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Beech Bark Disease

Beech Bark Disease

Published in the 2019 Kawartha Lake Stewards Association Annual Report Affected Tree Species: American Beech and European Beech When it comes to beech bark disease, it’s a team effort between pest and disease. Still a relatively unknown issue in most of our province, the disease has been slowly killing beech trees in Canada and the…

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Emerald Ash Borer Fact Sheet

Emerald Ash Borer

Discovered in the Detroit-Windsor area in 2002, The Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, is a non-native insect that attacks Ash trees of all ages, sizes and degrees of health. EAB beetles are 2 cm long, metallic green colored insects. The adults feed on the leaves of Ash trees, however, it is the larvae that do…

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Signs Your Tree Needs a Certified Arborist!

It’s hard to count on both hands (or feet) how many times  I’ve heard a client say after a site visit, “Boy, I wish I had talked to you last year…two years ago, etc.”. Without a doubt, proactive tree work is far better, and usually more economical, than reactive tree work.  It’s no surprise that…

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3 Steps to More Storm Tolerant Trees

2011 saw its fair share of storms causing damage to trees and property throughout the Kawarthas. As the owner of Logan Tree Experts I spent a lot of time talking to my clients about why some trees fall and why some stand during weather events such as this. While there are lots of reasons for…

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“Viewpoints” – the art of sitelines.

In my opinion, few things in life are better than this: sitting on your front deck looking out onto the water, feeling the warmth of the sun and hearing a gentle breeze rustling through the trees. Now that’s a great day at the cottage. Great cottage views are not always ‘born’—sometimes they must be created…

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Arboriculture and Arborists – An Introduction

As a certified arborist a large percentage of my day is answering questions – What tree should I plant, what is wrong with my tree, Etc. But on average the question I field the most is what is arboriculture? Although there are a plethora of definitions for arboriculture I prefer this simple one given by…

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Common Tree Stresses

In this article I would like to discuss some common tree stresses. This topic seems fitting to me as we are having an exceptional year for tree pests and diseases (P & D). The dark, cool and wet spring (and summer thus far) has created the perfect environment for P & D to thrive. However,…

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