Much Ado About Trees

Having a lovely garden is, for many, part of having a wonderful home. Trees and foliage are often simply indispensable parts of good home décor, and they do increase the curb appeal of a home considerably. However, simply having the tree there is not always the end of the decorating process, and many often have to contend with the simple fact that that tree will grow – and its trunk or its branches could lead to undesirable effects. For example, the tree trunk could be growing at an awkward angle, leading to its higher portions and branches also growing into unexpected or unwanted areas. Branches could block out the sun from reaching planting areas in the garden, or even poke into house windows or cause other dangerous outcomes. Sometimes, branch or tree removal Perth is the best option.tree removal services

It is often the best idea to hire a professional tree cutting service rather than force the issue yourself. However, some things are important to keep in mind when you look for tree cutting services to work with.

1. Asking for an estimate is a good start, but also ask for a written contract. Specifically, look for a contract that precisely and specifically identifies the steps to be taken in the service and what price it will cost overall. This includes the plan for what to do with the tree stump – will you remove it yourself, keep it in the garden, or have the company remove it as well?
2. As part of the contracting process, look into the service’s insurance status. This will include verifying the workmen’s compensation insurance as well as the company’s certificates of liability. It would be very annoying to get stuck with yet another bill outside of the tree cutting service itself, should something happen.
3. Should it be acceptable, ask that the service not use climbing spikes. Climbing spikes damage the cambium of the tree, and there are far less damaging methods to use to ascend the tree. A tree company can use ropes, which is a fairly common process, or perhaps an aerial lift.
4. Look at the tree service’s cutting strategy – truly professional outfits will make sure to use ropes to control the fall of tree limbs. When improperly or carelessly cut, tree branches can fall on and damage other plants, electrical and phone cables, side roofs, windows, or even people. If they are a prepared and capable outfit, they should know how to work around small problems – or, better yet, anticipate them.

If you want to hire professional Tree Removal Perth Company, WA Treeworks offers a variety of services that would suit your needs.  Simply visit their website at http://watreeworks.com.au

Advertisements

Cutting Choices

Maintaining your home is often a tricky proposition because of all the many factors that need to be juggled. A homeowner’s work is never done, and arguably only begins for real with the purchase and acquisition of a home. At that, a homeowner should be aware that different parts of the house will require different sorts of care – each room and each part of the interior or exterior will have unique needs.

For example, the garden tends to be easy to overlook, because one assumes that nature will take care of everything. However, oftentimes some key decisions need to be made – some with regard to the trees and such growing in the garden, which may need some drastic pruning or the like depending on the situation and needs that are brought forward by the branches and the like that might get in the way of neighbors’ yards, electric cables and such.
Should the opportunity arise, a homeowner needs to keep some guidelines in mind so as to avoid complications in the process.
1. Study the situation carefully to get an idea of what is needed exactly. Is the situation one that needs the entire tree gone, or will cutting branches and the like be enough to solve whatever problems there are? Each step has a different environmental impact, and as such should not be made lightly.
2. What are the neighborhood rules on the matter of tree cutting? Find out what these are before anything, because this will be essential to finding out if you are even allowed to pursue this sort of service. Just going forward with it under the assumption of it being your call because it’s your property can be dangerous, as there might be rules requiring specific courses of action depending on the nature of the tree being cut. Failing to follow these rules can lead to trouble, and ignorance of them will not be an excuse.
3. Study the insurance particulars, and look at potential insurance matters that might arise as a result of the process. Deciding which tree lopping Perth company to work with will be helped along by understanding what their commitments and liability coverage ends up being – determine what even constitutes a liability that they will cover, so as to avoid copouts later on in the event of a problem.
4. Ask around. See if your neighbors have worked with a reputable company before and found the experience worth recommending – this is something you can use to your advantage, particularly if you and the neighbor or friend have similar standards for quality of work.

If you are looking for tree lopping Perth, click on the link.  Or just visit http://www.watreeworks.com.au/tree-services/log-and-stump-splitting/

Reaping Greatness

When one buys a house, it is sure to come with plenty of responsibility already attached. This is not entirely surprising, as everyone pretty much knows what to expect; however, one can view it as well worth the effort because it can actually be rather rewarding. Even such crucial concerns as maintaining the house can be made more engaging and more enlightening by finding something to take an active interest in that has its own accompanying positive effects for the house and its many complex parts, resulting in an effective growth experience that is also able to help keep the house in good shape.

