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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
Growing your own fruit at home can be a very rewarding experience. In the age of farm to plate eating, you cannot get much fresher than tree to mouth in seconds. Growing productive fruit trees can seem like a daunting process but it need not be. Learning a few basic principles can really help you get the best out of your orchard. This Blog post will discuss what time of year is best to prune your fruit trees to ensure you have a healthy crop of fruit for years to come. This seems logical as the trees are in a dormant period and so pruning will not disturb their other processes. Winter pruning is suitable for some trees at some stages of their lives; however, it is not true for most fruit trees. This can be undesirable in most cases as much of the tree’s stored energy is put into … [Read more...]
If you are a fan of Avocados, it can be a very satisfying experience to eat fruit grown from your own tree. Besides from knowing exactly where your food is coming from you can also save some money in the long term. Given the right conditions, Avocados can be relatively easy to grow. This Blog post will discuss how to get an Avocado tree started at your home and how to maintain it as it grows. Avocados are native to the rain-forests of South America. As such they like free draining, fertile soil and lots of sunshine. They do not like wind and will not tolerate frost or having roots in waterlogged ground. Lack of sun and cold temperatures can be hard problems to deal with and may determine if it is possible to grow Avocados at your site. The wind protection and soil … [Read more...]
Read our where to plant trees Blog post. There is a saying that goes “there is a tree for every garden..." basically meaning no matter the size of your space, the aspect of your garden or the soil it has, there will be a tree that is suitable. If this saying is true, it means there are far more trees that are not suitable for your garden. Often as Arborists, the reason we are removing a tree is because it is no longer appropriate for the space it is growing in. This can be a real shame when you are stood looking at beautiful specimen of a tree that has outgrown its environment. Overgrown trees can create a nuisance or pose a threat to the local inhabitants. This blog will discuss ways to avoid this situation by choosing a tree that is suitable for your site. Accurate … [Read more...]
Just because you own a tree does not necessarily mean you have the legal right to prune or remove it. Trees in Auckland can be protected in several ways. This Blog post will help you determine if your tree is protected. Here we explain the process for working on protected trees. Your trees may be protected in the following ways: It is a notable tree or tree in a Significant Ecological Area (SEA). Tree protected by a condition on a past resource consent. Tree protected by a covenant or a consent notice on a Certificate of Title. Tree or vegetation near a body of water. Trees or vegetation (non-pest species) are likely to be protected if: on or near (within 20 metres) steep coastal cliffs. if the cliff is within 150 metres of the high tide mark, on or … [Read more...]
Arboricultural terminology - How to understand by the tree experts. Sometimes a single word or a phrase can be very useful in describing something complicated. Arboriculture (tree work) is full of these phrases. When we are out on a tree site, we do our best to describe our intentions in simple language that can be easily understood by our clients. However, we are not perfect and sometimes technical terms can slip out. Or words fail us, and we instantly result to the one word or phrase that we know explains what we mean. As a client, having knowledge of Arboricultural terminology can be very useful. It will help you achieve the exact result you want for your trees. This Blog post is designed to shed some light on some of the common arboricultural … [Read more...]