The Leaf-let – Spring 2014

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 Published March 2014

2013 – Year in Review

Looking back at 2013, we saw Logan Tree Experts (LTE) continue to grow and expand its services. We were proud to be one of only two local companies offering TreeAzin treatments to combat the upcoming Emerald Ash Borer infestation (see EAB article).

By far, 2013 was preoccupied with the July wind storm  that devastated the northern portion of our service area. Thousands of trees were toppled, damaged and destroyed. The LTE crew displayed their technical knowledge,experience and high standards by safely removing high risk storm damaged trees while protecting and preserving our clients properties.

We appreciate the trust and opportunity given to us by our clients during that time. We would also like to say thank you to our clients who showed great patience and understanding as LTE postponed scheduled work to help in this disaster.
Commitment and Re-Commitment

While 2013 offered many highlights and opportunities for LTE we also recognized some areas in need of improvement. We understand that satisfaction and happy clients drive our business and we need to improve to serve you, our valued clients.

LTE needs to reduce client wait times for service, improve communications and increase customer service. In order to accomplish this we have implemented these changes:

1/ New dedicated sales person
2/ New dedicated Plant Health Care specialist
3/ New streamline processes for client contact, site visits, scheduling & invoicing

We want to grow with you as our clients and hope we can prove that to you in 2014!

Client Appreciation Discounts!

To show how much we appreciate your business we would like to announce the following discounts now available to our clients:

  • Receive a 10% discount if you book your spring tree work by April 15th
  • Receive a 10% discount on tree planting after LTE removes a tree
  • Receive a 5% Seniors discount
  • Receive a 5% discount on services within the Plant Health Care program with each referral
  • Receive a 10% discount if you are a member of the East Kawartha Chamber of Commerce

These discounts can not be combined or transferred.

Emerald Ash Borer – Info Session March 26th, Douro Community Center

You are invited to an EAB public education/awareness session at the Douro Community Center on Wednesday, March 24th from 6:30-8:30. Logan Tree Experts will be there to speak to the public about EAB treatment options. Click here for more information.

Logan Tree Experts is currently conducting canopy branch sampling for early detection of EAB. Call now for more information and to book a visit. TreeAzin treatments are conducted from the end of June through August 31st. For more information on EAB click here.

ReLeaf – Plant Health Care (PHC) Program

We are excited to launch the next stage of our ReLeaf plant health care program. We have promoted Jennifer Sek into the new ReLeaf operations manager position. Jenn brings  great enthusiasm and drive along with a solid foundation in customer service and arboriculture. Jenn will be overseeing the entire PHC program including planting, fertilizing, soil amendments and pesticide injections. To learn more about our ReLeaf program click here.

We are also pleased to be expanding our Releaf services this year to serve our clients better. Stay tuned for exciting updates!
Spring To- do List

  • Look for dead, damaged or hanging branches and have them properly pruned
  • Have a certified arborist/tree risk assessor inspect your trees
  • Check mulch around trees (top up, remove from around trunk)
  • Check recent plantings – do they need water? mulch? tree guards or guy wires removed?
  • Plant new trees
  • Fertilize established trees (using organic fertilizers)
  • Have ash trees branch sampled if EAB is suspected

Additional Highlights

  • Foreman Matt Thornton received his ISA Arborist certification
  • Matt Logan received the 2013 Young Professional Award from the East Kawartha Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Logan was named head judge for the ISA Ontario Tree Climbing Championship
  • Matt Logan was a speaker at the ISA Ontario conference in Huntsville

Did you know that Logan Tree Experts has the most
ISA Certified Arborists in the Kawartha/Peterborough region?

We call ourselves ‘Tree Experts’ for a reason!

Spring 2012 Leaf-let Newsletter: ReLeaf Tree Health Care Program

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To view the full version click here -> The Leaflet spring 2012

If 2011 taught us anything it’s that weather is unpredictable! We saw some extreme weather and lost some beautiful trees at our homes and in our neighborhoods. This reminds us that it is very important to keep our trees healthy with regular maintenance and monitoring.

Logan Tree Experts saw some great growth and improvements in 2011. Along with a name change (so that people could say our name!) we increased the size of our crew and equipment fleet to better serve our clients. We continue to grow and are excited to serve you and your trees this year!

During the winter season Matt spent some time with his other passion – teaching! He trained arborists in Saskatchewan and Alberta with the company Arboriculture Training and Education and became an instructor in the Arboriculture program at Humber College in the discipline of Arborist Theory. In addition, Matt is now a regular columnist for Ontario Arborist trade magazine.

Not sure if your trees are healthy? Call us to set up a consultation with our Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor.

The Logan family also saw growth in 2011 with the arrival of Emma on November 9th!

 

 

Logan Tree Experts offers a tree health care program called ReLeaf. This is a proactive tree health care program that focuses on keeping your trees healthy from the roots to the branch tips. This includes keeping the soil around the tree healthy to create a positive growing media for the roots – the life line of the tree.

