Townsville Tree Lopping Services https://treeloppingtownsville.com/ Full Tree Services in Townsville Qld Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:56:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 What Does An Arborist Do? https://treeloppingtownsville.com/what-does-an-arborist-do/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:56:55 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1569 Most people think of arborists as tree surgeons, and while they do play an important role in tree health care, their job is so much more than that. For starters, arborists are trained in the proper way to trim and prune trees. This includes not only reducing branches that are causing problems but also shaping […]

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Most people think of arborists as tree surgeons, and while they do play an important role in tree health care, their job is so much more than that. For starters, arborists are trained in the proper way to trim and prune trees. This includes not only reducing branches that are causing problems but also shaping the tree to promote good airflow and curb future breakage. In addition, arborists are experts in tree identification and can often quickly spot problems that might be invisible to the untrained eye. They also have a deep knowledge of how different species of trees respond to various types of treatments, making them invaluable partners in the fight against tree diseases and pests. Even something as simple as watering or fertilizing can be done wrong, leading to irreparable damage. But with an arborist on your team, you can rest assured that your trees will receive the best possible care.

A Day in the Life of an Arborist

It’s early morning on an overcast and slightly breezy Wednesday in early May.  The clouds look indecisive and the wind isn’t enough to be dangerous, just enough to make you wear a hoodie or a jacket. Today is the day I get my initiation, a glimpse into a day in the life of an Arborist.

Here’s some of what I learned.

Your lawn will (probably) be damagedtree pruning job site

There are many factors that go into this.  The most common concern clients have is about the equipment moving around on their lawn.  This is a completely valid concern.

There may be times your tree pruning company tells you they cannot service your property. For example, after a rain, you wouldn’t want heavy equipment on the lawn. The summer dry spells or frozen ground in the winter are great times to have your service completed; you don’t have to worry about this quite as much.

There are things some companies do to try and offset this damage, like using plywood where the bucket truck needs to drive across the lawn. Depending on the distance the truck needs to move, this might be impractical or unnecessary.

Another consideration when it comes to lawn damage is the pruning or removal process itself. Trained and certified Arborists will often use pulleys (called “blocks”) to tie-off limbs and control the direction the limbs fall.  Depending on the size of the limbs being removed, trying to lower the limb is likely just dangerous.

As it is, on the day I was out, we didn’t have to worry about damage to the ground from the truck; there was a gravel path next to the tree we were removing.  We did still have to worry about falling limbs, however.  At one point, the impact of a limb hitting the ground on that gravel path sent a quarter-sized rock flying 30 feet across the Jobsite (I was well out of the way) and hit me.  That type of weight-hitting turf is still (probably) going to cause damage.

That brings me to my next point…

limb tied off for safetyIt’s dangerous

That limb I just described probably weighed a couple of hundred pounds. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that this limb falling on you would really ruin your day.

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), there were 45 accidents related to “tree trimming” nationwide, or one every 8 days.  Of those incidents, 35 of them involved a fatality.

Those are just the reported injuries and deaths.  OSHA only requires reporting for Tree companies if there’s a death, hospitalization, loss of an eye, or amputation. As a result, other accidents undoubtedly happened that went unreported.  This doesn’t include homeowners who were injured or killed trying to prune a tree by themselves.

None of this mentions the personal protective equipment (PPE) that you should be wearing, which includes a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and long sleeves. On this day, I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and I had to tuck the strings into the sweatshirt, making sure they didn’t get caught on anything. The regular Arborists out on the job wearing sweatshirts had removed those strings altogether.

Then there’s the chipper. This machine literally grabs limbs and feeds them into a giant grinding wheel, and shoots the debris into the back of a truck. At one point, I was nearly injured when the chipper grabbed a limb and it turned sideways, bringing up part of the branch and almost hitting me in the face.

This is why we always recommend you allow a professional to service the trees on your property. Owning a chainsaw does not necessarily make a person qualified to prune or drop a tree.

Working knowledge of Physics is criticalbucket truck

You can translate this as “experience” if you like.

