Archive: July, 2010

Alder

Posted by shane - July 25, 2010 - A-Z Plant Maintenance, Shrubs, Trees

Alder is one of my favourite trees, mainly because red alder (Alnus rubra) was the first species on which I attempted to prune.  Before I became an arborist, I worked in the logging industry on the coast of BC, flying in and out of remote locations to assess the quality of logs for various forest […]

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Leaves Turning Yellow in Summer? You Might Have Iron Chlorosis

Posted by shane - July 25, 2010 - Environmental Disorders, Insects, Diseases & Other Problems Read More

Cotoneaster

Posted by shane - July 17, 2010 - A-Z Plant Maintenance, Shrubs

Cotoneaster lucidus What would we do without the ubiquitous cotoneaster? It makes a great hedge with lively fall colour, and an interesting specimen plant for a corner of the shrub bed. The waxy leaves and tightly branching growth habit provide excellent plant material for hedging and shaping. Pruning Time Dormancy is ideal for hard pruning […]

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Nanking Cherry and Sour Cherry

Posted by shane - July 17, 2010 - A-Z Plant Maintenance, Shrubs, Trees

Nanking Cherry – Prunus tomentosa Sour Cherry – Prunus cerasus Nanking Cherry is one of my favourite shrubs. Their cascading early pink flowers are a very welcome sight in the Spring. And of course, I enjoy the bright red fruits in the summer, which I often snack on while I’m pruning a client’s yard.  Sour […]

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‘Schubert’ Chokecherry and Amur Cherry

Posted by shane - July 17, 2010 - A-Z Plant Maintenance, Trees

Amur Cherry – Prunus mackii ‘Schubert’ Chokecherry – Prunus virginiana ‘Schubert’ The chokecherries are planted for their beautiful spring flowers and in the case of ‘Schubert’, their contrasting purple foliage. I do not recommend that my clients plant ‘Schubert’ and Mayday trees as they tend to be short-lived, disease-prone, and generally unhealthy unless they are planted with […]

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Tree Removals

Posted by shane - July 17, 2010 - Pruning Techniques

In all cases, tree removal is best handled by the professionals at Wild Rose Tree Service. We have the equipment, experience, and expertise to remove your trees safely. Removal is recommended when: The tree is dead or dying (ie. more than 50% dead branches) The tree is considered hazardous and failure could harm people or property […]

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Scale Insects Invade Calgary Communities

Posted by shane - July 16, 2010 - Insect Pests, Insects, Diseases & Other Problems

Scale Insects Invade Calgary Communities

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