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Protecting your Tree & Shrubs

Protective measures in Vancouver can be done in many ways to ensure the overall health of your trees and shrubs. Some can be seen with naked eyes, some applied throughout the year to see results years to come. In this post We’ll be discussing two: The protection of tree’s from harmful factors like tree cutting and also against challenging weather conditions.

Illegal Tree Removal

Trees are considered to be one of the most highlighted factors in Vancouver’s natural environment. They play a very vital role in giving the city a very appealing look indeed. Especially in the areas of west Vancouver, tree protection is taken very seriously by the community because they consider trees in Vancouver to be an important part of their area’s identity.

In the past few years, the involvement of community in tree protection has increased because of the new levels of awareness about the issue. The population has been enlightened about the role trees in Vancouver have been playing towards improving the environment, eco system and overall benefits for the people. A lot of this region’s residents have expressed their concerns about no implemented laws for the stoppage of tree removal or tree care in the area on private landscapes.

However the people’s concern has been further fired up by the new rage of landscape clearance for development and building purposes in the past few years. Due to acts like these, the city of Vancouver has lost hundreds of its landmark trees in Vancouver which were once considered to be a part of the city’s history. The district government has taken care of problems like tree damage occurring through excessive sunlight or natural damage but still fails to satisfy people over the issue of exceeded tree cutting in different areas of the district.

During the past year, the district authority has organized a few meetings with the community teams regarding discussions to suggest more ways in which trees in Vancouver can be protected in the area. There is a need for a strategy from the authorities which protects trees in the longer run, a couple of decades at least.

This is the result of an increasing awareness of our greater ecological system here at home. However what to do when a tree is simply obstructing garden work, or perhaps jeopardizing the safety to those around it? First check with the local municipality for reasons qualified for a removal permit:

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When the possibility of removal license is out of the equation, not all hope is lost. Talk to us to find creative ways to trim your trees to avoid safety hazards. Aesthetic Tree & Hedge Service has helped many home owners create beautiful backyards for over a decade. Our landscaping ideas can catch you by surprise.

Tree Protection from Harsh Conditions:

Weather harms trees in Vancouver as much as people do and they need to be protected from severe weather conditions beforehand. Alarming temperatures, especially cold weather damages a tree by turning its inner water flow into ice and as a result, damaging all of its tissue structures. Crystals are created inside the vascular system of trees which is totally unacceptable for a healthy tree. Decreased amounts of water in a tree’s branches and system leads to slow growth or decaying of tree in most cases. If you’ve watered the soil properly in the long run, the tree’s roots are moist and contain enough water to survive through the frozen times. This is why many arborist advise for better overall care if you want your trees in Vancouver to survive difficult conditions.

During long frozen spells of winter, the cold weather has a lot of time to get into the tree’s structure and damage it as much as it can during that time. Being frozen on the outside and warm on the inside is good but if the tree is totally covered in snow and has never been taken care of properly, it can only die in the cold with ice crystals in its system. Proper insulation techniques for extreme blizzard conditions, or even proper trimming to avoid frost, proper fertilization and watering regime to ensure optimal nutrition retention through the winter months are all ways to help your tree fight the winter.

With the changing climate evident on the Pacific Westcoast, giving an extra dosage of love to your garden can just ensure a thriving garden when the weather warms back up. Talk to Aesthetic Tree & Hedge Service for consultation and tree care services.

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