Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Turning concrete jungles into woodland forestsWith the demand for housing in some countries at an all-time high and with more and more suburbs being built the images we often see of urban landscapes is a row of houses each with a strip of lawn and a few flowerpots. But with a little research and some clever plant selection and positioning, you would be surprised at how many trees and shrubs can be grown even in small spaces and gardens. Contents Japanese Maple Crab Apple Trees Cercis Canadensis or Forest Pansy Magnolia Cycads Amelanchier x grandiflora Ballerina The most important determining factoring when tree planting in small backyards is finding out the ultimate height of the tree and … [Read more...]
Tree Protection Grants are available within the Ōrākei Local Board!
Grants are currently available to support Tree protection within the Ōrākei Local Board. Orakei property owners can apply for 50% of the total cost of tree work and up to $2,000 per property. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply in our Blog Article.
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Trees provide us with so many benefits, like shelter, shade, and protection from soil erosion. However, not all of us understand what we could be doing for them in return – namely, keeping them healthy. Contents Using Too Much Mulch Inserting Screws or Nails Pruning at the Wrong Time of the Year Improper Pruning Using Herbicides and Pesticides Planting Trees Too Close Together Avoid Harm, Hire the Experts Sometimes, our efforts can even do more harm than good. Are you harming your trees? If you’re doing any of the following things, that may be a possibility. Using Too Much Mulch Many tree and plant lovers understand the importance of delivering nutrients back to the earth. However, … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Nothing adds beauty to a property quite like a stunning native tree. From Pōhutukawa to Pūriri and Kōwhai to Kauri, we’re fortunate to have what nature provides us here in Aotearoa. Contents Which Trees Are Protected in Auckland? What it Means for a Tree to Be Protected You Might Need a Resource Consent The Steps To Take When You Need Emergency Tree Removal in Auckland Getting Expert Help However, with a native tree comes some responsibilities you may not have considered – particularly if you live in Auckland. Whether you’re about to make some changes to your property, or you simply want to know what your obligations are regarding protected trees, read on. Which Trees Are Protected in … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Trees play an essential role in our communities. They clean the air, slow water runoff, provide a buffer for noise pollution, prevent soil erosion, and much more. They are more than just an aesthetically pleasing addition to your property. Contents Look Out for Signs of Disease Be Strategic with Planting Water Them Prune Them Bring in the Experts Consider the Reason for Removal However, some homeowners may decide that tree removal is an option they would like to consider. They might have struck a problem, don’t understand tree maintenance, or believe their tree is diseased and beyond saving. Before you get stuck into what could potentially be an unnecessary tree removal, consider whether … [Read more...]
Trees and children - A symbiotic relationship Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Trees have many benefits. There are very specific benefits that they can offer to children, amongst these are their ability to enhance the education and development of children. Trees at early childhood centres present many opportunities and staff often use trees and plants as learning tools. Contents Three things you need to know if work in an early childhood centre Understanding legal obligations with Trees Perform regular tree inspections to support tree care in your early childhood centre Maintain and protect your trees – put tree care first at your centre What do we mean by this? Trees can introduce children to the idea of changes … [Read more...]
Pruning the right way every time Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Pruning fruit trees is a must for anyone who loves to grow fruit in their backyard. However, not everyone is comfortable with how to prune trees, fruit frees, or otherwise. Contents Pruning Fruit Trees to Support a Bountiful Harvest When is the best time to start pruning? Factors to consider when pruning Fruit Trees Consider why you are pruning your Fruit Trees High quality equipment is crucial when pruning fruit trees If you have never been involved in pruning trees before, or have been pruning all your life but never read about best practice, this short post can help. Pruning Fruit Trees to Support a Bountiful Harvest Fruit trees can be a great … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Do you need some seasonal tree advice? The first tender young leaves are starting to grow. The sunny days are here. It’s safe to say that spring is on its way. Contents CONDUCTING A SEASONAL CHECK-IN FOR YOUR TREES AND PLANTS: HEDGE TRIMMING SERVICES AND TREE PRUNING – A SEASONAL ACTIVITY ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE...PROACTIVE! The new growing season is a busy time for your trees as they produce flowers for pollination. They are growing new leaves ready for energy gathering during the summer months. There are certain things you can do at this time of year to support your trees during this hive of activity and plan for the summer to follow. Seasonal tree advice is something our team … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Tree Trimming Auckland Experts. There is some variance in opinion as to best way to manage tree pruning and tree trimming. Trees are typically trimmed for one of three reasons: aesthetics, safety, or health. Contents This month we address the myths around tree trimming and tree pruning. So, what are the common myths about tree pruning and tree trimming that we commonly come across? Myth #1: Trees Can Perfectly Do Well without Pruning. Myth #2: Trees Should Not Be Pruned during Summer. Myth #3: Fruit / Citrus Trees and Shade Trees Can Be Pruned Similarly. Myth #4: Tree pruning Auckland at the wrong time can cause it to die. Myth #5: Over-pruning is a common problem and will kill your … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Fungi friend or foe? Fungi (or mushrooms) can be mysterious things. Most peoples’ experience of fungi is limited to the 2 or 3 kinds that are most commonly eaten. It is estimated that there may be more than 3 million species of fungi, this outnumbers tree species by a factor of 5. It is an estimate because there is a constant stream of new species being discovered. Fungi were the first organism to make it onto land about 500 million years ago meaning that everything on land (including us) has fungi as a common ancestor. The vast majority of a fungus is contained beneath the ground or within whatever it is eating. The mushroom or conk that it produces is often only a small indication of what is … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: How trees communicate by Suzanne Simard. Can you remember when you were a child and you wondered whether your toys came to life when you went to sleep? As an Arborist I have had similar thoughts about trees and the forest. Do the trees all start having a big chat when I’m not around, just like in a Lord of the Rings book? Well it turns out, in the case of trees at least, that this does happen. And not just when your back is turned. The forest is alive with communication. This post will shed some light on how and why trees communicate with each other. When you first look out at a forest landscape it is easy to describe what you see as a collection of individuals, each preoccupied with advancing its own … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Contents Benefits of Tree Trimming Winter is a great time for Tree Trimming and Pruning Contact Pro Climb For More Information Tree trimming is performed to assist in the growth of the shrub or hedge. Our Auckland Tree Trimming service helps to remove overgrown bushes that are preventing the shrub from receiving the required amount of moisture and light. The Pro Climb Tree trimming services include the removal of deadwood, pruning, crown lifting, crown reduction and much more. Read our blog article to learn about the benefits of trimming your trees. Benefits of Tree Trimming Trimming trees brings many benefits to your trees. Here's our quick overview of some of the top benefits for trimming … [Read more...]
Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here: Pruning fruit trees are a must for anyone who loves to grow fruit in their backyard. Fruit trees can be a great addition to any garden. Eating food that has been produced from your own home can be a very satisfying experience. By giving good tree care and maintenance, you can have the best of both worlds with attractively looking trees that produce tasty fruit which are easy to harvest. The following blog provides tips and links to help you get the best out of pruning fruit trees. Contents When is the best time to start pruning Fruit trees? Factors to look at when pruning Fruit Trees Consider why you are pruning your Fruit Trees High Quality Equipment is crucial when pruning fruit trees … [Read more...]