What do I need to do to look after my Trees in Autumn? Autumn is one of my favourite times to be working around trees. After the long, hot summer months it is nice to have a break from the intensity of the sun and ease towards the cooler months. Although it may seem they are slowing down, your trees can be quite active in autumn preparing themselves for winter. This blog will offer a few tips on what you can do to look after your trees in autumn. What happens to my trees in autumn? Its an important time to look after your trees and your garden. Trees losing their leaves was often viewed as a passive process; the leaves merely falling from the trees. Its is now understood that trees actively “push” their leaves off in a process known as abscission. This requires … [Read more...]
Tree Protection Grants are available within the Ōrākei Local Board!
Grants are currently available to support Tree protection within the Ōrākei Local Board. Orakei property owners can apply for 50% of the total cost of tree work and up to $2,000 per property. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply in our Blog Article.
Nature’s Planting Season Is Here Autumn is a wonderful time in the garden. The leaves begin to change, and the varied hues of that change lend themselves to the most beautiful display of cooler in your garden. You get to admire the stunning burnt orange and gold leaves synonymous with autumn as spring fades and we move into the next season. Also, the fruit on the trees is ripe and birds and other wildlife come to the gardens at this time to collect winter stores. It is a great time for you to get out into garden and prepare it for winter by getting some necessary planting done. But why is autumn nature’s planting season? The best times of year for planting are during the autumn months through to late winter in mild climates like ours here in Auckland. Why? There are a … [Read more...]
Before you remove trees please read this. Trees have many benefits. Trees clean the air, they cool the air and they soften landscapes. Most trees provide shelter and food for other organisms, and trees are amazingly beautiful. So, considering all of this, why would you ever want to remove one? During my career as an Arborist, I have heard many reasons for why a tree should go. Many are genuine, some not so. In some cases, tree removal really is the only option to reach a sensible solution. In others, alternatives may be available. The role of a good Arborist should be to navigate this grey area to achieve an outcome that satisfies both the needs of the client and the tree. In this Blog post, I will cover some of the more common reasons for why a tree should be removed … [Read more...]
I remember back in the day of predictive text on mobile phones. When you used “Arborist” you were suggested “Arsonist”. So what does an arborist do… Recently when I returned to a shop where I buy water filters, they had my occupation in their system as “Abortionist” (true story!). What does an Arborist do? At times during my career, it has felt like I have come close to both of those professions but neither accurately describe what I actually do. This blog post is for those who wonder what is behind the mysterious title and to shed more light on the role of an Arborist. Photo of an Arborist in a tree. Type “Arborist definition” into Google and you get... “Tree Surgeon” (In German “Baumdoctor”). This is what I was often referred to as when I used to live in Germany. … [Read more...]
With the holidays speedily approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a fantastic 2019 and the part you played. We are looking forward to the holidays and spending time with family, friends and to 2020! Please note our team will have a well earned break. Our office will be closed from 4 pm on Friday 20th December, and re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. All the best! From Rossy and the Tree Care Auckland team. 🎄 Our way of saying thanks 🎁 Over the summer be sure to read our "How to guides" for keeping you busy in the garden! These tree care guides are aimed for tree owners who are keen to get their hands dirty. Get stuck in on some of their own tree maintenance. Carrying out minor upkeep on your own trees can be very rewarding. Will also give you an … [Read more...]
Buy a tree as a gift. The life of many Christmas gifts is short lived. After the initial excitement the novelty soon wears off and the recipient is left with another item to find space for in their home. How about buying a gift that has the potential to get better and better as time goes on? Not only improving itself but also enhancing its local environment. What if you could buy a gift that at the end of its life returned to the earth without leaving anything behind. All these things are possible if you buy a tree as a gift. This Blog post will discuss some of the benefits of buying a tree as a gift and information for how to go about it. I have bought many trees over the years as gifts. It gives me peace of mind to know that they are either living, beautifying their surroundings and … [Read more...]
Read how can trees help bees. Life as a bee is becoming increasingly difficult. Since the initial detection of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in 2006, honey bee keepers have been losing roughly 30% of their hives annually. Although CCD is not fully understood, it appears to have several contributing factors. These include but are not limited to pesticides, parasitic mites, and increased viral levels. However, help is at hand how can trees help bees. It turns out that certain fungus that grows on trees is abe to improve hive health. This Blog post will discuss some of the work of Paul Stamets. Paul is a fungi expert and who along with other scientists has developed solution to the problem of declining bee numbers. Why should you care if bees are under threat? If not for the the … [Read more...]
Read about how to check trees after storm. Trees are incredibly strong, yet flexible structures. Not only do trees support the weight of their own structure, they are also able to stand up the worst that the environment can throw at them. Trees are both the weight lifter who can withstand huge forces and the featherweight boxer who can duck and weave and avoid danger. However, everything has its limit. There is always someone or something that is stronger or quicker. For trees this can equate to adverse weather conditions. No matter how strong or healthy a tree is, under certain weather conditions even sound trees can be at risk. This Blog post will discuss how you can identify if your trees may have sustained damage and what you can do about it. The evolution of trees has been … [Read more...]
An annual Tree Safety Survey is very important for all schools, golf courses and property owners. Our Tree inspection service will check your trees are healthy and safe. It is very important to identify and immediately address signs of tree disease or tree decay. If you have concerns about the safety of your trees at your local School or local golf course please contact our expert arborists. Pro Climb Tree Care Auckland, is currently working with many Auckland Schools and Golf Courses. This Blog post is to help ensure all trees are safe and inspected every 12 months. To find out more information simply call Tree Care Auckland today for a no-obligation free site visit and meeting. Tree Safety Survey Auckland Wide. Tree Survey Reports are very important for local … [Read more...]
The first tender young leaves are starting to grow. The sunny days are here. It's safe to say that spring is on its way. Read our Tips for Spring Tree Care. The new growing season is a busy time for your trees as they produce flowers for pollination. Growing new leaves ready for maximising energy gathering during the summer months. There are certain things you can do at this time of year to support your trees during this hive of activity and plan for the summer to follow. This Blog post will discuss measures you can take to ensure your trees get the care they need to keep them at their best. Spring can be a great time to get out in the garden and have a good look at how things have fared over the winter months. Check for signs of damaged branches that may have broken in … [Read more...]