Growing and Maintaining Healthy Trees

Why Your Tree Has Water Sprouts and What to do about Them

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Have you noticed one or more strange upright stems growing from your tree’s trunk or branches? Those bundles of branch-like stems are known as water sprouts. The reason they look so out of place is that they shouldn’t be there. Water sprouts are a sign that your tree is under stress. Stress Results in Water Sprouts In a natural setting, such as a forest, water sprouts are a tree’s means of saving itself if it is badly hurt. Read More»

Four Reasons to Remove the Stump of a Felled Tree

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Summer in Australia is coming to an end, and that means the weather is more settled and you can now tend to those outdoor tasks which have been postponed due to summer storms. If you recently had a dead tree removed during summer to prevent it from becoming a storm hazard, you now need to deal with the removal of the tree stump. Part of you is probably considering leaving it there, but there are a number of reasons why you should not. Read More»

How to Deal with Your Tree's Canker Sores

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Have you ever had a mouth ulcer (also known as a canker sore)? These small irritations are not exactly pleasant, but they generally subside quickly enough without causing you any further harm. This is not always the case when one of your backyard trees has a canker sore. This is the general term applied when a tree becomes irritated due to a fungus or environmental factors. The cankers themselves might be nodules on the surface of the branches or trunk, a discolouration, or a small sunken patch. Read More»

How Can Tree Roots Damage Your Home's Foundation?

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Trees can make a wonderful feature in your outside space. However, trees are alive, and they keep growing as they age. This can be a problem when the tree starts to lean, overhang another property, or simply grow large enough to block out your view. However, there’s a more serious problem; as they grow, roots spread further, and that can disturb the foundation of your home. How Do Tree Roots Disrupt the Soil? Read More»

Fallen Tree During Extreme Weather: What You Need to Do

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When a tree falls or sheds heavy branches during extreme weather, any damage caused is generally considered to be an act of God when it comes to making an insurance claim. This certainly helps when it comes to being compensated for any losses occurred as a result of the damage, but what about the immediate aftermath? There are a few things you need to know about cleaning up fallen trees on your property after extreme weather. Read More»