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How Do Tree Stumps Affect Their Surroundings in an Urban Setting?

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In a forest, tree stumps can be very beneficial to the ecosystem. For instance, a rotting tree stump adds more nutrients to the soil. And while urban tree stumps provide the same benefits, those benefits are often outweighed by the negatives. A tree stump can have a host of negative effects on an urban landscape. If you have just cut down a tree in your yard, or plan to do so, consider removing the stump too. Read More»

Reasons Never To Do Palm Relocation As A DIY Job

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Palms, undeniably, are majestic trees. These species of trees will immediately transform your backyard into a tropical haven. Nonetheless, there may come a time when you could end up having to transplant it from your property or to another location on the premises. But unlike small trees that you could easily uproot and move, relocating a palm tree is not a task that should be performed by untrained professionals. It is critical to call an arborist as they will know how best to undertake this endeavour. Read More»

Signs That Your Tree Is in Dire Need of an Arborist's Services

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Having a tree in your yard affords you numerous benefits. Not only does it provide you with much-needed shade during Aussie’s warm seasons, but it also enhances the air quality on your property while attracting birds to your residence. Nevertheless, this does not imply that your tree cannot be a liability on your premises. Although trees are quite sturdy, they can acquire diseases that will jeopardise the integrity of the plant. Read More»

An Itchy Palm: How Fishtail Palms Are Toxic to Children and Pets

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Fishtail palms are prized for their unique appearance. Although there are several species of this palm tree, referred to scientifically as Caryota spp, they all share similar characteristics. With leaves shaped like fishtails, these palms can grace a lawn with their feathery and graceful structure, which is why they are popular as ornamentals. However, although fishtail palms are popular throughout Australia, they do pose a threat to pets and young children due to their toxicity. Read More»

3 Native Australian Trees Ideal For Screening Your Garden

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Australia is blessed with a unique ecosystem far removed from the flora and fauna that inhabit the Old World and the New, and plays host to a wide variety of trees that grow nowhere else in the world, from the famous eucalyptus tree family to the official floral emblem of Australia, the golden wattle. However, these trees aren’t just biological curiosities; many can be put to practical use, and many native Australian trees serve particularly well as screening trees that can provide privacy and seclusion for your garden. Read More»

Trees, Children and Safety Concerns: 4 Reasons Your Child's Safety Might Warrant Tree Removal

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When you have young children, a large yard is a godsend. An open yard that is well-secured and safe allows you to take care of household duties while your children play safely outdoors. But children are sometimes too curious for their own good. That’s why you need to make sure that any trees in your yard won’t pose any danger to your children. Australia has many regulations regarding tree removal. However, if the safety of your children is at risk, you may be granted permission to remove a hazardous tree on your property. Read More»

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»