An arborist is a specialist in the care of trees, dedicated to excellence in the field of Arboriculture. Certified arborists are highly qualified in the care of trees and shrubs, with knowledge of the most up-to-date advances.
Despite the clear guidelines set out in Australian Standards - AS4373:1996 Pruning of Amenity Trees, topping (sometime referred to as lopping) is still practiced within our urban forests.
This misguided practice is a threat to the urban forest because it dramatically shortens the lifespan of trees and creates hazardous trees.
During the hotter months of the year, we are frequently asked by homeowners “what's wrong with my sick or dying trees”. Time after time the cause of tree deaths can be traced back to incorrect use of weed and feed control products.
We have all seen evidence of what storms can do to our trees so now is the time to prepare your trees for the windy months ahead.
It is becoming more and more common for applicants to have tree matters resolved in the Court, because a council’s decision relating to work to be carried out on a tree can often be vague, time delaying and not fully determinative, whereas, an application in the Court will bring the dispute to a final resolution, one way or another.
Warmer spring weather and active growth in the host plants will favour the spread of Myrtle rust. Prompt reporting of suspect symptoms is essential. Everyone is reminded that warmer spring weather and active plant growth in the host plants will favour the spread of Myrtle rust.
Medium evergreen tree with a narrow domed form. Lustrous, dark green foliage, with pendulous branchlets against the dark bark make for an attractive tree. The variety known as ‘Sweeper’ has more pronounced weeping habit with lush green new growth with more pronounced undulation to margin.
"The more carbon we store in the tree, the less goes into the atmosphere." During photosynthesis, trees remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it away in the tree's wood.
Evergreen medium sized tree from rainforests of Qld. Glossy green lanceolate leaves with reddish new growth. Clusters of bright yellow flowers that extend at the ends of branches in summer and autumn and are very conspicuous. Useful as a feature or screen. Bird attracting.
The Fig Leaf beetle defoliates Port Jackson figs (Ficus rubiginosa) at a rapid rate.