There are many mistakes to be made when pruning. That’s why we suggest leaving pruning to the experts, like qualified arborists. Here are a few easy mistakes to make when pruning a tree. The right way to prune a tree is quite simple: leave it to the professionals.
Some tree cavities indicate that there’s a serious risk of your tree falling over. A hole in your tree can be a sign that its structural integrity is compromised and that even a strong gust of wind could send it toppling over. Before you get yourself in a frenzy, don’t panic: not all tree cavities imply that your tree is at risk of falling. Here are some tell-tale signs that your tree cavity is serious
Tree colour is one of the main indicators of whether or not your tree is healthy. For most deciduous trees, or trees that shed their leaves annually, the leaves should be green in spring and summer, and yellow, orange of red in autumn. If your tree has a dead branch or two, it’s a sign that it needs care. Dead branches never grow back; instead, they invite insects and pests to make a home out of your tree, possibly damaging it further.
The start of winter is generally the best time to get any tree work done. This is because autumn has just passed and your trees are dormant – the leaves have already fallen off and there’s less work to do in terms of cleaning up after pruning or tree removal. There are many reasons to get tree work done at the start of winter.
Different trees have different needs. Some plants, like cacti, are renowned for being hardy and low-maintenance. Others, like bonsai trees, require constant up-keep to ensure they live healthy lives. If you’re still unsure about how often to get your trees maintained, call up a professional at Heritage Tree Surgeons.
One of the main reasons why people hire arborists is to inspect and remove a tree that’s a clear safety concern. If a large pine or gumtree is hanging over your roof, then there’s absolutely no harm in calling up an arborist to inspect the situation; in fact, the only harm lies in failing to do this. Don’t put your family at risk – hire an arborist!
Stump grinding is the quickest and easiest way of getting rid of an ugly or impractical stump in your backyard. In this method, your arborist will use a stump grinding machine to gnaw away at the stump, turning it into bark chips. Stump removal is a little more complex. Instead of grinding the stump down below ground level, stump removal involves the total removal of the stump and the roots too.
Arborists might need to use increased safety measures in order to remove a tree. The equipment used should always be included in the quote, and never added on later as a cheeky little surprise for the client. The removal of the tree from your property should also be included in the cost of an arborist’s service. Otherwise, it’d be quite the stich up to pay for tree felling, and have to pay extra to get it chopped up and removed from your property.
Tripping over stumps when they’re hidden by grass and weeds is a common way to sustain injuries: broken bones, sprained joints, back injuries… some of these injuries can affect people for life. They’re also a known destroyer of lawn mowers, when unsuspecting gardeners run over them and blunt the blade.
Cutting down a tree isn’t safe to do on your own. It involves heights, chainsaws and falling objects – a deadly combination if you go about tree felling the wrong way. There are specific techniques and equipment used to remove trees and, if you don’t have the training or equipment, it’s simply unsafe to do it yourself.