One of the main aspects I enjoy as an Arborists is the variety. Some days I have my feet firmly planted on the ground pruning fruit trees, other I might be swinging in the tree tops on ropes. On special occasions I might be working with a crane to get the tree down… and on very special occasions I get two cranes!
I was recently contacted by some clients who had several mature Gum trees they were concerned about. The trees were growing in close proximity to a road and my clients were worried that any tree failure could cause an accident. They contacted me to assess the situation and provide a viable solution.
Before I discovered Arboriculture I just assumed that trees took care of themselves. It is true that the majority of the trees in the world do manage themselves but in the urban environment things work a bit differently. This blog is for anyone wanting to know why we manage trees and what tree management actually is.
A common request I have had over the years as an Arborist is regarding trees that are blocking a view. Often the client is asking to have the tree topped or removed to restore the view. In this blog I will discuss why these might not be the best options and use case studies of resent jobs that Waipu Tree Care has done as examples.
A question I often get asked by my clients is “Is my tree safe?” This blog will help you understand why you might not always get a yes or no answer to the question “Is my tree safe?” from an arborist and why you shouldn’t always trust it if you do. I’ll also add some tips on what to look for in your trees to help you form your own decision.
Mulching around the base of your trees has many benefits for their health and is simple to do. Wood mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil during dry periods and it also helps to suppress weeds that are in competition with the tree. Wood mulch around the base of the tree lessens the need to weed eat or mow around the trunk or on the roots so they have less chance of being damaged