Back in May I worked on a project to find a critically endangered plant species that is found at only 1 location in Northland, New Zealand. The job involved abseiling 400 meter cliffs in a beautiful location.
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