tree removal

Seven Ways to Tell When Your Tree Is Diseased and Needs Removing

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Trees are a vital part of Australians diverse eco system and diseased a or fallen trees can provide nutrients back into the earth and homes for Australia’s wildlife, However diseased, damages or dead trees can be a threat in populated areas and should be removed immediately by Branch Management.

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Tree removal and pruning exercises are strenuous and time consuming, and may not be easy without a qualified person. Doing the job can be dangerous since you may lack the required skills. You need to make sure that the company you hire are certified and have the appropriate workplace liability insurance to avoid un expected cost.

There are various indictors that a tree may have a disease:

  1. Trees with branches that are dying

Trees that have branches that are bare during a time of the year when they should be covered in leaves. Also keep in mind that on dead branches of deciduous trees, dead leaves will cling well into the winter instead of dropping to the ground as they would on a healthy deciduous tree.

Dead branches on only one side of a tree can also indicate serious trunk and root damage.

Good Branch Management will help reduce the risk of falling branches which may cause damage to buildings and harm to people.

  1. Presence of Fungus

Large fungus — shelf or bracket fungus (aka wood conchs) — on the trunk or branch of a tree can indicate that your tree is has internal rot may be dead or dying.

  1. Location

Trees that remain after construction may have had their roots damaged and may be experiencing a significant increase in their exposure to sun and wind, which can detrimental to their health.

Nearby construction can also damage roots, soil compaction and changes in the grading

  1. Trunk Damage

Severe damage to the trunk of a tree can greatly affect the likelihood of your tree’s survival. In addition to any cracks or seams on the trunk, take a look at the bark on the tree — or lack thereof.

When a tree ages, old bark will fall off on its own and eventually be replaced by a new layer of bark if the tree is healthy. If new bark doesn’t reappear and areas of smooth wood remain, this can be an indicator your tree’s health is on the decline.

  1. Dead leader branches

A leader branch is one of the major branches of the tree stem. Leader branches depend on the kind of the tree, and some trees may have several leader branches. Trees with many leader branches mean that they are competing against each other for survival and dominance. When you prune your trees and select a leader branch incorrectly you may damage the trees ability to compete with surround trees. It is a natural phenomenon for trees to grow upright following the direction of the sun, certain layouts there can cause trees to grow outwards instead of vertically as they have the more room which may lead to long slander branches that may it to break under too much weight. You should prune them early in advance to avoid such damage.

  1. Leaf Rust

When you see orange, gold, or reddish spots rupturing leaf surfaces, you’re dealing with rust. While it rarely kills plants, rust fungus makes leaves unsightly and weakens the plant by interfering with photosynthesis, the process a plant uses to make food. Each plant species that is susceptible to rust, hosts a particular rust species that may vary from other rust species in appearance.

  1. The health of your tree

Anthracnose is a common disease that attacks a wide range of plants and trees. There are two ways Anthracnose disease can attack:

Spot Anthracnose that impacts tree leaves and blossoms and Canker that disrupts a tree’s vascular system.

Spot Anthracnose causes small light brown spots of dead tissue emerge on the leaves usually located along the leaf’s vein system and blossoms in the late spring and summer.

The disease is caused by a fungus that over-winters on the bark of the tree or on fallen leaves. In the spring, the fungus is spread by rain and wind, which transports the fungus to newly developing healthy leaves and blossoms. When the tree is severely infected over several seasons the fungus will infect and kill branches.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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The Six Tips For Cost Effective Tree Removal This Summer

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Homes that are surround by overgrown trees are in danger from falling branches, leaves and trees, they pose a fire threat and can cause excess shading. Your neighbour may also complain that your trees are getting too big and they are affecting their activities in their homes.

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Clearing and removing the trees from your garden or your compound will make your place appealing to the eyes and give peace of mind. A professional Branch Management tree services company is recommended. Here are five tips for tree removal:

  1. DIY vs. hiring tree removal services

If you think that you are competent to do the job yourself you need to consider first, the height of your trees, and the removal of debris and off cuts. The removal of trees near your property and if damage may occur if not done correctly. Do you have the tools, skills and experience required.

