Spring, such a beautiful exciting time for us nature lovers. It often feels like winter drags on through so much of our Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere but it really is a remarkable experience as the outdoors come alive once again. One thing that I particularly enjoy is all of all the beautiful flowers that come with Spring. I want to take this time to educate you on the subject of ‘Flowers’ yes, you will always associate Spring with the beautiful Daffodils and Tulips…but what about all the deciduous trees that produce beautiful flowers as well? Many tree […] The post Witness the Explosion of Spring appeared first on Western Landscape Services.
Happy Earth Day to all! At Western Landscape Services we believe Earth is every day, after all we only have one planet so why should we recognize the basis of our existence on just one day? Regardless, to celebrate, we are hitting up our second school of the year for our Plant a Tree Make Our City Cool Program! The lucky grade 6 class will get outside and help plant a large native tree species on the school property and learn about the importance of trees in our urban environment. This leads me to bring up something important, there […] The post Everyday is Earth Day! appeared first on Western Landscape Services.
To kick off this years first Plant a Tree Make Our City Cool program we decided to travel a really far distance to deliver an educational session to some super cute pre-kindergarden students. We went all the way to the American School of Guatemala! Well, not literally, but digitally we were able to deliver a great version of Plant a Tree Make Our City Cool. The focus of the presentation was geared to how ‘Trees are Cool’. Given the circumstances of using Skype we had to make sure it was really interactive to keep the kids engaged. Pat Mocc went […] The post Pat Mocc Goes International! appeared first on Western Landscape Services.
One thing we at Western Landscape Services are passionate about is educating our future generations about the importance of trees in our urban and natural environments. We encourage getting in touch with Nature whether you are young or old! A study according to authors of a recent AAP statement stated the average 8-year-old spends eight hours daily using different forms of media (computers, tablets etc.) This number is even higher for the average teen! My point here, is not only does screen time need to be monitored in the household, but perhaps different forms of learning in schools is the answer […] The post Outdoor Schools appeared first on Western Landscape Services.
As many of you are aware, the Emerald Ash Borer has made itself known in the Kingston area. Future concerns are now being focused on the Acer (Maple) genus. Similarly to what is happening with Ash trees has also happened with Ulmus (Elm) trees in the past. Jog your memory and think of the last time you saw an elm tree? Can’t remember? Dutch elm disease decimated our elm trees in the 1950s. There are very few left, so consider yourself lucky if you have a beautiful, mature elm to admire. Professor John Ball of South Dakota State University states […] The post Our Future Challenges with Emerald Ash Borer appeared first on Western Landscape Services.
Our mission statement here at Western is ‘In Partnership with Mother Nature’ this something we refer to everyday. It is the foundation of our business practices and principles. In order to effectively follow our mission statement we depend not only on management but also our crews out in the field! During the busy season, we have monthly safety/ team building meetings where we review safety policies and discuss topics related to the industry. For one particular meeting in the summer I decided to ask all our staff ” What does being In Partnership with Mother Nature mean to you?” The […] The post What Does ‘In Partnership with Mother Nature’ Mean to us? appeared first on Western Landscape Services.
Western Landscape is proud of the community in which we serve. On a Yearly basis we aim to visit 10 schools to educate students about the importance of trees in urban environments. This school in particular was lots of fun as we had two of our arborists compete in a climbing competition in the school’s gymnasium! As you can see the in the video below, the kids were BEYOND excited. Not only does this make me happy students were engaged in an activity we put on for them, but I hope that this will spark our future generations interest in […] The post Arborist- Not just any job! appeared first on Western Landscape Services.