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Tree care consulting, for those out there who don't know, is simply receiving answers to any questions you may have about your trees, as well as some receiving assistance to ensure that your trees remain healthy. For example, a tree care consultation company, such as Advanced Tree Care, can help with any planting, pruning, and the all-around health care needs of your trees. Now that you know exactly what tree care consultation is, you may have some questions in your head: which company can you trust? Why can you trust them? What can this company do for you?

Advanced Tree Care: A Company You Can Trust

    One example of an Ontario-based business that you can trust would undoubtedly be Advanced Tree Care. Advanced Tree Care only employs educated, professionally trained, certified professionals to ensure that their clients will receive excellent customer service and top-quality tree care. Not only does this business provide quality service performed by true professionals, but they also do so in a completely environmentally friendly way. Most important yet, all of the professionals at Advanced Tree care are passionate about trees. So much so that many have dedicated their entire working career just to educating themselves more about trees and doing what they can to ensure that your trees grow healthily and disease-free.

What Advanced Tree Care Can Do For You

     Before you trust your trees to Advanced Tree Care, it is important to know what this business can do for you. Why do they deserve your business? Firstly, they will happily prune any of your trees that need a little trimming. This will successfully help to maintain the health, beauty, and safety of your trees for many years to come. Another thing this business can do is provide structural reinforcement to your trees. This simply means that, in the case of any splits, cracks, or weak branches reinforcements such as cables or braces will be added to help your tree remain tough during strong winds as well as the weight of any tree-dwelling creatures and inclement weather. 

    Yet another way that Advanced Tree Care can help you is through protecting your tree from pests and a variety of diseases. There are all sorts of pesky insects and tree-destroying diseases out there, especially in urban settings. These diseases and infestations can often grow beyond controlling in these settings, so it is helpful to have a local arborist on hand who can identify them and treat your trees appropriately. One other way that your local arborist at Advanced Tree Care can help you is by amending your tree's soil and boosting the nutrients in the soil. This can be done one of three ways: mulching, radial trenching, or even by vertical mulching. By doing this, you will notice that your tree's vitality and health are increased significantly. Lastly, an arborist can also remove dead or dying trees and stumps. They will successfully do so in a way that is safe to your property and the surrounding landscape.

  As any landowner can see, consulting an arborist from Advanced Tree Care can be beneficial for several different reasons. Contact us for all your tree consultation needs.

Trees are an incredible addition to any property, but only when they are properly maintained. An unkempt tree can make a property look deserted, and this is not what any tenant wants their home to look like. Fortunately, an annual tree pruning will provide your trees with just what they need to look good and make sure your tenants are happy in their rental home.

Tenants Deserve to Look Good

While it makes sense that you want your property to look good, especially for renting to new tenants, this does not mean you should refrain from routine maintenance after you have tenants. It is best to keep your existing tenants around than to try to find new ones, and keeping the rental property looking its best is one of the most effective methods to ensuring your tenants stick around.

Pruned Trees Live Longer

With a proper pruning, trees will get the sunlight exposure they need to thrive. It is also important to remember that an overly bushy tree will also lack adequate air circulation, which must be resolved because these are two factors that determine the longevity of a tree.

Protection from Falling Limbs

When a storm comes around, the last thing you want on your mind is your trees and the risk that falling limbs may harm a tenant, neighbor, or cause property damage from limbs breaking off. Although it is not possible to completely prevent falling limbs with an annual pruning, you can reduce the chance of this happening, which is more than enough to get a tree pruning.

Happy tenants are one of the best things you can have as a property manager or landlord, and utilizing professional tree service to prune your trees is just one piece of the puzzle.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in our services.

If you've ever noticed oddly shaped trees with their branches cut down to stubs and with lots of dense shoot growth, you were looking at a topped tree. Tree topping is the practice of cutting the main vertical stem and upper limbs off of mature trees. What is left are stubs and smaller branches lower on the tree.

