Is it better to plant a tree in the autumn or in the springtime?
Yours, mine, or ours?
Just as good fences make good neighbours, good neighbours need to make good shared decisions. If a tree seems to be near or on the boundary of your two properties, you and your neighbour need to confirm who owns the tree before any problems arise.Read More
A question we get asked quite a bit is about Ottawa tree removal and the need for permits.
The City of Ottawa has a by-law to protect urban trees from being removed without good cause. To remove a tree from a private property, you might need a permit from the city, but the rules differ depending on the situation. Read on to find out more about permits for tree removal in Ottawa.Read More
Once you’ve got larger trees and shrubs growing in your yard, you’ve established the backbone for your landscape design. Now it gets interesting. It’s time to use your imagination and creativity to build on and enhance your space.Read More
Water is key to the health and life of trees, but knowing just how much, how often and when to water can get a little tricky. Some of the factors to consider are weather conditions, soil type and whether your trees are newly planted or well established.Read More
Summer is a great time to tackle Ottawa tree removal and trimming. Take advantage of those long, sunny days to tidy up your property: Clear away dead branches, fallen trees and debris. Not only will you be making your home look its best, you’ll also be preventing disease and encouraging new growth in your trees and shrubs.Read More
When you have fallen trees, limbs & branches, debris and dead or wind-damaged trees on your property, certified Ottawa arborists can properly assess the damage and take the appropriate action. Most damage occurs when branches or trees fall, either on your own property or your neighbour’s property. Let’s take a closer look at why it’s important to bring in the professionals in these situations.Read More
Black knot or black fungus is a common tree disease and it’s caused by a fungus Apiosporina Morbosa. It mostly affects fruit trees like cherry and plum trees, both cultivated and wild. It manifests by creating and developing knobby dark or black growths on the branches and trunk. If left untreated, a black knot can result in the death of a tree. Read More
Having a tree in front of your home is a good way to increase the price of your property. It’s even better if you have two or more trees as part of a well-kempt, beautiful landscape.
When is the best time to trim, prune or cut down a tree? Is it better to do before the leaves bloom?
A question we’re often asked relates to the timing of when to cut down or prune a tree. People want to know whether it’s better to do this in the early spring, or perhaps it doesn’t make a difference and they can put it off into summer.Read More
That’s usually the sound people associate when they picture a big tree being cut down. How about the image that goes with it? Perhaps you’re imagining a tall tree, redwood type maybe even, and a burly guy in a red plaid shirt, swinging an axe in one fell swoop at the trunk to bring down the whole tree a-fallin’? Tree-cutting cartoons are hilarious, but of course that’s not how professional tree-cutters actually cut down large trees. In this edition of the Croft Tree Experts blog, we’ll take an inside (well, outdoors but from insiders) look at how large trees are cut down.Read More
A question that we get (in various iterations) from time to time here at Croft Tree Experts in Ottawa has to do with mushrooms growing on trees.
- Why do mushrooms grow in trees?
- Is it a problem if mushrooms are growing on a tree in my yard?
- Are the mushrooms on my tree poisonous or can I eat them?
One of the questions we get asked quite a bit here at Croft Tree Experts is in regard to whose responsibility it is to remove a tree from residential property: The homeowner or the city.
To answer this question in short: It is usually your responsibility as a homeowner to remove a tree from your property.
Of course, like just about anything else when it comes to bureaucratic matters, it’s complicated, and there are often contradictions. In this article we’ll take a look at different circumstances in which trees are removed from residential property and who pays.Read More
At Croft Tree Experts in Ottawa, we remove trees and stumps of all varieties and sizes. Being certified arborists, we have the know-how and experience that it takes to fell a tree effectively, efficiently, and without damage or impact to surrounding property, buildings or landscaping.
So you’ve decided to get the services from Croft Tree Experts. Great Choice! Whether its tree removal, stump removal, or hedge trimming; we can provide an unmatched quality of tree services to protect and beautify your property. Our team of Certified Arborists and Forest Technicians bring the skills, knowledge and expertise in examining trees and give you the best advice to protect them. Call Croft Tree Experts and we’ll be there in no time. How do you ensure you’re ready when Croft Tree Experts are on their way? This guide should help you prepare for our tree experts to do what they do best.Read More
Due to potential hazards, sometimes trees need to be removed if they are diseased, damaged, too aged, infested, or simply because they have become too large for the area that they are in. It is important that tree removal is only performed by trained professionals because such a process can be tough and dangerous. Removing a large tree incorrectly could cause serious damage to your home.
When planting trees, property owners usually take care of it by watering, fertilizing, staking and pruning them. These are all basic steps for maintaining your trees in Canada. But like humans, trees are not immune to diseases and death. Your trees may need treatment, too.
In the last decade, the City of Ottawa has made significant efforts to protect tree from being cut needlessly, especially in urban areas. Anyone looking to cut down a tree on an Urban property must now obtain a permit from the city, but the rules differ depending on the situation. The goal of the bylaw is to ensure that trees being cut down in the City’s urban areas are diseased or in a state that risks damage to property or person.
Having a tree removed can be hard decision to make. Not only is it an expense to consider, but it is easy to become attached to the tree and fear that once the tree is removed you will miss its shade and presence. Sadly, there some cases when you may have no choice but to bite the bullet and remove a tree either for immediate safety or avoiding future problems.
A sick tree can be tough to deal with. Most of the care comes down to prevention and early detection if you want a good chance at saving it from needing to be removed. Strong healthy trees not only provide you and your property with joy, shade and character, but also stand to increase the property value of your home. Be sure to always have an eye open for signs your tree’s health is compromised, as these symptoms typically develop slowly and the earlier it can be treated the better chance you have to save it. Here is a list of things to look out for:
Removing a tree stump can be easily procrastinated. I can involve a lot of work and time and it is not too much of an eyesore, so why bother? Well there are many reasons why you should be thinking about getting that stump removed by professionals ASAP. Here we will discuss 5 important reasons why you need to remove that stump.