The Western Redcedar

The Western Redcedar

British Columbia’s Official Tree The above photo taken near Tofino BC, proves how large the Western Redcedar can grow. As pictured, mature trees can reach soaring heights of 60 meters with broad weight bearing trunks. They grow in nutritious moist soil in forests...
Three Big Reasons to Save Trees

Three Big Reasons to Save Trees

Although there are literally 7.9 billion reasons to save the planet’s trees, we’ve listed here what could be termed as the top three. 1. Breathing. Trees are the lungs of the planet, purifying the air and giving us the oxygen, we breathe. Planting and protecting trees...
What is a petrified forest?

What is a petrified forest?

Petrified wood results when time and mineralization replace organic material in trees, turning them to stone. The above photo is from the late Triassic epoch approximately 230 million years ago. Petrified forests are found world wide, and most sites are protected by...
Wildfire Prevention Tips

Wildfire Prevention Tips

Well folks, unfortunately it looks like we’re headed for another wildfire summer. We are now under a provincial state of emergency as wildfires grow, forcing evacuations and alerts. There are several things you can do as a property owner to suppress the possibility of...
Managing Invasive Tree Pests

Managing Invasive Tree Pests

It’s important to assess and manage insect invasions before they kill the tree, adding fuel to wildfire conditions. Left unchecked, invasive pests spread to other trees, resulting in widespread damage to urban forests. Boring insects attack a wide range of species...