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Five Common Spring Tree Concerns

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Spring is just around the corner and that means warmer weather, longer days and leafy trees! It’s also the time of year when some people start wondering “is there something wrong with my tree?” Of course, the answer to this varies by tree, but here are five common spring tree concerns with advice on what to do.
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Spring ahead with your yard!

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Suns rays
Following a bitterly cold, ice-filled winter, spring is finally here- bringing with it warmer temperatures, longer days and (very soon) the perfect conditions for planting! As our cities resurface from their winter hibernation, we are gearing up for the spring planting season with some exciting new species and garden designs that will help transform your yard into a natural oasis!
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Boil and bubble, solving soil trouble

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It’s almost Halloween, and one of my favourite parts of the season is carving pumpkins! I was never really one for costumes – but give me a knife! I’ll be the first to admit I’m not very good at it, but every year I make a one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern. I save my seeds (a very tasty roasted treat) and when All Hallows’ Eve is over, my work of art graces the city-wide compost collection with literally thousands of others. But what if they didn’t have to end up in the green bin?
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Ask an Arborist: Powdery Mildew

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Powdery mildew
Perhaps this sounds familiar: it’s summer, and the leaves on some of your plants have taken on a whitish hue. You curse the skies for dulling the vibrant greens of your pride and joy and worry it’s something serious. Well, my friends, this is powdery mildew. Few plant species are actually immune to this unwelcome visitor but the good news is, it’s generally not a threat to your plant’s health, and there are ways to mitigate the problem and prevent reinfection.
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Grow me instead!

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Planting wild strawberry
If you’ve been following my blog entries, you may have picked up on my frustration with the introduction of non-native species to our region throughout the ages. Sure they can be cute and cool looking, or fast growing and shady, but more times than not, they wreak havoc when we’re not looking.
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