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Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction

Possible ways in which existing trees may be damaged during a construction project and methods for planning and facilitating the prevention of tree damage. Homes are often constructed near existing trees to take advantage of their aesthetic and environmental value. Unfortunately, the processes involved with construction can be deadly to nearby trees. Proper planning and […]

Recognising Tree Risk

Learn to identify common tree defects that may indicate tree risk and understand how tree risk can be managed. Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Understanding and addressing the risks associated with trees makes your property safer and prolongs […]

Buying High-Quality Trees

Discover guidelines for determining tree quality at time of purchase and for identifying problems with tree structure, roots, and injuries. A high-quality tree, when planted and cared for correctly, may become a long-lasting asset to your property. In contrast, a low-quality tree may develop costly problems over time, increasing the need for maintenance and reducing […]

Tree Selection

Understand important issues in selecting a tree for planting, such as the tree’s intended function, location, common pests, geographic regions and hardiness zones, and considerations for best placement alternatives. Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions a homeowner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a tree. Many trees have […]

Tree Values

A homeowner’s guide to planning for, assessing, and reducing possible financial losses on trees, specimen shrubs, and evergreens. What Are Your Trees Worth? Almost everyone understands that trees and other living plants are valuable. They beautify our surroundings, purify our air, manufacture precious oxygen, act as sound barriers, and help us save energy through their […]

Benefits of Trees in the Hunter Valley

Benefits of Trees A lot of people underestimate the value of trees and the benefits they provide. Healthy trees provide a lot of value and amenity to a home. Some of the benefits that trees provide are: Shade Wind break Cleans dust from the air, absorbs pollutants and gases Shelter for wildlife Creation of oxygen […]

Hiring a Tree Contractor

We receive a lot of enquiries for tree work and it is amazing how mysterious this industry is to people. People that require tree services often do not know where to start. So here is a guide to walk you through the process of making sure you hire a professional arborist and not some backyard tree […]

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Did You Know?

  • Fact 01

    You should avoid pruning your Jacaranda. Pruning this species can have terrible effect on the tree's shape and make it prone to storm damage.

  • Fact 02

    Mulching your trees can help retain up to 100% more moisture in your soil - a great thing for your trees!

  • Fact 03

    Some species of Eucalyptus trees drop so much eucalyptus oil that water can find it difficult to soak into the soil.

  • Fact 04

    Studies have found that trees reduce stress, and have also been known to help people recover from injuries faster.

  • Fact 05

    Trees not only use carbon dioxide from the air, but are also the main contributors to removing dust from the air.

  • Fact 06

    Australia has the largest flowering tree species in the world - the Mountain Ash, which reaches heights of more than 100 metres tall.

  • Fact 07

    Planting the right tree in the right place can save you a lot of money down the track.

  • Fact 08

    Trees do not heal - they can only grow around wounds.

  • Fact 09

    Unlike most other trees, palms are incapable of growing over wounds in their trunks

  • Fact 10

    Fungus can kill your tree without you even seeing it

  • Fact 11

    Trees are the largest living single organisms on Earth.

  • Fact 12

    Eucalyptus trees require a lot of water. This factor has been utilised in Africa where Eucalyptus trees are planted around swamps to help dry up the water so that mosquitoes which carry malaria cannot breed.

  • Fact 13

    There are over 700 different species of Eucalyptus trees in Australia.

  • Fact 14

    Many tree conditions are caused by a lack of water