Landscaping Around Trees and Other Tree-Based Projects

Nothing Divine About Tree-Choking Vines: Why Vines and Trees Can't Coexist

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A vine that is established and grown as part of garden d├ęcor, turning a fence or pole into a living, ornamental barrier, is a blessing to any gardening enthusiast. However, if not carefully monitored, a vine can snake its way around the trunks and branches of nearby trees. Although this might look spectacular for a while, eventually the vine may strangle and smother the tree. Just like the fast-growing lianas that are currently strangling the life out of many trees in the Amazon rain forest, some vine species are deadly to trees and should be removed as soon as possible. Read More»

Tree Care Tips: How to Get Rid of Spider Webs in Your Trees

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Trees are meant to create a serene and appealing outdoor space while providing shade from the scorching sun during the hot summer months. However, when large and silky webs begin to form in your trees, they become less attractive and more creepy and scary. You may be wondering what type of spiders makes their webs on trees. Learn what these webs and spiders are, their effects on trees, and the measures that you can take to get rid of them and restore the appeal of your trees. Read More»

Family Tree: Can a New Tree be Planted Where Another Once Stood?

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In the early 1990s, Australian backyards began to shrink, leaving less room for trees and gardens, let alone the kid’s trampoline. Now with backyards often smaller than 50 metres squared, tree-planting space is at a premium. If you have recently had a dead, wounded or diseased tree removed from your backyard, you no doubt miss the shade and privacy it once provided you with.  While it is feasible to plant a new tree on the site of an old one, there are a few things you should take into consideration before deciding upon a course of action. Read More»

Little Known Ways That Tree Lopping Is Beneficial

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When considering tree services, there are three main ways that arborists can help you. These include pruning of your tree, lopping your tree and complete tree removal. Tree lopping and tree pruning are similar in the sense that they both involve the trimming of your tree. However, tree lopping differs from pruning in that lopping is much more severe. Instead of simply cutting a few twigs and leaves to maintain the appearance of your tree, lopping would involve cutting off large sections for a specific purpose. Read More»

Some Reasons Why It May Be Better to Have a Tree Removed Than Just Trimmed

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Removing a tree from your property can be a difficult decision as trees can enhance the view of your property, provide privacy, and make a property seem more relaxing. They can also guard against soil erosion since the roots hold moisture in place. However, there are times when it’s better to have a tree removed altogether rather than just simply trimmed: 1. When the roots are threatening the property Roots can wrap around plumbing pipes or nestle up against a home’s foundation and cause the materials to crack and suffer leaks and other damage. Read More»