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...]
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.
I remember back in the early day of predictive text on mobile phones if you tried to type in “Arborist” you were suggested “Arsonist”. Recently when I returned to a shop where I buy water filters, they had my occupation in their system as “Abortionist” (true story!). 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. At the time I enjoyed having the word … [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 schools, … [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...]
How to know tree is dead. With the amount of people and property in the urban environment, it's often not safe to neglect a tree's health. In a town or city, the likelihood of a tree or a part of tree hitting someone or something if it fell can be quite high. This will make tree management necessary. This following Blog post was inspired by an article in the Daily Herald entitled “Old trees will tell you when their time is up”. The article interviewed several Arborists based in the Eastern States of the USA. They talk in reference to some prominent old trees in their area including some that are at the White House and Arlington National Cemetery. From the article: “The decision to take down or at least dismember an old tree is neither easy nor always objective. However … [Read more...]
The New Zealand Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees by 2028. Their hope is that by planting a Billion trees they can deliver improved social, environmental, and economic outcomes for New Zealand. This blog post will introduce the program, show how the progress is growing and detail how you could be involved. What is the One Billion Trees Program? The Government has allocated $120 million through the One Billion Trees Fund for direct grants to landowners. Particularly farmers to include trees on their farms. Led by Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) and funded by the Provincial Growth Fund, the Program will: Create employment and workforce development. Optimise land use. Mitigate climate change. Support Māori values and aspirations. Protect … [Read more...]