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August, 2018

Plant blindness

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on August 14, 2018 about plant identification skills. It stated that the USA has a growing case of ‘plant blindness‘- a term used by botanists to describe the inability to identify basic plants. It’s a short article worth reading. If you visit the website above you can […]

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Enjoy August colors in the landscape

Alright, let’s take a break from smoky skies and enjoy the colors in our landscapes. We can enjoy the plants below for their color or for planting inspiration. And as always, if you need tools come see us at one of our two locations. We have all the tools you need for your landscaping needs. […]

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Have you checked on your trees?

The Tri-City News ran a short story on Coquitlam street trees this past Friday, August 17, 2018. The city installs watering bags on its street trees every summer and crews fill them up every two weeks. However, when we hit a dry spell, our city trees need extra watering and that’s where residents in all […]

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Chainsaw therapy

In my nightmares, the chain on my chainsaw screams as it comes off the bar and wraps itself around my hand or it flies right off and tests my face shield. Then I wake up and realize everything is fine. I’m still Landscape Industry and ISA certified. CLT test Now, the more I use chainsaws, […]

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Pole pruner magic

I love my pole pruners! They serve a beautiful function in-between my Felco snips and chainsaws. And when I use pole pruners, I don’t usually need a ladder. A perfect situation I raised some tree branches on two different properties recently because they were starting to interfere with delivery trucks. Normally, that would be a […]

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Are you still holding on to your antiques?

My kids and I love visiting my sister’s ranch outside Kamloops. The drive is very scenic and much faster now that we no longer have to stop for diaper changes. The ranch is very quiet and the sunsets are spectacular. The kids quickly turn the place into a playground because my sister’s outdoor riding rink […]

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Self-propelled dream

Lately I’ve been hanging out on Quora.com where visitors can ask any question they want and when they find an answer they like, they up-vote it to make the writer rank higher. As a top ten writer in landscaping, as of last week, I get to answer a lot of questions and many of them […]

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