Branch Management is an integral part of maintaining your trees and reducing any risk, it is always recommended that you find a Branch Management Tree Services professional to undertake the works.

  1. Cost

Tree removal is influenced by several factors such as the variety of the tree and the height of the tree. Handling the tree will depend on the species of the tree since there are some that can be controlled while others are more. A tree with branches that are overhanging will also affect the price because it will take a lot of time and caution to remove it. Professional Branch Management Tree Removal companies will often remove any debris and off cuts as part of their service but you need to make sure that it is part of the service before hire.

  1. Quotation

When hiring the services Professional Branch Management Tree Removal company, you need to be sure what they are charging you for. Quotations should always outline the scope of works and be itemized so both parties are clear. Ask whether or not they are going to grinding stumps and if the debris is being removed. There are many Professional Branch Management Tree Removal companies and asking the right questions and understanding what you are paying for is important.

  1. Comparing average costs

Make sure you research different Professional Branch Management Tree Removal companies in order to find the best price and service. After finding local Professional Branch Management Tree Removal companies, you should ask for an itemized quotation from each of them, compare prices and what services they are providing, some Professional Branch Management Tree Removal companies will price match, so do be scared to inquire. Whoever you decide to go with should be efficient with the right qualification, and the charges should be reasonable.

  1. Getting your job done offseason

Many Professional Branch Management Tree Removal companies will reduce cost in the off season, while charge full rates during fire or cyclone season, this is normally caused by a high workload due to clients leaving Branch Management and Tree Removal until the last minute.

  1. Insurance

You need to consider if the company your are engaging has Public liability insurance, Public liability insurance covers negligence caused by reasonably foreseeable harm:

  • injury or death, example falling debris
  • for some occupations, negligent advice such as saying a generator is sufficient to power a business in a blackout and it turns out it is not, causing a loss
  • nervous shock, such as emotional distress or a recognised psychiatric illnesses
  • property damage, such as negligently causing a fire
  • consequential loss, which occurs in very rare cases where a negligent act causes a third party business to lose expected revenue.

Be prepared, hire a Professional Branch Management Tree Removal company today, so you aren’t caught out at the last minute. At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Bushfires

Bushfire Season – How To Prepare Your Backyard And Property For Bushfires!

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Bushfires are a common occurrence in Australia during the dry season and can devastate large area of bush land, bushfires in Australia have cause catastrophic damage to homes and taken lives in the past. Australian’s need to understand the risk of bushfires and the potential hazards involved living near bush land, SES and the fire brigade are well equipped to deal with bushfires but there are some things that you can do to help them and yourself, by reporting fires they can be deal with quickly and effectively most of the time but have been known to spread quickly in the right conditions.

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Embers will help carry the fire further out from ignition point, often landing on homes and collecting in the gutters, window sills, accumulated debris, dead vegetation, timber decks, fences etc…

Being prepared during the dry season can potentially save your home and family, however you should never try to fight the fire and evacuate as soon as possible.

Planning ahead

To help avoid damage to your property, It is recommended that a Branch Management tree services professional is hired to check the condition of your surrounding trees, here the following preparations you should take before the dry season:

  • Cleaning out gutters as well as roof fittings since they accumulate debris and leaves which can catch and spread fire
  • Put your woodpile away at least 20m away from your property.
  • Keep your lawn well maintained and free of debris such as leaves ect.
  • On the approach of a fire wetting down your roof and around your property can help slow down the fire
  • Flammable materials should be stored in a separate building from the home, such as motor fuel, oil, paper recycling ect
  • Ensure that LPG gas bottle valves face away from your home and are stored a safe distance from the home
  • Ensure that your insurance is up to date and it covers bushfires
  • If you are renting a house in an area that is prone to bushfires, you should consult your landlord if there is inadequate preparation. If your landlord is not serious about the developments, talk to your local fire service and you will be assisted.
  • Think of a plan for evacuation and share the idea with people who are close to you.
  • Do not shelter in the swimming pool
  • Ensure your pool has water and may assist the fire brigade against the fire
  • Ensure you have a sound evacuation plan and you are ready to go at a moment’s notice, take only the essentials, but don’t forget anything that may hold sentimental value however have these items pre-packed
  • Branch management is important, be aware of surrounding bush land, remove fallen branches, dead branches from trees and branches that may hang over your property

Smoke Alarms

All homes should have a smoke alarm in Australia and be regularly maintained, when replacing smoke alarms, they must be of a photoelectric type which complies with Australian Standards.

