Tips & Advice


  • October 23, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    What are the Processes and Benefits of Mulching?

    Mulching is a gardening technique which is beneficial for plants and trees. Mulch is made up from a mix of bark, wood chips, leaves and other organic material. It is spread across soiled areas to help retain moisture, increase the soil microorganisms, regulate the temperature of root zones and to improve the look of an area.

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  • October 23, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Here’s What You Need to Consider When Removing a Tree in Your Yard

    Having a garden is one of life’s little pleasures, but like with everything it comes with stresses. If you love gardening, you’ll probably be out in the garden a lot looking after your blooming greenery. Tree’s on the other hand are big and quite complex, meaning it’s a good idea to get professional arborists in to advise on the care of your trees.
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  • September 25, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Three Causes of Canopy Thinning and What You Can Do About it

    While having a professional arborist in to prune your trees and keep them from growing too thick is advised, at some point in your trees life, you may actually notice the opposite and the canopy has totally thinned out to an unnatural state (just like a human going bald!).

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  • September 19, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Regular Tree Pruning is an Investment in Their Health and Longevity

    Tree pruning in Brisbane is a regular and essential maintenance procedure if you want your trees to be happy and healthy. While you might think to take on this procedure yourself, be aware that hacking randomly at your trees could actually shorten their life instead of extending it!  Tree trimming of larger trees yourself can also be extremely dangerous.

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  • August 27, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    First Impressions Count and Potential New Clients Will Love Walking Through Well-Kept Grounds

    If you own and run your own commercial business with land, doing the gardening may be at the bottom of the list of a million things you have to do to keep things running. But as you know, first impressions count and if your business has gardens attached to it or land surrounding it, the gardens will be the first thing clients notice as they walk through them into your office.

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  • August 26, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Well Planned and Implemented Landscaping Will Have Many Benefits for Your Home

    The weathers shining, the birds are chirping and you’ve got your friends coming over for a barbeque, but you go out into your garden and you’re hit by a sight of; dead leaves strewn about, a pathetic looking flower bed, brown parched grass, wild overgrown bushes and gnarly looking old trees that may have a massive bug infestation living in them!

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  • July 24, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    4 Expert Ways to Storm Proof Your Trees and Reduce the Likelihood of Damage

    If you’ve lived in Queensland all your life, you’re probably used to experiencing a few storms and cyclones each year. Because of this you may be well versed in the art of storm-proofing your home, outbuildings and maybe your car. But have you ever thought of storm-proofing your trees?

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  • July 15, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Advanced Tree Planting

    As Qualified Consulting Arborists, we’re often asked, “What is the correct way to plant a tree”? Anyone can dig a hole and shove a tree in it however the goal with tree planting should always be to give the tree the best possible chance to flourish and become a amazingly healthy and well structured specimen, and to achieve this there are a number of guidelines that you should follow.

    The following example was a 3000L advanced Moreton Bay Fig, however the exact same principles apply for smaller trees.
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  • June 26, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Pollarding is a Type of Tree Maintenance, but it’s not For Everyone

    Pollarding, also known as “lopping” or “topping” has been found to be mentioned as far back as Roman times, when Propertius (a Latin Poet) mentioned it during the 1st century BCE. The reasons for tree pollarding back in ancient times was to create fodder to feed livestock or to gain firewood. In the modern world, pollarding is a method of trimming trees to control their shape and size and for aesthetic purposes.

    Pollarding should be done by a professional arborist who knows how and where to cut the tree, without causing any damage to its health. This technique is sometimes used on trees that need their size to be controlled due to; power lines, a building, other trees or some other kind of restrictive element. A pollarded tree will mean its branches are cut back nearly to the trunk, creating quite a bare, lollipop look.
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  • June 26, 2019 in Tips & Advice

    Pruning, Watering and Fertilising – How Often Should You be Doing this to Keep a Tree Healthy?

    Having lush vegetation in your yard is a dream for some and a nightmare for others. If you love to be out in the garden taking care of your greenery, looking after the trees, shrubs ground covers and grasses in your yard will be great fun. Others might find this type of work a chore but luckily there are professional tree services in Brisbane you can call to give you a hand.

    If you have the time and inclination, there are a few simple ways you can look after the health of the trees in your yard. Trees are pretty tough and survived well before we started to look after them and still do pretty well on their own out in forests, but unfortunately suburban trees face a lot of added stressors that their bushland or forest cousins don’t have to endure, so here are some top tips to give your trees a healthy boost.

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