- 04/29/18--19:44: How to Prep for Tree Removal
- Look for companies with insurance coverage for property damage, personal injury, and worker’s compensation.
- Ask for references from friends, or family.
- Have the contract from the professional evaluated by a lawyer before signing. This way, you ensure that your interests are secured.
- Other services the certified arborists may offer. Arborists offer a myriad of other services related to tree care other than chopping them down.
- Tree removal, which is an action of last resort. Arborists can provide the best advice on whether the circumstances call for tree removal.
- Pruning – they can determine the pruning requirements of your tree to improve its appearance, health and safety.
- Emergency tree care – professionally done tree care management goes a long way in reducing the risk of damage to property and injury.
- 08/12/18--21:55: Liquidambar Tree Lopping Job
- 11/19/18--17:41: Getting Your Garden Ready in The Spring
Removing a tree from your compound is a decision that requires careful thought. The decision to bring down your tree could result from the risk of injury it poses to your family, or from the need to pave the way for construction. The tree removal process is meant to be hustle and risk-free. This is why hiring professionals is in your best interest. Together, you can decide on how, when, and the ideal approach to bring the tree down. The stages below will help you understand what to expect from a certified arborist.
Knowing the Condition of the Tree
Ascertaining the tree’s condition determines the degree of effort required, the tools to be used, and the expected time the entire process will take. For example, healthy trees are well rooted thus, stronger tools and more time will be required to cut the tree. Weaker trees, on the other hand, are less firm and easy to bring down. Knocking on the tree’s bark and checking out for a hollow sound serves as part of understanding the tree’s condition. This information formulates the arborist’s choices of handling the work at hand
You will see arborists prepare their gear to bring down the tree. There are several essential tools and protective gear the professionals have. A ladder, a chainsaw, an axe, a rope, gloves, a helmet, and protective glasses and any other tools that may come in handy. Professionals will conduct a pre-run check of their gadgets. This way, any faulty equipment will be discovered on the onset before work on the tree commences. The pre-run is ideal to help reduce the risk of accidents resulting from defective equipment.
The perfect working area is free of personal property and one that can accommodate a falling tree. As such, personal property should be removed from the site. The team will determine a suitable working area, to drop and cut the tree. The clearing should be preferably twice the height of the tree. If this is not possible, the tree can be cut in sections.
It should be expected that the arborist will formulate at least two escape routes. The first accommodates an exit for when the tree falls in the expected direction. The second acts as an exit route if the tree should fall in an unplanned direction.
Trees should not only be cut when they grow old or in situations when you are planning for construction. Other conditions like changing weather patterns, create the need for involving arborists in your compound. Storms are becoming a concern and especially for areas bordering the ocean. It is prudent to have professional arborists assess your tree’s condition regularly.
Features That Increase a Tree’s Susceptibility to Storm Damage
The crew may notice the following scenarios and thus inform the need to have the tree brought down.
• Tree rot that is visible in the roots, the tree’s bark or branches.
• Falling branches, and visible cracks on the larger branches. Ideally, good branches incline at 2 O’clock or 10 O’clock angles.
• Eroding soil around the tree.
How to Identify and Hire a Professional Arborist
Someone with a truck, a chainsaw, and a company title can masquerade as a professional tree handler. The cheap rates might be attractive enough for you to consider them. The downside of hiring such individuals is evident in the poor job they do, the cost of property damage they leave behind or worse, injuries to individuals on the site. You may have to bear this situation if you hire them. Here are a few tips to ensure you get a professional crew on the job.
The risks of chopping down a tree on your own out way the benefits. Therefore, get in touch with a certified professional to solve your tree needs.
Trees can be very long living, meaning that an individual specimen can be with multiple generations of a family. They can become an integral part of the family and the family home, often becoming a centrepiece of the garden. One family, though, decided to take it further and make a tree a centrepiece not just of the garden but of the house itself.
