Bark Beetles Can Kill Trees

Bark Beetles Can Kill Trees

We have four major bark beetle species in BC that are causing forest management concerns. They are small and bore through the bark of trees to feed on the layer between the bark and wood called the phloem. Douglas-fir beetles actively attack mature Douglas-fir trees...
All About Peach Trees

All About Peach Trees

When are peaches in season you ask? You’re in luck, because the peach harvest has begun and will continue through to September. If you buy what you can fresh off the tree (or even better, picked off your own tree) the fruit is easy to freeze and is especially...
Summer Landscaping Tips

Summer Landscaping Tips

Planting for Water Conservation Planting native species is another way to conserve water through the summer months. If you are living on the west coast of BC in Sechelt or Gibsons, you will have higher rainfall than the semi-arid desert zone of Kamloops and your...
How To Take Care Of Your Apricot Trees

How To Take Care Of Your Apricot Trees

Apricot trees are the first to bloom, and their fruit is ready and ripe for picking by early July. Apricots have a low crop every third or fourth year and some varieties, such as Tomcot and Goldbar are vulnerable to winter and spring frost. Before planting your...
Landscaping for Fire Suppression

Landscaping for Fire Suppression

Fire Resistant Tree Species Most species of deciduous [leafy] trees are more fire resistant than conifers as they have moist leaves and watery sap. The papery bark of birch trees, however, can ignite easily and any dead or dry branches, especially if they are close to...