Most landscape trees have a relatively protected life, since they are provided with access to plenty of water and fertilizer. One thing they aren't always protected from, though, is mechanical damage. This damage occurs from things like lawnmowers, string trimmers, and vehicles – anything that bumps and damages the tree. The following tips can help you avoid this type of damage so your trees remain healthy. Tip #1: Install a mulch circle
In an effort to keep cities green and reduce pollution, many Canadian cities require that property owners file an arborist report prior to removing any large trees or constructing a building near them. There are, however, several instances where you do not need to file a report, usually based on the tree's health or size. Although these exemptions are relatively common throughout Canada, your local ordinances may vary, and each city's bylaws on the subject are slightly different.
Trimming trees didn't sound hard, which is why I decided to try it on my own. After finding a ladder and renting a pair of pruning shears, I started working on my own yard. Unfortunately, about an hour later, I could tell that I had caused some damage. Some of the trees looked absolutely botched, which made me worry about things like disease and fungal infections. I realized that I needed to work with a real professional and learn a little more about tree service. This blog is all about how to avoid tree trimming mistakes, which is information I could have used a few months ago.