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How to Care For Your Trees

Hello, my name is Roger and this is my new tree service blog. I am lucky enough to live out in the Australian Bush which means that I have plenty of room for growing fruit trees. There is nothing better than tasting an apple which you have grown yourself. However, fruit trees also require a lot of love and care. I am not an expert gardener and so when I moved into this place, I really didn't have a clue how to manage an orchard. Thankfully, the local tree service have really helped me out and taught me some cool things about tree care.


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4 Reasons You May Need to Fell a Tree

Having trees on your property can provide many benefits. Trees provide shade from the summer heat, help to trap airborne particles and can help to protect your property from severe weather. However, there may be a time when you need to fell a tree and remove it from your property. While this is seen as a last resort, sometimes there is no other option. Below is a guide to 4 occasions when you will need to chop down a tree in your garden.

Unsafe Trees

There are many reasons why a tree may be judged to be unsafe. If a tree begins to lose branches, this may pose a risk to people below. If the roots of the tree have become exposed, they may begin to rot and decay, which can weaken the structural integrity of the tree and cause it to lean. A leaning tree could fall at any moment and injury your family or cause damage to your property.

Crowded Trees

Over time as trees mature, they can begin to crowd in on each other. If there are several trees in very close proximity, they can begin competing for light and nutrients from the soil, which results in none of the trees thriving. In this situation, it may be wise to sacrifice some of the trees to allow the other trees to remain healthy. A tree service will be able to offer further advice about which trees should be felled and which you should keep in place. 

To Clear Land

If you wish to extend your property or build a new structure on your land, such as a barn, shed or carport, you may find that trees occupy the area you wish to build on. If this is the case, before work can begin, you will need to call a tree service so that the trees can be felled and the roots removed. However, it is important that you check that there are no local laws which prohibit the felling of the trees.

Diseased Trees

Disease can affect trees of any age. Disease will often weaken a tree to the point where it becomes unsafe. You may notice that the trunk sounds hollow or that the bark begins to strip away from the tree's surface. If you spot these signs, you should have the tree inspected by a tree service who will be able to advise you if the tree can be saved or if it should be felled.

If you would like more information, you should contact a tree service today.