Article Bank

FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF EACH ISSUE of the Ontario Arborist magazine, we load copies of our most popular columns and features here in our article bank. In addition to being an invaluable source of information, the online versions contain an added benefit not possible in the magazine – live links. So remember, if you read an article in print and want to visit a link but don't want to type in a long address, simply find the article here and click away. One caveat: articles date back almost 10 years so some of the links referenced in earlier publications may no longer be valid. We do our best to keep them current or remove outdated links but the web changes daily!

Author: Jen Llewellyn
Issue: January-February 2011
The debate between the use of native and non-native plants in the landscape has been a pretty hot topic in Canada and the United States. No doubt you’ve been having your own discussions with clients and colleagues...
Author: Jen Llewellyn
Issue: March-April 2011
Specifications for tree species can be puzzling these days what with the near-moratorium on planting ash (Fraxinus sp.) and Norway maple (Acer platanoides) in several jurisdictions. Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) and honeylocust (Gleditsia tricanthos var. inermis) are still good choices but most plans are calling for more species biodiversity. So what else should we be planting, especially in tough urban sites?

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