Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Trees play an essential role in our communities. They clean the air, slow water runoff, provide a buffer for noise pollution, prevent soil erosion, and much more. They are more than just an aesthetically pleasing addition to your property. Contents Look Out for Signs of Disease Be Strategic with Planting Water Them Prune Them Bring in the Experts Consider the Reason for Removal However, some homeowners may decide that tree removal is an option they would like to consider. They might have struck a problem, don’t understand tree maintenance, or believe their tree is diseased and beyond saving. Before you get stuck into what could potentially be an unnecessary tree removal, consider whether … [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.
Trees and children - A symbiotic relationship Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Trees have many benefits. There are very specific benefits that they can offer to children, amongst these are their ability to enhance the education and development of children. Trees at early childhood centres present many opportunities and staff often use trees and plants as learning tools. Contents Three things you need to know if work in an early childhood centre Understanding legal obligations with Trees Perform regular tree inspections to support tree care in your early childhood centre Maintain and protect your trees – put tree care first at your centre What do we mean by this? Trees can introduce children to the idea of changes … [Read more...]
Pruning the right way every time Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Pruning fruit trees is a must for anyone who loves to grow fruit in their backyard. However, not everyone is comfortable with how to prune trees, fruit frees, or otherwise. Contents Pruning Fruit Trees to Support a Bountiful Harvest When is the best time to start pruning? Factors to consider when pruning Fruit Trees Consider why you are pruning your Fruit Trees High quality equipment is crucial when pruning fruit trees If you have never been involved in pruning trees before, or have been pruning all your life but never read about best practice, this short post can help. Pruning Fruit Trees to Support a Bountiful Harvest Fruit trees can be a great … [Read more...]
Do you need some seasonal tree advice? 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. The new growing season is a busy time for your trees as they produce flowers for pollination. They are growing new leaves ready for 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. Seasonal tree advice is something our team regularly provides for customers who want to look after their trees. Now is the perfect time to make sure you are well-versed in what your garden needs at this time of year to flourish this season and beyond. Spring is a great time to get out in the garden and … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Tree Trimming Auckland Experts. There is some variance in opinion as to best way to manage tree pruning and tree trimming. Trees are typically trimmed for one of three reasons: aesthetics, safety, or health. Contents This month we address the myths around tree trimming and tree pruning. So, what are the common myths about tree pruning and tree trimming that we commonly come across? Myth #1: Trees Can Perfectly Do Well without Pruning. Myth #2: Trees Should Not Be Pruned during Summer. Myth #3: Fruit / Citrus Trees and Shade Trees Can Be Pruned Similarly. Myth #4: Tree pruning Auckland at the wrong time can cause it to die. Myth #5: Over-pruning is a common problem and will kill your … [Read more...]
Fungi friend or foe? Fungi (or mushrooms) can be mysterious things. Most peoples’ experience of fungi is limited to the 2 or 3 kinds that are most commonly eaten. It is estimated that there may be more than 3 million species of fungi, this outnumbers tree species by a factor of 5. It is an estimate because there is a constant stream of new species being discovered. Fungi were the first organism to make it onto land about 500 million years ago meaning that everything on land (including us) has fungi as a common ancestor. The vast majority of a fungus is contained beneath the ground or within whatever it is eating. The mushroom or conk that it produces is often only a small indication of what is actually there. There is evidence of a long historical use of fungi by humans for both food and … [Read more...]
How trees communicate by Suzanne Simard. Can you remember when you were a child and you wondered whether your toys came to life when you went to sleep? As an Arborist I have had similar thoughts about trees and the forest. Do the trees all start having a big chat when I’m not around, just like in a Lord of the Rings book? Well it turns out, in the case of trees at least, that this does happen. And not just when your back is turned. The forest is alive with communication. This post will shed some light on how and why trees communicate with each other. When you first look out at a forest landscape it is easy to describe what you see as a collection of individuals, each preoccupied with advancing its own interests, and competing with its neighbor. We have this Darwinian idea that the … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Contents Benefits of Tree Trimming Winter is a great time for Tree Trimming and Pruning Contact Tree Care Auckland For More Information Tree trimming is performed to assist in the growth of the shrub or hedge. Our Auckland Tree Trimming service helps to remove overgrown bushes that are preventing the shrub from receiving the required amount of moisture and light. The Tree Care Auckland Tree trimming services include the removal of deadwood, pruning, crown lifting, crown reduction and much more. Read our blog article to learn about the benefits of trimming your trees. Benefits of Tree Trimming Trimming trees brings many benefits to your trees. Here's our quick overview of some of the top … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Pruning fruit trees are a must for anyone who loves to grow fruit in their backyard. Fruit trees can be a great addition to any garden. Eating food that has been produced from your own home can be a very satisfying experience. By giving good tree care and maintenance, you can have the best of both worlds with attractively looking trees that produce tasty fruit which are easy to harvest. The following blog provides tips and links to help you get the best out of pruning fruit trees. Contents When is the best time to start pruning Fruit trees? Factors to look at when pruning Fruit Trees Consider why you are pruning your Fruit Trees High Quality Equipment is crucial when pruning fruit trees … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: 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. Contents It is Never to Early To Prepare Your Trees For Summer Summer Tree Care is important for every Season Summer Tree Care can relieve the Stress on Trees Summer Tree Care Advice Available From TCA 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 … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: 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. Contents Think long term with your Pine Tree Pruning Solutions Identify your Goals before you start Pine Tree Pruning Take a bottom up Approach with Pine Tree Pruning Best Piece of Tree Pruning advice we could ever give: The problem occurs when the 10 meters … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: 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. Contents So what is tree management and where do we start? Tree management requires an understanding of Pruning Crown Thin Crown Lift or Crown Raising Crown Reduction The importance of correct pruning cuts Other terms for explaining what is tree management 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 … [Read more...]