Helping your tree cope with a hot summer


As the temperature rises, it's common for even mature trees to feel stressed. If you are worried about the health of the trees in your yard this summer, here are some tips to help you. Fertilise your tree One of the best way to get your tree through summer actually starts before summer. A healthy tree with good nutrient support is best placed to get through the summer. You should also get your tree serviced by an arborist before summer to get rid of any dead or damaged wood, which take up a large amount of the tree's energy to try and maintain and repair.

24 November 2015

Rising From The Ashes: Determining Fruit Tree Survival After A Bushfire Has Passed


Residents of Victoria have already been warned that this year's bushfire season will start early, with a long, hot summer to follow. As a new Victorian resident, you have schooled yourself on what to do when a bushfire threat is imminent, but do you know what to do with your fruit trees after the fire has gone? Knowing the basics of what to look for after your trees have been burned will leave you more confident about making the decision on which trees must be removed, and which can remain.

9 November 2015

Tips for Knowing When to Prune Trees


Trees have the ability to add value to your property and can be used to create curb appeal. Not only can various types of trees offer great shade during the hottest months, but they can also allow for increased privacy. If you have trees in your yard, it is essential that you understand how to care for and maintain them. When it comes to tree looping or tree pruning, you need to know when the best time to begin pruning actually is.

29 October 2015

How to Prevent Damage to Your Trees During Construction


Trees beautify a landscape and provide additional benefits like shielding the home from strong winds. That is why it is important to take all necessary precautions to limit how much damage the trees sustain when construction work is going on. This article discusses some measures that you can use to protect your trees from construction damage. Protect the Trees from Traffic Tree trunks can have their bark torn off by passing heavy construction machinery.

23 October 2015

Cutting Down A Tree? There's A Tax Deduction For That!


As a new investment property owner, you have entered the world where you will be spending some of your summer free time attending to chores at a property other than the one you live in. You know you must attend to annual tree maintenance before the predictable summer storms hit, but did you know you can actually financially benefit from this chore? Unlike tree maintenance done at the home you live in, tree maintenance done at a rental property can be tax deductible, and these are the main facts you need to know.

14 October 2015

Three Options for Residential Tree Removal


Trees are valuable assets in residential property because they enhance the aesthetics of the landscape. Unfortunately, the plants can become a liability, especially after maturity. Diseased and damaged trees will pose a risk to people because they can accidentally fall, causing injuries and fatalities. Trees that are close to the residential structure are also hazardous because they will damage the building if they shift during inclement weather. Therefore, tree removal is necessary to prevent the potential risks to property as well as the people.

29 September 2015

Six Tips and Ideas for Disposing of Old Treated Pine

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are taking down an old fence or deck made of treated pine, there are a few different things you can do with the old wood. Wondering what's possible and what's safe? Take a look at these tips and ideas: 1. Don't burn it. Burning treated pine can be tempting. However, you need to resist the urge to make a campfire with your old wood. Unfortunately, when you burn wood that has been treated, with CCA in particular, you release arsenic into the air, adding to the toxins to the atmosphere and your immediate area.

21 September 2015

When Does a Tree Need to Be Cut Down Versus Simply Trimmed?


Trimming dead tree branches allows the tree to grow more healthy and vibrant. It allows the tree to get more air and moisture, and it also removes any spreading decay. However, sometimes a tree is damaged or unhealthy beyond repair and may need to be removed altogether. There are times when even a healthy tree should be removed rather than having the branches trimmed. Note when a tree may need to be cut down versus simply cut back.

1 September 2015

What To Avoid When Cutting Limbs From A Tree


Cutting large limbs from a tree is very different from pruning smaller branches. A limb is a large, supporting arm and care must be taken to cut it correctly. The way that the limb is cut off will affect how the tree repairs itself. You can see trees that have been incorrectly cut as the damage will last for as long as the tree is alive. Badly cut limbs can also make the tree look unsightly.

1 September 2015

A Quick Guide to Safe and Effective Tree Lopping


If you've decided to handle your own tree lopping or pruning, you want to ensure you do it safely and effectively. You want to preserve the life and health of the tree. Before you get out your saws and ladder and start hacking away at a tree on your property, note a few simple tips that will guide you through the process. 1. Know when to prune If you were to prune or trim a tree during growing season, this could affect the health of the tree.

27 August 2015