Ice Storm Damage to Trees
Frozen tree collapses and takes down power lines. This photo was taken after the 2013 ice storm in Toronto which result in a major power outage that lasted several days.

Ice Storm Damage to Trees

The ice storm’s effects on the urban canopy will last for years as arborist crews face increased care for tens of thousands of damaged trees. Injuries suffered by trees during…

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Basics: How to Prune a Tree
mighty old tree with green spring leaves

Basics: How to Prune a Tree

Basic pruning includes removing suckers, water sprouts, dead, damaged, and crossing branches. Winter is an ideal time to prune a tree as there are fewer insects and bacteria present to…

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Codominant Stems
Rear view on Two women horseback riding through autumn colored beech tree forest

Codominant Stems

What are codominant stems? The term “codominant stems” is used to describe 2 or more main stems (or “leaders”) that are about the same diameter and emerge from the same location…

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