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What are the dark spots on our maple trees?

What are the dark spots on our maple trees?

Learn whether or not the dark spots on your trees are something to be concerned about
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How do we get rid of bats without hurting them?

How do we get rid of bats without hurting them?

Find out more about this multi-stage process to ensure your cottage becomes bat free
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Do you have any solutions for a smelly outhouse?

Do you have any solutions for a smelly outhouse?

Tips for fixing that odour coming from your outhouse
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How much value is added to a cottage if it’s for four season use?

How much value is added to a cottage if it's for four season use?

Find out approximately how much value will be added to a cottage if you're able to visit year round, as opposed to having no winter access
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What’s the best way to remove tannins from water?

What's the best way to remove tannins from water?

Find out what filter you need to extract tannins from your water
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What is the best way to identify shoals?

What is the best way to identify shoals?

Find out how you can mark hazards like shallow areas in your lake
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Are there ways to avoid taxes on your cottage?

Are there ways to avoid taxes on your cottage?

Learn more about the ins and outs of capital gains and inheritance tax
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Is there a right size of chainsaw for maintaining property?

Is there a right size of chainsaw for maintaining property?

Find out what chainsaw is right for keeping up your cottage property
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How can we deter a woodpecker at our cottage?

How can we deter a woodpecker at our cottage?

If you have a woodpecker wreaking havoc on your cottage, here are your options
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