Author: Meg Cunningham
Open Call for New Crew Members
Note: At this time, we are not taking any more applications.
Have you ever imagined yourself working on a tree crew? If not, then why? There are a lot of reasons folks doubt their ability to do tree work, but to work with us you only need three things: curiosity, a valid drivers’ licence, and hunger to try. Come join us and find out what it’s like to be a Woodpecker!
Time To Rest
Our 2022 season is officially over. Thank you to all of our dedicated clients who trusted Woodpecker Tree Care Ltd. with their trees this year.
Woodpecker Tree Care Winter 2022-23 Newsletter
DutchTrig Queue is Open!
Last summer we inoculated over 50 elm trees with DutchTrig, a preventative treatment that prevents the deadly Dutch Elm Disease. Next year, we want to expand the project to ensure more elms are preserved. Our DutchTrig queue is open to all elm owners and elm lovers out there!
Spring 2023 Waitlist Now Open
This has been our busiest season in our 20 years in business! Thank you to all of our clients for making this year a success, and for your patience during hurricane season. Due to the increased demand for our services, the team is booked until the end of 2022.
Woodpecker Tree Care Fall 2022 Newsletter
1. FALL HOURS AND OPERATION
2. WOMEN’S TREE CLIMBING WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP
3. FALL PLANTING CANCELLED
4. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE CONFERENCE
5. PEACE BY CHOCOLATE RAFFLE
Common Tree Planting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Tree care starts from the very beginning. When trees are young, everything from the shape of the nursery pot to the hole it’s planted in is extremely important. The conditions in which a sapling is kept and planted inform how the tree will grow throughout its whole life. Much like raising a child, it is easier to influence a tree’s “behaviour” when it’s young rather than wait until a problem arises decades down the line. That’s why it pays to consult an expert when choosing and planting young trees. It can reduce the chances of future issues, such as tree failure, which can in turn save you from heartbreak and unanticipated expenses.
Beech Leaf-Mining Weevil
Kevin was tasked with a scientific and creative project this past year, and the fruits of that labour have been published by the Acadian Entomological Society. Working together with zoologist John Klymko, Kevin collected specimens of the beech leaf-mining weevil for John’s studies. John wanted to determine the habits of the weevil in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, as this invasive pest is spreading quickly and doing quite a bit of damage to our beloved beech tree population.
Power Dynamics: How We Handle High Voltage
The first rule of Woodpecker Tree Care is that safety is always the number one priority. This applies to everything we do, from loading gear to felling 60 foot spruces. Something that can be a hazard for a climbing arborist is high voltage lines, which trees can interfere with. Here is how we handle power lines while on the job, and the steps you may encounter if your tree is near high voltage lines.