Basically, when you’ve got someone 50 feet in the air in a bucket or tied into a tree with a harness, that’s dangerous enough.

Now add a chainsaw.

Now factor in that there will be limbs falling to the ground from that point.

If that person doesn’t understand where to cut, several bad things can happen.  In a best-case scenario, they will get the bar (“blade”) of the chainsaw pinched between parts of the branch they’re cutting, and unable to move it.

A scarier scenario is the limb falls where it damages property.

The Worst-case is someone is injured or killed.

During my day out with our Tree Pruning crew, I watched that guy (it happened to be a guy in this case) with the chainsaw 50 feet in the air consistently drop limbs in places where no one was close.  He was conscientious of where the limb was falling and more conscientious of where the people on the ground were.

Also, this takedown happened to be next to a chain link fence (no more than 15 feet from the tree trunk). It was pretty impressive that the entire day, a single branch fell and hit that fence, with no property damage.

It’s exhausting

I’m actually a fairly fit individual. Well, I’d like to think I’m more fit than most people, anyway. I run about 10-11 miles a week, lift heavy weights, and kayak and bike for recreation. I’m not necessarily a couch potato.

I was tired at the end of the day. Like, really tired.

This job is physically taxing. That “small” 20-foot tree you are thinking about taking down yourself is going to kill your whole weekend, my friend. Especially if you’re doing it by yourself. Come Monday, you’ll wish you had another weekend to recover.

There’s hauling large limbs and chunks of the trunk around until you get them where you want them.  Then you have to clean up the smaller limbs and branches. You have to rake a TON (you won’t realize until you’re knee-deep in the project – trust me). For example, I heard one Arborist joke to another “I had a client ask me about a takedown like this. I told him it was $1,000, but if I don’t have to rake, it’s eight bucks!”

Conclusion

As a homeowner, you have a lot to worry about. There are always considerations you have to make in terms of balancing the “Do It Myself” versus “Hire A Professional.” For a job on this scale, please take the time to hire a real professional.

 

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Regreen Australia – Make a Difference, Plant a Tree https://treeloppingtownsville.com/regreen-australia-make-a-difference-plant-a-tree/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:56:39 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1570 Imagine a world where the air is clean and fresh, where the sun shines brightly through the leaves of tall trees, and where wildlife thrives. This was once the reality for Australia, but today the country is facing an environmental crisis. Over the past 200 years, nearly 80% of Australia’s forests have been cleared for […]

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Imagine a world where the air is clean and fresh, where the sun shines brightly through the leaves of tall trees, and where wildlife thrives. This was once the reality for Australia, but today the country is facing an environmental crisis. Over the past 200 years, nearly 80% of Australia’s forests have been cleared for agriculture and urban development. As a result, the country now suffers from high levels of pollution, soil erosion, and loss of biodiversity.

However, there is hope for Australia’s future. In recent years, a growing number of Australians have been working to regreen the country, one tree at a time. Thanks to their efforts, native trees are beginning to take root across Australia once again. And as these trees grow and spread their branches, they will help to clean the air, stabilize the soil, and provide habitat for wildlife. With each new tree that is planted, Australia inches closer to reclaiming its natural beauty.

Helping Regreen Australia — One Tree at a Time

The Australian bushfires of 2019 and 2020 were without precedent. The fires captured global attention as more than 11 million hectares burned, thousands of homes were destroyed, 33 people were killed, and an estimated 1 billion animals were lost, according to a BBC report.

Unfortunately, without significant global action to combat climate change, these megafires could become a regular occurrence. Climate change is creating more extreme natural disasters, which destroy our homes and can wipe out tree canopies that are critical to local ecosystems. The loss of these trees further perpetuates climate change issues in a vicious cycle that then continues to threaten our way of life.

My home state, South Australia, was ravaged by 48 bushfires during the summer of 2020. The two largest fires were in Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills. Two people and an estimated 25,000 koalas were tragically killed when flames devastated Kangaroo Island.

