The LW Treecare Blog

Best wood for burning

When choosing firewood for your wood stove, you have a lot of options. There are two main factors you must consider when choosing the...

Soil and trees

A vital and often overlooked factor affecting the health of your trees and shrubs is soil. In fact, improving your tree's soil is very...

Why trees?

Trees are more than just part of our natural landscape. They provide shelter and food for wildlife. They absorb carbon dioxide and...

Restricting growth of trees

Trees grow until they reach the height and size that their genetic programming dictates. That said there are ways to restrict growth....

Branches

When a tree is young, its goal is to get its head above the competition and catch as much sunlight as possible. In the forest, where...

Trees a filter to pollution?

Tree transpiration and tree canopies can affect air temperature, radiation absorption and heat storage, wind speed, relative humidity,...

Poisoning your neighbour

It is recognised that particular issues may stem from where trees with poisonous fruit and / or foliage is allowed to overhang onto...

Tree roots

Tree root systems do not grow very deep. Tree's roots grow shallow and wide. Do not cut them! Tap root? Okay, many conifers have tap...

Trees for gardens

The beauty of planting trees is that everyone has a chance to appreciate them - including succeeding generations - not just the gardeners...

Trees prevent soil erosion

Trees reduce the chances of rain harming soil. The roots of trees create multiple channels that can hold soil in place. The foliage atop...

Planting trees helps the waterworks

Trees help rain seep into soil because living and decaying roots make soil porous by creating a network of well-connected, minuscule...

Environmental benefits of trees

Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for...

SPF for trees?

It might surprise you to learn that trees do get sunscald or sunburn and the remedy is not an SPF 30 lotion. Sunscald on trees usually...

Forget sun block, use a tree!

The unofficial start to summer is here! Though, we wouldn’t enjoy those moments nearly as much without our trees! Shade trees instantly...

Tree fungus

Tree Fungus is a common ailment for trees. When fungal spores come in contact with a susceptible host they begin to grow, enter, and feed...

Move a tree

First, decide if you can handle the job or you need help. If you need help contact LW Tree Care Ltd. It isn't easy. The project requires...

Green leaves

Leaves appear green because of the chlorophyll they contain. Chlorophyll is the part of the leaf that uses carbon dioxide, sunlight and...

Trees and buildings

What is the problem with trees and buildings? Structural damage caused by subsidence This is generally only a problem on shrinkable clay...

Tree disease

Nothing is more horrific to any gardener, hobbyist or professional, than seeing a beloved tree dying from disease. Trees can become...

Brown Leaves

In the summertime, tree leaves can fall victim to a variety of leaf illnesses and conditions. Insufficient watering, transplant shock,...