From 1 January 2027 Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:

  • be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
  • not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
  • be less than 10 years old; and operate when tested; and be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
  • Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:
    • in each bedroom; and in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
  • Smoke alarms must be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.

The high ground isn’t always safer!

A bushfire will spread up a hill much faster than down a hill. A bushfire will double the rate at which it spreads for each 10 degrees that a slope increases.

At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices.

  • Give us a call today
    • Phone: 02 4984 6996
    • Mobile: 0419 289 223

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Why You Need to Hire Expert Tree Removal Services

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Many people do not think of tree removal services until it becomes a problem that is not easy to deal with. It means there is no opportunity to do research as well as preparation before the tree dies and turns into something you do not want to see.

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If you want to try to do tree removal services without hiring professionals, you need to have the time to do the job; you also need to invest in the required equipment and get the right training on how to handle the tools.

If you do not have the time and the will to go through such a process, the best thing would be hiring the right people to do the work.

However, you should depend on professionals who are experienced so that they can deliver the best and leave you satisfied.

Experienced tree removal experts know what to do step by step until the job is finished.

Read on to discover why you need to hire expert tree removal services.

Getting Special Care

There are different scenarios of tree removal, and every situation needs particular attention from experts like Branch Management.

The tree may be diseased or dead entirely, it may also have been damaged by a storm or the tree may have overgrown and you just want to do away with it.

If a tree is deceased, there are high chances that the other trees will be contaminated. To avoid spoiling the others; there is a need for thorough inspection, and if it needs removal, it should be done away with and cleaned out to ensure that the deceased material does not extend the damage to other trees and plants.

In the case of a tree that was taken down or destroyed by a storm, it means that there may be other trees that may have felled and there may also be structures in your compound that have been damaged. Such a situation requires keenness and safety caution so that the removal process does not harm your property any further.

The best and safest removal process is of the trees that are just overgrown becoming a bother to you, and you want to remove it to create an appeal and aesthetic.

However, if you are not skilled regarding the use of equipment, it can be fatal, and there is need to be cautious on removing the tree. It is to ensure that there is no harm and damage of property during the exercise.

Expert Extras

If you are dealing with Tree Service professionals with experience, they should be in a position to tell you and give you the best advice on how you should approach the removal of trees and also they should help you in any other way concerning your trees.

Some of the things they can consider are whether there is an old stump that should be done away with, whether the tree that is overgrown has hampered some other trees from growing and whether it is the best time to trim your trees to enable proper circulation of air.

Also, they should check whether there are trees close to your home with the potential of causing damage and if they need to be removed as well.

Tree removal in Newcastle can involve dangerous work, and it is not just about cutting a tree and doing away with it. So it is important that you ask questions from your tree removals or tree services professionals

Experience

Something it can take you many days to remove a tree by yourself… or it takes a few hours for a team that is experienced to deliver the best results with expertise.

Considering professional Branch Management or the best Tree Services will enable you to save yourself from the troubles and efforts that may cause problems with the trees or property within the future

Our team of Branch Management Experts will do a proper clean up and will remove all the debris left to leave your property safe and clean.

Preventing Injury

Removal of trees means that you should have the right equipment and know how to use that tree removal equipment.

Without knowing how to handle the machines, there is the possibility of injuring yourself.

The best thing to do is to hire the right people who have used this equipment for many years and have the correct training and qualifications.

Total Removal

Expert tree removal is essential because you are assured of work that is efficient. Some trees may have substantial tree trunks and roots, and it may not be easy to remove all. If they are not all removed, obstacles will be protruding and can cause injuries. Experts are trained to do away with all the parts that need removal. Your tree services job will be done as it is required.

