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Trees to Avoid Planting in Your Garden and Why

Following on from our previous article on trees you shouldn’t plant in your garden and why we shall now complete our list of pesky trees that should be avoided under most circumstances. Whilst this list may seem long, there are still so many trees and varieties that we would actively encourage you to plant and enjoy, this is only a small minority and some are still ok in the right circumstances if you know the pros and cons. Why Some Trees Are Bad As we’ve said before, planting a tree in haste is always a bad

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How to Protect Your Property From Bushfires

There’s no doubt that living in or near the bush can be a wonderful and peaceful way of life, but as we have seen recently (and not just in Australia) bushfires are incredibly dangerous and formidable forces of nature. Obviously, not all bushfires can be stopped, but avoiding starting one would help. If there is a wildfire and you live in an area that has a lot of land and trees, here are some tips to best prepare and reduce the likelihood of that fire spreading into your property and causing severe damage. Replace Missing Roof

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Trees to Avoid Planting in Your Garden and Why

Your garden and most specifically your trees can add a lot of beauty and value to your home. They help the environment, can look beautiful, provide shade, be a haven for wildlife and some can flower seasonally. Some, however, can be proverbial pain. They can require a lot of care and maintenance and even be a hazard so let’s look at some trees to avoid planting in your garden. Why Some Trees Are Bad Planting a tree in haste (like almost anything) is always a bad idea. What’s good for public gardens may not be such

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Tree Lopping Definitions: Removal v Lopping v Pruning, a Complete Guide

A lot of the time these terms are seen as interchangeable, but when you think about it there are obviously big differences. Tree loppers seems to be an all-inclusive description of some type of tree resizing by qualified arborists, but in reality, lopping is different from pruning which are both obviously different from complete tree removal. Let’s take a look at their definitions. Tree Removal: Definition Tree removal means cutting down the whole tree, taking it away and usually grinding the stump into chippings so the ground can be reclaimed. Tree removal (sometimes called felling) should

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