The Essential Guide to Winterizing Trees in Edmonton

The Ultimate Edmonton Tree Winterizing Guide

Among the hustle and bustle of fast-paced lives, we often overlook the silent giants that grace our surroundings—trees. Their beauty is an artistry painted by nature, and their presence provides a sense of serenity that's both calming and refreshing. Trees, with their lush canopies and changing foliage, are the guardians of our environment in this Canadian northern climate. They offer shelter to countless creatures, purify the air we breathe, and stand tall as reminders of the delicate balance of our ecosystem. But to ensure these arboreal wonders thrive and continue to enhance our world, we must recognize the importance of our Edmonton arborist, especially when it comes to our cold climates.

As the seasons change and winter's chill approaches, the need for proper tree care and protective barriers becomes paramount. At Trusty Tree Services, our team of dedicated arborists specializes in the art of winterizing trees during the dormant winter season. With the knowledge and experience to protect them from harsh elements and cold damage, we ensure they not only survive the winter but flourish come spring, protecting nature's wonders from potential damage. From expert pruning to prevent snow and ice damage to deep root fertilization to strengthen their defenses, we are the trusted partners you need to safeguard your arboreal companions. Don't wait until the cold snap and first snowfall, let's ensure your trees' health and vitality through the winter months. 

Embrace The Frost: The Art Of Winterizing Trees

Winter's arrival transforms our world into a serene, snow-covered wonderland. It's a season when our trees stand resilient, bracing themselves against the bitter cold and the weight of snow and ice. Just as we prepare our homes for the colder months, it's crucial to ensure that our arboreal companions are ready for the challenges of winter. Join us as we delve into the intricate art of winterizing trees and understand the importance of why wrapping trees for winter is an essential practice to protect and preserve these magnificent beings.

Understanding Edmonton’s Winter Threats

To appreciate the significance of winterizing trees, one must first grasp the perils they face during the cold season. The weight of snow as well as ice can exert tremendous pressure on tree branches, leading to damaged branches or even breakage. The freezing temperatures in Edmonton can desiccate leaves and delicate branches, weakening their overall health. Furthermore, the soil's moisture tends to freeze, making it difficult to access essential nutrients and water, leaving them vulnerable to dehydration. Read on to explore the top 5 steps needed for winterizing trees during our cold Canadian winters.

1. The Necessity of Proper Pruning

The first step in the winterization process is proper pruning. Trees should be pruned during the fall to remove any dead, diseased, or weakened branches. This not only prevents potential hazards during winter storms but also allows them to allocate their energy more effectively, focusing on maintaining their core structure and health.

2. Deep Root Fertilization: Nourishing From Within

Another vital aspect of winterizing trees is deep-root fertilization. This process involves injecting essential nutrients directly into the soil surrounding the entire tree root system. This ensures that even once frost hits, they have access to the nutrients they need to survive and promote root growth. The added benefit is that when they are well-nourished, they are more resilient to cold weather stress and are more likely to thrive once the climate changes and spring arrives.

3. Protective Wrapping: A Shield Against The Extreme Cold

Tree wrapping is a crucial step in safeguarding any type of tree from snow cover and winter damage. Wrapping the tree trunk with a specialized wrap provides insulation, shielding the bark from extreme temperature fluctuations and adding that extra insulation protection in our harsh climate and cold temperatures. This layer of extra protection is essential also to deter pests and rodents that might otherwise cause damage during the winter months.

4. Mulching Barrier: Preserving Soil Moisture & Temperature

Adding a layer of mulch surrounding the tree's base is another essential practice to protect them in winter weather. Several inches of mulch around the tree base act as a natural insulator, helping to prevent frozen soil and regulating the soil temperature as well as moisture levels to prevent severe damage at the base. This simple but effective technique can make a significant difference in its ability to endure harsh, cold winter conditions.

5. The Role Of Pest & Disease Management

During winter, animals, pests, and diseases might still pose a threat. Proper management measures should be part of your winterization plan to prevent not only disease and insect damage but animal damage as well. Our experienced arborist can identify potential issues and provide the necessary treatments to protect them from infestations that can weaken tree cells during the winter months.

The Beauty of Winterizing Trees in Edmonton

Wrapping a tree for winter stands as a symbol of resilience and strength. Its branches, laden with snow, glisten in the winter sun, casting a serene and picturesque scene. While we often associate trees with the vibrant colors of spring, the cool shade of summer, and the leaves’ beauty in the fall, prepping a tree for winter offers a unique form of beauty. You can prepare almost any type for winter, from deciduous trees, evergreen trees, or fruit trees to ornamental trees.