Cleaning services

The best Tree Services Professionals have the best cleaning up process. They will leave your property tidy and no tree trunks will be left around after the job – because experts care for the trees and your property.

Do not just hire people without knowing whether they are the right people. Tree Service Professionals in Newcastle should be licensed and insured. Experience is also essential, and you should consider people who already do the job.

Tree removal companies provide many services when it comes to trees. They also offer tree pruning at the professional level. Some of the facilities that you can get from tree removal companies include identification of trees that are unhealthy or diseased, providing regular maintenance of your trees by trimming the branches, spraying trees that are diseased among other services.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Land Clearing Newcastle

The Ultimate Guide to Planting and Transplanting Of Trees

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If you have been thinking of planting of trees in your yard, it is important you conceptualize the process before you start it. If you have been thinking of planting of trees in your yard, it is important you conceptualize the process before you start it.

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After you are through with preparation, you can plant trees; however you need to know the process well because it is essential for the success and growth of your trees.You can use plants of high quality and do the proper caring of your trees such as watering the trees, doing fertilization and pruning but all these care methods may not be enough for your trees to thrive. You need to follow the proper recommended ways to ensure that your trees can be viable and healthy.

Most of the people with lots of trees in their yards make use of soil balls to start growing trees. Most people use these soil balls for transplanting of trees that have already developed so that they can be planted in their new place of nurturing.If you are a novice tree caretaker, we recommended you use soil balls. You will help to nurture the seedlings avoiding any difficulty that maybe faced while handling the trees. There is a right Also, homeowners can buy bare root and trees grown from containers from a nearby nursery.You should know that each type of tree has benefits, needs, limitations and they are as shown below:

Bare root trees are obtained with root bare but without the medium for retaining moisture in either a plastic container or paper. If you decide to purchase them, you should moisten the roots before you go ahead to plant the trees then spread them across the hole. The holes for these types of trees should be large to allow the roots to spread out in an even manner.

There are trees planted in containers and are essential because their root system is not disturbed. With these plants, you should ensure that you do not wait until trees have large roots which can encircle the pot on the inside. These trees are not easy to transplant because the roots are faced with difficulty trying to expand beyond the perimeter of establishment.Soil ball trees are transported with a ball of soil that is important for offering protection of the root system. Soil balls are not easy to handle because they are heavy hence if you want to use this method, you should hire professionals to help you in doing the exercise. If the trees are small, they are manageable by a homeowner.

Another mode of planting trees is known as boxed trees whereby trees are moved in boxes. Experts mainly use this method in areas where the soil is sandy. Palms can be planted using this method. Boxed plants are heavy, and experts should be hired to hire them.There are also tree spades that are large machines used by professionals for transplanting of trees.

The method is acceptable, but they need professional use because of handling them. After deciding the method to use, you should think of the kind of nursery stock that is suitable for you. These guidelines can help you in transplanting of your trees:

1. Site Preparation

Before getting down to business, you should prepare the site first and the tree. The root ball should be watered well and also put under a shade until it becomes ready for planting. If you feel you are not aware of what to do, you can look for Land Clearing professionals to do the work or you can search for an instruction manual.

2. Digging of hole

If you are the one digging the hole, you should ensure it is wide since the wider it is the better. If you dig a narrow hole, the root structure of your trees will not expand properly hence the tree will lack support.

These are simple steps you should follow to dig the right size of a hole.

•    First measuring the diameter as well as the height of the root ball and root spread

•    The hole should be deep enough to obtain the sufficient size so that the root can develop rapidly during the initial years of growth. The width of the hole should be larger than the diameter of the root ball. In a compacted soil, the hole should be more extensive.

•    Be keen not to dig a too deep hole than usual because this can cause trees to fail. You should follow the dimension of the root ball and not dig the hole deeper than root ball depth. It should be determined by the location of the trunk flare of the first significant root.

•    If the soil is compacted, you should break it and the slides to be used for planting should not be packed while the bottom of the space should be firm.

