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Wyong Council Tree Removal Policy 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

This post has been updated for 2018  – Please click here for the link. “Wyong Shire Council’s new tree policy has now come into effect, and is designed to make it easier for residents to remove trees that are potentially dangerous or problem trees in an effort to protect properties… Read more »

Tree Safety Checklist

Monday, March 18, 2013

The following are a number of questions included in our tree safety checklist, which you can download for free below. Is there fungi or mushrooms growing around the root system? Has there been any excavation or change in soil levels around the tree? Is the tree unstable or loose in… Read more »

Storm Proof Your Tree Part 2

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lots of rain and strong winds have created a perfect combination to test out the strength and stability of our trees. Whilst the majority of trees have held fast, a small percentage have succumbed to forces of Mother Nature. So which trees are most susceptible to falling or damage? 1…. Read more »

Injuries to Trees

Monday, February 11, 2013

What not do do. There is a proper way to prune trees, then there is this  – indiscriminate cutting of a tree. Injury done to a tree by an unqualified tree lopper. This sort of cutting shows that the lopper here has no respect for the tree, the client, or… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Cutting, Lopping and Removal?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Do you really want tree cutting? Or do you want proper tree pruning or whole tree removal? As you may or may not know, there is a difference. Just plain tree cutting of any part of a tree can lead to long term problems for your tree. These problems will… Read more »

Fallen Trees, Emergency Tree Removal

Monday, January 28, 2013

With lots of rain and heavy wind, trees with poor structure are prone to falling over. Of course a strong enough wind will damage even the strongest of trees. But the first to go will be those with poor structure. Namely those trees situated in loose ground or those with… Read more »

Why does my tree foam when it rains?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Why does my tree foam when it rains? Our Arborists answer: This occurs when rain water dissolves chemicals from the treebark as it flows down the stem of the tree.  This changes the surface tension of the water, so that when it drips down towards the base of the tree, … Read more »

Removal of a Damaged Blackbutt Tree at Avoca Beach

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Avoca Beach on the Central Coast, is well known for natural its leafy beach side environment. The dominant tree species along the coast here is eucalyptus pilularis, common name – Blackbutt. This species has long ranging branches, usually with an ascending structure where many of the branches are as tall… Read more »

Benefits of Trees – Biophilia

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Being in nature is better for our health than we know. Exposure to natural light, breathing in organic compounds from forests and having a view of greenery or natural horizons, affects hormones, glucose levels, and chemical balances in our body and brain in a positive way. The way nature affects… Read more »

I’ve Got Dead Branches That Need Pruning

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

If you have dead branches in your tree, it is a good idea to have them pruned off. 1. Deadwood or dead branches can be a danger to the target area under your tree. Whether it be your house, car or children’s  play area, pruning dead branches removes the hazard…. Read more »

Tree Lopping Can Do More Damage Than Good

Sunday, October 28, 2012

What is tree lopping? Tree lopping is the indiscriminate cutting of trees, where tree health, beauty or structure is not taken into consideration. Tree lopping may be used to “make safe” hazardous trees after a storm, however it should never be a long term solution. Trees cut as in this… Read more »

Arborist & Tree Worker Positions Vacant

Monday, October 22, 2012

We have employment opportunities within our business for the following positions: Admin assistant, Manager, Tree climber, Arborist and experienced tree workers (ground staff). If you would like to apply or know anyone who is looking for the above positions, please contact our office via phone or email. A players only!