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.
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.
We stumbled onto a magnificent building with a hidden tree-story while visiting Charlottetown recently. Admiring the American Elm on the property we were also curious about the building itself. A bit of searching led us to find that it was the second Prince Edward Island Hospital, built in 1898. This article also happened to mention a bit about the trees, and some pictures!
This is the third in a series of seven we’re calling “Meet the Team Monday”
Rory Fraser walked onto our job site for a visit in 2014 and hasn’t left since, much to our gratitude. Since leaving his former job as an elementary school librarian in Oman, Rory has embraced the world of arboriculture with both hands.
While there may always be something to celebrate, right now Woodpecker Tree Care is in an extra celebratory mood!
After this tough year (and then some), we want to celebrate anything and everything. The Atlantic Bubble is open, our entire team has their two shots, we’re approaching our 20th year in business, and we are launching this new website!
This is the second in a series of seven we’re calling “Meet the Team Monday”
Multi-talented John Haney is beloved here at Woodpecker Tree Care for his smile, wit, and generosity (we especially appreciate how generous he is with his beautifully baked bread).
Woodpecker Tree Care is dedicated to keeping trees alive and healthy, but sometimes the only thing left we can do for a tree is cut it down. Cutting a tree is always a last resort around here, but with this particular job it was the only option. This gigantic poplar is a hybrid that grows to great height at rapid speed. If it had been given another ten years, it could have doubled in height. Unfortunately, it was planted too close to a house and was dangerously leaning over top of it, so we were hired to respectfully and safely help this 60 foot beauty fall.
Now that we’re well into summer, you might see the friendly faces of Woodpecker staff out and about (or up a tree) with their chainsaws and hard hats. We thought that you might as well be introduced to the people hanging out of the neighbourhood trees, so we’re starting “Meet the Team Mondays!” It only makes sense to start with Kevin Anderson, the owner and operator of Woodpecker Tree Care.
St. Martins in the Woods, like many Churchyards, is a great place to find large and unusual trees. Always on the Iookout for interesting trees, I stumbled across this spot while answering a call in Shediac Bridge.
Dr Ed Gilman has been a mentor to us, both through his books on structural pruning, and through seminars we’ve attended in Canada and the USA.
This excerpt from his book “An Illustrated Guide to Pruning Trees” covers some of the factors to consider when hiring an Arborist – a trained tree-care professional you can trust.
In addition to his work on structural pruning, his research on hurricane damage in trees and nursery methods for developing strong and stable roots, has been groundbreaking. Over the course of his career he’s managed to change the entire tree care industry in North America and around the world.
HOW TO HIRE AN ARBORIST
by Edward F. Gilman, University of Florida
Arborists make a career of caring for trees in urban and suburban landscapes. They work for companies commonly referred to as tree experts, tree services, tree care, arborists, tree specialists and others. Here are a few tips for selecting a company to work with your trees.