•    If the roots are bare, the holes should be large to accommodate root spread

3. Tree Planting

Tree planting is the best part. After the arrangement and measurement of the hole, you can follow these steps to be successful:

•    Use root ball to lift the tree into space for planting and put it at the center of the hole without touching the trunk. Remove the soil carefully from the top of the root ball to the first root. The top should be higher than the grade surrounding for compensation of settling.

•    The roots should be evenly spread out in the hole for trees with bare roots

•    If the trees are in containers, you should remove the container first before you plant. The container should be cut off. If you discover the tree is bounded by the pot go back to the nursery and take a plant that is of good quality.

•    Strings, nylon, wire, plastic, and burlap should be cut away so that the entire root can be exposed. The soil should be left on the root ball.

•    The hole should be filled with soil and use water so that it can settle around the root ball. Do not make a mistake to step on the soil.

4. Maintenance and Mulching

If you care for your trees with dedication, you will nurture them, and your canopy will be successful. After planting of your trees, you should ensure that you start caring for them by doing pruning, watering, and other practices to maintain your trees.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Tree trimming Newcastle

10 Reasons Why You Need Professional Tree Trimming Services

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If you are a homeowner, you know that it is essential living in a home with good shape. If you are a homeowner, you know that it is essential living in a home with good shape. Trimming the trees around your home comes with a lot of benefits and every homeowner should ensure that the trees around the home are properly pruned. It will make the home appealing, and it will come with some benefits. Read on to discover why you need professional tree trimming services.

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1. Keeping your home in shape

If you have a home, you know that is a significant investment and should always be in right conditions and appealing to you and your visitors. To ensure that your home is unique from other homes, you should trim all the trees surrounding the home and those that are in your compound. Regarding the trimming of trees, you can just do it yourself or hire an expert who has how it goes step by step. Many people may think that trimming trees is easy, but it is a task that requires a lot of knowledge and skills hence why you are advised to look for people with experience and relevant skills to help you in trimming your trees. Though you will have to pay some money for services, you will get many benefits that cannot make he compared with the cost.

2. Tree trimming is done professionally

Tree trimming companies have the expertise required hence they work with professionalism.The people you will be working with have the right qualification and experience. They can trim your trees by following the specifications that you give them. If you need tree trimming services that are customized, they will offer the services you want. They will work to ensure that your home looks unique and appealing too. They will give their services within a short time considering the scope of your project.

3. Tree trimming services make your home safe

Tree trimming is not just an exercise that can be done by everyone.
If you do not know how it is done and you do not have the equipment, you should not try because it can cause injuries if you are not a professional.If you work with experts, you will have the peace of mind even as you do other things since you are sure no damage will occur and no injuries will be reported. You will be assured that as the work goes on, everything in your home is safe and during the trimming damages will not occur. Also, professionals are insured for liability hence they are protected against any damage that they may cause during the time of pruning. It means that in case there is an injury in your home, you do not need to incur any expenses.

4. Health of your trees

By considering trimming services, you are doing away with the branches of your trees that are dead as well as the parts that are diseased. It will be done on both the young as well as older trees to ensure that your trees are adequately protected. It is an exercise that will prevent fungi that may cause decay from entering the trees and infecting them. There is also the chance of removal of live branches to allow proper circulation of air and sunlight.

5. Tree trimming service save your time

If you are always busy with your work, you may find that you need to give the people trimming your trees strict deadlines. The good thing with tree service professionals is that they can do their work within the given period and even earlier. They will do the job within a few hours hence by hiring your tree service professionals you will be assured that you will not be inconvenienced in any way. Knowing people are working with ease in your compound you can also go on with other activities.

6. Tree hazards

It is not easy to notice all problems affecting your trees if you are not an expert. For example, limbs may be looking perfect, but they may be rotten, and if weight is placed on them, they may break. If trees are not safe for climbing, a crane or a bucket truck can be used. Climbing such trees can be dangerous because if they break they can cause a lot of damage. If you are not a professional, you may not notice such risks, and you can be injured.

