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10 Beautiful Trees for Ontario Landscapes

Trees in Urban Environment

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).

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.

Prevention and Treatment of Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt on Leaves

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.

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

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.

Tree & Shrub Health for Spring 2023

Spring Flowers

As you watch the snow melting and receding from lawns and gardens, you may be wondering what spring 2023 has in store for tree and shrub health this year. At Green Bird Horticultural and Beautiful Trees, our highly skilled horticulturalists and arborists have been working in the landscape all winter and are excited to have a front row seat to watch the awakening of nature’s most anticipated show.

Emergency Tree Services When you Need Them

Emergency Tree Service

The need for emergency tree care can arise in many situations. Some of the most common reasons include weather events (wind, ice, snow, heavy rain etc.), collisions with equipment or vehicles, floods and excessive excavation around root systems. Once a tree is excessively damaged, whether it has started to fail or has failed and caused damage, it is important to reduce the risk of any further damage.

Tree Pruning Best Practices

Pruning From The Ground

Tree pruning is an integral part of tree care both for health and maintenance. When trees are left unmanaged, they can develop poor structure, resulting in less overall strength and resilience to wind and weather events.

The Benefits of Deep Root Fertilizing

Pine Tree Needles

Urban soils are often compacted and lack the proper air spaces for root growth. Urban soils are usually low in nutrients and may not support the elemental needs of our landscape plants. At Beautiful Trees, we recommend Deep Root Fertilizing for optimal health and growth of your trees. Deep Root Fertilizing involves the precise injection of suspended nutrients in water under pressure.