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Keeping Your Trees Safe From Strong Storms Australian weather can be so volatile. One moment you're basking in the sun, and the next minute there's a ferocious thunderstorm surrounding your home. When we moved to our first property, we had a near-miss when part of a tree came down during a storm. Luckily, it missed our house, but it did flatten my gorgeous rose garden. Tree maintenance is very important in Australia, and my blog deals with all the different ways you can maintain the health of your trees. From pruning to identifying tree rot, find out how to look after your trees, so they don't come tumbling down when the winds pick up.

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Why An Arborist Should Be Your First, Last And Only Call When It Comes To Tree Services

Trees are wonderful creations that many people pour countless hours of love, care and attention into ensuring they grow beautifully. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong, and it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause. Is the tree getting too much sun or water? Perhaps it doesn't suit a certain part of the garden? What about if it is not getting enough nutrients from the ground? All of these questions and more arise when trying to sort through what you can do, but sometimes, you simply need a professional's opinion, which is why you should keep an arborist in mind. 

What Is An Arborist?

The term sounds like something you might find in an epic fantasy novel alongside a magician or vizier, but in actuality, an arborist's focus is devoted firmly to all trees big and small. While most professional gardeners might prune a tree here or there, an arborist is more skilled at diagnosing problems, coming up with treatments as well as trimming any parts that might be inconvenient to you. Basically, an arborist is the whole package when it comes to trees, and they often have qualifications to practice what they do, which many other people in the garden maintenance industry do not. 

Can An Arborist Help A Sick Tree?

Sometimes, trees bear the brunt of a particular fungus, ingrowth or other abnormality that can present itself like a sickness would with humans. Arborists are often called to help work out what exactly is wrong with a tree and how it can be remedied, much like you would visit a general practitioner to try and get a diagnosis on a cough or fever. Arborists can then also give you certain procedures to follow on your own time and may even suggest certain fertilisers or other products that you should use on your tree to make it look better.

Do Arborists Remove Dead Trees?

If you have a dead tree that needs a quick removal, then an arborist is who you should call, making them genuinely the all-around specialist when it comes to trees. They will know if your council allows the removal of certain trees and how to apply for that removal (if needed). They can then take care of the whole process, from cutting it down to removing the stump and disposing of the remnants off-site. If you are sick of a dead tree making your yard look like a cemetery, then call an arborist and get your garden back on track.

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