On 19 December 2019, just 35 kilometers from central Adelaide, the Cudlee Creek Fire in Adelaide Hills took one life and destroyed everything in its path, burning 25,000 hectares, 98 homes, significant areas of bushland and farmland, and an estimated third of the vines that provide grapes for the Adelaide Hills wine industry.

I could not imagine the fear and anguish of the local community waiting to hear news of the impending spread of the bushfires and the uncertainty of where the catastrophic conditions would push the out-of-control blaze. It was so sad to see the aftermath of the fires and the black charred tree stumps, hearing stories of loss and despair amongst the small communities. But, through adversity, we have seen these communities come together stronger than ever. I have personally witnessed the real sense of family, and support for neighbors and the township. This has also been seen amongst the wider South Australia community looking for ways they can support these impacted areas.

Many of us were spared the devastation of the bushfires but for others, it was not the same. Kym Lowe’s property was extensively damaged. Kym says he will never forget the day the threat of the bushfires became real for him. It wasn’t until his mate rang and said “It’s coming!” that he realized his property was in the path of the 40-foot-high flames. By the time he could take action, the smoke had blocked the daylight and he could hear the roaring sounds of eucalyptus exploding.

Now, Australia is slowly recovering. Kym and his family are still coming to terms with what happened but he is hopeful for the future — especially having received support from Trees For Life which brought in volunteers who pitched in to help replant the native vegetation on his land. He often thinks about his kids running through the forest of trees he is now planting.

A Collaboration for Tree Planting

It is stories like Kym’s that make the collaboration between FedEx and the Arbor Day Foundation resonates personally for me and many others at FedEx.

Our team at FedEx is committed to helping local ecosystems recover through our support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery program. As part of our strong commitment to sustainability, FedEx has been a signature sponsor globally since 2012 and we’re proud to say that we have helped plant and distribute more than 5 million trees around the world.

In 2019, the Arbor Day Foundation announced the Time for Trees initiative with a bold goal to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million new planters by 2022. We are helping to achieve this goal through FedEx Cares 50 by 50 — an initiative launched to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary by positively impacting 50 million lives around the world by April 2023.

Restoring the Australian Landscape

Recovery from the 2019/2020 bushfires will take years, but the Arbor Day Foundation is committed to working with local experts to ensure that the right trees are planted, in the right places, for the right reasons.

To help South Australia’s recovery, FedEx will support the planting of 2,500 trees in Adelaide between June and July 2021. By helping to regreen Australia, we hope that we will be able to show our support for people in the communities that have been hardest hit by the fires, create long-lasting improvements, as well as do our bit to pitch in on the effort to battle climate change.

I am very proud to be part of an organization that values the importance of our environment and sustainability. I feel even more blessed that this initiative is in my state — South Australia.

On a recent visit to the Hills in Adelaide in May 2021, I was happy to see first-hand green tree shoots starting to appear. The fact that we can support Mother Nature and contribute in whatever small way possible is very touching.

For me, this initiative is also contributing to the local community and their tireless efforts. During the fires, many of our unsung heroes like State Emergency Services (SES), firefighters, local volunteers, and Cuddle Creek community members all put themselves in harm’s way to be able to protect the landscape. I am glad that through this program, we are making a difference in the communities we live and work in.

 

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Tree Asset Management – Learn Value and Benefit of Trees https://treeloppingtownsville.com/tree-asset-management-learn-value-and-benefit-of-trees/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:21:17 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1562 Trees are a valuable asset, both to private landowners and to the public at large. Well-managed trees can provide a number of benefits, including improving air quality, reducing energy costs, enhancing property values, and providing habitat for wildlife. Given the many benefits of trees, it is important to manage them in a way that maximizes […]

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Trees are a valuable asset, both to private landowners and to the public at large. Well-managed trees can provide a number of benefits, including improving air quality, reducing energy costs, enhancing property values, and providing habitat for wildlife. Given the many benefits of trees, it is important to manage them in a way that maximizes their value. Tree asset management is a holistic approach that takes into account the long-term health and viability of trees. This includes maintaining proper tree care, monitoring for pests and diseases, and developing a plan for how to replant or replace trees as they reach the end of their life cycle. By taking a proactive approach to tree asset management, landowners can ensure that their trees will provide lasting value for generations to come.

