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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.


Latest Posts

The Art of Tree Lopping: Pruning Techniques for Healthy and Beautiful Trees
20 June 2023

Tree lopping, or pruning, is a crucial aspect of t

The Ultimate Guide to Controlling Weeds: Tips to Get the Upper Hand
11 August 2022

Weeds are pesky plants that can easily take over y

Should You Keep Stump Grindings?
15 February 2022

Old tree stumps generally shouldn't remain in the

Reasons To Remove a Tree and How To Tell if It's Dead or Diseased
24 September 2021

You might have a tree in your yard that you suspec

When Should You Hire Tree Removal Services? 3 Signs Your Trees Need To Be Removed
23 June 2021

Unlike trees growing in the forest, those you've p

A Need for Driveway-Friendly Trees: 4 Trees That Won’t Litter or Destroy Your Driveway

Pulling into a driveway lined with attractive, shade-giving trees that add curb appeal to your home is infinitely more welcoming than arriving home to a bare strip of concrete. Several studies have demonstrated that just looking at trees can reduce stress levels. However, not all trees are compatible with driveways. The last thing you want when arriving home from a busy day at work is to find that your driveway is being attacked by tree roots and littered with seed pods and leaves. Read More 

When Your Tree Troubles the Neighbours: What to do if Your Tree Invades a Neighbour’s Property

A well-placed tree can benefit both you and your neighbour, bestowing shade, beauty and privacy upon both your properties. However, as trees grow, their root systems, as well as branches, can sometimes encroach upon a neighbour's property. When this happens, it is up to you as the tree-keeper to take action to ensure your tree does not pose a risk to your neighbour and their property. According to the Herald Sun newspaper, from 2009 to 2012 the Victoria Dispute Settlement Centre took 53,000 calls primarily concerning disputes between neighbours over bad behaviour, fence issues and trees. Read More 

Important Questions to Ask a Tree Service Company

It's never recommended that homeowners try to handle their own tree lopping or removal, as trying to prune and dig up even small trees can be very dangerous for you and for your property. Branches can bounce in any direction and land where you least expect them, and they can also slide or snap backwards and cause you physical harm. Tree lopping that's done to keep trees healthy is also more technical than you may realize, as cutting the branches the wrong way or cutting off too many branches can actually do more harm than good. Read More 

Dormant But Not Dead: Scratch Your Tree; Not Your Head, to Find Out If Your Tree is Dead

No matter how drought tolerant your trees are, the recent changes in Australia's weather patterns may have taken their toll. Not only is Australia getting hotter, with 15 of the last 16 years producing 15 of the hottest years on record, but rainfall is decreasing too. Unfortunately, even if the weather today is ideal for your trees, drought stress of two or three years ago may have finally caught up. Read More 

Tree Removal: 3 Questions to Ask the Tree Service

The trees in your garden can help to create spectacular views while also sheltering your property from the effects of bad weather. The tree roots will also help to prevent erosion of the soil, as they anchor the soil in place and help to retain moisture within the ground. However, if a tree is damaged by high winds or is infected by a disease, it may begin to pose a risk to your family and your property. Read More