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Shrub Pruning Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Remember when you first planted your garden plants, trees, and shrubs? Every plant looked so lonesome at first. But now the space is getting crowded! So now what to do? You wouldn’t dare want to get rid of any healthy foliage or shrub, so it’s time to master your pruning skills! When beginning to prune, always start with dead branches and stems. Next move on to damaged, then diseased branches. Last, remove any branches or stems that cross or break the natural pattern of the rest of the plant, shrub, or tree, such as a weeping or dropping stem or limb. Remember your ABC’s; First anvil, then bypass, then clean cut! Use an anvil pruner to cut dead wood, or for removing material up to the point of the desired cut; The anvil pruner is much more sturdy, but it also can crush the plant. Complete the cut with the bypass pruners.  Bypass pruners are less stable, but give a clean and sharp cut. If using a saw to prune, make sure it’s a pruning saw. The pruning saw works with a pulling motion,  whereas a carpenter saw requires the user to push the blade to make the cut. This can be very dangerous and difficult on a wobbly or diseased branch. If you are considering pruning large trees, remember safety first.  Sawing limbs on trees is a risky job no matter how many precautions you take, but using saws attached to long poles increases the danger. Adding a ladder into the mix makes it even more of a risk.  If the job seems to big and you aren’t sure where to cut, call an Arborist. Save your self time, money, and possible harm to yourself or surrounding structures. Here are some other favorite gardener and pruning tools, that you may want to pick up on your next trip to the home improvement store:
  • Loppers for large pruning jobs
  • Holsters that can clip into your belt (keep your pruning tools close and less risk of losing them).
  • Folding pruning saws (which have a cover on the blade, so you can safely carry in a holster)
  • A Hori Hori knife, to use as a trowel. It has a measurements on the blade, and one side is serrated for easily cutting roots.
  • A hand-held Hula-Ho (or Loop Ho) designed to pull weeds by the roots.
In closing, remember to always wear gloves and protective eye wear that also protects from the sides. Clean your tools with bleach or alcohol, and oil them after use. Sharpen your pruners with a carbide sharpening tool instead of a file. The carbide blade is stronger; files can actually dull your blades.

If you live in the Calgary area and need a professional & certified Arborist to prune your larger to reach trees and shrubs, we confidently suggest   Out on a Limb Professional Pruning. Contact us today at: (403) 660-4815 to schedule an appointment!

Commercial Tree Care Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

When you need expert commercial tree services in the Calgary Area, call Out-On-Limb ! Our Arborists are all certified and qualified for their line of work. We offer a wide range of commercial tree care services. Our Arborist team can help you create a tree inventory and management plan that benefits your property and keeps your trees healthy and beautiful year after year. With our support, you will be able to make informed decisions about your budget and tree care needs. You can keep up to date with the location, condition, and maintenance requirements of every type of tree on your property. Our team is here to help you make a plan for the future care of your trees, ensuring the beauty of your commercial landscaping is unparalleled. Need a tree cared for or removed from your property? Out-On-Limb can provide all the tree care and management support your property needs. We also focus on helping commercial properties with the following services:
  • Arborist Reports and Consultation
  • Deep Root Fertilization
  • Disease and Pest Control
  • Pruning, Trimming & Shaping
  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding
  • Plantings and Installations
  • Tree Inventory Management

No matter what type of service we are performing, our team always focuses on job safety, efficiency and customer satisfaction. If you would like to protect the beauty of your property’s trees call us today at (403) 660-4815.

Residential Tree Care Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Have a tree issue at your home? Are your trees in need of professional care? Whether you want to plant new trees for home improvement or keep the ones you have healthy, Calgary’s Expert Tree Service is here to help. We provide customers with the highest quality of tree care services, including exceptional pest and disease control applications. Our tree care team is also available for emergency services. If a tree has collapsed on your house or become a dangerous hazard, we will be there to take care of it as soon as possible ! No job is too big or too small for us to handle. You can rest assured that we will do everything with the highest quality of care for the most affordable rates.

Exceptional Tree Services in the Calgary Area

Our Calgary tree care experts can perform a wide range of services on your property, including:
  • Tree Shaping
  • Stump Removal
  • Tree Trimming & Pruning
  • Deep Root Fertilization
  • Tree Installation
  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Care Consultations
  • Pest & Disease Treatment

No matter what type of services you need, contact Out-On-Limb today at (403) 660-4815. You can request a quote for our services at any time!

