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As we head towards the heart of winter and the deep freeze that it brings, chances are you are not thinking too much about the trees in your yard. Because snow and ice cover over everything in the winter, it’s easy to forget what your landscape actually looks like in fair weather. The truth, however,

trees and city landscape

In her 2016 book called Urban Forests, Jill Jones described the forests that circumscribe and punctuate large cities as beautiful cathedrals of shade. At Chipps Tree Care, where we are not always able to find such poetic words to express our love of trees, this is a favourite quotation. Many folks who live in big

Here on the Chipps Tree Care blog, we’ve often returned to the idea that a forest comprising thousands of trees can actually be considered a superorganism. Trees communicate through their root systems, share resources and warn each other of predators – they’re much chattier than they look! While many forests can be seen as approximations

With winter kicking into high gear here in the western region of Canada, pine tree season is in full swing. Of course, one might argue that pine tree season is all year round since coniferous trees don’t shed their greenery like deciduous trees do – however, in the winter season it’s pine trees alone that

As we’ve mentioned several times before here on the Chipps Tree Care Blog, the band of forest that runs through the middle of our fair province of Alberta is called the Northern Boreal Forest. Boreal Forests are what is know as a Biome – a very specific type of ecosystem that exists in different iterations