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Woodfire – Preparing for Winter

If you own a fireplace, having your own ready-made supply of wood can be a huge benefit.  And if you live on Sydney’s North Shore, with the abundance of trees, there is a good chance you have plenty of resources at your fingertips. When split correctly and stacked, many types of wood can still take up to 12 months to season properly.  Seasoned wood is wood that has been left to dry out. It is grey and dusty in appearance,... Read Article
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Why Use a Qualified Arborist?

What most people are not aware of is that our industry is not licensed. Therefore anyone can call themselves an arborist. You may have seen or heard of news articles such as on A Current Affair or as per this Daily Telegraph articles about tree scammers targeting unaware and elderly people. It is advisable that you carefully select the firm before engaging them to do your work. It may be tempting to settle for the cheapest quote but this can... Read Article
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Conifer Dieback

Conifer Dieback – What causes it? Cypress Canker and Cypress Weevil are both common diseases of Cypress trees (conifer trees) in Australia. They cause conifer dieback of the foliage that is not only unsightly, but can also be harmful to health of the tree and can lead to the death of the tree. Both can be effectively treated, but this is only possible if it is identified at an early stage of its development. Conifer trees are particularly susceptible after… Read Article

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How to Remove Tree Stumps

In this article I’m going to look at a few different ways to remove tree stumps. I’m sure you have at some time come across an unwanted stump that you wanted to remove. It may be in the way of where you want to plant something, or possible some landscaping work or even in the middle of the lawn and you have been mowing around it for years. The good news is there are several ways to remove stumps. Some… Read Article

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Are Your Trees Safe?

When does Tree Failure Typically Happen? Tree failure typically occurs during windy and wet weather. In Sydney this is typically during the cooler winter months as well as following a very hot and humid day during summer when a storm front roles through. There are a few other conditions trees can fail in but I will discuss them separately. Windy weather without rain often only causes minor damage to trees. Similarly rain without wind has a tendency to cause minor damage… Read Article

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Do You Need a Council Permit?

Do I need a Permit to Prune / Remove my Tree? Before conducting any tree pruning or tree removal work you want to check your local council requirements. All councils have slightly different “Tree Preservation Orders” (TPO) and in many cases these are outlined in the councils DCP (Development Control Plan). The purpose of these orders is to ensure that the tree scape in the area is maintained and managed to the benefit of the whole community. Trees on Private… Read Article

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Pruning Deciduous Trees

Pruning Deciduous Trees is best done during Winter Winter time is the best time for pruning deciduous trees. Deciduous trees drop their leaves and store their starches in their roots system during winter. When a deciduous tree has lost its leaves it has affectively entered a period of dormancy. Pruning deciduous trees during this period means you are not removing any energy reserves from the tree. This especially important in older trees which have not got the vigour of younger… Read Article

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Composting of Autumn Leaves

Autumn brings with it lots of leaves especially when you have deciduous trees on your property or neighbouring properties. Too often people dispose of them in their green waste bin, but you are potentially throwing away a great product that you get for free. Why not compost them and turn them into a useful product that your garden will love. There are two things that can assure you success when it comes to composting leaves: Add extra nitrogen to the… Read Article

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10/50 Vegetation Clearing Laws – Updated

As at the 1st August 2014 laws came into place which help people prepare their homes for bush fires in NSW. The legislation has recently been updated after a review. To read the Review Report click the link below. http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/33607/Review-of-the-1050-Vegetation-Clearing-Entitlement-Scheme-Report.pdf If you want to check if your property is within the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area contact our office. The laws allow people in a designated 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area to: Clear trees on their property within 10 metres… Read Article

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What’s happening at Priority Tree Services this week

Its been a busy week for Priority Tree Services this week with large trees being brought down in Wahroonga and Turramurra . We also had some really fine detailed pruning to do over in Lane Cove, the client was more than happy with the work and has sent through a testimonial. “Hi Just a quick note to say thank you to both Scott and Gareth for their great work yesterday in pruning my Japanese Maple at the back of my… Read Article

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