your property aren't exempt from these problems and are exposed to urban or suburban stresses as well, such as compacted soil and limited space for root growth.

Trees Grow Deep Root Systems

Tree roots require loose oxygenated soil, which occurs near the surface. Therefore tree roots grow outward and parallel to the surface. This is why soil compaction is detrimental to the health of a tree. Vertical tap roots are not common in mature trees.

Trees Require Lots of Mulch

Mulch stabilizes the soil moisture content and its temperature near the tree. Organic mulch also provides nutrients to the soil. Too much mulch, especially when applied at the base of the tree against the trunk, will encourage the roots to grow up into the mulch. This causes the roots to wrap around the trunk, which eventually kills the tree. Excessive mulch also builds up too much moisture, which encourages rot.

Get in touch with an Aurora tree care consultant for answers to your questions about proper tree care. Please contact us at Advanced Tree Care.

Of the different life forms on earth, trees are at the greatest risk of being killed by a lightning strike. Depending on how the lightning travels through the tree, its death is quick if the lightning blasts the trunk apart, or slow if the lightning blows off bark and leaves the tree vulnerable to insects and fungus.

Trees are struck by lightning because of their great height and their water content, which is concentrated just under its bark in the cambium layer. Lightning seeks the easiest (most conductive) path to the ground, and the water content of a tall live tree often provides that path. The electric current of a lightning bolt vaporizes the water in the cambium layer with an explosive force that blasts away the bark. This leaves a long bare strip along the tree trunk that traces out the path of the lightning on its way to the ground. If the tree cannot "heal" this wound without becoming overwhelmed by insect, fungus, and attack from other pathogens, the tree eventually dies.

Trees You Should Protect from Lightning

If you have a mature beautiful tree or one of historic value, it enhances your property value. Protecting it with a lightning protection system makes sense. This is especially true if its species or its size and location makes it prone to lightning strikes. Tall trees or trees standing by themselves are at a higher risk.

Lightning can hit a tree and then side-flash or jump to a nearby structure of greater conductivity, such as the aluminum siding of a building. Therefore, trees within ten feet of a building or that overhang it, should have a lightning protection system.

Lightning Protection Systems

Lightning protection systems for trees are similar to those used for buildings. Air terminals (lightning rods) at the top of the major trunks of a tree are connected by copper cabling to ground rods located beyond the tree's root system. This provides a more conductive path to the ground than the tree itself. Therefore, the lightning bolt bypasses the tree trunk in favor of the copper cabling.

If you have any questions about tree protection from lightning or would like a lightning safety audit conducted by an estate tree care professional, contact us.

Trees are an important part of your landscape. They provide shade, beauty, and enhance the value of your property. Because they take years to grow, they're also an investment of your time. That's why taking proper care of them is so important, and why you want to avoid these four common tree care mistakes that can cause great harm:

Topping

When a tree gets too tall, people sometimes cut off all the stems and limbs as well as the trunk above a certain height which gives the tree a flat top. This is called topping. The leftover stumps from the cut trunk and larger branches expose the tree to disease. The tree also loses significant foliage, which reduces its ability to derive energy from sunlight. This weakens the tree and increases its vulnerability to disease.

Trunk Damage

Trunk damage exposes the inner layers beneath the bark to insects and pathogens. It also interferes with the transport of water and nutrients between the roots and canopy of the tree. When using lawn mowers and other lawn equipment, be careful not to bump into or scrape the trunk of a tree.

Allowing Plant Growth near or on the Tree

Don't let plants and vines grow along the base and up the tree. These plants compete with the tree for moisture, sunlight (in the case of vine infestation), and soil nutrients. They also provide a habitat for animals and pests that can damage the tree.

Planting a Tree in a Bad Location

Take care not to plant a tree under a power line which will cause problems when it grows to the same height. This is not only bad for the tree and power line, it is also a safety hazard for people next to the tree. High voltage electricity conducts through living wood. Trees planted too close to sewer lines can damage them when the roots grow around and inside them.

If you have questions about what you should and shouldn't do with your trees, or if you require the help of Richmond Hill tree care specialists, don't hesitate to contact us.

Summer is just about here and once again the backyard will become a playground for kids on vacation from school. Barbecues will smoke and sizzle as adults relax and entertain friends. However if your property has large trees, make sure they are safe before starting the fun and festivities.

Unlike buildings and houses, large trees are towering structures weighing thousands of pounds that don't conform to any building safety codes. Their structural integrity is a matter of chance. Ensuring the safety of everyone on your property requires inspecting them on a regular basis, especially after the winter.

How to Identify Dangerous Trees and Branches

  • Check the tree's lean. A tree that is leaning toward an area where people will be around, or toward your house or driveway is a matter of concern. If its lean appears to have increased since the last time you looked, or if the lean is extreme, you should consult with an arborist. If the roots opposite the tree's lean look like they're pulling up out of the ground, then the tree is in the process of tipping over.
  • Look for dead branches. Dead branches can come down at any time, and require removal. If you see fallen branches beneath the tree, there could be more hidden within the foliage.
  • Examine the tree's leaves. Look for areas with thin or no leaf coverage. This is a sign that the tree is stressed in some way, possibly from disease or damage. Sections with leaves that turn yellow and fall off before the others during late summer and early fall are likely stressed as well.
  • Check for rotting roots. The roots that you see going from the base into the ground are anchoring roots, which anchor the tree into the ground. If these roots are rotting, the tree has little structural support and is likely to fall soon. This is true regardless of how healthy the tree otherwise appears.
  • Look for multi-trunk trees. A V-shaped join between the trunks indicate a weak connection. The tree may be structurally strengthened with cables.
  • Check the trunk. Examine the trunk for cracks, cavities, areas with loose or no bark, and signs of insect infestation.

If you spot signs of disease or weakness in your trees, it's best to get the help of your York region arborist. He can advise you on your best course of action. Contact us today.

Perhaps you're wondering why you need assistance with tree cutting. Just off the top of our head, we can come up with three reasons why.

  • First thing: Trees or hanging limbs can threaten property when a powerful storm occurs. Don't risk losing your investment or having to foot the bill for costly repairs that your insurance won't cover. You should have your trees taken care of before the storm comes in. 
  • Second thing: Trying to cut your own trees may lead to property damage. Without knowing proper cutting techniques, you risk falling trees or branches hitting your property and causing damage. You also put any other properties that are nearby in jeopardy. Professionals who cut trees know how to avoid unfortunate results, and they have the proper tools and equipment to do the job.
  • Third thing: You risk your physical safety by trying to cut down your own trees. If you aren't a tree-cutting professional, you likely won't know where to begin cutting, and starting in an inappropriate spot can lead to unexpected falling branches that threaten your safety. You also risk bodily harm from using power tools inappropriately due to lack of experience. Professional tree cutters are well-versed in using power tools, and they notice subtle dangers that aren't visible to a novice. 

The certified professionals at Advanced Tree Care have the tools, skills, and experience to cut trees efficiently. We've served local residences and commercial properties for more than 15 years. To talk more about how we can service your property, please contact us.