7. Tools need proper handling

There are power tools that are used for tree trimming such as hand saws and ladders. Such tools should be handled with care by the right people. If the wrong hands (or small children) use or play with them, they can cause a lot of personal injuries and damages. If these tools are mishandled, they can cause major accidents to people and property. Professionals who have done trimming of trees know how to handle such equipment and machinery, and accidents will rarely occur. They have been using these tools for years, and it is unlikely that they may cause an accident while working.

8. Avoid damaging property

Trimming of trees requires patience, and it is not something you can just do without following the right procedures. Pieces should be cut one by one so that the trimming can be successful and also safe. People who have not done this job before may not even know where to start. If you start too high, the branch can fall and damage other branches. It can cause damage to the young trees.

9. It is difficult to predict falling branches

It requires expertise to cut the branches from the small to large ones and sizing them. Even if you use the right angle, there is the possibility of miscalculating and the cut branch could hit something as it falls. If you try to do things the right way, you could still be knocked down by a falling branch, but experts know how to handle all these instances.

10. Your results may not be the best

If you have ever tried to cut your hair, you could have seen how terrible the results were. In the same way, trimming your trees when you are not experienced can look unpleasant, and you may not like the appearance of your trees after cutting them. However, if you hire Professionals Tree trimming Newcastle, you will love their work because they know what to do to get the best results. Also, they have the best trimming techniques and tricks to produce quality work.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Newcastle tree Removal

The Five Steps for Selecting the Best Newcastle Tree Services

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There are many reasons to hire tree services Newcastle including for overgrown trees, broken limbs, tree removal or you simply need some work done on your garden. Hiring a professional for tree work ensures that you are safe and that the job is done right the first time around. There are 5 steps you should take before hiring a tree service.

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 1: Research Tree Services in Your Area

Prefer a local tree service to guarantee that your yard work gets done on time. Local services are also much cheaper since the arborist doesn’t have to travel long distances to get to the job site. A simple search engine enquiry for best Newcastle tree Removal service should give you a good place to start.  Visit the company websites and narrow down your options to two or three plausible ones based on what you find on the website.

2: Ask the Right Questions

Anyone with a chainsaw and ladder can pass himself off as an arborist so you need to ask the right questions. Once you have narrowed down the options, ask whether the company has insurance. The insurance protects you in the event an arborist or other professional gets injured on your property. In addition to this, insurance guarantees that any damage to your property that occurs in the course of the tree work is paid for by the tree service or insurance company. Also ask about a business license to confirm that the company is legally allowed to perform tree work.

3: Consider Safety  

Check that the tree services Newcastle arrives with the necessary safety gear and equipment. These include steel toe boots, protective glasses, face shields, helmets, climbing gear and so on. An arborist showing up with only a ladder speaks volumes about his professionalism and expertise and should not be allowed to perform any work on your property. The safety equipment not only keeps the professionals safe but also protects your property from falling branches and other potential accidents.

4: Get a Written Estimate

Once the tree service has satisfied the aforementioned criteria, it is time for work to begin. Insist on a written estimate and a contract before the actual work begins. This precaution protects you from the arborist inflating prices midway through the work. It is also very unlikely that you will have to pay a down payment. Unlike a remodelling contractor who has to buy materials, an arborist uses his own equipment and manpower.

5: Go Over the Fine Details 

Finally, confirm the fine details including;

• What happens to larger branches and debris?

• Who cleans up the leaves after the job?

• Does the service include shaping the tree or just trimming dead branches?

• Does the arborist grind the stump after tree removal?

• Does the tree service haul away branches and shrubs or leave them?

The best Newcastle tree services will be happy to accommodate your requests as long as they are within reason. Ensure that these details are either included in the contract or you have them down in writing.

Follow these steps and you should be able to hire a competent arborist or tree service and have your expectations met at the end of the job. It is thoughtful to ask the arborist if there is anything you can do to make his work easier such as moving garden furniture.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Stump grinding Newcastle

The Five Affordable Tree Removal Services within Newcastle

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There are many reasons to remove a tree including the tree is unhealthy, was damaged in a storm, the tree is dead or it is growing too close to structures such as your house or utility lines.

