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Beautiful Trees Blog Posts

Learn More from our ISA Certified Arborist with over 37 years in the industry and also our Biologist with a Masters in Science.

Johl Anderson

ISA Certified Arborist

Johl Anderson

Johl Anderson is the primary ISA Certified Arborist at Beautiful Trees, and also Green Bird Horticultural with over 37 years in the industry delivering tree care and consulting excellence to clients. Johl has always promoted education and mentorship in the industry and supported good  arboriculture practices.

Jen Llewellyn

(M.Sc) ISA Certified Arborist


Jen Llewellyn-Anderson M.Sc is an ISA Certified Arborist and Horticulturalist at Beautiful Trees and Green Bird Horticultural, with over 23 years in the industry as the Provincial Nursery & Landscape Specialist, delivering consulting, diagnostics and education in Plant Health Care, Nutrition, Soils, Water Quality and much more.

Spongey Moth Larva

Spongy Moth (LDD Moth) and Your Beautiful Trees

All of us can remember the severe outbreak of Spongy moth larvae in 2021, they were literally everywhere, hanging off trees and crawling up the sides of our homes. We’ve had Spongy moth in southern Ontario since 1969, what happened to cause such an unusual spike in the population?

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Yellow Rumped Warbler in Spring - Vijayalakshmi-Nidugondi

Spring Tree & Shrub Health Update 2024

It sure hasn’t been much of a winter and many tree lovers are expecting an early spring this year. According to Environment Canada, Ontario has been experiencing above-average temperatures and below-average snowfall this past winter. These climate trends impact the plants, insects and other animals living in the environment. In this article, we will explain how weather impacts your beautiful trees and how you can help support them this spring.

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Trees in Urban Environment

10 Beautiful Trees for Ontario Landscapes

In this article we discuss 10 beautiful trees that you can grow in your Ontario landscape. All these beautiful trees have been selected for their ability to grow in typical Ontario urban soils and climate conditions. They have also been selected for their tolerance to common pests and diseases, their availability, and acceptability as compensation trees for cities (such as Toronto).

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Fall Tree & Shrub Health Update 2023

During the transition to autumn, implementing certain management practices can provide support for our landscape plants and tree maintenance, as the days become shorter and cooler. Here’s our annual Fall Tree Update to help guide you in supporting your trees and shrubs throughout fall and winter 2023.

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Oak Wilt on Leaves

Prevention and Treatment of Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt is a serious disease that can have devastating effects on oak populations. However, with regular inspections and proper management, it is possible to protect our valuable oak resources.

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Spotted Lanternfly

A Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly

The Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive insect pest that poses a significant threat to our landscape trees, shrubs and garden plants. Originating from Asia, this pest was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, and has quickly spread across several states. Spotted Lanternfly can cause severe damage to a wide range of woody and herbaceous plants.

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