Tree Asset Management – Read how to add value to your trees for long-term gains

Managed in the right way, your trees can enhance the rest of your property, becoming a valuable asset in a variety of ways. This Blog post will discuss the value that your tees can offer and how to maximize that value for many years to come.

This will enhance your house and property appeal, and increase its value over time.

The same is true for your trees. Trees can often just blend into the background and be forgotten about. That is until they present with a problem such as excess shading or a limb failure, suddenly becoming very hard to ignore.

First, I will discuss the types of value that trees have. There are several studies and research papers that have devised techniques for putting a monetary value on trees. This can be a useful tool, but all it really does is put a figure on a tree to quantify the real-world qualities that it offers.

To list a few qualities; trees provide shelter, and shade, stabilize the ground and purify the air.

Trees also beautify their environment, attract and support wildlife and can provide plenty of fruit, nuts, and timber. All of these are real-world values. Breathing clean air and having shade from a hot sun has value beyond dollars. Sub-consciously we pick up on these values that trees possess. This is why we like to be around them so much.

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Studies show that properties that have trees can fetch higher house prices linked to the benefits that the trees provide. So, whichever way you look at it, it is in your interest to look after your trees. If you have them, for the benefit of your wellbeing and your wallet.

Before I began working on trees, I naturally assumed that trees just looked after themselves. It was not until I took a closer look that I realized there was more involved. Trees need good quality tree asset management to achieve their value in the urban environment. This does not necessarily equate to lots of work. In fact, if you plant the right tree in the right place, it will require minimal intervention to become a happy, helping contributor to a community.

So, how can you maximize the value of your trees?

If starting from new, spend time devising a solid tree planting plan. We have many Tree Care Blog posts that discuss this topic in more detail. Basically, it is about selecting trees that appeal to you that are also suitable for the environment you want them to grow in. Good quality Tree Asset Management advice is also discussed. Young trees need a bit of TLC during their first years to help them on their way and promote good form and structure.

What do I do if I have inherited existing trees?

A suitably qualified and experienced Arborist will be able to advise you on the future management of existing tree stock. This can involve selecting which trees should be retained and which would be better to remove and potentially replace. Remedial works may involve various pruning methods to reduce any hazards or nuisance factors. With the aim of preserving and enhancing the beauty and quality of the trees.

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What can I do as a tree owner to help my trees? We cannot talk about the benefits of mulching a tree enough, in fact, we have several blogs about it. Well-rotted wood mulch spread around the base of your trees will benefit them in a variety of ways and help support their overall health.

Checking that your trees have adequate levels of water is also important for healthy growth. Check for summer drought and winter waterlogging and take action as required. If you are in doubt about the health or condition of your trees call an Arborist to come and assess them.

Trees have much to offer, sometimes they just need the opportunity to flourish. Managed in the right way your trees can become a valuable asset to your property for years to come.

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How To Get Rid of Black Tree Fungus? https://treeloppingtownsville.com/how-to-get-rid-of-black-tree-fungus/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:20:59 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1561 Black fungus, or sooty mold, is a type of fungus that often appears on trees as a result of infestation by pests such as aphids or whiteflies. While black fungus does not directly damage trees, it can cause leaves to become discolored and distorted, reducing the tree’s ability to photosynthesize effectively. In severe cases, the […]

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Black fungus, or sooty mold, is a type of fungus that often appears on trees as a result of infestation by pests such as aphids or whiteflies. While black fungus does not directly damage trees, it can cause leaves to become discolored and distorted, reducing the tree’s ability to photosynthesize effectively. In severe cases, the black fungus can also impede the flow of sap and cause branches to die back. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that can be taken to control black fungus. Pruning affected branches and leaves can help to reduce the amount of fungus present, and hosing down the tree with water can remove any loose fungus spores. In addition, applying a fungicide to the tree can help to prevent new spores from taking hold. With proper treatment, the black fungus can be controlled and prevented from causing serious damage to trees.