People do this for a number of reasons. They may feel that the tree is too large and presents a hazard from falling branches or from being toppled in a storm. However, tree topping creates a greater hazard because the tree responds by growing dense sprouts in order to quickly regrow foliage. These dense growths have greater wind resistance which means that high winds exert greater forces on the tree. This, combined with the disease and decay caused by topping make the tree a greater wind hazard than before. In addition, the shoots are poorly anchored and rapidly grow to long lengths. This makes them more prone to breaking off in storms. Although you make the tree safer immediately following the topping, the tree becomes a greater hazard over time.

Topping is also practiced because it's believed that it stimulates new growth. While this is true in the short-term, it weakens the tree and may even cause it to die. Topping is a drastic thing to do because it abruptly reduces the tree's ability to produce energy from sunlight. If it doesn't have enough reserve energy to quickly grow new shoots, the weakened tree becomes more susceptible to disease. The multiple large wounds caused by topping also provide sites for disease to enter the tree. Most trees can't defend themselves from infestation with this many large wounds.

Because topping denudes the tree of its leaves, its bark becomes exposed to direct sunlight which can damage the living tissue just beneath. This often leads to split bark, cankers, and dead branches.

Topping is one of the worst of tree pruning practices. Not only does it harm your tree, it increases your work load. The denser foliage and rapid branch growth requires more frequent maintenance work on your part. If you believe your tree is getting too large, presents a safety hazard, or if you feel its foliage is growing too slowly, consult with a professional York region arborist. They can suggest effective solutions that are healthy for the tree. Contact us at Advanced Tree Care today.

Having trees in one’s yard adds beauty and elegance to your home. While many homeowners enjoy the shade and looks a tree can add to their yard, they may not always think about the necessity of tree maintenance. However,  tree pruning is important as it helps to maintain the health of one’s trees; it also helps in preventing them from becoming a safety hazard. If you are not currently having your trees professionally pruned regularly, here are a few of the reasons to consider doing so.

Health

Regular tree pruning can help to promote and ensure the health of your trees. This is due to the fact that pruning removes any dead, weak, infested, or diseased limbs/branches before they start the effect the overall health of the tree. With inferior branches removed, these branches will no longer drain energy from the tree which will allow the rest of the tree grow, blossom, and flourish.

Safety

When trees are not properly maintained, they can pose a risk to your home and family. Trees that are not properly pruned will eventually start dropping diseased/dead limbs. This can pose a danger to anyone who is around when this happens. Furthermore, if the tree is close to your home, a falling limb can end up severely damaging your home.

Expertise

An important reason to have your trees professionally pruned is that arborists have the knowledge, skills, and tools to allow them to properly prune your trees. Were you to attempt this job on your own, lack of experience could cause you to injure yourself and/or the tree. Thusly, it is best to leave a job of this nature to an experienced professional.

Tree maintenance is important in ensuring that your trees do not die prematurely. Contact us to find out about more of the reasons to consider professional tree pruning as well as to make an appointment with our arborists.

Managing an apartment or condo complex comes with many responsibilities and it requires very careful decision-making to be successful with filling vacancies and keeping tenants or residents around. It is vital to maintain the entire property to ensure people feel good about where they live, and this is where you need to hire various professional services to manage the property.

Since landscaping plays such an important role in these complexes, you should look into property management tree care as you will benefit from helping to vacancies and experience higher retention.

Maintain a Good Look for New Visitors

When people come to look at the property, whether it is because they are interested in buying a condo, renting an apartment, or coming over to visit a family or friend, you want their first impression to be a positive one. As an individual enters the complex, they will inevitably see the landscaping, and this is where well-maintained trees can make an excellent impression on people.

Impress Existing Tenants

For those that are already living in your complex, you want them to stick around for as long as possible. While not everything is in your control, you can make a positive impact by beautifying the complex.

Increase Property Value

Property management tree care is a necessary and worthwhile expense, but it is one that also provides you with increased property value, which cannot be underestimated when renting out an apartment. Making improvements to the complex will allow you to charge higher rental rates, and for condos, there is the major benefit of having a more valuable property if you choose to sell at any time.

