Benefits of Hiring a Professional Arborist


Numerous homeowners often pay too much attention to keeping what is inside their houses in good shape at the expense of neglecting what is found outside. Unfortunately, that is similar to the case when it comes to tree care; many people want to reap the most out of the benefits that trees bring to their landscaping but are willing to do little to keep the trees healthy. Trees can provide cool shade, especially during those sweltering days of summer, add beauty to your landscape, and even allow you to create more functional space in your compound by constructing a tree house.

22 December 2015

Don't Disease Your Trees: Keep Your Lopping Tools Clean And Sharp


Summer storm activity in Australia is not unusual, and this violent weather often leaves many damaged trees in its wake. You know you need to get outside and get your trees trimmed now, before they cause any damage to your home. However, did you know you could do more damage to your trees than any summer storm just by using dirty lopping tools? Dirty tools could disease your trees, so be mindful of these maintenance hints this summer.

1 December 2015

Heaven Can Wait: Why the Tree of Heaven Threatens Native Australian Ecosystems


It's no secret that Australia's native wildlife is under threat from hundreds of invasive species. The cane toads and rabbits are poster children for this infestation, but it's less well known that a large number of plant species have also invaded the country, putting fragile native ecosystems at grave risk. Some of these species are trees, trees that breed and spread quickly, sapping resources away from native plants and encroaching on their territory.

20 April 2015

Some Tips for Safely Felling a Tree


Many homeowners find that the cost of hiring a tree specialist to remove their tree is prohibitive. However, the cost reflects the amount of work needed, as well as ensuring things like liability insurance is in place. It is not impossible to fell a tree without hiring a specialist, and this article looks at some great tips to help you to do this. Use The Correct Equipment You should never take a trivial or leisurely attitude when felling a tree.

17 April 2015

How to Prune Your Ornamental Trees


If you have trees on your land, they will need regular pruning to keep them healthy and in good shape. You can usually prune small ornamental trees yourself, although for safety reasons larger taller trees with thick branches will require the attentions of a properly trained, experienced and equipped arborist. If you're going to tackle small jobs yourself, here's a guide to DIY tree pruning. Why Prune Your Trees? Trees require regular pruning for several reasons.

16 April 2015

Three Options Home Owners Should Consider for Treated Wood Decks

Construction & Contractors Blog

Starting construction on a wood deck means making some definite choices about design, material, and size. The choice regarding the type of material you want to use is as important as any other decision you will make during the construction planning process. Before you settle on a specific type of treated wood material, here are a few options and the considerations of each one. Treated Pine Pine wood is an inexpensive decking material for home owners on a budget.

16 April 2015

Tree Felling: Why Not to DIY


There are many reasons why you might want a tree in your home compound gone for good. The tree could be leaning dangerously towards your house or driveway, it could be a habitat for pests such as termites, or it could simply be on a spot where you plan to build something else. Whatever your reasons for needing to fell a tree are, just don't take the DIY route. Here's why.

16 April 2015

Knowing the Ropes - The Arborist's Lifeline.


Knowledge regarding rope material, and construction, is literally a lifeline for a climbing arborist.  Rope should be carefully considered before a climb commences. Efficiency and safety are both tied up in your choice of rope. Which rope is best ? An aborist needs rope that is not only strong but also flexible. Fibres for rope construction fall into two main categories - Natural Fibres – Common natural fibres used for rope making include cotton, hemp and sisal.

14 April 2015

How to Use Tree Services to Benefit Your Landscaping Design


When you call your local arborist or tree service professional, it probably is for cutting back your trees or removing a few trees from the property. If you do your own landscaping and gardening, or if you have a small urban farm, you can actually use other tree services to your advantage. Here are a few ways you can use your tree service option to help you with your landscaping and garden design.

13 April 2015