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Emergency Tree Care – What to Do

People usually prepare their house for storms by closing windows and doors. However, on fatal occasions, you may find your beloved tree(s) knocked to the curb where tree removal service is the only possible rescue.

Trees usually succumb to storms which have been followed by long periods of dryness. It is in such situations that you realise the emergency you have to deal with. Tree service is your solution in such cases.

How do Tree Emergencies Occur?

Tree emergencies can be labeled to such situations where a knocked out tree in your vicinity creates impediments as well as potential threat and injury to people. In a nutshell, situations that require immediate tree removal service can be called tree emergencies.

One can expect a very high rate of tree emergencies during storm season. You may require tree emergency assistance for the following reasons:

  • Lightning strikes are one of the primary reasons why trees fall
  • Fatally wounded trees in forms of cracks and continued wear and tear tend to fall first during a storm.
  • Trees which have undergone traffic hazards also tend to fall apart.
  • Trees abused by pests like elm leaf beetle or so, tend to become hollow inside.

In such cases tree cutting services become imperative.

How to Deal with Tree Emergencies?

Tree emergencies can be scary but fret not as you can easily resolve this issue if you seek professional services. If unfortunately, the neighbouring tree falls on any property, the priority must be to secure the area and reduce human intervention. Prevent any contact even if just to assess the damage.

Professional tree arborists and tree services Brisbane will be your best friend in this time of chaos.

An experienced arborist will tell you exactly how much damage has occurred and if there is any scope for saving the tree. Primarily, Tree services will tell you how to deal with the situation.

How to Prevent Tree Emergencies?

One may argue with this thought saying that such situations are unforeseeable. However, that is not true. Prevention of such catastrophes is totally possible; it just requires extra efforts and timely check-ups.

Good gardening practices will always help your trees and plants withstand a certain amount of wind forces. Another practice is to get an assessment of your trees. Know their age, their density and their likeliness of damage. You cannot obviously do this on your own; hence invest in seeking professional opinion such as Tree services.

Wrapping-Up:

Tree services Brisbane will come in quite handy if you’re doubtful about the age and health of your tree. This assessment can help you better prepare for any unfortunate and unforeseen tree emergency.

The 5 Best Trees to Plant in Your Garden

Did you know that planting trees in your garden can actually add a lot of value to your property? Even the smallest yard can benefit enormously from a tree or two. Plus, in the time when city gardens continue to shrink, the best choice is to make your garden a lovely paradise-like getaway full of shade and pleasant scents.

However, considering the sub-tropical humid climate in the Queensland region, you must choose wisely when it comes to the type of tree you want to plant. Some trees are suitable for this climate, some are not.

Hence, the best thing to do is contact TPS (Trees, Palms, and Sumps) Tree Lopping – one of the best tree service company in the Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, and the Gold Coast area – and ask for their professional help. An experienced and qualified arborist will then offer advice on which trees you should plant in your garden.

So, regardless of the reason why you want to plant trees in your garden, whether for shade or to give your garden a lush, evergreen look, here’s a list of the best 5 trees to plant near your house:

  1. Elaeocarpus Eumundi Tree

If you are looking for a low maintenance tree, the Eumundi is the ideal choice for you. Being native to Queensland, it can grow well in this coastal climate. It is also usually used for aesthetic reasons thanks to its dense foliage. In urban areas, it can reach 5-10 meters in height.

  1. Foxtail Palm

Here’s one that’s perfect for those who prefer a more tropical feel. But, can you guess how it got its name? Namely, this palm type is called a foxtail palm due to its unique bushy fronds. And, arborists usually recommend it around pools or similar paved areas. A foxtail palm can grow up to a height of 15 meters.

  1. Tuckeroo Tree

If you live around the coast, you’ve already seen these trees used as street trees which usually reach 8-15 meters in height. They are easily maintained, capable of enduring difficult conditions, and almost never affected by diseases or pests. All of these features, make the Tuckeroo tree a perfect option for your garden.

  1. Lilly Pilly Tree

The name itself sounds appealing, but this Queensland native tree is actually more eye-catching. What’s more, you can plant it as a single tree or use it to form a hedge by planting multiple trees. And, you can easily shape it into different forms which is best done by a professional arborist.

  1. Bottlebrush Tree

Last but definitely not least, here’s one for all of the wildlife lovers. Also known as the Callistemon tree, the Bottlebrush is a small tree that grows a great variety of colourful flowers. And, since it is a flowering tree it means that it attracts all sorts of birds and wildlife. Plus, it can be managed as a hedge, shrub, or a single tree.

So, whatever choice you make, you will definitely beautify your garden and transform it into a nice-looking, peaceful, and welcoming place. Just remember to call the TPS Tree Lopping tree service company, get professional advice from a well-experienced arborist, and enjoy the benefits of using expert tree services.

 

5 Worst Trees to Plant near Your House

 

TPS (Trees, Palms, and Stumps) Tree Lopping is here to help you plan your landscaping and give you advice on which trees you shouldn’t plant near your house.

So, if you wished for some of the following trees, you’d better think twice and consult the best tree service company in the Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, and Gold Coast area – TPS Tree Lopping. Its professional and well-experienced arborists will definitely help you make the right choice.

Now, let’s see which are, the top 5 worst trees to plant near your house:

  1. Fig Tree

In general, figs grow well in the Gold Coast climate and are actually quite a common choice among people. However, even though they are such beautiful trees, figs aren’t the best tree choice since they do require a lot of space to grow. Namely, the roots of a fig tree are so invasive and span across large areas which means that you should plant figs within a minimum of a 25-meter radius of your house or any structures, pathways, underground plumbing, and fences.

  1. Tipuana Tree

Tipuana trees grow extremely large – up to 20 meters in height and 30 meters in width. Yes, they will provide your yard with excellent shade but do you really have the space? Similar to figs, tipuana tree roots are also really extensive, which is only one reason why you should avoid planting it. Second, tipuana tree produces helicopter-style seed pods which spread through the air quite easily. This means that you shouldn’t be surprised if you notice another tipuana growing on your lot.

  1. Cocos Palm

Also known as Queen Palms, cocos palms are also common on the Gold Coast. You can distinguish them from other palm types thanks to the tall smooth grey trunk and small berry seeds. But, why are cocos palms on the list of the worst trees to plant? The truth is, they are actually on the pest species list by the Gold Coast City Council, meaning that cocos palms are very fast-growing and spread seeds on their own. So, you’d better consult a professional arborist if you don’t want to ask for palm tree removal later.

  1. Bamboo

Yes, bamboos are not technically trees, yet people think of them as such and wish to have them in their yards. But, did you know that bamboos are actually one of the fastest growing plants in the entire world? Sounds amazing, right? On the Gold Coast, depending on the bamboo type, it can grow up to 12 meters and more. In other words, bamboos provide great privacy but they also make remarkable debris and need constant maintenance. If you leave your bamboo without professional arborist’s service, it can easily transform your yard into a dense forest.

  1. Poinciana Tree

And last but not least, and similar to the first two on the list, you should avoid planting poincianas because their root system is quite invasive and large. But, that’s not all! Even though they are extremely lovely when in bloom, their wide and low growing canopy requires ‘the right space’ to grow. If planted near any structures, constant directional pruning is needed, which can affect the symmetry of the canopy. So, you’d better avoid them, too!

For any other professional advice, get in touch with TPS Tree Lopping and let them help you transform your yard into a lovely-looking, paradise-like place to relax in.