Some homeowners take the perceived burden of homeownership and mainrenance by taking up a related hobby like gardening. While mainly a way to keep the garden in good and healthy shape, gardening has many personal benefits as well. First and foremost, a homeowner can potentially experience the health benefits of lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as a lowered risk of depression. A garden can even be visually and emotionally stimulating, as it is heartening to see so much life and color come about because of one’s work.

Gardening has tremendous environmental benefits as well, which is most likely another reason it has gained so much popularity. The environmental impact of having even a small garden can only be positive, as more plants can only be helpful for the processing of carbon dioxide and generation of oxygen. Even if the initial impact starts out as a small one, it is sure to grow. Of course, the more time and energy one spends on gardening, the more time and energy is logically removed from less-environmentally friendly activities and pursuits. Even the methods of gardening could be said to be environmentally-friendly, specifically the use of mulch. When it comes to both regular and colored mulch Perth has plenty of gardeners who have become experts at using this.

There are many other benefits to be had here, of course. One of the ones that immediately comes to mind is savings; along with the opportunity to raise produce that is at once healthier and more healthful, one can save money on growing their own crops instead of buying them from grocery stores – especially if one grows herbs or vegetables for use in cooking dishes for the home. The fact that these may also be healthier and more healthful is itself an advantage, as knowing there were no harmful chemicals involved can be extremely reassuring.

Check out WATREEWORKS for more details, http://www.watreeworks.com.au/tree-services/mulch-supplies-perth/

When To Cut

Maintaining a home can take a great deal of effort and work, as any homeowner will readily tell you. For many, simply making sure everything is clean already takes a lot of effort and thinking. In many cases, we might even overlook certain parts, either because they seem so challenging that we can be tempted to put them out of our minds and thus forget all about them – or simply have so many very specific needs that we might not feel up to the task.

tree lopper perth

tree lopping perth

One example of a part of the house that can be challenging because of its special needs is the yard. Often, the very size and scale of the yard makes it tricky as a concern to take care of – there is so much of it that needs to be monitored and taken care of that so much can get overlooked without our intending to do so. There are times when even the plants need our attention, particularly trees and climbing plants that can get out of control in their growth and cause trouble or obstruct certain parts of the garden.

When the opportunity arises, a homeowner should apply some guidelines in order to keep problems in branch or tree cutting from arising and complicating things.

1. Make sure to get a clear idea of what needs to be done. Is full-on tree lopping needed, or will trimming branches and such get the job done without such extensive cost and effort? The latter is often more environmentally sound as well, which makes it an option to favor if possible.

2. Be aware of the neighborhood rules and codes that need to be followed especially with regard to tree cutting. Assuming that a tree on your property can be dealt with on your own terms might not always be wise, as there may be regulations specifically prescribing courses of action here or preventing certain others – with failure to abide resulting in fines or summons.

3. Look into the possible insurance matters that may come into play. Looking for a tree cutting service that offers to deal with these for you, but making sure to know the ins and outs of what may be needed and who pays for what will certainly be helpful. This is especially important in finding out what constitutes liability and so on, in order to avoid copouts and excuses should emergencies arise.

4. Look around the neighborhood and feel free to ask around to find good services. Your neighbors may have someone they have worked with and want to refer, or might know of websites like http://www.watreeworks.com.au or others to show you in order to help you make that decision.

A Guide to Tree Pruning

Keeping a tree’s shape and size under control from the beginning through proper pruning is much better to its health and appearance. Proper pruning techniques and practices maintain the natural shape of the tree, while the necessary removal of diseased and/or dead branches, and any unwanted growth is performed.

Also, using the right pruning tools is essential to get best results. A homeowner should at least own a set of pruning shears, looping shears with a long handle, a pruning saw, and a hedge shears. With these pruning tools, a homeowner could handle virtually any pruning job he may encounter, except in the case of tall trees and huge branches. It is also very important to keep tools sharp, so cuts are smoother and wounds are healed quicker.

Tree Pruning Perth

Tree Pruning Perth

With regards to safety, it is best to let a certified tree care firm do the task of pruning high trees or large limbs, for they have the necessary equipment, knowledge, and skills to accomplish the job safely and properly.

Pruning branches near electrical cables is another hazardous case that may need expert help from a professional arborist or a utility worker.

