Making Your Trees Safe and Inviting for Your KidsMaking Your Trees Safe and Inviting for Your Kids


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Making Your Trees Safe and Inviting for Your Kids

When many people talk about trees, they talk about pruning them or blocking their roots from hitting sidewalks or other things. I rarely hear anyone talk about making their trees more hospitable for their kids. Hi, my name is Gina. I am the mum of four sons, and if they couldn't climb the trees in our yard, they would be jumping on my furniture and climbing my walls all day long. Luckily, I have a friend who works in the tree service industry, and he has helped me with everything from assessing the safety of dead branches to adding swings to the trees to pruning them for easier climbing. As he can't be everywhere, I decided to share the tips and tricks I've learned from him and from our experience with trees. Enjoy!

Guidelines for Finding the Right Tree Arborist

Trees are a great addition to the front yard or backyard of a new home. Not only do trees bring in fresh air, thereby supplementing an air conditioning system, but they also provide the all-important shade. Noticeably, you do not need to spend money buying shade sails for your backyard. However, you need to take care of the trees if you want to derive the maximum benefits from the plants. Understandably, you might be tempted to prune and trim the trees by yourself to save on costs. Read More 

A Novice’s Guide to Tree Removal Costs

There are multiple reasons for wanting to get rid of a tree from your property. Perhaps the tree is dead, infested with pests or infected with a disease, and removal is the only way to save the surrounding trees and other plants. The tree could also be leaning towards a structure in your home or even in your neighbour's property, posing risks or injury as well as damages. Whatever reason you have to remove a tree from your home, it's imperative to know a thing or two about tree removal services to make the project a success. Read More 

When Trees Fall Victim to Hail Stones: Why Hail-Ravaged Trees Should Be Removed

Australia is no stranger to hail storms, especially along the east coast where the massive hail storm of 1999 battered Sydney, costing the city $1.7 billion in insurance losses. Homes, vehicles and gardens are all at risk when the heavens decide to rain their icy cricket balls on the earth below. Trees caught in these storms are often shredded, their limbs broken and their trunks covered with wounds. In 2016, 200,000 pine trees in Kowen Forest, Canberra, were badly damaged by a hailstorm, which left them wounded and at the mercy of fungal spores. Read More 

Mature Tree Vs Young Tree: 4 Reasons Buying Mature Trees from Nurseries is More Beneficial

A garden without a tree is like a mantelpiece without any ornaments. So much potential, yet so little to show for it. Mature trees offer properties a myriad of benefits. They provide comfort for tired homeowners at the end of long work days, shade for swimming pools and decking and even help you reduce your energy bill costs. However, if you are looking to take advantage of the array of benefits offered by trees, by purchasing several from a nearby nursery, keep in mind it might be years before you can enjoy these benefits--unless you buy mature trees. Read More 

Why Have Tree Stumps Removed Versus Burning Them Out?

If you have a tree stumps or several stumps on your property, you might assume you can or should just burn them out; this means setting the stump on fire and then stoking the flame so that the wood burns out and gets destroyed. While this may seem like a simple solution to unwanted tree stumps, you might consider having it professionally removed instead. Note why this is the better idea no matter how many stumps you have on your property. Read More