How to Treat Black Fungus on Trees

The black fungus or the black knot is a common fungal disease that attacks trees, especially the plum and cherry trees.

Black knot disease is easy to identify and diagnose. Trees affected by black fungus gradually appear swollen, hard, and black knots appear on their branches and twigs, hence the name black knots. If left untreated, the fungus will expand, grow larger, and spread to the tree’s stem.

This fungal disease spreads during spring as the wind easily transports the spores of the black knot. The spore then lands on a new susceptible tree where it germinates. The germinated spores release a chemical that causes trees to grow extra plant cells, resulting in swollen black knots.

Although the disease affects mostly wild trees, it can spread to your trees too if you don’t monitor and maintain them well.

Symptoms of Black Knot

As said earlier, one of the most visible signs that indicate that the disease has attacked your tree is the black knots that appear on the branches. Other symptoms include;

  • Infected branches may tilt to one side
  • In some cases, leaves wilt, turn brown, and eventually fall off
  • In severe cases, the black knots spread to the trunk
  • Black knots, when cracked may produce a sticky liquid
  • Wood rot may occur

Will Black Knot Kill My Tree?

If left untreated, yes, a black knot will spread through your tree, which may eventually lead to its death. Black fungal should be treated as a chronic disease because even if it doesn’t kill the tree, it will affect its growth.

How to Manage Black Knot

Buy Resistant Tress

There are black-knot-resistant trees that are less susceptible to the disease. Purchasing these resistant trees is the best way to prevent black knot disease.

Prune

Another way to get rid of black knots is pruning. Pruning involves cutting off the branches, twigs, or stems that show signs of the disease. It is essential to cut about 2-4 inches below the growth to remove all infected parts.

The cut-off part should be burned or disposed of properly because they can still infect susceptible trees. The pruning tools should also be well disinfected before using them on other trees to avoid spreading the disease.

Use Fungicide

Another effective way to prevent or get rid of black fungus is by using a fungicide. Before fungicide can be applied, you have to remove existing black knots.

Also, fungicide is best applied in dry weather when the temperature is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s important to strictly follow the instructions of the fungicide spray and respray at regular intervals.

Which Fungicide Can Be Used to Treat Black Rot?

Fungicides vary in their effectiveness. Therefore, it is imperative to use a fungicide to manage the black knots and limit the primary infection in your tree.

The fungicide should have active ingredients like Captan, Chlorothalonil, Lime Sulfur, and Thiophanate-methyl for it to be effective against black fungus. Examples of such protectant fungicides that are very effective against black fungus are Mancozeb and Ziram.

 

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What Are The Benefits of Urban Trees? https://treeloppingtownsville.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-urban-trees/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 11:14:42 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1552 Written by Admin and published on https://devostree.ca/. In many urban areas, trees are cut down to make way for new developments. As a result, these areas often have a surplus of wood that is simply thrown away. However, this wood can actually be put to good use. Urban wood utilization is the process of using […]

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In many urban areas, trees are cut down to make way for new developments. As a result, these areas often have a surplus of wood that is simply thrown away. However, this wood can actually be put to good use. Urban wood utilization is the process of using urban wood waste for various purposes. For example, it can be used as fuel for power plants or turned into mulch or compost. In addition, urban wood can be used to create furniture, flooring, and other wood products. By utilizing urban wood waste, we can help to reduce pollution and save valuable resources.

Urban Wood Utilization

Quite often when people talk about what arborists do, they relate it to the stages in the life of a tree.  Arborists plant young trees, prune them as they get older, and cut them down when they become a hazard.  The final stage most often overlooked is urban wood utilization.

What is not often mentioned in arborists’ job descriptions is their role in determining a tree’s life after they have been felled.  Rarely do arborists leave the tree where it fell.  The client more often than not, wants the tree gone.  So the arborist, whether consciously or unconsciously, must make a decision on behalf of the tree.  In effect, the arborist becomes the tree’s power of attorney, from thenceforth the arborist makes all decisions.