There is something inherently inspiring about a hardy tree that endures the harshest of conditions, emerging unscathed and ready to burst forth with life when spring returns. It's a reminder of the enduring beauty of nature and its remarkable ability to adapt, evolve, and thrive.

It becomes evident that this process is not just a means of protection but also an act of respect and appreciation for the trees that grace our lives. Prepping your tree for winter is a testament to our commitment to preserving the natural world and ensuring the enduring beauty of our surroundings. Tailoring your approach to the specific tree types in your landscape or the weather in your area ensures their health and vitality through the freezing wind, heavy snow, and colder months.

When you invest in the winter health of your trees, you invest in a greener, more vibrant future for yourself and generations to come. As winter approaches, embrace the art of winterizing trees and let these magnificent beings continue to inspire and beautify our world. Read on to see how we can make the difference that protects these gems for generations to come.

Your Trusted Partners in Winterizing Tree Care

In the realm of tree care, Trusty Tree Services isn't just a name—it's a promise. A promise to nurture and safeguard the silent giants that grace our landscapes, a commitment to conserving the natural beauty of our surroundings, as well as a dedication to being the ultimate tree expert you can rely on. Let's take a journey to discover why Trusty Tree Services stands out as the unrivaled authority when it comes to caring for your leafy or pine-covered companions.

A Heritage of Arboricultural Excellence

We don't simply dabble in tree care; it's our heritage and passion. With roots dating back generations, our legacy is steeped in arboricultural excellence. Our founders were arborists themselves, deeply ingrained with the love of trees and a profound understanding of their needs. This heritage of knowledge and devotion to trees flows through every branch of our organization.

The Knowledge that Grows with Every Season

One reason we stand out as the tree experts is our unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Trees are intricate beings, and understanding their unique biology, behavior, and needs requires a constant dedication to learning. Our team of arborists undergoes rigorous training and stays at the forefront of the industry's latest advances, ensuring that our expertise is as vibrant and dynamic as the trees we care for.

Tailored Solutions for Every Tree

Just as no two trees are alike, our approach is never one-size-fits-all. We understand that each type has its own story to tell and its own set of challenges or aspirations. That's why our services are carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of your trees. Whether it's pruning, deep root fertilization, disease management, grounds maintenance, providing nutrient-rich soil, or winterization for our harsh winters, our solutions are as unique as the trees themselves.

An Environmental Stewardship Ethos

We take our roles as environmental stewards very seriously. Beyond just caring for trees, we strive to protect and enhance the entire ecosystem. Our sustainable practices not only ensure the health and longevity of your trees but also contribute to a greener, healthier world for everyone. We believe that every tree we care for is a part of a broader commitment to our planet's well-being.

Committed to Your Tree’s Future

At Trusty Tree Services, we’re not just here for a one-time job, we're here for the long haul. Our relationship with you and your trusty tree is built on trust, care, and a shared vision of a lush, vibrant future. Whether they are an integral part of your home's aesthetic appeal or a vital component of your local environment, we are your partners in nurturing their growth, resilience, and longevity.

Experience the Trusty Difference

In a world where trees quietly offer their beauty and benefits, Trusty Tree Services is the voice that speaks on their behalf. Our mission is simple yet profound: to be the ultimate expert dedicated to the care and preservation of these natural wonders.

Wrapping Trees for Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult — Trusty Tree Services Can Get It Done Promptly and Efficiently 

Don't wait—embrace the Trusty Tree Services difference today, and let's ensure your trees thrive! Contact us today, and let's start your journey to a greener, more beautiful tomorrow.

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Preethy Thomas
October 8, 2023

What a fantastic crew!!! Sarah & Shane came and trimmed my rather large tree. Such a professional, knowledgeable, caring, capable and courteous crew. Very well done from beginning to end.They did a fabulous job!

Greg Demuynck
October 4, 2023
Brenda Moore
September 25, 2023

Trusty Trees did their magic at my Mothers house in Fort Saskatchewan. Mikex2 we’re on time, organized and knew their business. Gave the trees a good haircut as they had a lot of dead areas. Very pleased with their service, would definitely recommend them! Much thanks Mike and Mike.

Dwayne Thiessen
September 10, 2023

We had a crew from Trusty tree services to come and remove 6, 40 foot aspen trees. They did an awesome job. They were very knowledgeable and very considerate of our property and our neighbours property. They had our yard and neighbours yards totally cleaned up when they were finished. I would highly recommend Trusty Tree Services

Ron Tkachuk
August 22, 2023

We had a crew from Trusty Tree Services trim three trees on our property a few weeks ago, sorry for the late review. Couldn't be happier with the whole process. From the estimate to the final clean up, everything went very well. I contacted other companies for estimates, didn't even get a call back. Thanks again Trusty Tree for a great job!