Raise the Rental Rate

Whenever an improvement is made to a condo or apartment complex, you need to take the impact into consideration to determine whether a rental rate increase is in order. With professional tree care, depending on the changes that are made, you may be able to increase the rental rate with confidence.

Using tree service on a regular basis will help you accomplish your goal of filling any vacancies.

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There are a few things you need to look for before hiring an arborist to do tree work for you. We are here to provide three tips that will make the process of hiring and having an arborist do land projects much more seamless. Everything is easier when you are better educated on the work at hand

A good arborist won’t charge you too much.

Generally, most tree work should not be too terrifically expensive. Before working with an arborist, they should be able to tell you the different insurances they carry and they should already have their own equipment they can provide on the job. On the other end of the spectrum, be wary of any tree professional that provides you an abnormally low-cost estimate. This might indicate that the arborist is not fully insured or could be hiding certain costs from you.

Before hiring, asks if they use spikes when climbing your trees.

If an arborist plans to climb your trees with spurs or spikes, don’t hire him. Using these things will puncture parts of the tree and invite certain harmful insects and diseases to destroy the it.

Be wary of cold callers.

An excellent, reputable tree service will not rely on such methods as cold calling, handing out flyers, or any other “salesmen practice” to get business. A good tree service relies on word-of-mouth and great references and testimonials. Check out the arborist’s website to see what other customers have to say about their work.

For more information, please contact us today.

Vines are harmful to the health of your trees. They compete with the tree for nutrients and moisture from the soil, and their leaves in the tree canopy compete for sunlight. They also encourage tree rot because of the moisture that is held between the vine and tree trunk. Large vines add considerable weight to the tree as well. This makes the tree more prone to falling over when loaded by ice or when stressed by a wind storm.

How To Remove Vines From Your Tree

  • Never use herbicides because they will harm the tree.
  • Wear gloves, long protective clothing, a hat, and goggles in case there are poison ivy vines on the tree. Poison ivy is common and often hides among other vines.
  • Using pruning shears, cut all the vines around the base of the tree. Cut the vines at a height that allows you sufficient grip to pull the rest out of the ground. Use a pruning saw for vines that are too thick for the shears.
  • Leave the remainder of the vines that are above the cut, on the tree. These vines are now cut off from their roots and will die. Over time, they will decay and fall off on their own. Do not pull the vines off because this may damage the tree. Pulling on the vines can also dislodge dead limbs and hornet nests.
  • Pull the vines out of the ground, removing as much of their roots as possible. Remove other vines from the ground up to a distance of several feet from the base of the tree. This prevents future vine growth on the tree. Watering the ground and letting it soak overnight will soften the soil and allow for easier vine removal. Use a shovel to dig out vines too large for hand removal.
  • Avoid burning the vines removed from the ground because some of them may be poison ivy. Breathing smoke from a burning poison ivy plant will cause severe respiratory problems.

Poison ivy vines can have large trunks that may reach 6 inches (15 cm) in thickness. The help of a professional tree care specialist is recommended for this kind of difficult removal job. They can also help with the removal of vine infestation from multiple trees on your property. For tree care advice and information about our services, contact us today.

The best soil environment for trees is in their natural home: the forest. The soil on the forest floor is full of decaying leaves, organic matter, and rich nutrients. Because of the tree cover in the forest, soil temperatures and moisture levels are relatively stable. By contrast, urban and suburban environments tend to have nutrient poor soils. Exposure to sun and wind also causes large variations in soil moisture and temperature. This means your trees have a harder time of it in your backyard than in their natural environment. However, proper mulching on your part will make their life much easier.

Organic mulch is a substitute for the top layer of organic debris that naturally occurs on the forest floor. It is made from wood chips, chopped leaves, shredded bark, saw dust, and other organic materials. Like the organic debris of the forest floor, organic mulch decays and enriches the soil near the tree. It also stabilizes the moisture content and temperature of the soil.