The decision that arborists make on behalf of the tree is an unconscious one.  In the world of arboriculture, we have a machine readily available that can make the decision for us; it is called the wood chipper.  It is indiscriminate as to the work it can do on a tree (unless perhaps the diameter of the wood is greater than the chipper can handle).  Poplar, oak, Norway maple, buckthorn, birch; a wood chipper will take them all without questions.

In contrast,, imagine cutting down a forest containing Scots pines, birch, and tamarack trees and taking it to a lumber mill. Upon arrival, you tell them,?I want you to turn all these into 2 x 4?s for framing a house.  The mill operator would surely laugh because these are poor materials for building.

To bring it back to the urban context, are wood chips and firewood the best outcome for all trees that we prune and remove?  In some cases, the answer certainly is yes, but not in all.

Black Walnut Tree

Below you will see a picture of black walnut in the back of a customer’s property taken in the Summer of 2016.  The center leader of the tree broke off and got caught in the Ash tree adjacent to it.  The tree was hazardous and needed to be cut down (along with the stone dead ash tree next to it).

Prior to removal, an arrangement was made for the tree to be milled into slabs on site.  The tree was too difficult to access with a band sawmill and too heavy to drag out to the front yard so we used a special tool called a chainsaw mill.  While not near as efficient as a band sawmill, it does the trick.  The homeowner was interested in keeping one of the slabs and turning it into a coffee table.  A local woodworker was contacted who picked up the slab and dried it, therefore beginning the process of urban wood utilization.

The picture below utilizes the wood from this very same black walnut plus some ash to create the coffee table that now stands only 40 feet away inside the customer’s home.  That table is as local as local gets.

Manitoba Maple Tree

Let me give another example, I got a text from an acquaintance of mine who was inquiring about getting some wood.  To paraphrase the text messages it went something like this.

Melissa: My husband and I are growing mushrooms.  We are looking for about 20 pieces that are about 4 feet long that we can drill and inoculate mushrooms into.

Aaron: Sounds fun, I would love to help.

Melissa: I can’t believe I am going to ask this but, we are actually looking for Manitoba Maple.

Aaron: Me neither.

Melissa: We can use a few different trees but apparently oyster mushrooms grow well in them.

Aaron: Sure thing, I will let you know when I have them and you can pick them up.

This conversation got me wondering,?If a Manitoba maple can be repurposed after it has been cut down for growing mushrooms, what other opportunities am I missing out on??

I thought about this question for a number of days and kept thinking of new answers.  I did some research and realized that the opportunities are as vast as human creativity.

Did you know that there is a form of construction called cordwood masonry?  Instead of turning trees into boards, round cross-sections are cut and mortar is placed in between them.

Willow Tree Cuttings

From a homeowner’s perspective, some tree remains have wonderful aesthetic properties (that encourage urban wood utilization) whether as garden borders, inside planters (birch branches anyone?), or in some cases, even the cuttings can produce new trees.  It has always been a dream of mine to weave together willow cuttings to make a beautiful hedge.

Speaking of willows, if you cut a few branches in the Fall, bring them indoors and place them in a glass vase of just water, you will witness a pretty extraordinary sight.

As far as wood chips are concerned, it may be helpful to consider other uses than just mulch.  While mulch is beneficial for multiple reasons, some chips could be used for other purposes as well.  I was recently at a workshop that mentioned the use of woodchips for helping remove nitrogen run-off associated with animal waste.

The opportunities are about as endless as creativity will allow.

I am well aware that some of these options are not the easiest route to take.  They require more thought and work than throwing branches in a wood chipper.   Yet from my experience, I have learned that it is more satisfying to create and implement these creative solutions.

