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Tree Removal: 5 Factors That Affect the Cost

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Are you thinking of hiring a tree felling company to remove a tree on your property? Then you are probably wondering how much that might cost you. The truth is that all tree removal jobs are unique. One price doesn’t fit all — in fact, several factors can affect the price of tree removal. Therefore, a good place to start when calculating your likely outlay is to determine whether the following five factors will play a part in your tree’s removal. Read More»

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»

3 Common Questions About Trees Near Buildings Answered

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Most trees that grow near buildings do not pose any danger to the buildings. However, specific trees have rooting systems that go very far, up to 4-7 times the diameter of the foliage. As such, they can be a threat to the structural integrity of surrounding buildings. In order to accurately assess whether your home or property is endangered by the surrounding trees, it is important to understand the factors that determine whether or not a tree is a danger to a building. Read More»

Why Tree Removal and Stump Grinding Is So Important For Your Property

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If you have trees on your property that you don’t really want or need, it’s good to have them removed, even if they’re healthy. Pulling up or grinding old tree stumps is also very important for the health of your yard and even your home itself. Note why this is, and then you can ensure your property is always in the best shape possible and is protected from any potential danger. Read More»

Are Your Tree Habits Driving Your Neighbours Crazy? 2 Ways To Stop Being 'That Guy'!

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Disputes about trees and the damage they cause can create plenty of bad feelings in the neighbourhood. You’ve been in your first home a few years now, but tree maintenance has never really been your thing. However, this lack of care makes you the talking point of your neighbours, and not in a nice way. Not too sure what you’re doing wrong? If you’re guilty of these two behaviours, then it’s time to clean up your garden. Read More»

Three Ways Your Senses Can Sniff Out Tree Trouble While House Hunting

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Now that it is time for you to enter the property market and buy your first home, you are itching with excitement to find the perfect place to be your first residence. There are plenty of resources to help you with the hunt. A real estate agent will provide you with choices, while a building and pest inspection service will make sure there are no major structural problems with the property before the contract goes unconditional. Read More»