Save, Beautify and Love Your Trees: Tree Care Tips

Save, Beautify and Love Your Trees: Tree Care Tips

What to Do With a Hazardous Tree

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For the most part, trees are very low on the list of things Australians consider to be dangerous. Unlike venomous spiders and snakes, trees are a static and often times beautiful part of this country’s natural landscape, adding as much character to its many world-class national parks as it does to suburban households and town gardens. Despite this, falling trees and tree branches do unfortunately account for a number of injuries and even fatalities in Australia every year. This is not to mention the severe property damage that unstable...

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Tips On Getting Rid Of A Leylandii Hedge

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Leylandii hedges can be useful if you want to create a privacy screen to shield your property from neighbouring gardens or from a busy street.  However, Leylandii are fast-growing and can become extremely tall very quickly.  A tall, dense hedge can create so much shade that nothing will grow nearby.  If you want to get rid of a very large unwanted Leylandii hedge, you should contact your local tree services contractor for help.  However, a small hedge can be tackled by taking the DIY route.  Here’s how to do it....

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Recycled Tree Stumps: How to Use a Tree Stump to Grow a Garden

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If you have recently had a tree removed from your yard, you may be wondering what to do with the stump. In many cases, tree stumps are tripping hazards and eyesores that take up valuable space in your yard while attracting pests like carpenter ants. However, if you currently grow vegetables and fruit in your yard, and plan on extending your garden, your tree stump could actually be beneficial to any plants you might add to its vicinity.  The Benefits of Dead Wood Did you know that in order for forest ecosystems to thrive they require a...

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Pine Patrol: What Are Radiata Pines, And Why Should I Remove Them From My Land?

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Weeds come in all shapes and sides, especially in Australia, and while a graceful, towering pine tree may not look like an unwelcome addition to the local wildlife, they certainly can be. The radiata pine (Pinus radiata), also known as the Monterey pine, is a useful lumber tree grown extensively in plantations across Australia, but stray trees and seedlings that start growing on your land can cause a wealth of problems.  Why should I have radiata pines removed from my land?  If you have invasive radiata pines growing on your...

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How To Make Beautiful Rustic Tealight Holders From Lopping Offcuts

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When your tree service company carries out their annual lopping work on the trees on your land, you may be left with a number of small offcuts to dispose of.  Rather than throwing the leftovers away, why not upcycle some of the pieces into attractive rustic tealight holders to decorate your patio on summer evenings?  Here’s how to do it.  What you’ll need tree branch offcuts damp cloth handsaw drill with wood drill bit tealights glass tealight holders evergreen foliage The size of the offcuts you use is a matter of...

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Essential Tree Removal Tips to Follow

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If you have a tree in your yard that is becoming overgrown and unmanageable, or is in the front yard and blocking the street’s view, you might need to cut it down. While this isn’t an ideal option, it is sometimes necessary. Here are some tips to follow when you plan on cutting down a tree. Get the Right Tools and Equipment The first thing you need to do is make sure you have proper tools and equipment. To remove a tree, you are first going to cut down the tree to create a stump. To do this, you will need protective gear like...

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A Quick Guide to Timber Terms

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Before you visit the lumberyard to get timber you need for that new outdoor deck, for building your own cabinets, or for a retaining wall, you might want to familiarize yourself with some common timber terms, or words and phrases used to describe timber. This will ensure you get the right pieces for the job and aren’t overwhelmed with all the choices you’ll see. Dressed Timber  This is timber that has been smoothed on one or more sides. This type of timber is used for when it will be exposed, such as for an outdoor deck or...

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Three Important Safety Guidelines for DIY Tree Lopping Projects

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The process of tree lopping involves trimming some parts of the tree, including the branches and the trunk. This practice can help in improving the visual appeal of the trees in your residential landscape. In addition, you can clear out dead and nuisance branches which take up too much space in your home. In ideal circumstances, you should hire an expert tree lopper for the pruning tasks. However, if the work is minimal and you can use basic tools, it is possible to perform a do-it-yourself tree lopping project. Unfortunately, handling tools...

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What to do with a tree stump

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If you recently cut down a tree in your yard, you might now be trying to figure out what to do with the stump. You have a variety of options, from getting rid of it completely to leaving it where it is and using it for various purposes. Here are some different things to consider doing with the tree stump. Remove the Tree Stump The first and most obvious thing to do with a tree stump is to remove it. You have a few different options here, depending on what you prefer and what is available to you. You can rent a stump grinder and get rid of it...

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4 Top Suggestions for Making Use of Your Remaining Tree Stump

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So, that tree that you wanted to get rid of has finally been cut down, and you’ve now been left with a tree stump. What next? If you want to remove the stump, a tree stump removal service will do it for a reasonable price, based on the size of the stump. However, if your stump is not in the way, then why not make use of it with one of the suggestions below? Create an Outdoor Eating Area Using Your Stump A conveniently located tree stump doesn’t have to be a nuisance. You can use your stump to create an outdoor eating area. A...

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