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  • Preparing your trees for the cold

    As the frost edges closer and closer, now is the time to check up on our trees before they go to rest for the winter. Are they prepared for the cold, and more importantly: what timelines for treecare are the most important during the fall season? Fall Pruning: Pruning trees makes them more resilient to […]

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  • Allergy Alert!

    The white fluff and pollen floating through our streets and parks may add to the beauty and glow of summer, but sure isn’t a friend to those with allergies. Working in the treetops, we understand just how bad they can get. Many of us are familiar with the symptoms pollen allergies create: the dreaded sinus […]

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  • Win free tree care!

    Calling all of #YYC! Now’s your chance to win $500 worth of free tree work. Summer is on it’s way and as the temperature climbs, so do we! Win $500 worth of either pruning, removal or stump grinding. What would you choose? How to enter:   1). Follow us on both Facebook and Instagram at @opencanopytree. […]

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  • Hedge eating insect: Oystershell Scale

    Notice your cotoneaster hedge looking sparse, bare, dry or brown? Your hedge may be suffering from an Oystershell Scale infestation, and it’s deadly. Thriving in the spring season, this pest eats hedges whole and spreads at an alarming rate. In some cases, hedges can be treated with a dormant oil to control the spread. Yet, […]

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  • The curse of the Black Knot

    The Black Knot Fungus is striking Calgary with a vengeance.  What is Black Knot? It’s a fungus affecting thousands of trees in Calgary and surrounding areas, infecting trees in the prunus family (Schubert Cherry, Chokecherry,  Mayday, Plum, and Cherry trees) and shrouding them in what appears to be lumps of black coal. Over time, this […]

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  • The benefits of winter tree work

    Canadian winters can be as hard on our trees as they are on us.   The cold wreaks all sorts of havoc: ice damage and build-up can lead to branches snapping off due to heavy weights, landing on structures and causing property damage. Additionally, having tree care done during  the winter (dormant season) provides important benefits:  […]

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