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Learning Lessons from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Learning Lessons from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Perhaps the greatest lesson we can learn from EAB is that it indiscriminately attacked all ash trees irregardless of which species it was. White Ash, Blue Ash, Green Ash, Pumpkin Ash, Black Ash, etc. are all different...

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Tree of the Week – White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana) It feels almost odd to examine the White Ash in its apparent post-mortem state in light of the onslaught of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). A few years from now, we may have no tree to even identify as a White Ash let alone the other 45+...

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Tree of the Week – Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Some of you may be wondering, of all great trees in the Greater Hamilton area, why start a series with the Norway maple? As its name suggests, it is not native to Canada. It does not live too long. It doesn’t grow to great heights....

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Special thanks

Special thanks goes out to the Small Business Enterprise Centre at the City of Hamilton for helping DeVos Tree Care officially launch in Winter of 2015. Access to mentors in the field of accounting, law, marketing, and sales has been invaluable. The program enabled...

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6 ways to protect yourself in case of tree/branch failure

6 ways to protect yourself in case of tree/branch failure Unfortunately a lot of property owners often ask themselves the question as to how to protect themselves from tree/branch failure a little too late. If you're unfamiliar with the topic you will be able by the...

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Top 5 ways to keep your trees healthy

Top 5 Ways to keep your trees healthy 1. Treat the bark like its your skin​ In other words, avoid punctures, bruises, or lacerations as much as possible. Lawn mowers, aerators, weed whackers, are notorious for damaging trees. Some trees with thinner bark such as birch...

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Due diligence is key to insurance claims

Due diligence is key to insurance claims About a year ago we pruned a large Siberian elm that was close to a customer’s home. The tree was hanging part over their house, part over their deck, and part over their neighbour’s house (read more about the neighbours tree)....

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