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March 15, 2022

5 Ways to Increase Soil Quality for Older Trees

How can you improve the quality of the soil around established trees? Here are all of the easy wins: 
  1. Mulch the area around the roots. Mulching promotes healthy bacteria within the root structure and also combats the growth of harmful weeds.
  2. Use natural compost. Adding compost from the kitchen or pelletized manure adds essential nutrients to the soil.
  3. Develop an irrigation system. The amount of water and moisture the roots receive is essential to a tree’s development. This simple drip irrigation system can make all the difference.
  4. Till the soil. When the soil is too compact, it can impact water intake and therefore growth. Loosening it up by raking or tilling allows water, oxygen and healthy bacteria to help the tree thrive. 
  5. Minimize foot traffic. The more the soil is walked on, the more compacted it gets. Ensure the soil around the tree is protected from foot traffic.
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December 22, 2023
4 Issues Your Trees May Face during Calgary Winters

Winter in Calgary can be tough on our trees. The combination of freezing temperatures, Chinook winds, and heavy snowfall can lead to a lot of tree problems. To keep your trees healthy and thriving during the cold season, it's essential to recognize and address these common winter tree issues...

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November 16, 2023
Arborist's Arsenal: Essential Winter Tree Care Tips for Calgary's Chilly Season

As the snow blankets the city of Calgary, our trees face the challenges brought on by the frosty embrace of winter. Open Canopy Tree recognizes the importance of providing proper care to your trees during this season. To help you protect and maintain the health of your trees in the midst of the winter wonderland, […]

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October 4, 2023
The Vital Role of Pruning Elm Trees in Calgary's Urban Canopy

If you've ever strolled down our city streets and admired the grandeur of the Elm trees, you probably already know how important they are to our urban landscape. These big beauties provide shade, character, and that sense of home we all love. But did you know that keeping them in top shape involves more than […]

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