Matt H
August 4, 2023

Trusty Tree Services came out and pruned our Amur Cherry tree in Fort Saskatchewan and did a great job. The technicians were knowledgeable and gave me tips on how to better take care of our tree. The technicians were friendly and polite and cleaned up before they left. I would definitely recommend Trusty Tree Service!

Sarah Wilson
July 25, 2023

Excellent job! I highly recommend this company. I will be calling again this fall! I am very happy.

Cindy Grier
July 7, 2023

We had an amazing experience with Trusty Tree. They gave a prompt estimate for some very difficult trees in our campground. They arrived on time and began work immediately. Their expertise shone through as they brought down the trees on point! Friendly, informative, professional and outstanding workmanship. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Shout out to Colton, Joe and Adrian - great work!

Deanna Craig
July 5, 2023

We had Trusty Tree out this year to shape and thin 4 trees and 3 Mugo Pine shrubs. I was impressed with a quick appt for the quote and then quick response for booking. Our trees were pruned earlier in the season as this was the recommended timeframe, and the Mugo Pine shrubs pruned later in the spring after the new growth appeared. I'm pleased with the crew that came out, they were polite, professional and experienced. We are happy with how our trees and shrubs look and feel the price was fair. We would definitely recommend Trusty Tree and will have them back in the future. Thanks for taking extra time with us to talk about proper pruning too!

Mark stime
June 26, 2023

Very professional and courteous crew. Difficult tree to cut down with bucket truck given clearances.

christine Maclean
June 22, 2023

I am a new widow and my yard work is so overwhelming, I called Trusty tree to come over and give me a quote. Because my husband who has slways been in love with taking great care of our home,has passed I am here to do it alone.Trusty tree are the most professional people I dealt with..And they actually had the most professional quote,they took pictures of my Tree to elaborate on what needed to be done,and explained why everything had to be done in a certain way...after 3 other companies coming out I realized that Trusty Trees quote was extremely fair. So when the Trusty Tree crew arrived to prune my beloved tree, they were ready, and really understood the sentimental value of my tree that my late husband and I used to sit under every night. The crew members Joe and Shane collaborated beautifully brought down the required amount of my tree..They had a fantastic chipper on site and they also cleaned up the yard so beautifully after the cutting was done...If anyone reads this review,please understand how much that tree meant to me and my late husband. Joe and Shane gave it a loving and caring trim, and they where not only hard working but very informative of the process,and very just great guys,they included their sense of humor to make the trimming process easier on me. THEY were so compasionate and understanding . I thank them for that..... If you are thinking of pruning your gorgeous beloved tree, Trusty Tree has got be your only choice. THESE GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! My name is Christine and if anyone wants to contact me about what a great job this crew did..please do!!!

Sarah Whyte
June 22, 2023

Trusty Tree is a great place to work. Management is caring and hardworking. Equipment is of high quality and maintained professionally. Smooth operation and always great communication between management and team members.Looking for a place to work? This is the place.

Carla Hanak
May 26, 2023

I highly recommend Trusty Tree Services! From start to finish everything was handled promptly, professionally and courteously! They are very knowledgeable and efficient. I really liked how they explained things. We will definitely have them back for some fall work. Thanks to everyone!

Darryl Edinga
May 23, 2023
Karli Butler
May 19, 2023

We were sad to see our tree go, but it wasn’t well and bigger and bigger branches were breaking off; however our Trusty Tree Arborists did a great job. Thanks to @Sarah and @Michael and thanks for the excellent service Trusty Tree.

gary hnatko
May 17, 2023

Excellent, prompt, efficient and professional service. Team was very pleasant to work with. In and out in no time. Clean worksite. Would definitely recommend.

Linda Lankoff
May 11, 2023

The services provided were both reasonably priced and work done was excellent!

Marylyn Reed
May 5, 2023

Very fast professional and thorough work done on both my experiences with Trusty tree Service. Good cleanups and answered all questions. They made valid suggestions which I appreciated. Thank you.

Stephen Davidson
May 4, 2023

Excellent experience. Very knowledgeable experienced crew. Safety is a priority .Highly recommend . Great Job!

Darci White
May 3, 2023

Very speedy and clean-up was amazing. Thanks guys

Gordon Sandberg
April 28, 2023

Thanks to Mike and the crew for doing a great job on Grenfell Ave St Albert. Very professional service.

