Do you have questions about your tree species? Our qualified pruners will be able to enlighten and inform you by showing you the difference between the trees.
The maple is the emblematic tree of Canada, its leaf even appearing on the country’s flag. Canada has a dozen species that are endemic to it. The maple is a robust and tall tree that can reach several tens of meters. Its wood is used to make furniture, flooring and plywood. Maple is famous for its sap. The latter is transformed into maple syrup or sugar.
Able to reach 60 m in height and 3 to 6 m in diameter, the western red cedar can be recognized by its shiny red or brown bark. This evergreen tree grows all along the west coast of North America to northern California, and in the Rocky Mountains to northern Idaho. This giant can exceed 1,000 years if it is preserved from all human exploitation.
It is a conifer that can reach 30 m in height. Its bark has a yellowish-brown color, and its needles vary from dark green to yellow-green. Its robustness makes it suitable for uses such as railway sleepers or reinforcement structure for mine tunnels. It is familiar to the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
The paper birch can reach 25 m in height with a diameter of 40 cm. Its bark frays like strips of chalky white paper. Its wood has little resistance to humidity; therefore, it is used for the manufacture of interior furniture. It is also used as an ornamental tree in many parts of Canada, especially in the province of Saskatchewan.
White spruce can be recognized by its blue-green needles mixed with white lines and dots. Their bark varies from pale gray to dark gray depending on their age. Its wood is quite strong and is often used as construction timber. Spruce can reach 25 m in height and 60 cm in diameter.
White pine can easily reach 30 m in height and 1 m in diameter. It is used as an ornament in parks and large properties. Its blue-green needles stack on top of each other to provide dense foliage. Its wood is easily worked and is used in the manufacture of doors, windows and wooden sculptures. It is widespread from Ontario to the Atlantic provinces and in the north-central and northeastern United States.
Yellow birch is found from southeastern Manitoba to the Atlantic provinces and the northeastern United States. It is almost 25 m high and 60 cm in diameter. Its leaves are recognizable by their dark green color on the top, and pale yellow below. Its bark tends to peel in thin strips that become reddish-brown patches when mature. Its wood is generally used to make furniture.
Knowing the species of trees in your area allows you to determine which variety and species to plant. Indeed, each tree requires a particular type of soil and climate to grow properly. By making the wrong choice, you risk harming its growth and health.
In addition, by knowing the species of trees that grow in your home, you can exploit them effectively. For example, subalpine fir is better suited for making poles and piles, while yellow birch is more suitable for indoor furniture because it does not withstand bad weather.
If you are true nature lovers, you should take care of your trees. It is for this reason that it is essential to know their essence. At Arboxygen, we are ready to come and identify the essence of all the trees present in your property. We give you advice on the maintenance of your trees and to promote their health.
If you’re considering planting new trees, we’ll also tell you which species suit your soil and climate best, as well as the area of your estate where they would be best planted.