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Problems with Bur Oak Trees and How Can We Help Them

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…

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THE CARE OF MATURE AND VERY LARGE TREES

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…

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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…

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SUMMER PROBLEMS WITH ASH, SPRUCE, PINE AND CEDAR TREES

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…

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ARE TREES AND SHRUBS CROWDING OUT YOUR YARD?

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…

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TREES, SHRUBS PRONE TO PESTS IN MONTH OF JUNE

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…

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THE BASICS OF TREE PRUNING

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…

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TREES FOR A MANITOBA WINTER

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…

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TREATING TREES, SHRUBS REQUIRES PROPER CARE

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…

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CANADA’S TREE REGIONS

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…

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