5 Star Rating – Why Would You Choose Anybody Else

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We have that 5 star rating

We have been in business for over 20 years and have some long term customers. Read about what our customers say about us and why you should consider Branch Management when pruning or removing your trees…

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What our Customers say about Branch Management?

Job at Elermore Vale

Just wanted to thank you for the job your boys did this morning cutting down our two trees in our back yard. They arrived at the time we were expecting them and the job was finished very quickly. They also cleaned up really well afterwards and were great guys. We’ll certainly recommend your company. Thank you. 🌳

Job at Teralba

I would not hesitate in recommending the team from Branch Management. Shelley was quick to respond to my enquiry, efficient in getting the quote to me and very reasonable in pricing. The team are professional, friendly and knowledgeable and our trees actually look better since their tidy up. The yard was left clean and tidy and I will be definitely using Branch Management for regular maintenance on our trees.

Jobs in Merewether

Highly recommend this service. Prompt to respond and quote and quick to attend to the job. Staff were friendly and very efficient. Great service overall.

Shelley and Branch Management have helped us out with quite a few major tree issues. They really know their stuff and always do a great job for us – at very reasonable prices. Very highly recommended.

Job in Acadia Vale

This week we had the pleasure of Branch Management at my mothers house to take down 8 trees. There skill and professionalism are second to none. They did an amazing job and couldn’t recommend them more highly.

Job in Lambton

The team at Branch Management looked after us very well. Shelley had everything organised and kept us informed. The 3 guys who actually did the pruning job of our very large and very loved ghost gum, were very well presented and did a great job. Very professional and organised, they also left no mess at all. Very impressed.

Job in Mayfield

They turned up when they said they would. they took care not to damage any other parts of the garden and moved anything that was at risk. Got stuck into the job and cleaned up leaving the place tidier than when they started. Shelley knows trees and is a good source of advice and information. Couldn’t be happier with the job.

 

These are just a few of our happy customers, so if you are considering having a tree pruned or removed, consider hiring a Professional Tree Services Newcastle to assist in your pruning chores.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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So, did you know we do Kids Tree Education?

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Kids Tree Education

Come along and join in for some fun!

Over the past 5 years we have been creating a website with kids tree education, animation, books and activities?  It is called The Tree House Adventures and if you want to know more about trees we have lots of information to share with you…

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Kids Tree Education!

The Tree House Adventures is a kids tree education website which is based around our tree company called Branch Management.  Yes we manage branches!!! You can read about each of the crew and what they do, read about the equipment we use, watch an animation, read some books and do some activities. Check our website out.

Animation

Watch our animation. You will see how a tree is removed that had lost a very large branch. Unfortunately, the tree needed to be removed because it lost half of its foliage and the tree could not supply itself with enough food to survive. You will see all the crew and equipment in action. For a sneak peak click here for our animation.

Website

Our website has lots of information for  you to check out, for example, click on the trees tab and you can read all about trees and some the faults they may have. Learn how to identify a bracket fungus, read about termites. Have you ever asked yourself why we need trees? If you have, well you can learn all about why we need them, what they provide for us, recycling them. Also find out what is an Arborist and what do they do.

Books

Our latest addition is our books. If you are around the ages of 5-8 you will love them. Read about the tree being removed in the animation, read about a tree being assessed by an Arborist to make sure the tree is safe and healthy. Do you go to the local park and sit in trees? Mr Tree is the favourite tree in the local park and he talks to all the children and helps them solve their problems. Problems such as being bullied, working together as a team and using kind words when talking to our friends. Collect them all.

Activities

We love to have fun as I am sure you do. Print off some colouring in sheets, find a word, dot-to-dot, see what you can find, counting and getting through a maze pages from our Activities page. So, did you know we do kids tree education?

Branch Management

For all your tree needs around your home look no further then Branch Management and your Tree Pruning or removal. Not all Arborists are the same so ensure to choose a contractor that is insured, one that comes highly recommended and find out how much do Arborist’s cost?

If your tree is in decline click here to read about 3 ways to identify your trees decline.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

For information on fertilising your garden .

