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Fabulous Feijoas! How To Prepare The Ground For Feijoa Tree Planting

From feijoa jam to just eating the fruit raw, there is plenty to love about the feijoa delicacy. As one of the over 500,000 New Zealanders now living in Australia, you are keen to plant a feijoa in your back garden so you can grow the fruit you loved so much while growing up. Before you head down to the nursery to buy a tree though, there are several steps you need to do to prepare the soil.

When Trees Meet Ponds: What to Consider When Building a Pond Near Trees

A garden that can accommodate both a pond and a healthy and vibrant tree is the ideal setting in which to relax and unwind during the spring and summer months. However, when planning to build a pond in your garden, you need to be aware that trees and ponds aren't always compatible. For example, tree roots can sometimes break through pond liner putting the lives of your fish at risk and ruining all your hard work.

4 Options For Having A Tree Stump Removed

If you've moved into a property with a tree stump in the garden, you may be wondering how to deal with it, particularly if it's in the middle of a space you'd like to use. Stumps are not the most attractive garden features, but there are four possible stump removal techniques for you to explore with a tree surgeon. Here's an overview of the options: Dig It Out A stump can be dug out of the ground if it's from a young tree whose root system isn't well-established.

Tree Lopping Service: The Understated Benefits You Should Know About

Trees help to balance the ecology: something that is vital to the survival of all human beings, animals and plants. In that regard, a considerable number of people often perceive tree lopping to be detrimental to the good growth of trees. Contrary to all the bad things that may have heard concerning tree lopping, there are some good reasons why the trees in your yard may need this type of tree service.

Inspecting Your Trees After a Storm: What You Need to Know

It's important to inspect the trees in your garden after a storm or even a quick, intense bout of adverse weather. Damaged trees can be dangerous, so you need to identify hazards and take the necessary action. Some of this work can be done yourself, but severe damage might need to be rectified by a professional tree management company. So what are some types of tree damage that can be expected after a storm, and what should you do about it?

Three Signs the Electrocution Risk Is High and You Should Contact a Professional Tree Lopper

If you are lopping your own trees, you need to be aware of a number of different safety elements, and avoiding electrocution is one of them. If you're wondering if you should lop your own trees or leave it to a professional, here are some signs that the risks of electrocution may be high and thus your job may be best left to tree lopping professionals who know how to mitigate those risks.

How to Deal with Your Downed Tree in the Aftermath of a Severe Storm

2016 has been a year of severe weather for Australia with longstanding rainfall and temperature records broken in Queensland, arctic winds in New South Wales and Victoria, and ferocious storms battering Australia's east coast. In such severe weather, large trees can become a hazard to the surrounding area, putting power lines, cars, houses and people's lives at risk.  Ideally, if you're expecting wild weather in your area it might be best to call an arborist for tree removal so that they can handle any large trees that might come down in high winds on your property.

Why It Could be Time to Bring in Professional Arborists

Do you live in an area that has a fair few trees? If so, you aren't alone. Most Australian homes are within a few metres of trees. Most of the time, these trees provide shade, help the local ecosystem and look beautiful, but sometimes they can pose a threat to properties and people. Thankfully, help is at hand. In fact, arborists can do a lot more than simple medical check-ups on your trees.

Practice These Safety Tips When Removing a Tree From Your Yard

Removing a tree is often necessary when it is in the way of your backyard landscaping design, it is growing too close to your home, or because it is diseased or dying. If you decide to remove it yourself, you need to be very careful and follow these important safety tips. Be Careful Around Power Lines One of the primary dangers of removing a tree is that they are often too close to power lines.

Warning Signs of Impending Tree Removal

Although having a tree on your yard can greatly enhance the curb appeal of your residence, living with one that is no longer structurally sound can be quite hazardous. Trees generally tend to be sturdy and will stay healthy for a significant period of time. However, if the tree is too old, has been exposed to a pest infestation or has developed a disease, then it may be better off opting for tree removal rather than simply having it pruned and reshaped.