Again, for optimum results, pruning requires knowledge about the growth habit of a certain tree. For instance, trees flowering and bearing fruits in the spring, are pruned until after they flower in the spring. If pruning is performed prior to this period, flower buds will be removed, which is obviously not a good thing. Another common mistake many homeowners make is pruning hedges such as yew or privet, leaving the hedge’s bottom narrower compared to the top. It is better to keep the top branches pruned back narrower than the bottom one. This allows more sunlight penetration, and prevents the bottom part of the hedge from becoming too shaded, reducing the foliage’s density.

But when is the best time to prune a tree? Generally, the best time to prune taking into account the tree’s health is in early spring (just before new growth emerges for the year) or in late winter. But there are some exceptions (such as when a tree bears flowers and fruits, and sap “bleeding” on maple trees) that may require trimming at another time of the year. On the other hand, the least recommended period to prune a tree is at the beginning of summer, immediately after new growth has developed.

To avail of professional services on tree pruning Perth, visit WA Tree Works by following the links provided.

Common Misconception about Tree Pruning

There are a lot of common misconceptions about tree pruning.  And it is one of the things that a lot of people think that any person can perform with just simple pruning tools.  And most of the times, this useful maintenance process is misunderstood as a result of the common misconceptions that cloud its true value and the proper way to do it. What a lot of people fail to realize is that proper tree pruning will surely boost the health of a tree, its appearance and value. The following are some of the usual misconceptions about tree pruning that you need to know about.

  1. Trees will grow perfectly well without pruning . This is true for woodland trees because they thrive with nature’s own pruning methods. However, the trees that grow in your backyard have different needs.  Suburban trees need pruning in order for them to remove rapid-growing water sprouts and maintain their shape.   In addition, it helps boost the general health of the tree by removing the dead and damaged branches, improves branch framework, lowers hazards such as falling limbs and low hanging branches. It also helps increase the size and yield of many fruit bearing trees.
    Image

    Tree Pruning Perth

  2. Cut near to the trunk to help trees repair their damaged tissues. Unlike human wounds, trees can’t repair broken or lost tissues. Instead of repairing the damage, they develop fresh wood layers to conceal their injuries. Contrary to popular belief, avoid trimming near the trunk of the tree or its major limb to prevent damaging the collar branch and causing even greater wound and damage.
  3. Freshly pruned parts of a tree can be painted with tar, varnish or paint. Some people think these chemicals keep the fungi and bacteria away. But the truth is no matter how hard you try, it is very difficult to keep bad microorganisms away from a new cut. Adding these types of chemical wound dressing would actually make things worse. If you need to prune, you need to make yourself aware of the correct pruning technique that is appropriate for the type of tree you have in your yard.
  4. Root loss is usually compensated by cutting the tree’s crown. When transplanting a tree, it is normal that a tree would lose some parts of its roots. In order to help the tree recover from this root loss, some people opt to prune the crown of the tree. On the contrary, pruning should be avoided after transplantation, most especially if you’re working with younger trees. And a couple of years after transplanting the tree, pruning should be kept at a minimum rate.

If you need more expert tree pruning advice, simply visit the WA Treeworks website at http://watreeworks.com.au/

Cutting With Care

If you’ve ever purchased a new home, you might remember the reactions of family and friends to your decision to embark on a truly significant and challenging journey. There may have been some congratulations in order, which makes sense given that this step tend to be viewed as a milestone for a person’s adult life, and given that it does indeed literally give you solid ground to stand on and start your future plans from as well. There may, of course, also have been some wishing you good luck and good fortune, which also makes sense given that you would certainly come to need it – there is a significantly intense amount of work that comes with buying a house and maintaining it. This might also be a large part of why this is a milestone of maturity and the ability to take responsibility for such a significantly-sized and multifaceted undertaking.

Managing and keeping up a house requires an awareness and understanding of each part of the house and what its unique needs are. Each room, or at least each type of room, has its own unique requirements – more so the yard, which becomes particularly cumbersome when one takes into account its outdoor nature and sheer size, compared to interior rooms that tend to be considerably smaller and easier to design for and are for. Even the nature of problems that pop up outside can be different, even involving problems with trees or branches that can only be solved by trimming or cutting.

Whatever the type of cutting, there are some guidelines that might help the decision-making process along.

