What is that on my tree?

What is that on my tree?

If you have noticed these soft tan or grey coloured blotched on your trees. These are egg masses left behind by the female Gypsy Moth, which is considered an invasive species here in Ontario. Each egg mass may contain up to 1000 eggs. THAT IS A LOT OF BABIES!!! These...
Oak Wilt the Silent Killer

Oak Wilt the Silent Killer

What is Oak Wilt and why should we be concerned? Oak wilt is a vascular disease of oak trees, caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum. This disease can decimate a thriving oak stand with in a year. The pathogen is spread by sap and bark feeding beetles. While...
Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

There are a couple of things you can do as a homeowner to help your trees withstand the attack of gypsy moth caterpillars. Without having to spray chemicals. Over the next couple of weeks these little guys are going to get big and they are going to eat a ton of...
Mulching 101

Mulching 101

Mulching your tree can be very beneficial for many reasons. Applying mulch around the base of your tree can maintain moisture, reduce compaction and competition from weeds and grass as well provide important organic matter to improve soil structure. The different...
You are not welcome Buckthorn

You are not welcome Buckthorn

When you are doing your spring clean up keep an eye out for these sneaky invasive woody plants! This is the European Buckthorn it is highly invasive and is very quickly taking over our urban landscape. Some of the key I.D. features in the spring are displayed above....