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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My Opinion on being a Female in a Male Dominated Industry

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Working as a female in male dominated industry has had its challenges. Below is some of what has happened in the last 14 years to make my life that little bit more interesting. Of course, this is just my opinion?

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Being a Female in a Male Dominated Industry?

There are always challenges in life, no matter who we are.

Fourteen years ago I became the sole owner of Branch Management, a tree maintenance company in Port Stephens. Although I had owned the company for six years beforehand, I was the voice of the business and my husband at the time was the face.

Becoming the voice and the face of the business was challenging as I knew nothing about the quoting side of tree work or the questions clients may ask and how to answer them.

“Wear a short skirt, a low top and you will win the quotes,” they said. So I did the opposite and wore knee length shorts and a t-shirt or shirt, tied my hair back in a ponytail and off I went having no idea what I would encounter along the way.

In the first 3 months I pretty much stuffed most quotes and just about went broke. I had two choices, either go broke or get my shit together and work things out and quickly. I decided on the latter.

As I went along things become more evident to me that I was a female working in a very male dominated industry. Other tree companies were trying to get rid of me, bad mouth who I was and my business, under quote jobs and try to give me a ridiculous offer to buy me out of business. Either they didn’t like me or were intimidated by me. Little did they know that this only gave me more motivation and drive to work harder and smarter. I definitely don’t mind a challenge.

I chose to put my head down, became too busy to listen to gossip and make this happen.

There were lots of other challenges along the way and here are a few:-

Propositions

My first encounter was when I went to quote a removal of a pine tree and the gentleman was sitting in his house with an oxygen tank next to him. I walked inside and introduced myself, he said “Come and sit on my knee and give a dying man his last wish”. That comment took me by surprise and made me feel very uncomfortable. I walked outside did the quote, upped his price by $500 and left it in the letterbox. I got the job!!

Other propositions were along the lines of “Was I single?” “Was I married?” “Will you marry me?” and the list goes one.

Once I was use to these comments I just mainly laughed them off. I do feel sorry for the woman that tried to hook me up with her son though. I hope he found someone.

Employees/Sub Contractors

As this industry is a physical one I needed to hire a crew that not only could take direction from a woman but be loyal, trustworthy and honest. I was lucky enough to hire a climber that was with me then for the next 10 years and together that all happen. The guys driving the truck and ute came and went, some weren’t that great and didn’t last long, others felt the need to steal items from me and then others motivated me in a way that made me a better person. I did get my work heart broken when one guy who challenged me, believed in my abilities and encouraged me left to pursue other things. We remain friends and will do for a long time.

I remember an old employee early on having a whinge to another person, saying “Shelley never says thank you”, the other persons reply was, “You get paid, she doesn’t have to say thank you. Besides, have you ever said thank you to her for hiring you?” I thought that comment was priceless. I also thought, I’m pretty sure in all the years of me working in any of my jobs, I don’t recall ever anyone thanking me for coming to work. Each to their own I suppose, some of us are needy and some aren’t. I then made it a mission of mine to say thank you and to show appreciation to my crew when I spoke to them. Yes ladies, I know what you are thinking!!

It is always nice to know you have people on your side as well, my AQF5 Arborist over the years has been a friendly source of knowledge and help.

Beer

Well, I don’t drink beer but the amount of beer I have purchased over the years is quite disturbing. Boys know how to drink and it can often be a peace offering, encouragement, thanks and/or a token of appreciation.

Everyone brings something to the team

We are a small business with a team of 4 people. I believe each person brings something valuable to the team. I quote and organise the jobs, there is a climber (always handy on the job), groundie with a truck licence and groundie with a vehicle full of tools. Together we all have an important part to make Branch Management work and provide a professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy service, and in return provide us with an income.

Clients

As I spoke with all my clients, they were always happy to leave their details with me for the GUY to come out and quote. When I said I was quoting, I could always hear the shock in their voice and then they corrected themselves and said they were happy for me to come out.