Whatever the reason, it is highly advisable that you get a professional to do the job. Fortunately, there are a number of Affordable Tree Removals services for you to choose from depending on the type of tree and the situation.

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1: Tree Felling

This service involves simply cutting down the tree in the traditional lumberjack way. The job is straightforward but is best left to the experts.

You need to know which direction the tree will fall before hand to avoid injuries. Additionally, hiring a professional is much faster and neater than if you did it yourself even with a chainsaw. Finally, you definitely need an arborist if the tree is close to the house, power lines or other structures.

The expert knows just how to fell the tree so it doesn’t cause any damage. Tree felling is a good option if you have any dead, dying, diseased or nuisance trees.

2: EWP and Crane Tree Removal

This service is much like tree felling but it involves cranes and EWP equipment. Some trees are simply too large or too tall to climb and require special equipment to cut down and haul away.

It might also be that the location of the tree causes logistical issues and cannot be felled safely by simply cutting it down. Many homeowners are surprised that this Affordable Tree Removal Services Newcastle are accessible and don’t cost an arm and a leg.

3: Tree Removal

This Tree removal service is much like the crane and EWP removal but without the sophisticated and heavy machinery. Some trees are too close to powerlines, pools, houses and other structures and can’t be felled. The location may also make it impossible for a crane or other heavy equipment to reach.

Professional tree removal services in this case use special rigging techniques to stabilize and lower the tree. This is a good option for trees growing in confined spaces or those that pose a risk of falling branches.

4: Timber Removal and Mulching

This service involves getting rid of dead braches and trees uprooted or felled in a storm. The tree removal service cut up the large trees and branches into logs and hauls them away.

You may also ask to retain the logs in a neat pile for firewood or woodwork. The arborist also chips wood and shred leaves and foliage to make mulch which you can use on your plants and landscaping.

Finally, the crew does the final cleanup to leave your yard clean and tidy. This service is recommended after a big storm.

5: Stump Grinding

Finally, tree stumps take up valuable space, are eye sores and provide the perfect environment for pests. The stumps are also a tripping hazard and can damage your gardening equipment such as weed whacker or lawn mower.

Stump grinding Newcastle is the most efficient removal method that doesn’t harm your yard. Heavy machinery grinds down the stump until it disappears. The process doesn’t leave any holes in the ground and the debris can be used as mulch.

The appropriate tree removal service largely depends on the type of tree and its location. You can ask an arborist to inspect the site before recommending the best affordable tree removal services for your situation.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Seven Ways to Clean Up Your Property or Back Yard This Spring

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Spring is a glorious time when the sun finally comes out and your back yard begins to show signs of life. The season also means its time to clean up property which is most likely in dire condition. If you go about it the right way, you can enjoy spending quality time with family and friends outdoors for the coming months. Below are seven ways to clean up your back yard or property this spring.

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1: Prune Damaged and Dead Branches
Your shrubs and trees have probably been damaged by wind, snow and cold so the first order of business is pruning. Use a handsaw for branches larger than ½ inch in diameter and prune back to the live stem. Use a hand pruner to shape your hedges. Electric shears are definitely easier but these leave a thick outer growth that makes it impossible for sufficient air and sunlight to reach the middle of the shrub.
Stay away from flowers and plants that bloom in the spring such as forsythia and prune them once they flower. Don’t be tempted to do any Tree Lopping Newcastle because this will simply expose your trees to potential rot, decay and disease. You are better off calling an arborist to help you take care of larger dead or damaged tree branches and general pruning.

2: Divide and Cut Perennials Where Necessary
Prune your ornamental grasses to about 2 or 3 inches and 4 to 5 inches for height for your flowering perennials. The idea here is to allow for new growth. Check for areas where the soil has already thawed and dig up the perennials such as daylilies. Divide them into separate clumps of about three stems each. Use the excess to fill out any empty areas. This is also a good time to cut damaged rose canes about an inch below the black area.