The tree in question was a liquidambar tree that was planted by the house owner’s mother some 60 years previously. Her son went on to become an architect and designed a new home that was to be built on the family plot of land. A key feature of the new home had the tree as a centrepiece, with the home actually built around the tree. As beautiful and unique as the feature was, it was not without its drawbacks.
Liquidamber trees are large in size and are known for the striking reds and oranges of their leaves in the autumn. They are found in warm climates and their natural habitat includes Southeast Asia, North America and parts of Europe. Their stunning appearance makes them popular as decorative trees, but such large trees require maintenance as this family discovered in time.
In Need of a Trim?
Falling leaves and other debris meant that the gutters were getting blocked frequently and there was little time available to keep on unblocking them. This meant the time had arrived to have the tree trimmed. With a tree this size, it made sense to call in expert Tree Surgeons to do the job, and we were happy to take it on. What would usually have been a fairly straight-forward task, though, was made considerably more difficult by the house that was built around the tree. The meant we were faced with logistical challenges that we would not normally have to deal with.
In order for this job to be done, it was necessary to use a 90-ton crane that could reach the tree from the roadside curb 40m from the tree. We couldn’t have large branches falling down onto the home, for obvious reasons, so the branches needed to be rigged. The actual job of trimming the tree involved removing branches and foliage in increments of 300 kilos at a time. The job took around 4 hours to complete from start to finish and was completed with perfection.
No Job Too Hard!
Here at All Trees Perth, no job is too hard or too complex for us to handle. Even if you think it’s a job that is too hard for anybody to take on, give us a call and we’ll show you what we can do. Our highly knowledgeable team has experience in all types of job and knows how to handle even the most challenging circumstances. We will also make sure that the job is done professionally and that the tree being worked on is left in the best possible health.
You’ve probably not had much work to do on your garden over the winter. Everything slows down, or stops altogether, leaving the garden more or less dormant for a few months. That all changes again when spring comes, though, as everything starts growing again. Spring is an important time for any garden, so it is best to be as prepared for it as possible. Here’s some tips on getting your garden ready when spring finally arrives.
Fertilise Lawns and Flower Beds
Spring is a time of growth. This growth requires nutrition, though, and this means helping to ensure your plants and lawns are well fertilised. There are different types of fertilizer available for different needs, so make sure you get what need. Make sure that you fertilise before growth begins to help make sure your garden gets as early a start as possible.
Fresh, quality mulches can make a big difference to your garden. They can help retain moisture, protect the soil beneath and also add nutrients. Once the winter is over, any old mulches should be removed and replaced with a fresh batch. This also gives you an opportunity to clear up any weeds that might have been able to take hold.
If you have plans for planting new plants in your garden, spring is the time to do it. This helps to make sure they get enough time to grow to be big and strong, ensuring their long-term health. Make sure you plant good and early, but not so early that the seeds or seedlings can be damaged by cold weather.
As a plant grows above ground, it also grows below ground. Its root systems stretch out to get what they can from the soil below. Potted plants, however, are limited in how far they can stretch their roots and they can become root bound. Placing potted plants into larger pots will give more room in which the roots can grow, helping the plant to grow above ground also. This will also free up the smaller pots in which you can plant new seedlings.
Deal with Pests
As your plants begin to come back to life, so do the animals that make a home in your garden. Pests such as snails, slugs and aphids can cause incredible damage to your garden if left unchecked. There are various products available on the market that can help to at least control them. Some time and physical effort in removing them will also help to limit their numbers and therefore protect your garden.
During spring, you want to see lots of new growth. This can mean getting rid of the old to make way for the new. Any flowers that have arrived already should be dead-headed once they begin to fade. This is something you should continue working on all throughout the summer as well, for further details on pruning go here.
Herbaceous plants that are close together can begin competing with each other for resources. They will need to be separated from each other so they all have plenty of room to grow in, helping to keep them strong and healthy. This should be done early in spring to give them plenty of opportunity to make the most of the change in weather.