I could tell early on I was being tested by people about my knowledge and experience. It became very clear to me that I needed to have some sort of a comeback. I came up with the line “I am not an Arborist, I am happy to provide you with a free quote. If you would like Arborist advice I am happy to connect you with an AQF5 Arborist who can provide you with that information at a price”. I was lucky enough to become involved with an AQF5 Arborist and still to this day we recommend each other in our day to day businesses. We provide, what I believe, to be a complete professional package to be able to provide our clients with a knowledgeable and professional quote and service without it being seen as a conflict of interest.

My clients were always happy with our service and I have had over the years, lots of praise, encouraging words about our communication and efforts to provide a service that always exceeded their expectations.

Advertising

One of the biggest challenges was the change from advertising in the local paper and waiting for the call to online advertising with a Website, Adwords and Facebook. Small businesses don’t have the spare cash to throw thousands of dollars into advertising and marketing campaigns. Learning to do all of this yourself and remain sane has had its ups and downs. I have a few friends that have helped me out and of course spent time in the classroom learning these necessary tricks of the trade.

Good Old Fashioned Services

One of the things that I believe contributed to our success was providing good old fashioned service. I know I was and continue to be on time to any quote or meeting and if I am going to be late, a phone call will be made. I always got a pleasant surprised tone by my customer. Being on time often pleased the customer and gave a good impression. I don’t like my time being wasted so why should I waste there’s.

Women’s Intuition

Well they say you should always trust women’s intuition and mine is spot on. Often I can be talking to the boys over the phone or just thinking about them and a feeling will come to me. One employee I had the suspicion he wasn’t doing the right thing by me or my business. I asked around and as boys will look after boys, they didn’t say anything. One day it got the better of me and I asked a client to just get back to me when the boys turned up.  I had 2 crews working that day and all coming together on the last job. I got the phone call from my client saying that the climber turned up at the allocated time but the truck driver was late. He turned up 2 hours later. I was very grateful for her information and decided to turn up to the job they were all meeting at later in the day. I asked the truck driver, what time he turned up to work and he advised me it was 7.30am. I said, no it wasn’t, I asked the client to let me know what time you turned up and it was 9.30am. He was not happy at all being caught out and I asked him to remove all his things out of my truck and go home. His services were no longer required.

Over the years my business has continued and survived through a divorce, a baby, a relocation, 2007 Pasha Bulka Storm, 2014 Government Schools Programme, 2015 Newcastle Storm and anything else that has come my way. My business has provided me with financial independence and the opportunity to meet a lot of lovely people. At the end of the day all I want to do is provide our customers with the best possible service, have a crew that love their job and an income we can provide for our families.

So if you would like a free quote by a female working within the industry full of males give me a call on 0419 289 223. I won’t keep you waiting.

Choosing the right Tree Pruning or Tree Removal company can be tricky.  Be prepared, hire a Professional company today, so you aren’t caught out at the last minute.  Not all Newcastle Arborist’s are the same.  At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Arborist Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices.

Read more about the 5 ways to save money on Arborist Services within Newcastle.

For information on fertilisers and your gardens.

Trees are important to our environment.  Here are some reasons why we need trees!

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at: https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Termites

Facts about TERMITES in Trees

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My tree is not looking healthy and I think it has termites, how can I tell if termites are present in my tree?

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How to Tell if my Tree has TERMITES?

Termites, also commonly called White Ants, are not ants at all.

Scientists have classified all life forms into different groups to help identify which organisms are related.

These groups have been given names (usually derived from Greek or Latin) which usually describe some aspect of the animals in the group. While there are many groups for each animal [or plant], the groups called orders distinguish various types of insects.

The group (order) for termites is called Isoptera, and termites are the only member of this order. Ants though, belong to the order Hymenoptera which includes bees and wasps.

This shows termites and ants are not related.

There are some different types of termites, however, those that concern Arborists are Subterranean (underground) and Arboreal (a mud nest in a tree).

Subterranean termites are the most destructive to trees, as they hollow out branches and trunks. They may not be found until a branch falls from a tree. This creates a very high risk potential around areas of high use such as schools. These are the termites which invade and damage houses.

