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- DECIDUOUS TREE PRUNING - When is the right time?!?

Tree FX- Dean Meyer

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Hello Everybody,


 In light of many of our customers last year contacting us too late in the season to arrange tree pruning to be done on their deciduous trees, we have set up a courtesy reminder system for you our valued clients.

 - DECIDUOUS TREE PRUNING - When is the right time?!?

 The best time to prune your deciduous trees is in late autumn or early to mid-winter. This is the time when the tree goes into a period of "dormancy” after they have dropped all of their leaves. Pruning carried out in this period has minimal impact on tree health.

 The worst time to prune is late winter, early spring, when trees are coming out of the dormant period and becoming very active as they prepare to go into bud burst. This means we have a small window of opportunity to act. So don't wait act now!

 Are my trees deciduous? You may ask…


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Is the love for your lawn, killing your trees?


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I think along with the great Australian dream of owning our own home, comes the yearning of many of us to have our own little patch of beautiful, immaculately trimmed, prickle free, lush green grass.

However; is the innocent pursuit of this perfect lawn, actually killing our trees? or at the very least having a detrimental impact on tree health.

In the past months some recent site visits with concerned clients, wondering why their normally very healthy trees are suddenly showing signs of stress and decline, and some investigation into possible and probable causes, has prompted me to write this post: Regarding the possible detrimental impact on tree health of commonly used, easily available "weed and feed" products that we may be using to look after our lawns.

Most weed control products will affect...

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Cypress Canker...Cause for Concern?!?

Dean Meyer

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In the past few years whilst working and driving through greater Melbourne, it has become obvious to me that there is a major issue effecting vast stands of Cyprus species throughout Victoria. Avenues and rows of mature cypress species have seemingly succumbed almost overnight to a disease which is wreaking havoc all across the state. Wind breaks and hedge rows have been decimated by this silent killer. So what is causing this devastation and what can we do about it?

Cypress Canker or Seiridium cardinal is a serious fungal disease of certain exotic conifers. It can attack at least 25 known species of the Cuppressacea family and has been identified in Europe, America and obviously Australia.

The fungus is spread by spores that are often carried to new plants by the wind, water splash, animals and even on the feet of birds. The spores enter the tree through natural fissures in the bark or though wounds created by failing limbs, tree pruning,...

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