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Recognising the Early Stages of Tree Disease

Tree Removal: 5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Remove a Tree or Not

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tree Removal: 5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Remove a Tree or Not

A garden filled with flourishing plants and flowers is a feast for the eyes, and a pleasant place to relax. A suitably placed tree can also serve to make your garden more aesthetically pleasing, whilst offering shade during the summer. However, as trees mature and grow they can sometimes become a hindrance. If you feel a tree on your property is more trouble than it is worth you might have to consider removing it.  Think about the following factors to help you decide if this should be the case or not.  Is Your Home at Risk? Some...

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Expert Advice | Important Information Your Arborist Would Have You Know

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Expert Advice | Important Information Your Arborist Would Have You Know

The stats are frightening. Did you know that about 900 million trees were being cut annually as of 2014? Unfortunately, the number is increasing, and deforestation is still doing quite some damage to the ecosystem. Thankfully, change begins with one person. That’s why you, as a tree owner, need to take good care of your trees. However, tree work is not as easy as it seems. Apart from planting them, they could be quite a handful to maintain. Below are some few things a tree expert would have you know about tree maintenance.  Take...

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What To Do When Branches Fall

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do When Branches Fall

If you have trees on your property, it’s almost certain that, from time-to-time, branches will come down, especially during periods of stormy weather.  Unfortunately, losing limbs can cause irreparable damage to trees if you don’t know how to care for them post-injury.  Here are some top tips on how to salvage your tree, should the worst happen and a branch comes down. Safety first Although your first reaction to a fallen limb might be to approach the tree and check out the damage, you could be placing yourself in danger...

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Maintenance Tips For Your Citrus Trees

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Maintenance Tips For Your Citrus Trees

Many backyards have citrus trees.  For your citrus trees to thrive, they will periodically require pruning and maintenance from your local tree services contractor. Read on to find out more. Why prune citrus trees? It’s important to have your citrus trees pruned for a number of reasons, including to keep them in shape to remove branches that are rubbing and causing damage to bark that could provide an entry point for disease to prevent damage to the tree during heavy cropping to ensure that the tree has sufficient air and sunlight,...

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Why tree topping is a bad idea

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why tree topping is a bad idea

Tree topping can be witnessed almost everywhere from the large number of disfigured trees around. Basically, tree topping is a tree removal practice of eliminating large branches or entire tops of trees, leaving lateral branches or stubs that are very small to take up the responsibility of a terminal leader. One of the main reasons behind tree topping is to cut the size of the tree due to its large size around a given property or because it’s posing a safety hazard. Oddly, topping is hardly a viable solution. Here are reasons why....

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Branch Drop In Eucalyptus Trees – Causes and Solutions

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Branch Drop In Eucalyptus Trees – Causes and Solutions

The graceful eucalyptus or gum tree is an Australian icon that adorns many gardens and backyards across the continent.   Although eucalyptus trees are pretty hardy, they can sometimes become prone to dropping branches, posing danger to both property and people.  But what causes this phenomenon and how can your local tree specialist help? Disease The usual cause of branch drop in eucalyptus trees is disease.  Look carefully at your tree.  If its leaves appear wilted or discoloured and are falling from the tree, an...

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Seven Questions to Put to Consideration Concerning Tree Removal

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Seven Questions to Put to Consideration Concerning Tree Removal

Trees provide climate moderation, keep air and water clean, and provide shade and beauty as well as increasing property value. Removal of a dying or dead tree altogether is wise as soon as you have noticed it. Delay in the removal of a tree poses a great danger to your property as more decay sets in. This article goes a long way to tell you when tree removal is necessary and why dead trees should be removed.    Is it a desirable species? Shallow roots damaging pavements and lawns, weak wood that breaks frequently, dropping of...

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Understanding Some Basic Differences in Timber for Home Projects

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Some Basic Differences in Timber for Home Projects

Choosing timber for home projects is not always as easy as you assume; wood may all look alike to you, but the way it’s been cut and treated will affect how well it performs for a variety of uses. Knowing a little bit about the basic differences in timber you might choose for home projects will help you to pick out the right pieces, and in turn ensure your project is successful and that it lasts. 1. Hardwood and softwood Hardwoods are those that come from leaf-bearing trees and softwood comes from trees that have cones. Hardwoods,...

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Trimming Your Citrus Trees: When, Why and How

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trimming Your Citrus Trees: When, Why and How

Growing citrus trees in your backyard will offer you an excellent source of fresh fruits as well as a shade where you can relax. The brightly coloured fruits and the green and glossy foliage of these trees will also create for you an elegant yard. Citrus fruits, unlike other fruits, may not need regular pruning to produce more fruits, but this doesn’t mean you should not prune them at all. Therefore, when you choose to do so, you need to know the best time for pruning as well as how to keep your trees disease-free and healthy during the...

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