3: Clean Areas around Plants
Rake dead foliage, fallen leaves and other debris from around the plant. This debris can create an ideal environment for disease and smother your plants if left unattended. Remove the old mulch once the ground has completely thawed and prepare for new mulch. Clean up your borders and flowerbeds and fertilize plants if necessary. The spring rain helps to sink the fertilizer into the plant’s roots.

4: Make Compost
Create new compost using spent foliage, old mulch, cuttings, leaves and other organic debris that you have collected during clean-up. You can use inexpensive wire fence to make a rudimentary corral. It is necessary to chip branches bigger than ½ inch in diameter and shred the leaves to speed up the decomposition process. Turn the pile once every two weeks and keep it moist.

5: Spruce up Your Lawn
Test the soil PH levels so you know any changes you need to make before the grass starts growing again. Remove any damaged grass and prepare the patch for new planting. Plant the new seeds immediately you see forsythia begin to bloom.

6: Clean Up Your Hardscape
Clean up the patio and walkways of any debris and fill in depressed areas with new gravel. Now is also a good time to refill flagstone joints and repair pavers. Use a pressure washer to clean your walkways and hardscapes and to remove leaf stains and algae spots.

7: Repair Fences
Finally, remove damaged or rotting lattice, boards and pickets. Scrub the wooden fence using water, bleach and liquid mild soap. Replace any damaged areas and repaint the fence as necessary.
DIY spring clean up property is a hard job and you might need some help especially with tending to your plants. Call an Arborist Newcastle or tree service to help you with your trees and shrubs for the best result. Some jobs are often best left to the professional.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Three Cost Effective Tree Services That Won’t Break the Bank

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Three Cost Effective Tree Services That Won’t Break the Bank. Three Cost Effective Tree Services That Won’t Break the Bank. Many home owners live with tree problems simply because they don’t know these issues are simple and inexpensive to solve by a certified arborist. There are three common inexpensive services that you should consider, as well as a few reasons why you might need them.

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1: Tree Pruning and Shaping

Neglecting tree pruning and shaping will likely lead to obscured views, dead branches, bark defects and low limbs among other problems. There is also a real risk of falling branches especially in bad weather which is serious safety risk. Getting a professional tree pruning or shaping service while the tree is still young or medium sized ensures that it grows properly and avoids the aforementioned problems. Mature trees are also relatively easy to prune by a trained and experienced arborist.

Signs that you need this service include;

• Visible signs of stress or weakness

• Sick tree

• Dead tree

• Tree has grown too large

2: Stump Grinding

Many people don’t know that a tree stump isn’t as harmless as it seems. The stump is a breeding ground for insects and disease, it is unsightly, a potential tripping hazard and there is always the chance a new tree may grow on the stump. A stump removal service is actually more affordable than most people think. Tree grinding stands out as a particularly good solution for this problem. Machinery is easy to manoeuvre so it gets to the spot even in a dense yard. The grinding equipment is fast and efficient and doesn’t leave any holes or blemishes on the yard. Lastly, the waste material from the grinding can be used for mulch making this an ecologically sensible option.

Signs you need tree stump grinding include;

• Stump is old an beginning to rot

• Presence of insects and worms in the house

• Multiple stumps in the yard

• Large stumps which are impossible to remove yourself

3: Tree Removal

Another common misconception is that a professional tree removal service is expensive. Many people prefer to take “wait and see” approach which is a risky especially if there are loose or weak branches that look like they could fall any time. Cutting down a tree yourself is dangerous especially if you don’t have felling training or experience. Trees that are very close to the house or other structures are also notoriously difficult to cut down.

A professional tree removal service is affordable and gets the job done faster than doing it yourself. The professionals also have the proper safety equipment to avoid injury or other incident on your property.

Common signs that you need tree removal include:

• Tree roots are close to the house’s foundation

• Tree is visibly sick

• Tree is leaning

• You have had storm damage

• The tree is hollow

All these tree services are affordable and quick if you get the right tree service company. Alternatively, you can call an arborist to inspect your trees if you suspect you need professional help. The arborist can then come up with the most appropriate solution and give you a price quote before you make a final decision.

For more information about hiring the Tree Services team for the job – go to http://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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