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February 20, 2019

Cold snap fails to kill ash borer in Manitoba

It looks as though the twin polar vortexes that hit Manitoba this winter have failed to kill the emerald ash borer. Ash trees will continue to be at risk, pest management biologist Fiona Ross says.

Too much road salt being put down in Vancouver?

While British Columbia's Lower Mainland continues to deal with an abnormally challenging winter, salt usage on roads and sidewalks has been excessive to the point where such covered areas feel like salt flats, one horticulturalist says. The city is putting down just the right amount of salt, but homeowners and businesses are overdoing it, he says, posing an environmental challenge.

Kamloops landscaper melting away winter

A Kamloops landscaping company is literally melting away winter. While storms continue to dump snow in the region, Lyons Landscaping is using a CT-15 Trecan Snowmelter that melts as much snow as six dump trucks can haul away in an hour.

Arborists on guard for oak wilt arrival in Canada

Arborists are on the watch for the potential Canadian arrival of oak wilt disease, a sweet-smelling fungus that can kill oak trees in much the same fashion as the emerald ash borer is killing ash trees. Currently, the disease is as close as Belle Isle in Michigan, a scant 600 metres from the Canadian border in Windsor.
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DoggieLawn: allowing dogs to do their business indoors

A new solution has been initiated in the United States that allows dogs to do their business indoors on days when it's just too cold for them to go outside. DoggieLawn is a service giving dogs the chance to answer nature's call inside on a patch of natural turf. So far, the service is not available in Canada. » Read More
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Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

February 20 - 21, 2019
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WCTA annual conference and show

February 20 - 22, 2019
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Canadian Golf Course Management Conference

March 4 - 7, 2019
Location: Banff, Alta.
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