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By: Wild Rose Garden & Tree Service  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pruning

A-Z Plant Maintenance, Diseases, Environmental Disorders, Fruiting Shrubs, Insect Pests, Insects, Diseases & Other Problems, Pruning Techniques, Shrubs, Trees, Uncategorized, Weeds

Posted by arborshane - July 3, 2011 - , , , ,

No kidding!  You know, this is one of the top 5 comments I hear all year, from various would-be clients.  It seems that most people have at least one big spruce tree in their yard, and more often than not, people try to do the impossible.  They attempt to grow beautiful Kentucky bluegrass under the [..]

   (403) 755-5899 Red Deer  (780) 628-5835 Edmonton  Not all trees species are created equally when it comes to Red Deer weather and growing conditions.  The following is a list of my favourites.  They are tough, hardy, insect and disease resistant, and great trees to have in the landscape.  And while I can’t guarantee these [..]

White Cedar – Thuja occidentalis Providing you live in the right area, these are beautiful trees that make great specimen or hedging plants. Pruning Time: Anytime after the growth flush in the spring.  I shape these trees all summer and my clients get to enjoy a perfectly shaped cedar until the new growth appears the [..]

Paper Birch – Betula papyrifera   Weeping Birch – Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’ River Birch – Betula fontinalis ‘Youngs’ Weeping Birch – Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ These are common trees in older residential neighbourhoods.  Generally speaking, once proper structure has achieved through training the young tree, birches are generally low maintenance.  The biggest nuisance for home-owners seems [..]

Aspen (For Griffin Poplar and Northwest Poplar see Poplar) Trembling Aspen – Populus tremuloides Swedish Columnar Aspen – Populus tremula ‘Erecta’ Tower Poplar – Populus x canescens ‘Tower’ Trembling Aspen   Healthy aspens are some of my favourite trees.  The way the leaves quake in the summer breezes reminds me of simpler times, of the [..]

Green Ash – Fraxinus pennsylvanica Black Ash – Fraxinus nigra Manchurian Ash – Fraxinus x. mandshurica I prune the various ashes in the same manner.  All are relatively slow growing.  Black and Manchurian ashes are prone to cottony ash psyllid, a devastating insect problem that is difficult to control.   Currently, I am injecting two restricted [..]

River Alder at Sylvan Lake River Alder – Alnus tenuifolia Alder is one of my favourite trees, mainly because red alder (Alnus rubra) was the first species on which I attempted to prune.  Before I became an arborist, I worked in the logging industry on the coast of BC, flying in and out of remote [..]

Nanking Cherry – Prunus tomentosa Sour Cherry – Prunus cerasus Nanking Cherry is one of my favourite shrubs. Their cascading early pink flowers are a very welcome sight in the Spring. And of course, I enjoy the bright red fruits in the summer, which I often snack on while I’m pruning a client’s yard. Pruning [..]

Amur Cherry – Prunus mackii ‘Schubert’ Chokecherry – Prunus virginiana ‘Schubert’ The chokecherries are planted for their beautiful spring flowers and in the case of ‘Schubert’, their contrasting purple foliage. I do not recommend that my clients plant ‘Schubert’ and Mayday trees as they tend to be short-lived, disease-prone, and generally unhealthy unless they are planted with [..]

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09-12-2011

pruning techniques

Removing dead branches of that diameter is useful when a perfectly clean appearance is necessary, or when the incidence of disease in a particular species warrants such sanitary practices. Over the years, however, many hedges become overgrown, too big to manage, or infested with insect or disease problems. I generally reserve this technique for larger trees, those that I will be climbing with a rope and harness.


09-12-2011

uncategorized

Starting in late summer, many homeowners begin to see the interior needles of their pines, spruces, and cedars turning yellow or orange. It seems that most people have at least one big spruce tree in their yard, and more often than not, people try to do the impossible. February – From mid-month onward, start pruning fruit trees such as apples and pears. I have been spraying cotoneaster hedges for the past week for oystershell scale.


09-12-2011

insect pests

In the summer of 2009, there was a serious epidemic in some Red Deer neighbourhoods, but populations declined greatly in 2010, most likely due to a cold, wet spring, and generally cool summer. I have been spraying cotoneaster hedges for the past week for oystershell scale. 1) Oystershell scale has infested Calgary from the core to the suburbs. I see the highest populations of insects on hedges that have never.


09-12-2011

insects diseases other problems

In the summer of 2009, there was a serious epidemic in some Red Deer neighbourhoods, but populations declined greatly in 2010, most likely due to a cold, wet spring, and generally cool summer. Besides poor planting techniques and poor plant quality, black knot is the most common cause of plant death among those species. I have been spraying cotoneaster hedges for the past week for oystershell scale.


09-12-2011

a z plant maintenance

Common Caragana – Caragana arborescens ‘Sutherland’ Caragana – Caragana arborescens ‘Sutherland’ Fernleaf Caragana – Caragana lobergii ‘Walker’ Weeping Caragana – Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’ Pygmy Caragana – Caragana pygmaea The various caragana species are quite different with respect to their maintenance requirements.