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A small tree being planted in healthy soil.
February 14, 2024

The Relationship Between Soil Health & Tree Growth

Ever wondered about the hidden collaboration between the ground beneath your feet and the towering trees that grace our landscapes? Picture this: a subterranean city bustling with microorganisms, fungi, and a myriad of nutrients, laying the foundation for a thriving ecosystem. But what’s the secret sauce behind a tree’s ability to stand tall and majestic? […]

Arborist Identifying a Tree Fungus
January 10, 2024

How-To Guide: Tree Fungus Identification

Ever noticed peculiar growths or sudden colour changes on your favourite trees? It might be more than just nature’s quirks—it could be tree fungus at play. Tree fungus identification is a cryptic challenge akin to deciphering forest whispers. It demands a keen eye for signs like abnormal growths, discoloration, bleeding sap, or decay in Ontario’s […]

December 11, 2023

The Ultimate Fall Tree Care Checklist: Preparing Your Trees for Winter

As autumn’s soft, earthy tones replace the vivid hues of summer, homeowners and arborists alike need a fall tree care checklist to make sure their cherished trees survive this seasonal shift in health. One must adhere to this checklist studiously to guarantee the durability and vigour of these plants. In this blog, the team at […]

Tree Cabling
March 14, 2023

When to Consider Tree Cabling

When a tree is about to keel over due to a weakness or damage that compromised its structural integrity, tree cabling can provide sufficient support to prevent tree failure.  Hence, the team at Croft Tree Experts would like you to know when to consider tree cabling.   What is Tree Cabling?   Tree cabling is […]

Chainsaw Safety
February 1, 2023

5 Tips to Improve Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaw safety is a critically important issue to consider when you intend to use one. The hazards it poses to your life and well-being are very significant and cannot be ignored. Hence the team at Croft Tree Experts would like you to know 5 tips to improve chainsaw safety.   1. Avoid Injuries With The […]

Tree Fertilization
January 10, 2023

Croft Tree Experts: Tree Fertilization Resource Page

Tree fertilization is a crucial part of arboreal maintenance. It allows trees to grow fully and healthily, facilitating their appearance and longevity. It also serves to correct and prevent developmental problems that can stunt growth and lead to defects in leaf production, flowering, and fruit development.  There are different types of fertilizers and fertilization methods […]

Tree Cutting Techniques
January 6, 2023

Tree Cutting Techniques – The Dos & Donts

When the need arises to remove a tree from your property, you should engage tree cutting techniques with determination and precision. There are many crucial things you need to do and avoid doing to ensure you are safe during the process. Carelessness on your part can lead to significant injury to your person and massive […]

croft tree worker smiles to camera
December 6, 2022

Tree Identification – What Type of Tree Do I Have?

Trees can be a critical component of your landscape. The impact they can have on the environment and their ability to enhance the visual appeal of your property is significant. However, not all trees can fulfill these requirements. Knowing which ones you have on your property and their possible impact is crucial. Hence, the team […]

Parents And Kids Planting A Shade Tree Into Their Backyard During The Summer
November 3, 2022

The Best Shade Trees For Your Property

Large shade trees can be a beautiful addition to your backyard or landscaping plans, but they can also be energy-saving while keeping your backyard space cool during the hot summer months. Planting a shade tree can allow you and your family to enjoy the outdoor space of your home while reducing your energy bill. Talk […]

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