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September 2017

Tree Removal Services Newcastle

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 https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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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 https://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 https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Phone: 02 4984 6996 or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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