Smart tree attachments - How to carry out tree attachments the right way. I must make a confession about the motivation for this Blog post. In part we help tree owners and the trees in situations where items need to be attached to trees. However, another factor is so that as an Arborist I no longer must deal with situations where less than ideal methods have been used for decorating trees. There is a quite unique emotion that all Arborists share when you hear a “tink” noise as you are cutting through a piece of wood and you know instantly that you have just hit metal. The time it takes to recover from the situation is directly proportional to the amount of time it will now take you to re-sharpen your chainsaw. This Blog post is to help this situation be a thing of the … [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 about if lichen harm trees. The title of this blog has come about as a result of a similar question that has been asked by our customers on a number of occasions. Trees in most property owner's gardens will have a good covering of moss and lichen. Many concerns are raised as to whether this is hurting the tree and what if anything can be done about it. This Blog post will aim to shed a bit of light on the situation and answer some of those questions. So, what is moss and lichen? And does moss and lichen harm trees? In basic terms they are green growths that may appear to be infesting the trunk and branches of your trees. Another similar looking culprit can be algae. In reality they are all quite different. They are sometimes confused or mis-identified as fungi (see our … [Read more...]
Professional arborists Blog post. Choosing trades people to work at your property can sometimes be a daunting experience. Often you are delving into worlds that are outside of your own. You may understand the general idea of what the work involves. But the specifics of exactly how the job will take place and what is needed to do it may remain a mystery. The decision process is further complicated by the fact there are many different companies. Seemingly offering the same service. So how do you choose? This Blog post discusses some of the qualities you should be looking for when choosing an Arborist to work for you. Before you start looking for a tree work company, try to have a clearer idea of what work you need done. This does not necessarily mean you need specifics, but more a … [Read more...]
How to stop tree leaves falling. This Blog post is written in response to a common request for tree work that we get from clients. Often the reason a client has contacted us is because they are overwhelmed with the amount of leaf fall on their property. So they call us to provide a solution... Attention is usually trained on the nearest source of leaves followed by a request to either kill or behead the offending specimen. These are just two options that can be applied to this situation. This Blog post will discuss the two options and alternatives for anyone who has a mountain of leaves where their garden used to be. The solution might simple... When leaves are the problem... Remove the tree... The trouble with this view is that it ignores all of the other qualities that trees … [Read more...]
Trees blocking your view cannot always be removed easily. Call an Expert! Often one of the deciding factors when buying a house can be the view out from the property. Whether it be a view of the ocean, native bush in the distance, or the city itself, Auckland has a range of stunning views on offer. However, due to how quickly trees can grow in Auckland’s environment the view you bought your house for may not last forever. So, what can be done? This blog discusses options for people trying to restore their views without destroying the trees around them. The first step is to accurately assess the situation. It may not be as simple as “those trees are in the way, cut them down!” You need to look at the purpose the trees are serving. The trees blocking your view might also be … [Read more...]
How to trim a hedge Blog post from our "How To Series". Welcome to another Blog post in our series of “how to” instructional guides. These 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 opportunity to notice the health and condition of your trees. A well trimmed hedge can provide a variety of functions. Such as a crisp clean back-drop to your garden. When managed correctly a hedge can be a great wind barrier and can act as a natural divider to create different zones or spaces in your garden. To keep a formal hedge looking in its best condition regular trimming is key. This how to trim a hedge blog is for those people … [Read more...]
This month we're sharing plenty of tree care advice for your garden. Be sure to have a good read of our How To Guides published on our Blog. Find out more here » Learn how to care for your trees this summer. Find out more here » Give us a call or send an email with any questions. "We're looking for colleagues to join our team. Please share with your contacts. We are offering full time and part time positions as well as work for contract climbers. Please contact us to find out more" Please take a minute to give us a Star Rating on Facebook and Google!. From The Tree Care Auckland Team! Rossy | 021 508 806 | treecareauckland.co.nz | Blog | Facebook 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 … [Read more...]
Learn about how to care for trees in summer. We all look forward to those long summer days of endless sun and time at the beach. Weeks can go by without a drop of rain with beautiful blues skies to wake up to each morning. This makes for great holidays but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Trees are pretty good at adapting to their environments. However during extended periods of hot, dry weather they can begin to suffer. This how to care for trees in summer blog post discusses a few measures you can take to give your trees a helping hand during any drought conditions. Learn about how to care for trees in summer. Although trees slow down a bit during summer they are still working away. They have just been through a time of large energy expenditure during … [Read more...]
All the Pro Climb - Tree Care Team would like to wish you an excellent 2019. We are now back to work after a much appreciated break. We are looking forward to another very busy year and taking care of lots of trees! This year we'll be sharing plenty of tree care tips and advice for your garden. Be sure to have a good read of our How To Guides published to our Blog, find out more here » Give us a call for any questions you might have. Please take a minute to give us a Star Rating on Facebook and Google!. From The Tree Care Auckland Team! Rossy | 021 508 806 | treecareauckland.co.nz | Blog | Facebook 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 … [Read more...]
Welcome to our last Blog post for 2018. As the holidays draw near, the Pro Climb Team would like to thank you for helping to make 2018 a great success. Season's Greetings and we look forward to working with you in 2019! 🎄 Our way of saying thanks 🎁 HOLIDAY HOURS We would like to let you know our office will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday 21st December until 7.00 am on Monday 14th January 2019. 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 opportunity to notice the health and condition of your trees. … [Read more...]
This months How to Blog post is about how to plant a tree. Planting a tree and watching it grow is a very satisfying experience. It’s also a great activity to involve children in. Do it right and you will need minimum intervention with maximum enjoyment. This how to post will offer good advice for anyone wanting to plant tree. Most importantly you'll learn how to give a tree the best start in life and every chance of surviving into the future. First, have a good look at your site. It may be that you only have one available position and must work with what you’ve got. If you do have a few options select the right site that has free space, good drainage and adequate sunlight. With some form of shelter from the wind and has the best soil. You can try and change conditions if they are not … [Read more...]
How to prune a tree how to series. Welcome to the first blog post in a new series of “how to” instructional guides. These 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 opportunity to notice the health and condition of your trees. So you can give them a helping hand where needed. This first blog of the series is aimed at pruning and will discuss the why, what, when and how of pruning trees. Why to Prune trees? Trees may require pruning for several reasons including for appearance, safety, light issues, fruit production, suitability for the situation they are growing in, to restore views, or to keep them away from … [Read more...]