1. First, weigh the needs of the situation to be addressed – does the whole tree need to be removed, or will pruning larger branches be enough of a solution? Different situations will have different needed responses.
2. What are the municipality and neighborhood rules regarding tree cutting? You might not even be allowed to harm the tree at all, or at least you might need a particular document to be signed and filed to secure permission.
3. Try to get to know if there are even services offered in your neck of the woods. Some locales don’t have any experts on hand, but for tree pruning Perth and some others have plenty.
4. Look into the insurance and other policies of the tree service you’d like to try out. What liabilities are they sure to cover? What might they avoid answering for, in case there are complications or problems?

 

Trim The Tree

New homeowners often find themselves needing to balance a number of responses to their new situation, as well as quite a few attendant concerns. They are likely to receive congratulations from friends and family alike, at least at first – not least because of their newfound ability to make a large investment intelligently. New homeowners are, of course, also likely to be open to receiving advice and help from the same family and friends – advice and help that will come in handy when it comes to actually maintaining and running the house properly. This part of owning a house is really not easy, and is in fact a challenge for any person to face. Nevertheless, this is often found to be absolutely worth it.

One part of the house where this sort of advice and help would be most helpful is the yard. Most homeowners tend to have trouble with the yard, not least because its size and scale is so very different from what the homeowners might be used to given the rest of the house. A yard is bigger and more complicated than a room as far as care goes. As such, deciding what to do and how to take care of the parts of the yard – the lawn, the trees and so on – becomes quite the dilemma especially if tasks like cutting need to be done.

Tree Pruning Perth

Tree Pruning Perth

When it comes to cutting or pruning trees or parts of trees in the yard – sometimes a necessity depending on the situation – there are some guidelines to consider.

1. Look at the situation carefully, in order to determine whether the problematic trees should be removed entirely or if some branch and leaf cutting will do enough clearing to solve the problem. Many would rather not get rid of the full tree, as such an act is not as environmentally advisable as one might think. Should you need a professional cutting service, for tree pruning Perth has many options.
2. Research the codes of your municipality, especially those with regard to tree cutting. Some areas permit cutting if the tree is on your property, while others call for written permission before any cutting is done. There may be other specifics or requirements as well.
3. When hiring a cutting service, look closely at their insurance coverage. A professional tree cutting service will often be able to deal with such matters on their own, but it is best to closely study any waivers they may ask you to sign as these may result in liability reverting to you.

Visit the official WA Treeworks website if you want to know more about Tree Pruning in Perth : http://www.watreeworks.com.au/tree-services/log-and-stump-splitting/

Care In Cutting

Tree Pruning Perth

Tree Pruning Perth

Upon buying a new home, you may find yourself on the receiving end of some congratulations. This makes perfect sense given the importance of owning a house, and what it signifies for a person who has “made it” in this day and age. There will most likely be an accompanying sense of commiseration as well, with people wishing you luck because of the sheer intensity of the workload that you buy into when you take ownership of a house of your own. Some may even suggest that this is a proper initiation into the adult world, with grownup responsibilities awaiting you as you seek to establish yourself as a full-fledged homeowner. Managing to deal with all of this, however, is far from impossible, if one takes a clear look at what it entails.

Dealing with the requirements of caring for a house involves looking at each part of the house and determining what work it calls for. For example, one part of the house that can have some unexpectedly serious demands is the yard. The yard is particularly cumbersome as a part of the house that needs dealing with not least due to its sheer size, especially relative to the rooms of the house itself. The challenges that arise also tend to be unique to the outdoor nature of the yard, such as problematic tree sizes or branch lengths that may call for cutting.

Some guidelines can help a homeowner determine what tree-related course of action to take, when it comes to branch or tree cutting:

1. Study the situation in order to determine the actual needs that should be addressed. Will simply trimming branches and leaves clear enough space, or do you need to remove an entire tree? The latter tends to be less environmentally advisable, but sometimes the need is inevitable.
2. Ask around about the codes your municipality observes regarding tree cutting. Some territories leave the decision-making up to the homeowner, but others may need you to secure written permission before they give you authorization to cut or remove the tree.
3. When looking for a tree cutting service, study their insurance coverage and related policies. Finding out the finer details will help you be more aware of just how much they cover, and who may be called upon to compensate in the event of accidental damage.
4. Find out what services are offered in your area. In many locales, there is no shortage of services covering tree pruning Perth is one good example.

Click on the link to know more about Perth Tree Lopping, Pruning & Specialised Tree Removal Services | WA Tree workshttp://www.watreeworks.com.au/