ARBORIST BLOG

Great information from a great source in tree removal Hamilton! All information is provided by ISA certified arborists who not only love their work but also enjoy helping others understand their environment and take pride in caring for it!

Top 7 Ways to Maintain Soil Quality

Top 7 Ways to Maintain Soil Quality

Maintain soil quality for your trees simply by following this guide. The tendency when evaluating the health of a tree is to look into a tree’s canopy and see if anything looks a little bit off.  This approach makes sense because oftentimes the buds, leaves,...

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The Urban Canopy and Ice Storm Preparedness

The Urban Canopy and Ice Storm Preparedness

This is being written in response to the Dec. 2nd ice storm that hit the GTHA. Many observations are drawn from this storm but some observations are drawn from previous ice storms as well. The hope is that you can use this information to evaluate and prepare in the...

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Native Tree of the Week – Canada Plum

Native Tree of the Week – Canada Plum

Canada Plum As much as all of us at DeVos Tree Care love trees for their natural beauty, their shade, and their environmental benefit, trees that also produce food for humans hold a special place in our hearts. We’ve already covered an unusual fruit-bearing tree in...

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Native Tree of the Week – Balsam Poplar

Native Tree of the Week – Balsam Poplar

Balsam Poplar As Old Man Winter once again sends his frosty chill across Ontario and we seek refuge from the cold, DeVos Tree Care talks about a native tree that isn’t chilled at all by Hamilton’s winter, a tree that can take even more frigid environments. Balsam...

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Native Tree of the Week – Sugar Maple

Native Tree of the Week – Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple For us at DeVos Tree Care we ask; is there a more Canadian tree than the sugar maple? The national tree of Canada is, of course, cherished for its production of the sap that becomes maple syrup, a Canadian household staple. The leaf on the Canadian flag is...

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Native Tree of the Week – Basswood

Native Tree of the Week – Basswood

Basswood Our company boasts more tea drinkers than coffee drinkers, so the basswood tree is among our favorites. Why? Because its flowers are often used to produce a sweet, honey-flavored tea that’s among the most popular teas in Europe, and it's a tree native to...

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Native Tree of the Week – Pawpaw Tree

Native Tree of the Week – Pawpaw Tree

Pawpaw Tree DeVos Tree Care is a sucker for trees with unusual names and features (see also: Gingko Balboa), so a fruit tree that resembles vegetation in the tropics but is indigenous to Southern Ontario is right up my alley. This is the Pawpaw tree, a veritable gem...

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The Neighbour’s Tree

The Neighbour’s Tree

Rarely a week goes by that we at DeVos Tree Care don’t get a call from a prospective customer to inquire about their neighbour’s tree.  The one variable in most of these situations is the reasons why the customer is interested in the neighbour’s tree to begin...

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Urban Wood Utilization

Urban Wood Utilization

Quite often when people talk about what arborists do, they relate it to the stages in the life of a tree.  Arborists plant young trees, prune them as they get older, and cut them down when they become a hazard.  The final stage most often overlooked is urban...

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Reasons for Tree/Branch Failure

Reasons for Tree/Branch Failure

DeVos Tree Care hope that this in depth guide will help you understand exactly what you need to consider to protect yourself in the event that there is tree or branch failure. We also would like to provide you with 6 ways to protect yourself in case of tree branch...

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Why Prune a Tree?

Why Prune a Tree?

A question I have been asked is “If trees don’t get pruned in the forest, then why do we do it in the city?”.  So why prune a tree? That is a great question but it starts with an inaccurate premise. Trees in the forest do get pruned yet instead of a person doing...

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