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How to find an arborist that's right for you.

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Did you know that the tree industry is a completely unregulated industry? This means that anyojne with a chainsaw and a ladder could start a tree business. There is actually no regualtion that such a person would need any formal training, they would not need insurance, or to even know the first thing about a tree... they would effectively just need to know how to start the chainsaw in there hands.

So when it's time for you to find an arborist to undertake your tree work here is a few things you should be asking or looking into.

Do they have Website? Do they an ABN? Do they have insurance; afterall you are invoting them on to work in and aroud what is most likely the maost valuable asset you have... your home. So don't just ask if they have insurance make sure you ask to see a certificate of currency, if something goes wrong, you want to know that this trades person has the means to rectify the damages.

Ask them if they are members of any local organisations such...

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Management of Large Pests in Trees

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A client recently asked me "how to keep the cockatoos out of her tree?" So the following Blog gives some ideas for you however, the reality is it won't be easy!.

Pests such as cockatoos and Flying Foxes can be very difficult to manage, for the obvious reason that they have wings. Cockatoos and other birds will be attracted to trees for different reasons, some will be searching for food, some a place to roost and others looking for hollows that they can nest in. Whatever the reason at times it can be a nuisance and may even have a detrimental impact on tree health or even structure.

Cockatoos specifically can do a large amount of damage in a short time to trees when seeking food sources such as seeds found in cones of different species. Trees such as pines, cedars, hakeas, oaks, casuarinas and more can be targeted by the birds as they source out seeds within the hard woody cones. 

Large numbers of the birds can arrive in huge flocks and in a short time, rip,...

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Snakes, Trees and Secret Valentines... What could all these things have in common?

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Snakes, Trees and Secret Valentines… what could all these things have in common?

Its been a slow news week… so I’m guessing the most pressing questions people have on their lips right now is, what do trees and snakes have in common and who is my 74 year old mothers secret valentine.

Well maybe its not exactly the two questions you had on your mind, but they are the two that I will attempt to answer in this blog post.

Question 1: What do snakes and trees have in common?

Depending on how observant you are, or perhaps how many gum trees you have in your back yard, you may have noticed how messy the trees are at the moment. A lot of this mess is in fact the trees shedding their bark.

Just like snakes, as a tree is actively growing, it needs to shed its bark in order for the tree to grow. Through a growing season cells divide at a microscopic level to produce new wood and new bark. These seasons depending on factors...

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