Douglas Fir Bark Beetle

Bark Beetle galleries

Over the last few seasons we have seen an explosion of both Douglas fir bark beetle and Spruce bark beetle in the southern interior. Widespread infests have caused mortality to many old veteran trees in the Columbia Valley. Spotting the signs of attack and removing infestested trees is the only option to reduce the population once it attacks standing trees. The other options we have for prevention is to apply MCH pheromone patches to help protect valuable trees and stands.

A short time after the Douglas-fir beetle attacks a tree it produces an antiaggregative pheromone (MCH) to regulate the number of attacks in a host tree. Synthetic formulations of MCH have proven very effective in preventing attack of the Douglas-fir beetle. The MCH is contained in small plastic dispensers deployed at regular intervals throughout the stand to be protected. Contact us at or 1-888-431-8733 to help protect your trees this spring.



Vista Enhancement

View enhancement- Windermere BCOften views are obscured over time by encroaching vegetation. We are experts at properly pruning and or selectively removing trees to ensure those million dollar views are maintained. The attached photo is a before and after view from our clients deck in Windermere BC. It is very important for the health of the trees to access the canopies without the use of spurs (spikes used to ascend). To help maintain the health of your trees and to enhance your views make sure to hire professionally certified Arborists and ensure they don't climb your trees using spurs!

Tree Removal Golden BC

Tree removal Golden BCWe are specialists in large and hazardous tree removals. We are properly trained and certified climbing arborists with many years of experience removing trees in confined and hazardous situations. Using properly trained and certified professionals helps to ensure a safe and successful outcome for your tree removal needs and also protects you the homeowner from any potential liability. The attached picture is from a tree removal project in Golden BC.

Green Leaf is Hiring!

We have a position available in the Columbia Valley for a skilled climber with ISA certification. We are seeking a production climber to lead a crew and to provide excellent tree services to our customers. Experience required in all facets of tree care from removals, fine pruning and structural bracing etc. Drop us a line at or call 250-344-0188 for more details

Dormant Oil Spraying

Minimize usage of those nasty pesticides and take advantage of Dormant Spraying. Dormant spraying refers to spraying during the season of the year when deciduous trees and shrubs are leafless, and buds are in the overwintering, dormant condition. Materials applied as dormant sprays include horticulturals oils (dormant oil) and lime sulphur. Horticultural oils mix with water to form a milky emulsion. After the water evaporates, a thin layer of oil is left on the tree. Any overwintering stages of insects such as eggs or pupae, when sprayed with dormant oil, will suffocate. Some examples of these insects are scales, mites, aphids and eggs of moths, such as leafrollers. We will begin spraying in March 2014 prior to buds swelling.

Technical Tree Removal- Lake Louise Alberta

speedline removalGreen Leaf was recently commissioned by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts to remove an uprooted spruce tree with extensive decay which threatened to fall onto a propane tank and delivery system. With no room below the tree to place any pieces our skilled climber employed a speedline rigging system to safely lower all limbs and wood to a landing zone away from the propane tank. Technical removals like this are our specialty! We are trained and certified to deal with such hazards in confined spaces.