Tree Emergencies and The Effects of Storms on Trees

Tree emergencies and how to deal with them.   Storms can affect trees in different ways. The effect is influenced by lots of factors including wind direction and speed, rain duration and intensity, location, health and age. Trees are great at adapting to a change in conditions but this is a slow process that takes decades; they can’t adapt to a single change in weather due to a storm, of course. Tree emergencies due to storms can take many forms. Storm damage is often different from the damage caused by…

Read More

Tree Pollarding 101

Tree Pollarding 101 – everything you need to know about pollarding.   If you are looking for ways to keep your landscape and trees looking their best, several key methods can make a huge impact on how your outdoor space looks. A process called tree pollarding can help to create a lush, beautiful landscape that promotes healthy trees. Read on to learn more about pollarding trees and what the process entails.   Tree Pollarding Defined Most people likely have never heard of tree pollarding, but it is an important part…

Read More

Western Hemlock Tree – Tsuga heterophylla

What the Western Hemlock Tree Looks Like The Western Hemlock tree is a graceful, dense and handsome evergreen belonging to the Pinaceae family. It has soft needles on its drooping branches. Since it is so dense, it casts a heavy shade and there is not much that can live beneath. Its shape is broadly conical and it has a narrow crown. When Western Hemlock trees are mature, they grow up to 45 metres in height. They grow taller when in their native habitat, however, and grow between 50 and 70…

Read More