A vast majority of tree problems in the urban environment are due to unsuitable soils that inhibit the proper growth of the tree. We aim to reduce this impact by replicating and mimicking a trees natural environment – the forest. The ReLeaf program is based on a holistic and environmentally friendly method that avoids the use of chemicals and salt based fertilizers. Let the ReLeaf program put the forest back in your trees.

ReLeaf is a multi facetted and personalized program offering the following services:

  • soil amendments
  • organic fertilizer application
  • root excavation and  diagnosis
  • aeration and watering
  • companion planting

Click here to visit the service page of our website to learn more about our other services.

Introducing the 2012 Team!

Matthew Logan (Owner) A native of Lakefield, Ontario, Matthew Logan has been in the Arboriculture industry since 2001. He graduated from the Arboriculture program at Fleming College in 2003. In subsequent years, Matthew has become a Certified Arborist and Tree Worker through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and is a Certified Tree Risk Assessor through the Pacific Northwest ISA chapter. Matthew is also a trainer for Arboriculture Canada Training and Education, a nationwide arborist training company focusing on safety and innovation. Matthew started Logan Tree Experts to promote proper tree care and maintenance and to educate his customers on maintaining healthy trees on their properties.

Matt Thornton (Climber/Foreman) Matt is a graduate of the Arboriculture Technician program at Fleming College and is working towards becoming an ISA certified Arborist. His passion for the outdoors and love of tree climbing has led him to his career in Arboriculture. Matt placed second in the 2011 tree climbing champion at Fleming College and looks forward to competing in the Ontario tree climbing championships in the future. When not at work he enjoys hunting, camping and of course spending time with his family.

Jonathon Murray (Sr. Groundsman/ Jr. Climber)Jonathon is a graduate of the Fleming College Arboriculture program and is returning to Logan Tree Experts for a second season. Originally from the Haliburton region Jon spends his leisure time enjoying the outdoors.

Eric McKay (Groundsman) – Eric is a graduate of the Urban Forestry and Forestry program at Fleming College. Originally from the Uxbridge area he now calls Peterborough home.

Tracy Logan (Office Manager) Although she is not often seen up the tree, Tracy’s work behind the scenes is integral to Logan Tree Experts. Tracy manages the bookkeeping and payroll, and assists with marketing and advertising for the business. As well as keeping Logan Tree Experts in-line, Tracy is on maternity leave from her full time job in the field of environmental stewardship.

Spring 2011 Leaf-let Newsletter: The Art of Pruning for Sitelines

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For the full version click here->Leaflet-Spring 2011

On May 1st Arboriculture Solutions changed its name to:

Logan Tree Experts

We hope that this new name will help define who we are, what we do and why we are different, with the added benefit of not being a tongue twister! This decision was certainly tough for us as we were and still are quite attached to the name Arboriculture Solutions, but when speaking to our clients, friends and advisory board it was clear that a name change was in order and that Logan Tree Experts fit the bill.

 

The Art of Pruning for ViewScapes

Do you enjoy your privacy but love the view from your window or deck? You can have it both!

From years of working in cottage country, the team at Logan Tree Experts has knowledge and experience developing viewscapes. This technique eliminates the need to cut trees down on your property or shoreline to gain beautiful views like the photo to the right. Arborists can strategically prune a tree to allow for views while keeping your trees looking natural.

Click here to read an article on viewscapes, written by Matt Logan, to learn more!

 

Introducing the 2011 Team!

Matthew Logan (Owner) A native of Lakefield, Ontario, Matthew Logan has been in the Arboriculture industry since 2001. He graduated from the Arboriculture program at Fleming College in 2003. In subsequent years, Matthew has become a Certified Arborist and Tree Worker through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and is a Certified Tree Risk Assessor through the Pacific Northwest ISA chapter. Matthew is also a trainer for Arboriculture Canada Training and Education, a nationwide arborist training company focusing on safety and innovation. Matthew started Logan Tree Experts to promote proper tree care and maintenance and to educate his customers on maintaining healthy trees on their properties.

Dylan Stevenson (Foreman/Lead Climber)Dylan is a graduate of the Humber College Arboriculture program and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Originally from Huntsville, Ontario, Dylan has
been in the industry for nearly 10 years and has become a very proficient climber and rigger. He has spent the last year working in the industry in British Columbia. When not climbing trees, he can be found climbing rocks and ice or hiking, camping or photographing nature.

Jonathon Murray (Groundsman)Jonathon, originally from Haliburton is going into his second year of the Fleming College Arboriculture program. He has already proven to be an asset to the team and Matt and Dylan look forward to showing him the “ropes”.

Tracy Logan (Office Admin) – Although she is not often seen up the tree, Tracy’s work behind the scenes is integral to Logan Tree Experts. Tracy manages the bookkeeping and payroll, and assists with marketing and advertising for the business. As well as keeping Logan Tree Experts in-line, Tracy also has a full time job in the field of environmental stewardship.