Inorganic mulch is made from materials that do not decompose. Because of this, they do not enrich the soil. They do retain moisture and insulate the soil and tree roots from large temperature changes. Although inorganic mulch requires little maintenance, your trees are better off with organic mulch.

Additional benefits of mulch include reducing competition for moisture and nutrients by weeds and lawn grass, preventing soil compaction, and preventing damage from lawn mowers.

Mulch Application Tips

  • The mulch circle should go out to the drip line of the tree. Large and well established trees however, require less.
  • Remove the grass from the mulch circle including the roots. Shake the soil from the sod back into the exposed soil.
  • Apply mulch at a depth of no more than two to four inches (5 to 10 centimeters). Mulch that is too deep leads to excess moisture buildup which can cause root rot.
  • Keep the mulch away from the trunk and root flare of the tree. Maintain several inches of clearance. Piling mulch against the tree trunk can cause insect and disease problems and may attract rodents.

Proper mulching ensures a healthy soil environment for your trees. Talk to your local tree care consulting expert for more advice on proper tree care. If you need any help with problem trees or general tree care, please contact us.

Professional tree care is something any home and land owner will have to encounter sooner or later. Whether it is a tree that has fallen on a phone line or dead trees that have to be removed before they fall on your property, it is always best to call a professional tree service than to try to take matters into your own hands. These are three key reasons to rely on the professionals.

Safety is a Priority

Tree removal is no small feat and unless you know exactly what you are doing and have all the proper equipment, it is not something to take into your own hands. Leaving it to the professionals who have all the protective gear is the way to ensure no one gets hurt. And because safety is so important, professional tree services create an environment that is safe for their workers so that no one gets injured on your property and you are not held liable for damages.

They Know What They Are Doing

That sounds obvious for anyone who is a professional in a specific career field. But the point is that professional arborists know exactly how to work with trees and other landscaping projects the right way. Doing it yourself could create even more problems than there originally were.  

They Can Provide You With Knowledge on Your Property You Didn't Know About

When professionals work on your land, they survey everything carefully before beginning work. They can talk to you about other details you might have missed and address them before they become a larger problem in the future. They can also finds ways to salvage and recycle any lumber leftover from tree removal.

For more information, please contact us today. 

Trees have always had a universal appeal because of the beauty and shade they provide. It's no surprise that urban parks are full of trees or that apartment dwellers decorate their rooms with potted trees. However, trees benefit us in many more ways than just their beauty and shade.

Trees And Cars Easily Coexist Together

We like our cars and would find life difficult without them. It turns out that trees benefit from our use of cars. In fact, the carbon dioxide emissions from our cars are food for the trees around us. They use it to produce the cellulose that makes up their wood as well as sugar and other carbohydrates. A byproduct of this is oxygen that is released into the air which is necessary for us to breathe and for the operation of our cars. In a year's time, an acre of trees absorb the same amount of carbon dioxide that is put out by driving a car 26,000 miles. Trees also absorb other gas emissions from our cars such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Well Placed Trees Can Reduce Our Energy Bills

Deciduous trees on the south side of our homes provide shade in the summer which reduces our air conditioning requirements. In addition to the shade, water evaporation from their leaves cools the surrounding air. In the winter when they are bare of leaves, they allow in sunlight which adds warmth to our homes and reduces heating bills.

Trees Reduce Noise

Trees act as a buffer against noise. Evergreen trees with thick foliage are effective at reducing the noise of cars and neighborhood lawn equipment. Noise can be reduced by as much as 40 percent by a single well placed tree.

Trees Improve Property Values

Well placed and healthy trees increase the curb appeal of your home. They increase the chances of selling your home quickly should you choose to sell it. Mature trees in particular, have a moderate to strong impact on curb appeal. Trees in well landscaped neighborhoods can increase property values by as much as 20 percent.

If one of your trees is unhealthy, consider our arborist consulting service before cutting it down. We may be able to save it so that you can continue to enjoy its many benefits. Contact us today for more information.