Pruning Pohutukawa Trees Auckland Blog post by Rossy. One of our recent jobs at Pro Climb - Tree Care Auckland was to carry out some pruning works on a mature Pohutukawa tree growing in a residential suburb in Auckland. Due to its growing location, with targets beneath the tree, it was decided to prune the dead branches from the canopy to remove any hazard that they may have posed. The client also expressed concerns that the tree was outgrowing its surrounds, and if possible, could we take measures to retain it at its current size. The nature of the tree and its past management both contributed to difficulties when it came to carrying out the pruning. These challenges will be discussed in the Blog post below. There are a number of factors that determine the form and shape of a … [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.
Welcome to our Christmas Blog post for 2017. As the holidays draw near, The Tree Care Auckland Team would like to thank you for helping to make 2017 a great Success. We wish you an excellent Christmas and Summer Holiday. This month, I'd like to share with you our latest TCA Blog Posts. Read our Pruning Pohutukawa Trees Auckland Case Study. Plus great tips How to plant and trim hedges the right way! And also Treating soil compaction near trees. The office will be closing Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-opening on Monday 8th January 2018 at 8.30am. We have finally found a much bigger yard for our fast growing business and are delighted to let you know we are now at 279 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland. It's now a lot warmer outside, so now is the ideal time to review … [Read more...]
Learn about treating soil compaction near trees in this Blog post. The trunk, branches and leaves of a tree are only telling half the story. A healthy tree is a result of the balance between the roots below the surface and the canopy above the ground. One is directly dependant on the other. Without the trunk, branches and leaves there is no structure to create the demand for water flow, and no system for converting sunlight into food. Without the roots there is nothing to keep the tree from falling over, and there is no means of absorbing water and minerals from the ground. The root system also has an important function in storing food (or energy) created during photosynthesis until it is needed. The root system below the ground, however, is easy to forget. It is easier to be mindful … [Read more...]
Read our Blog post about how to trim hedges and plant hedges. Hedges can provide many functions from defining the borders of a garden, to providing a backdrop for your feature plants. Or creating a windbreak, or helping to contain animals and livestock. A well-kept hedge can really add to the overall appeal of a garden. An out of control hedge on the other hand can dominate a garden, allowing little room for anything else and lead to an uninviting space to be in. This Blog post will offer some tips for anyone wishing to plant a hedge and also offer advice for how to keep it in its best condition. When deciding to plant a hedge it is important to consider what the function of the hedge will be. It may be that the hedge has more than one function so all of these need to be … [Read more...]
Creating edible gardens tips and advice - It's becoming harder and harder to know exactly where our food is coming from and the process it has endured along the way. Much of the fruit and vegetables we see in the supermarkets have come from overseas. It's also important to know most countries will have different regulations about the use of chemicals. Most foods have also traveled around the globe requiring vast amounts of energy to move it. One solution to these problems can be to grow your own food. Instead of your garden purely being there for visual appeal why not set it up to feed you too. This blog post contains links to sources of information for anyone interested in creating their own edible gardens. Creating edible gardens is easy and fun for all the family! Your edible garden … [Read more...]
Have you ever wanted to grow veggies in your backyard? Well now there is a solution. Meet FarmBot. How to grow vegetables NZ the very easy way! Well now there is a solution. Meet FarmBot. FarmBot is an automated gardening system that grows your veggies for you. All you have to do is set it up and then FarmBot takes care of everything else. Before you know it, you can have fresh, locally grown, organic veggies on your doorstep with minimal effort. Set up is relatively straight forward. You buy a kit which has everything included. Set it up around your growing area and then sit back and watch. The robot automatically plants, waters, and harvest for you. So, why would you want to use it? How to grow vegetables NZ the very easy way! A massive amount of energy and resources go into to … [Read more...]
Magnolia tree pruning advice and tree work service. Tree Care Auckland was recently contacted by a client who had a mature magnolia tree in their garden. The mature magnolia tree was getting out of shape and required urgent attention. The magnolia tree was one of the largest trees at the property and created a focal point in the garden. Unfortunately, due to its unkempt appearance it was a focal point for all the wrong reasons. The client was hoping we would be able to bring the tree back under control so that it was an asset to the surrounding garden. The mature tree owner needed urgent Magnolia tree pruning advice The garden in which the tree was situated had a formal appearance with many of the trees and shrubs being topiarized. It was clear that the garden received regular … [Read more...]
How to plant a tree - As arborists we are predominantly concerned with the care of trees once they have grown; the majority of phone calls we receive are requests to prune or remove trees. We rarely get to be involved in the most important part of an urban tree’s life cycle which is planting. If the right tree, is planted in the right place, in the right way, the need for pruning or removal is significantly reduced and may never be needed. This blog will offer some advice for anyone wishing to plant tree so that it is given the best start in life and has every chance of surviving into the future. The first step to how to plant a tree would be to select and assess your site. It may be that you only have one site in question and you just have to work with what you have. If you do have … [Read more...]
We regularly carry out tree work on the volcanoes around Auckland. Due to the nature of these sites we need to use low impact tree removal methods. At Tree Care Auckland we have a range of clients from private individuals with just one tree on their property, through to local authorities and schools that have hundreds. The nature of these site can vary widely too; from flat land with easy access, through to steep slope in remote locations. One of the more interesting scenarios we have been involved with during our time are the volcanic sites around Auckland. We regularly carry out tree work on the volcanoes around Auckland for the council. Due to the nature of these sites they present their own unique challenges. This blog post will discuss some of the obstacles we face when working on … [Read more...]
This blog will highlight a few sustainability projects I have come across recently that are helping to improve the planet using trees. It is hard to deny that humans are pretty good at creating problems in the world. The flip side of this is that they are also pretty good at solving them too. Plant a Tree For FREE using the Internet Did you know that by clicking a button on your mouse you can plant a tree… for free? Well, you can. There is a new search engine that is free to use called Ecosia. Search engines generate income by selling advertising. Ecosia also does this but it uses the money to fund tree planting projects around the globe. Amongst other things, these projects are important for restoring habitats, biodiversity, land stabilisation, nutrition and employment. There is a … [Read more...]