Manitoba sees some of the harshest winters in Canada, with cold temperatures dropping well below freezing for months on end. The snow, wind, and extreme cold can be quite damaging to your trees and shrubs, especially if the proper precautions aren’t taken. But what exactly causes the damage?
Planting new trees in your yard is a great way to create future shade, perhaps enjoy delicious fruit, or add some beauty to your property. Trees are also invaluably important to combatting climate change and providing homes for various urban wildlife. While most trees and shrubs do very well during Manitoba’s springs, summers, and falls, our harsh winters can often harm and even kill saplings, as well as older, more established trees.
Just like your regular haircut, trees need to be groomed in order to maintain their health. An unkempt tree, full of dead branches and debris, can actually be somewhat dangerous if left unchecked. For the good of your trees (and potentially your property!), here’s why you should consider pruning service.
We often view trees as hardy, able to withstand the elements and outlive just about everything we plant ourselves, but they need and thrive on fertilizer too! It doesn’t matter if your trees are oak, ash, birch, poplar, maple, apple, pine, or spruce — they all need tree fertilization at some point.
Winnipeg is home to North America’s largest elm tree population, with approximately 230,000 elms. While this abundance enables us to enjoy a beautiful canopy of rich foliage, it also means we must stay vigilant towards Dutch Elm disease prevention.
In fact, in 2017 alone, our city saw a significant increase in infected elms, with over 8,000 reported cases (up from an average of approximately 5,000 per year), and there are no signs of the disease slowing down anytime soon.