Colleen Butler
April 27, 2023

Fantastic! The team did an excellent job pruning and shaping our trees. Thank you

Paul Whattam
April 27, 2023

This was the second time I've used this company for mature tree removal. This time 4 fully grown columnar Aspen trees located close to fencing, a deck and between 2 houses were successfully removed with no damage to the aforementioned structures but also nearby concrete curbing. Work was done as scheduled, quickly and neatly. Very satisfied with the work.

Rob Butler
April 25, 2023

Great service by the guys at Trusty Tree Services. Very professional and knowledgeable. They really knew their stuff about how to properly prune each type of tree in our yard. Our trees look so much better now and will have the opportunity to thrive. Good care for our garden ornaments and great cleanup afterwards.Thank-you

Darvin Mills
April 24, 2023

Mike And Shay trimmed 11 trees in and around our complex this morning and did an amazing job. They were professional and punctual. Arrived on time, very efficient and ensured that all branches were clean up before leaving. Very pleasant to work with and we look forward to working with Trusty Tree Service over the summer and fall.

Lionel Grobel
April 22, 2023
Judith Hum
April 20, 2023

The gentlemen took down a long dead tree YAY !!!! Professional, honest and did a super job THX !!!!

Shelley Honey
April 18, 2023

Thank you Sarah for all of your help!

Sherry Honey
April 17, 2023

Sarah was very knowledgeable and walked us through the options of our tree removal. The team was friendly and overall a great experience. Would highly recommend Trusty Tree Services.

Paul Cairns
April 13, 2023

I look for three things when it comes to service: 1) friendly attitude, 2) timeliness, and 3) efficiency. The crew were excellent in all three scores. It was great to see a clean truck, maintained gear, and use of personal protective equipment as well. This is a great choice for tree care. Done in less than an hour!!!

Dean Mason
April 12, 2023

Mike’s crew did an amazing job for us - pruned trees & removed every visible black knot fungus. They picked up every twig & left our yard tidy. Very personal & professional crew - would strongly recommend their services ! 👍

Bea & Randall Huisman
April 12, 2023

Sarah and crew were here this morning and did one terrific job of trimming all of our trees. I highly recommend them to everyone needing any tree services done.

April 11, 2023

Sarah and Danny did a great job removing a large tree from the front of my yard. I was impressed with the time efficiency and clean up. I would recommend.

Christina Colenutt
January 19, 2023

When Trevor came to quote my yard at my new house, he helped me identify all the trees and shrubs, and clearly explained what work needed to be done. When the day came to do the work, Kolton and Carl were friendly and also walked me through what they were doing and why (I'm interested in these things and was asking questions). They did their best to save my cherry that is infected with black knot. Looking forward to having them come back to continue tree maintenance in the future.

Jenn C
September 26, 2022
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April 6, 2022
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January 25, 2022
Lisan Maclean
September 15, 2021

We had trusty trees! Cut down our tree and put all new grass down in our back yard and it's absolutely beautiful 😊 Also the crew are very friendly and extremely hard workers! Thank again ❣️

Matthew Hudon (Matt SH)
July 6, 2021

Excellent value for the work they provide. Our crew was very professional and cleaned up the area they chipped in, right down to the pavement.

Trevor Small
June 13, 2021

Trusty Tree is great. Had them remove two trees with cleanup and shredding. looks great and would use again!

Jessy Yau
June 8, 2021

We had a tree in our yard that had died a few years earlier and wasn’t sure who to call. We called Sunstar who recommended Trusty Tree to us. Trevor came out to look at our tree. We didn’t realize we had another Tree that was diseased. He sent us a quote very quickly. He was able to book a time for tree removal, stump grinding, as well as planting our new trees. The project was done in the timeline provided. The crews showed up on time or earlier than expected which was amazing! They were very professional. I would hire Trusty Tree again!

Renee Pelech
June 7, 2021
keith b
June 5, 2021

Professional, courteous and reasonable pricing. Keep it local folks!

Rick McBryer
June 4, 2021

Excellent service. Good response time and automatic communication / payment system. Work was done effectively and efficiently.

Jay Lewis
June 4, 2021

Fantastic experience, staff was friendly and prompt. Left our acreage clean and tidy. Defiantly recommend Trusty Tree.

Graham Wyllie
June 3, 2021

They were on time did a great job & would recommend them any time.

David Provost
June 3, 2021
Sales Tech Patrol
June 2, 2021

Great service, Always happy to please. The team is great excellent at cleaning up and making everything look great. Highly recommend Trusty Tree.

Roger Crispin
June 2, 2021

Well done. Good service.

Lisa Johnston
June 2, 2021

Trusty tree has been doing work for a condo association for the last few years. They are always reliable, and thorough and easy to deal with.