Insect and Disease Management Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Out-On-A-Limb uses an integrated approach to managing insects and diseases that begins with maintaining plant health using sound cultural practices including pruning and creating optimal soil conditions for plant growth. Periodic inspections are essential to detect pest infestations before they reach damaging levels. Out-On-A-Limb arborists are trained to recognize beneficial insects that will help naturally suppress pest populations. When treatments are necessary, Out-On-A-Limb can apply organic and naturally based materials and reduced-risk products that provide effective pest suppression while protecting people and the environment.

Commercial Arborist Services in Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Out-On-A-Limb provides comprehensive tree care services on commercial properties across Calgary. From HOAs to industrial parkways, our dedicated team maintains safe and beautiful landscapes on a variety of commercial property types.  Steeped in more than a century of experience and backed by the expertise of Out-On-A-Limb commercial arborist services include: 
  • Commercial & Residential Services Offered
  • Pruning, Shaping and Restoration
  • Tree and Stump Removal
  • Fertilizing and Pest Management
  • Land Clearing
  • Tree Selection and Installation
  • Tree Truck and Chipper Services
  • Deep Root Fertilization
  • Bucket Truck Services  

Complete Plant Health Care in Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Plant Health Care is the best solution for maintaining your property’s trees over the long haul; it’s total health care for your trees. Our PHC program is designed for clients who are looking to save time, money and frustration by being proactive in the health of their trees and landscape. Some of our plant health care solutions include:
  • Air spade instruments to relieve soil compaction
  • Soil remediation techniques
  • Supplemental nutrition
  • As well as other tree remediation tools
  • Call Out-On-A-Limb for more information on how a complete PHC program can help you achieve your property goals.

Tree and Shrub Fertilization Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Trees and shrubs in an urban setting lose nutrients in several ways, but applying fertilizer is a way to restore vitality.  Our slow-release Professional, Horticultural Grade fertilizer replaces nutrients and improves resistance to disease and stressful weather while maximizing the beauty of your trees and shrubs.  

Tree Pruning Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Tree pruning service is an important tool to help sustain a tree’s health and retain its natural appearance. Out-On-A-Limb assesses your tree’s trimming needs from removal of unhealthy limbs to disease reduction. Contact your local Out-On-A-Limb arborist today for a free consultation for tree trimming service in Calgary, Ab.  These signs can indicate when it’s time for professional tree trimming:
  • Your tree appears too close to power lines
  • Branches are close or are touching your home
  • You see dead, unsightly or loose hanging branches
  • Your trees have not been trimmed or pruned in the last three years
  • You would like your tree shaped for a more aesthetic curb appeal

Tree Removal Calgary

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Damage, disease or safety concerns can turn some trees from an asset into a liability. When this occurs, Out-On-A-Limb’s arborists can be trusted for safe and efficient tree removal service in the Calgary area: Look for these signs as an indicator it may be time to remove:
  • Heaving soil at the base of the trunk and beneath the canopy
  • Decay-producing fungi, such as mushrooms, growing at the base of the trunk
  • Chipped or peeling bark and cracks in the trunk
  • Cavities in the trunk or large scaffold branches
  • Dead or hanging branches in the upper crown
  • Fine twigs without living buds near the ends of branches

Watering Trees and Shrubs

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

Wait to water – if the ground is no longer frozen, and if tree buds are starting to swell, this is a good time to water trees. Established trees and shrubs (two years in the ground) do not require water as frequently as newly establishing plants. Most species will thrive on a good watering (to the root depth) one or two times a month during the growing season (April to September). You may need to increase this frequency to once a week during periods of hot weather. A good guideline for the amount of water is within the range of 38 litres per inch of trunk diameter when measured at 54-inches above grade. Use a regular garden hose or a soaker hose and move the hose frequently to ensure that all the area under the tree’s drip line is saturated. To determine the tree’s drip line, look at where the rain falls from the tree during a rain shower.

Tree Pruning Calgary by Out On A Limb

Written by Tree Pruning Calgary. Posted in Tree Pruning Calgary

We remove trees that are in decline, dangerous or unwanted. We do technical take-downs in locations with limited access and we have the experience to remove your tree. We employ fully qualified and experienced staff. The benefits of correct pruning include:
  • reducing risk of branch/whole-tree failure
  • better clearance for vehicles
  • pedestrians and improved appearance
Severe storms and other unexpected events call for rapid response, priority tree care. In these instances, a call to Out On A Limb will ensure the fastest possible assessment and emergency tree work.