Summer Tree Care is just as important as any other season. No longer is it difficult to plant trees and take care of them in the Summer. Contact our team for expert Summer tree care advice and read our blog post to learn more. It is Never to Early To Prepare Your Trees For Summer After spending the winter avoiding the rain and the cold, the first few days of spring are a welcome change. With all of the parties or social gathering we may have planned for the summer months, now can be a good time for taking stock of our garden and making sure that it is looking its best. Summer Tree Care is important for every Season The high levels of both rain and sunshine that we receive in this part of the country cause trees and hedges to put on a tremendous level of growth in each season. … [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.
How to prune trees. We first need to ask an important question before addressing how to prune trees which is why is the tree being pruned in the first place? The answer to the question of why, may have a strong influence on the answer to the how. Trees may require pruning for a number of reasons including aesthetics, safety, light issues, fruit production or to keep them away from services or buildings. Each of these factors may require the tree to be pruned in a different way in order to achieve the desired outcome. The Evolution of how to Prune Trees Trees have evolved to take care of their own needs and in the majority of circumstances do not require human interaction in order manage themselves. Humans often demand certain characteristics of trees. For example they don’t want … [Read more...]
Pine tree pruning is an essential task that needs to be undertaken by any property owner. Whether you love or hate them, you have to hand it to pine trees they know how to grow quickly. It is not hard to see why so many people plant them. Pine trees are perfect for having a quick screen for privacy or to shelter their property from the wind. In no time at all you can have a 10 meter green wall around your property. The problem occurs when the 10 meters becomes 12 meters, and the year after that it is 14 meters. This keeps going on and on until you look outside and realize those saplings you planted in the ground a few years back are now almost 30 meters tall. You will have no light to your property, and nothing grows in your garden except for your magnificent pine trees. So what is the … [Read more...]
Commercial tree care in properties can bring huge benefits to your business. Studies have shown trees have a large impact on the way people view and value their surroundings. According to a research list compiled by Alliance for Community Trees (2011): Shoppers will travel further and longer to visit a district with high quality trees, and spend more time there. People have more favourable perceptions of communities with green roads. Visitors to well-treed central business districts will spend 9 to 12 percent more for products People will pay higher prices for goods in green communities. In one study, sports shoes were priced 7% higher in the green setting, and a sit down dinner or a flower bouquet were 10% higher. A study found 7% higher rental rates for commercial … [Read more...]
What is tree management? Before I discovered I could get a job where I could climb trees every day I hadn’t considered that some trees had work carried out on them. I just assumed they took care of themselves. A majority of the trees in the world do manage themselves but in the urban environment things work differently. This blog is for anyone wanting to know why we manage trees and we'll also discuss what is tree management. So what is tree management and where do we start? Trees can provide many benefits for the urban environment in terms of improving air quality, visual impact and helping to stabilise temperatures. However, sometimes they can grow too large for the space available or develop certain defects. It may be necessary to prune trees for safety, to remove dead … [Read more...]
Tree work Auckland companies now use improved technology to allow their Arborists to perform work with greater ease. We've moved from petrol driven resources to electric tools. Read our blog regarding how these changes have impacted how our Arborists work. New technology has impacted the Tree work Auckland methods Let face it, tree work is a noisy, messy, business. Two of the most fundamental tools, chainsaws and chippers, are pretty anti-social when it comes to the urban environment. Two-stroke and diesel engines are not exactly the most pleasant things to listen to. They both also release their fair share of dust and fumes which you want to avoid. However, new technology has developed which is making petrol driven chainsaws a thing of the past. Combine this with alternative … [Read more...]
Is my tree dangerous? This is a question that can go through any tree owners mind, especially when you have children. It is a question that as an arborist you are often asked. Trees are living organisms that have evolved in a forest environment where it is okay to have branches fall over. They have not been designed in a way that other man-made structures have and do not come with a tested breaking strain. In some cases it can be very obvious a tree is unsafe due to the presence of a significant defect. There are also some trees that in their present form represent a very low risk, such as new planting. The majority of trees however fit somewhere between these two extremes. This blog will help you understand why you might not always get a yes or no answer to the question “is my tree … [Read more...]
Tree surgeons are here to help you with many types of services from tree repair to removal of diseased tree parts. In addition, they can also help with the prevention of further damage by strengthening the branches of the trees. When selecting the most appropriate tree surgeons in Auckland, there are a few things you need to look out for. Ask Questions when Searching for Tree Surgeons in Auckland Ask a lot of questions for when you're evaluating which option to go with. The best tree surgeons should be open and willing to answer the questions you have. It's a good indicator of how knowledgeable a person is on arboriculture. Don't be afraid to ask for written quotes from different tree surgeons in your local area. A lot of tree care companies will be happy to provide you with a … [Read more...]
It can often be a daunting task when attempting to choose a tree service company. With an ever increasing number of tree surgeons advertising each week. It can very difficult to find a company which is best suited for your job. More often than not the price on the quote can be the major deciding factor on who you choose. But have you stopped to consider how that number at the bottom of the quote is generated? This post will help you understand why that number varies between different companies. We'll cover some of the things you should look out for if a price seems too good to be true. Choosing the Best Tree Service Company for the Job When selecting an Arborist, you want to have confidence that the tree service company you choose has the necessary skill, experience and training … [Read more...]
Best trees for gardens. Read our expert guide to help you choose the right type of trees for your garden. In the last blog post we introduced the idea of less is more and the value of creating a more natural environment in your garden. But what if your garden is not like that? This Blog post will discuss ideas for gardeners trying to achieve the right look. Perhaps you are limited on space, or your house and garden have a more modern clean design. Or maybe you are attempting to enhance the aesthetic of your garden for an upcoming sale. There can be many reasons why a more formal style of garden may be appealing. However, this look does not need to come at the expense of the health of your trees. There are a number of measures you can take to achieve a tidy and neat garden. You can … [Read more...]