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I look around the city and surrounding areas and I am concerned about the number of oak trees that are showing signs of distress. I even see the problems with the na├»ve bur oaks growing across the road from where I live. As a business I diagnose tree problems. I have found that oaks can …

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By Mike Allen Written for the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Tree Care’ Column October 5th, 2008 There is hardly a week that goes by that I do not receive a request for information or to visit and inspect large trees. Typically people are concerned about the safety of these trees, or perhaps they feel the tree …

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By Mike Allen Written for the Winnipeg Free Press April 9th, 2008 A reader of my Tree Care articles called me up and asked why do I focus the content of my articles on problems with trees and shrubs rather than the benefits? The reader’s point is well taken. In my business when there are …

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By Mike Allen Written for the Winnipeg Free Press September 19, 2007 Each fall I get numerous questions about tree and shrub problems that occurred during the previous summer months. here are a few common problems in 2007. ASH TREES Many people have called me up asking, ‘Why are there so many dying ash trees’? …

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By Mike Allen Written for the Lee Valley Tools newsletter August, 2007 http://www.leevalley.com/newsletters/Gardening/2/4/article3.htm Gardeners often face tough decisions regarding the sizes of their mature trees, especially if the trees are crowding each other and casting heavy shade over shrubs, perennials and grass. Once crowding sets in, the health of those plants will be questionable at …

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By Mike Allen Written for the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Tree Care’ Column June 12th, 2005 The warmer days of spring are welcomed by most people as the flowers emerge, the leaves appear, and the grass grows lush with the fresh emerald colours. This is also the time when many of our trees and woody shrubs …

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By Mike Allen Written for the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Tree Care’ Column February 13, 2005 Pruning a branch is like carving a turkey. It can be done properly and effortlessly, or it can be butchered and end up looking like a mess. In Manitoba there are two main groups of above ground woody plants: DECIDUOUS …

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By Michael Allen Written for the Manitoba Gardener Magazine: Volume 7, Number 5, Winter 2004, pp 28-29 The long Prairie winter has traditionally spurred the drive to develop woody landscaping plants with an appeal that adds visual interest to the winter garden. For deciduous, broadleaved plants that are leafless from late September to the middle …

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By Mike Allen Written for Winnipeg Free Press ‘Tree Care’ Column November 7, 2004 I have chosen a few questions that I have received from readers in recent months that I thought I would share with you along with my responses. Questions regarding evergreen trees and shrubs make up three-quarters of the inquiries I receive. …

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by Mike Allen Written for Canadian Trees magazine Volume 1, Number 1, 2004 pp 20 -23 Canada is a country of trees. A symbolic maple tree leaf is emblazoned on the national flag. Major forest vegetation regions, across Canada can be geographically broken down for simplicity into five distinct forest regions *: Western Mountain coniferous, …

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