Arboreal termites are not as destructive as subterranean termites, as they build external mud nest which can be seen from the ground. These termites generally feed on decaying plant matter, and are an indicator of a tree’s declining health.

Controlling termites in trees can be difficult, and removing the tree is often the only option.

Using wood chip from a tree infested with subterranean termites can cause a new colony to begin which may damage the owner’s house.

Choosing the RIGHT Arborist

Choosing the right Tree Pruning or Tree Removal company can be tricky.  Be prepared, hire a Professional company today, so you aren’t caught out at the last minute.  Not all Newcastle Arborist’s are the same.  At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Arborist Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices.

Read more about the 5 ways to save money on Arborist Services within Newcastle.

For information on fertilisers and your gardens.

Trees are important to our environment.  Here are some reasons why we need trees!

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at: https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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5 Reasons Why You Should Prune Your Trees | Branch Management

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Prune Your Trees

5 Reasons Why You Should Prune Your Trees

To Prune your trees in your yard will make them healthy, productive and pretty. Most importantly, pruning will make your trees safe and help them grow. Read more for why pruning your trees is good…

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Why should you Prune your trees?

Make your Yard look Beautiful

The overall feel and look of your home increases your property value. A poorly managed lawn or a sickly looking tree detracts from your home’s appearance. Become the envy of the neighborhood and prune your trees that are located around your home, so consider hiring a Professional Tree Services Newcastle to assist in your pruning chores.

By pruning your trees we mean, cutting off dead limbs or removing sections of the tree that are growing faster than others and giving your tree a whole new look. Think of it as a haircut for your tree. Good grooming is beneficial to trees, since it enhances the shape of the tree and especially important for trees that you’ve planted for the sole purpose of adding aesthetic appeal.

Help the Tree Grow

That juniper tree in your yard will be able to withstand harsh weather better after it has been pruned. When a professional tree service uses the proper technique, tree pruning has the ability to make the roots stronger, which ultimately means that the tree is healthier and can hold up better in a storm. Moreover, pruning can help the new branches to grow. Read about why we have a 5 star rating.

Encourage Fruit Production

Any type of tree that produces fruit benefits from pruning. By removing dead limbs, you’re promoting better health in the tree, since dead wood makes the tree more susceptible to insect infestation and disease.

Additionally, pruning a fruit tree you may have encourages the growth of spurs, which will produce fruit the following year. Ultimately, pruning promotes an increase in fruit production.

Remove Dangerous Branches

By far, this is the most imperative reason to hire someone to prune your tree. The dead branches fall very easily during high winds or a severe storm. Even when weather conditions are ideal, these branches may fall. Other hazardous branches include ones hanging over the roof of your home and ones growing into electric lines.

Additionally, cracks in the tree, decay, cankers and poor root growth are all able to cause safety issues.

Treat Disease

Just like human beings, trees may contract disease. Through pruning, the disease may be treated and prevented from spreading. Therefore, pruning not only prevents disease, it also helps treat it and keep your tree safe.

We do not ask if you have received other quotes and or other prices. Our price is guaranteed to be our best price all the time.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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Asking for your Free Quotes | Branch Management

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Tree Removal Newcastle

So, who am I talking to for my Free Quotes?

Have you ever wondered who is behind the phone when you ring for your Free Quotes?  Well it is Shelley the Tree Lady of course. Read more for what Shelley the Tree Lady does…

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Shelley has owned Branch Management for more than 18 years and has been managing the Company including all office work, free quotes and organising all jobs. From your very first point of contact to us usually via the phone to organise your Free Quotes, organising the job and then performing the task is quite a busy process.

Our customers like a prompt service with professional and happy people. We pride ourselves on our friendly and willing to help others attitude.

Free Quotes

From when you first ring to arranging your FREE Quotes, we are interested in your request and try to make it as hassle free as possible.

A time will be arranged that suits us both and as promptly as possible. Shelley will turn up to your property on time, every time otherwise you will receive a phone call. The free quotes will last as long as necessary cover all your queries and questions. You will receive a written quote from our quote book identifying what will be done and a price that will be competitive.