During much of trees’ life, they run their own course without human intervention.  They determine where they should start a new branch, how tall they would like to be, when they should produce leaves, when they should drop their leaves, etc.  As arborists, we really cannot change very many of these characteristics without being detrimental to the tree.  Yet, it seems as if when a tree’s life ends, this is the point when a tree relinquishes its will to the people and environment around it.  After all the life that the tree has given us, it now gives us the opportunity to give it a second life via urban wood utilization.  Let us ask ourselves what that life could be.  Hopefully, you will find that question as energizing as I do.

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Everything You Need to Know About Tree Pollen https://treeloppingtownsville.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tree-pollen/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 11:06:27 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1553 Written by Admin and published on https://www.fortheloveoftrees.com/. Tree pollen is actually tiny grains of pollen that are released into the air by trees during their reproductive cycle. Pollen is necessary for fertilization, but unfortunately, it can also be a major allergen for many people. When tree pollen is released into the air, it can be […]

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Tree pollen is actually tiny grains of pollen that are released into the air by trees during their reproductive cycle. Pollen is necessary for fertilization, but unfortunately, it can also be a major allergen for many people. When tree pollen is released into the air, it can be inhaled or come into contact with the skin, causing an allergic reaction. Symptoms of tree pollen allergy include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, and itching. In severe cases, tree pollen allergy can also cause difficulty breathing and even anaphylaxis.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to minimize your exposure to tree pollen and ease your symptoms. Stay indoors as much as possible on days when the pollen count is high. If you have to go outside, wear a dust mask or scarf over your nose and mouth. And be sure to shower and change your clothes as soon as you come inside to wash away any pollen that may have settled on your skin or hair. With a little extra care, you can make it through springtime without letting allergies ruin your enjoyment of the season.

Tree Pollen

Spring in the Willamette Valley is heralded by the awakening of trees seen as bright green growth, showy flowers, and prodigious amounts of billowing tree pollen. Some days the pollen is so thick that every horizontal outdoor surface in the Portland area is coated with the powdery substance. Although it can be a nuisance to those with seasonal allergies, pollen serves a crucial role in the reproduction of most tree species.

Pollen Function

Most trees reproduce with others members of their own species, which mixes the genes of the parents and creates genetic diversity in their offspring. Because trees are rooted in one spot, they must have a way to transfer genetic material from one tree to another. This transference of genetic material is called pollination. Pollen is the vehicle of transference. Each microscopic pollen grain contains the male genetic material of the tree. A pollen grain has a hard outer shell to protect the precious genetic material inside during transport from one tree to another.

Hinoki cypress male cones

Pollen is produced in the male pollen cones of conifers. The small brown pollen cones of Hinoki cypress can be seen above, left. The fallen spent male pollen cones of the Douglas-fir surround the female Douglas-fir seed cone in the photo at right.

In the flowering trees and shrubs, the male anthers of flowers produce pollen.

Douglas fir female seed cone

In order for reproduction to occur, the pollen must be transferred to a female seed cone of the same species in conifers. The female seed cone of the Douglas-fir can be seen above. The female seed cone of the Mugo pine is growing just to the right of the male pollen cones.

In order for reproduction to occur in flowering trees and shrubs, the pollen must be transferred to the female stigma of a flower of the same species. The stigma of the rhododendron flowers above is the obvious longer curved structures at the center of the flowers. The sticky green stigma of the cherry flower above, right, is encircled by anthers. A more detailed explanation of pollination in flowering trees is described in our Northwest Tribune.

Once the pollen has reached its goal, a pollen tube forms and transports the male genetic material to the female reproductive structure. This is when fertilization occurs and the genes of both parents are blended to make the seeds of the next generation.

Pollen Structure

The powdery pollen mixture collected on your windshield in spring is made of tiny pollen grains so small that magnification is required to see the individual grain. The pollen grains range in size, shape, and color. The shape of pollen varies from smooth and round to spiky to pitted, depending on the species. The various shapes and sizes of pollen can be used to identify species living today and in the distant past. Pollen found in layers of ancient rock formations has been used by paleobotanists to identify which plants grew during ancient times.

Method of Pollen Transfer

Because trees cannot move, they need something to carry their pollen from one plant to another. Most trees employ either the wind or animals.

