A healthy root system is essential for sustaining a healthy tree. Tree roots provide many important life-supporting benefits to trees such as absorbing much-needed water and minerals from the soil for food, storing essential nutrients and anchoring the tree to the ground. But did you know that in some scenarios, tree roots can also be a detriment to tree health? Continue reading to learn about girdling roots and how you can prevent them from harming your favourite tree!
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Fall is here, and you have left your planting work a bit too late this year. Will you be able to dig into the soil to plant that new tree, and more importantly, will it survive? While colder temperatures may create some hesitation around fall planting, it is actually a great time to add new greenery to your yard. Read on as we tackle the top three myths associated with planting in the fall.
Are you looking for a way to connect to your neighbourhood and nature this spring? Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tree planting is a fun and rewarding way to get your hands dirty while also helping grow the urban forest!
Creating a backyard oasis with birds in mind is much easier than you think! By focusing on native species and diversity, you can design a beautiful yard for yourself all while catching a glimpse into the antics of the bird world.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a LEAF tree planter? My first planting season with LEAF was full of all sorts of lessons, laughs and, of course, lots of native species! Follow along as I take you through a day in the life of a tree planter.