We do not ask if you have received other quotes and or other prices. Our price is guaranteed to be our best price all the time.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species. Looking for some pruning tips.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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Fertilisers and Your Gardens | Branch Management

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Fertilisers and your garden

Fertilisers and your Gardens?

Blood and bone is an organic fertiliser made from animal products which is abattoir waste. It is essentially what its name describes, usually with some added ingredients….

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Blood and bone is a good fertiliser for most plants as it is slow release. It adds humus (organic matter) to soils, which improves soil structure and encourages desirable microorganisms. Soils with good structure have improved aeration and water availability, where sandy soils dry out quickly, and clay soils retain water but have poorer aeration.

Following an application of Blood and Bone, it is advisable to mulch the garden bed. Organic mulch is best as it also adds humus as it decomposes. Mulching assists in stabilising soil moisture and temperature, and while non organic mulch such as pebbles have some positive effect, they do not improve soil as organic mulches do.

Mulches

The best types of organic mulches are those which decompose more quickly. These include leaf mulch, sugar cane and composted manures. The disadvantage of these is that they need to be topped up more often. Raw manures can burn roots due to their acidic/alkaline nature which is neutralised by composting.

Some organic mulches such as wood fines can bind together and create a layer around the plants which becomes impervious to air and water movement, thereby retarding plant growth. Fine mulches such as these should be mixed with coarser mulches such as sugar cane or leaf mulch if they are to be used.

Mushroom compost is another good mulch, however, it is usually strongly alkaline and is not suitable for acid loving plants such as Azaleas and Camellias. Chicken manure is also alkaline and is not suitable for acid loving plants.

The optimum depth for organic mulches is 75 – 100 mm. Less than this will not have the best effect, and more than this can impede air and water movement. Mulch too thick can allow fungal problems to become established.

As with the use of any garden product, always follow the directions on the label or seek professional advice. If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional service all the time.

Parasite Plants

All organisms have evolved to differing mechanisms of survival. Parasites, both plant and animal, make use of a host’s resources to varying levels without returning anything beneficial to the host. This is in opposition to Symbiotic organisms (often fungi) which use some host’s resources while assisting the host to survive. Epiphytes are another type of plant which uses a host for mechanical support but takes no nutrients from that host. Birds Nest Ferns are an example of an Epiphyte, as they sit in tree forks and catch falling organic matter for nutrients and rainwater for moisture.

Mistletoe

One of the most common parasitic plants in Australia is commonly called Mistletoe. There are various genera and species; some are host specific, that is, they only infest one species of host.

There are varying levels of parasitism in plants. Some have their own leaves and utilise the host’s water and nutrients while photosynthesising themselves. Others feed off host sugars, producing no food of their own.

A host tree, if it is healthy, can support one or two infestations of Mistletoe, however, if the tree is under stress, and more infestations occur, it will eventually die.

Australian Mistletoes are usually spread by birds which eat the fruit, fly to another host and deposit the seed on a branch. These seeds have a sticky coating which is not destroyed by the bird’s digestive system and sticks to the branch when deposited.

Once it germinates, it begins to grow into the tissue of the host, combining almost completely with the host wood and utilising host nutrients and water.

Mistletoes cannot be pulled or pruned off a host branch; the whole [host] branch must be removed. Read more for a guide on pruning trees in winter.

Dodder

This is another parasitic plant which has a tangled stringy appearance and often covers entire shrubs if not controlled. Dodder infests Lucerne crops frequently, causing crop reduction and in some cases cattle poisoning.

Native Cherry

Native Cherry (Exocarpus cupressiformis) is a shrub or small tree to approximately 8 metres high and is an example of a root parasite, although it appears to not be detrimental to its host(s). This plant is native to NSW, and acquires nutrients from neighbouring tree roots when younger, but becomes more independent as it matures.

The fruit of Native Cherry is edible, although not palatable until mature.

References

Parsons, W.T. and Cuthbertson, E.G. (2000) Noxious Weeds of Australia 2nd ed. CSIRO publishing.

