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Unexpected Falling Branches Can Be Extremely Hazardous

Friday, October 19, 2012

These 2 branches fell off a lemon scented gum (corymbia citriodora) in Wyong. The limbs fell without warning on a still day. This is an important reminder to have your trees inspected by a qualified arborist, to assess and remove the hazard before it occurs.  

Before and After Photos of a Tree Being Removed at Terrigal

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Trees are what makes a suburban place nice to live in. But it is a sad fact that large mature trees with cavities and hollows that are homes to birds and other wildlife, are also a hazard for people who live in houses under them. It is a compromise between… Read more »

Aerial Tree Inspections – A Better Way to Identify Defects

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An aerial tree inspection is a must for every large tree. Looking from the ground this tree below looked quite healthy and structurally sound. This tree has some major defects at 30 metres up in the canopy, that could never be seen from the ground. This tree is located in… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Remove Unwanted Deciduous Trees?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

If you have unwanted deciduous trees, now, (Winter), is the time to remove them. The most common deciduous tree species people have removed in the Gosford and Wyong region is the liquidambar, botanical name liquidambar styraciflua. The main reason for their removal is that they are fast growers with have… Read more »

Storm Proof Your Tree

Friday, January 6, 2012

I have seen quite some damage to trees during last nights lightening storm. Did you know that you can storm proof your trees with the following 3 steps? 1. Lightening protection – installing a lightening rod next to your tree will conduct the electricity away from the tree – not… Read more »

Peeling Bark – What Does it Mean?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Why is there so much bark coming off my gum trees? Are they still healthy? The growing season for most eucalyptus is summer. When trees grow, they put on new sap wood on the outside and they expand. As a result most smooth bark eucalypts shed a lot of their… Read more »

What’s the best time to prune my tree?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Most routine tree pruning such as removing weak, diseased or dead limbs can be carried out at any time of the year with little or no effect on the tree. As a guide, growth is maximized and wound healing is fastest if pruning is done before the spring growth occurs…. Read more »

Tree Removal – How Much Does it Cost?

Friday, December 23, 2011

The cost of removing trees has gone down considerably in the past 10 years. 20 years ago Tree climbers were rare and it was a specialist industry. Now tree loppers are a dime a dozen, this is great for the consumer in many ways, but also means there are many… Read more »

Tree Removal Regulations for Gosford and Wyong City Councils

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Note: This post has been updated. Wyong and Gosford tree policy has changed. For the latest 2018 rules please click this link. Looking for a Tree Lopper in Gosford? Most tree removal and tree lopping on the Central Coast, requires approval from either Gosford or Wyong Shire Councils. Although both… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Trees?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I have heard people say, ” trees are no good unless you can grow something you can eat on them”, or “that tree is no good, it makes a mess with all its leaves over my roof and driveway”. Sure, trees can also be hazardous, and tree roots can get… Read more »

Help, My Tree is Unbalanced – What Should I Do?

Monday, December 19, 2011

My tree is unbalanced, will it fall over? Can you do some tree pruning so it is more balanced? This is a question I often get asked. Sure, a tree may look unbalanced, but that is just our perception. We may percieve unbalance because there are more branches on one… Read more »

Tree Pruning Natures Way

Friday, December 16, 2011

Trees in nature don’t get pruned in a conventional manner. However they do still get pruned. They are pruned by nature, by storms, by wildlife, by bacteria and fungii. Weak branches and trees are blown over, infested or eaten by animals or microorganisms. Weak trees or branches do not survive… Read more »