Is Your Tree at Risk of Storm Damage? 4 Things to Consider


Australia can be subjected to ferocious tropical storms which bring heavy rain and high winds that can damage trees. If you have large trees on your property, you will want to make sure that it can survive in storm conditions. A weak or damaged tree can present a hazard to your safety and your property as it could lose branches or fall onto your home. Below is a guide to 4 things you should consider when assessing a tree.

11 July 2017

The Root Cause of Termite Infestation: How a Tree Stump's Dead Roots Create a Highway to Your Home


Living trees provide shade, shelter, and beauty, education for young ones, and even fruit and nuts. However, in return, a mature tree requires lots of water and nutrients. To find water and nutrients, trees send out roots in all directions. Some of these roots may make their way toward your home's foundations and sewage pipes. While living roots can sometimes pose a hazard to the foundation of your home, dead roots can put your entire home at risk.

29 May 2017

Reasons Why Tree Pruning Is Necessary


An assumption some people make regarding tree pruning is that it is only necessary if they see dead branches on their tree. In reality, pruning is one of the integral services carried out to ensure tree maintenance as it provides a host of benefits. Knowing when to spot the signs that would indicate your tree requires pruning can significantly help in reducing the risk of having to resort to complete tree removal.

26 May 2017

Considering Solar Panels? Look At Your Trees First!


Autumn is a great time to install solar panels on your home. There is still plenty of sunshine around to be captured by the panels, and the sooner you install them, the faster you can lower your energy costs. Since these always rise in the winter as your family fights to keep warm, lower energy costs will be truly welcome. As someone who is environmentally conscious, you may have concerns about cutting down trees around your home so they don't put too much shade on your panels.

28 April 2017

How to Keep the Trees on Your Property Healthy and Safe


Mature trees on a property can enhance the view of your exterior space and also keep the soil on the property hydrated and healthy. In some cases, trees can even increase your property's overall resale value! While mature trees are often very strong on their own, you want to ensure you're doing everything you can to keep them healthy and safe; note a few tips for how to do this with trees you have on your own property.

24 April 2017

Teaching Your Kids Through Trees: How to Enrich Your Children's Lives Through Trees


In this world of technology, where a single screen can provide books, games, TV and education, children are missing out on the simple pleasures that today's adults once enjoyed. According to a recent report by Savlon and Play England, a quarter of children between the ages of 6-15 have never rolled down a hill, while a third of children have never climbed a tree. Where once the world outside was a place of wonder and adventure for children, it has now taken a back seat to the more convenient, as well as simpler, world of technology.

14 April 2017

Tree Removal: Dangers That Root Systems Pose


Homeowners will cut down a tree on their property for various reasons. Most commonly, this is because the tree is dying, is posing a risk of property damage or has started leaning to one side. When faced with the prospect of tree removal, some people may opt to have the tree cut down and a stump left in its place. Tree cutting is less time consuming than complete tree removal; however, in some situations, it would be essential to consider the complete elimination of the tree including its root system.

4 April 2017

Top Reasons Why Tree Removal Is Crucial


It is frowned upon to remove a tree that is entirely healthy. Thus, most homeowners will only consider tree removal if their tree is dying and it is just a matter of time before it topples over. Nonetheless, some other situations require the need for tree removal services. If you are not aware of the signs and symptoms, then you could end placing yourself and your property at risk. So what are some of the top reasons why tree removal would be crucial?

4 April 2017

Caring for Your Cherry Trees: 3 Common Problems


If you own cherry trees, you will want to ensure that they are kept in peak condition. There is a range of different varieties of cherry tree which will thrive in the warm Australian climate, producing wonderful flowers and tasty fruit. However, your fruit trees are at risk of damage caused by disease, rotting and fungus growth. Below is a guide to 3 common problems which can affect your cherry trees and the steps you need to take to combat them.

23 March 2017

Steps to Take When a Tree Falls in Your Backyard


Several factors can cause trees to fall, some of which are beyond your control. If there are strong winds or heavy storms in your area, they can make large tree branches to break and tree trunks to splinter and split. Such environmental factors are beyond human control, especially during the winter. However, if you don't maintain and regularly inspect your trees, they can contract diseases and weaken. When a tree falls on your backyard for whatever reason, it is essential for you to take the following steps to ensure your safety and protect your property.

21 March 2017