Get to Know Your Local Trees

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Get to Know Your Local Trees

I'd always loved walking in forests and woodland areas, but I never really took the time to learn about the different species of tree — they all looked the same to me! That all changed when a relative gifted me a beautifully detailed book on local wildlife. From there, I was on a mission to learn all I could about trees, from oak to elm, beech to ash. I've set up this site to share my journey with you. Watch out for fun tree facts, tips on caring for trees on your property, and advice on tree planting and removal.


Your Tree Is Sprouting Mushrooms—Should You Have It Removed?

30 November 2016
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Trees growing on your land make an attractive feature, providing year-round interest as well as a welcome habitat for wildlife. However, from time-to-time it can be necessary to have dead or diseased trees removed by your local tree-services contractor. An annual visit from the tree-services people is also important for the early identification and treatment of potential problems. One such potential problem is indicated by the appearance of mushrooms growing around the base of a tree. Read More …

Tree Services: Reasons to Consider Tree Trimming

29 November 2016
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If you have trees on your property, it would be ideal to consider tree-trimming services. There are several tree trimming services that you could opt for. The first is fine pruning, which includes the elimination of tree limbs to enhance the attractiveness of your tree. The second is standard pruning, which is conducted to enhance the overall structure of the tree. Lastly, there is crown reduction pruning, which is conducted to reduce the overall size of the tree. Read More …

Tree Removal To Protect Your Property From Bush Fires

29 July 2016
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If you have trees growing on your land, you may find that you have to go through tree lopping removal from time to time due to storm damage or disease.  Large trees are best removed by a professional tree services contractor, but you can tackle smaller ones yourself.  Once you've removed the tree, you'll be left with the stump.  One effective method of stump removal is treatment with chemicals.  Here's a brief overview of what's involved. Read More …

How To Prune Old Orange Trees

24 May 2016
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If you have old orange trees on your land, they will require regular pruning if they are to produce plenty of fruit for you to enjoy.  You can carry out some of this pruning work yourself, although if your trees are very tall, the job might be best left to a professional tree services contractor. When to prune  It's best to prune old orange trees annually when any risk of frost has passed and prior to the emergence of new growth in the early spring. Read More …

Pruning a Tree to Make It More Hospitable to Tree Climbers: Essential Tips and Ideas

11 August 2015
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If you have kids or if you are an adult who just loves to climb trees, you can prune your trees in a way that makes them more hospitable to climbers. Although there is always some danger involved in climbing a tree, the right tree maintenance can make it easier. Here are some tips to keep in mind: 1. Schedule tree service on a regular basis The safest trees to climb are the ones that are strong and healthy enough to hold your weight, and part of keeping a tree healthy is getting it serviced on a regular basis. Read More …