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  • January 16, 2018
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We all look at trees differently whether we realize it or not One of the most challenging things to do for a customer is to paint a picture in their minds of what a tree will look like after it is pruned, or many years after The best relationships I have with customers involve trust That is, my...

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  • March 3, 2017
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Soil is probably the most overlooked part of the landscaping process, and likely results in the majority of plant death, or at least lack of vigour  In my 1950’s neighbourhood I was lucky to inherit about 24” of good black dirt in both my front and back yard  There isn’t a Prairie hardy...

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  • January 17, 2017
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I live in the 60-year old neighbourhood of Grandview, in Red Deer  It recently occurred to me that I should walk around the streets and alleys of my neighbourhood to see what remains of the original trees in my area  Surely, the best shade trees must be the ones that are still around after 6...

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  • January 13, 2017
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Viburnum lantana Viburnum lantana ‘Mohican’ – Mohican Sun Wayfaring Tree I didn’t pay much attention to this plant for the first decade as an arborist  It’s a nice shrub, but not spectacular, and it can easily go unseen for most of the year in the back of a large shrub bed  A few...

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  • January 13, 2017
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Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper is a hardy, resilient, fast-growing, and generally easy-to-grow vine on the Prairies  It is best known for its incredible fall colour  It’s only major drawback is annual infestation by whiteflies  This insect feeds on the leaves, leaving them...