MEPI Sponsors Appreciation

S. Hall Tire, Muffler, & Auto Repair Centre is one of the local businesses keeping elm trees alive and well in the Maritimes. Owner and operator Scott Hall was aware of Dutch Elm Disease and how it was killing beautiful elm trees across the Atlantic Provinces, but wasn’t sure what he could do to help the trees from dying off. After learning that Woodpecker Tree Care heads the Maritime Elm Protection Initiative, he felt the need to take action. 

“The Dutch Elm Disease problem has moved into our area, infecting and killing these beautiful trees. I decided to sponsor two trees as I feel it’s a worthy cause and it needs to happen. If nobody gets involved, all will be lost.” 

Scott Hall stands with his hands folded in front of him and smiles. There are cars in the background.

Meet Meg Cunningham

The fifth installment of “Meet the Team Monday” features the newest addition to the Woodpecker Tree Care crew, Meg Cunningham.

Meg started with Woodpecker Tree Care this summer, where she works part-time in conjunction with her journalism work with CHMA FM 106.9 radio. She is responsible for keeping vehicles sparkling and the majority of Woodpecker Tree Care’s recent online content, including “Meet the Team Mondays.”

Meg eats a cherry tomato in the distance among zucchini plants.

How do we get our ropes up a tree?

This is one of the most frequent questions Woodpecker Tree Care staff gets on the job. The process is typically quick, so clients tend to miss the process altogether by the time they check in. We don’t lasso the trunk or bring stilts, but getting ropes up a tree is still pretty fun (and surprisingly simple). With the help of a weight, a throw line, and sometimes a slingshot, we’re able to pull our ropes up into a tree’s canopy.

Watch Woodpecker Tree Care’s Kevin Anderson and Rory Fraser demonstrate the process:

Meet Norm Hunter

For our fourth “Meet the Team Monday,” we’re featuring Woodpecker Tree Care’s resident gardener and story-teller Norm Hunter.

Norm Hunter has probably forgotten more about gardening than most people will ever know. Woodpecker Tree Care is proud to have him on the team as our resident expert at garden design, installation, and maintenance.

Norm Hunter smiles and holds a large bunch of kale.