National Herbarium of New South Wales (2007) Cuscuta campestris. PlantNET – FLoraOnline.www.plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au (14/01/2008)

https://www.ten.org.au/common-native-cherry

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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Waiting for the Tradie | Branch Management

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Waiting for the tradie

Are you always left Waiting for the Tradie?

Are you sick and tired of waiting for the tradie to turn up and give you that quote or do the job? Branch Management will turn up on time, all the time. We will not keep you waiting..

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Good old fashioned service is our style and we don’t want anyone thinking they are waiting for the tradie to turn up and here’s why:-

  • We will answer your call, or call you back as soon as we can.
  • We will appoint you with a day and time for the quote and yes we will turn up.
  • If we are running 5 mins late, we will ring you. We believe in common courtesy.
  • Although, our tree jobs don’t always run to schedule, we will advise you of a general time frame and if we are out of that time frame, yes we will ring you.

Do I hear you ask, HOW and WHY?

Your Time is Precious

I know your time is precious and you are probably juggling work and a family life.

We want an exceptional business where people say, thank you for turn up and on time.  Lucky for me, I get that all the time.  I will call you if I am running late.

Our crew are polite, respectful of your property and want to give you the best possible service.

Not all Arborists are the same so ensure to choose a contractor that is insured, one that comes highly recommended and how much do Arborist’s cost?

If your tree is in decline click here to read about 3 ways to identify your trees decline.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

For information on fertilising your garden .

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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10% off your FREE QUOTE till end of May | Branch Management

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10% off FREE QUOTE till end of May

10% off your FREE QUOTE till end of May 2018

Well say no more, give us a call and receive 10% off your FREE QUOTE. Whether you are after tree pruning or tree removal, call us on 0419 289 223 for your FREE QUOTE….

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This is not a hoax, this is for real. Until the end of May 2018 Branch Management Total Tree Services are offering 10% off the quoted price.

If you have had a quote by our competitors, give us a call and we will better any price by 10%. This promotion is valid until the end of May 2018.

We provide all aspects of tree work including tree transplanting.

This promotion does not include Tree Reports or Stump Grinding.

To ensure you are picking the right contractor, not all Arborists are the same, Ensure to choose a contractor that is insured, and comes highly recommended. So, how much do Arborist’s cost?

If your tree is in decline click here to read about 3 ways to identify your trees decline.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

Get your FREE quote for Tree Services here

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Your guide to Pruning Trees in Winter | Branch Management

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Pruning Trees in Winter

Your guide to Pruning Trees in Winter

Pruning deciduous plants in the winter promotes fast regrowth in the spring, as most plants are dormant during the winter. It’s also easier to see the shape of deciduous plants in the winter, since their foliage is gone. For your guide on pruning trees in winter…

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For best pruning trees in winter:-

  • Prune on a mild, dry day.
  • Prune first dead and diseased branches.
  • Then remove the overgrown and smaller branches to increase light and air at the crown of the tree.
  • In general, your goal is to keep the branches that develop or maintain the structure of the tree.
  • Cut branches at the node, the point at which one branch or twig attaches to another.

Not all Arborists are the same so ensure to choose a contractor that is insured, and comes highly recommended and how much do Arborist’s cost?

If your tree is in decline click here to read about 3 ways to identify your trees decline.

Pruning Pointers

Nature is the Great Pruner because trees can grow too close together causing branches to die as they compete for sunlight and airflow.

Pruning is a necessary part of gardening. Consider these three reasons:

TO THIN

Thinning is about cutting out all dead, diseased, and damaged parts to let in more air and light and enhance its health.

TO REDUCE

In Nature, most plants we grow are in splendid isolation, trying to spread unnaturally fast. Our job is to prevent certain shrubs and trees from outgrowing their position in a yard. Judicious reducing helps plants develop into sound structures without over-stressing their limbs. Also, maximum flowering and bountiful fruit are only possible by pruning.

TO AMPUTATE

It sounds harsh, but severe pruning is necessary to restore older trees and shrubs to better health. Most plants are amazingly forgiving with experimentation. Think twice, cut once, and watch carefully. Your plants will tell you in their own way how to do better next season.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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