Most conifer pollen hitches a ride on the wind. This makes sense because most conifers (like spruces and firs) grow in forests where many of their own species grow nearby. A gust of wind can easily carry the lightweight and sometimes buoyant conifer pollen over acres of forest containing trees of the same species. Wind pollination is not specific in its delivery, though, and requires prodigious amounts of pollen to be produced to ensure success. On a breezy spring day, clouds of yellow pollen can be seen rising like smoke above a stand of Douglas-fir. Conifer tree pollen is the earliest pollen of the spring season to be released. The white pollen of the Hinoki cypress seen above looks like smoke as it rises from the pollen cones in a Lake Oswego backyard.

Some flowering trees are wind pollinated, such as oaks, alders, and some maples, but most flowering trees and shrubs lure their pollen couriers with their flowers. The scented oils and the visually alluring colors and markings of the petals signal pollinating insects, birds, and mammals to the promise of food in the form of carbohydrate-rich nectar and protein-rich pollen. The pollinators become coated in sticky pollen grains from the anthers during feeding. When feeding on another flower of the same species, they transfer pollen grains from their body to the sticky stigma of the flower.

Pollen is the ingenious solution to the challenge of reproduction between immobile trees. Transported by the wind and animals, the pollen encases half of the genetics of the next generation of trees.

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Stump Removal: Stump Grinding Service Cost https://treeloppingtownsville.com/stump-removal-stump-grinding-service-cost/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 09:04:25 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1412 Written by HomeAdvisor and published on https://www.homeadvisor.com/. Having stumps left behind is not only unpleasant to the eye but they can come with unwanted guests such as ants and even fungal diseases. In addition to attracting insects, stumps can also re-sprout and start to grow again, which could consume a lot of space in your […]

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Having stumps left behind is not only unpleasant to the eye but they can come with unwanted guests such as ants and even fungal diseases. In addition to attracting insects, stumps can also re-sprout and start to grow again, which could consume a lot of space in your yard. Don’t forget how difficult it can be to mow around. Maneuvering around them can be difficult and can be dangerous for children. These are just a few reasons why stump grinding is necessary.

This technique removes stumps with virtually no damage to your property. After the stump is removed, you can cover it up with grass or mulch for new landscaping. The chips formed from the stump grinding procedure can also be used as wood chips to temporarily cover the opening.

How Much Does It Cost to Grind Stumps?

Stump grinding typically costs $250. Depending on the stump’s size and job’s difficulty, you could pay anywhere from $100 to $400 for a stump grinding service.

Cost to Grind Stumps by Size

Some stump grinding professionals charge by stump size, with set costs for small, medium, and large stumps.

Stump Size Cost
Small stumps $40 – $75
Medium stumps $75 – $150
Large stumps $150 – $200

Others charge by the stump but offer a discount for each additional stump, reducing the overall cost per stump. For example, many pros have a base call-out fee of $80 to $150 for a single stump, but then offer additional stump removal at $40 to $75 each.

The most accurate way to charge for stump grinding is per inch; it’s also the most common pricing model. The local stump grinding expert measures each stump’s diameter and charges per inch of diameter. Do note, however, that they may also have a minimum call-out fee.

Stump Grinding Cost Factors

While stump grinding is relatively straightforward, there are a number of factors that can influence the total project price. One crucial point to remember is that grinding pros will have a minimum service fee that covers their base rate, time, travel expenses, and the use of their equipment. This fee is often around $100, but could be considerably more if the pro travels a long distance. 

Type of Stump

The type of tree species can impact how difficult the stump is to remove, and therefore how much a pro will charge to grind it. Softer woods like pine, conifer, palm, cedar, and cypress are all comparatively soft and easy to grind down. However, oak, maple, birch, hickory, beech, and cherry trees are denser and take more time and muscle to remove. These more challenging types of tree stumps can cost up to 20% more to grind out.

Quantity

The more stumps you have removed, the less you’ll pay per stump. While a grinding service might charge you a flat fee of between $100 and $150 for the first stump, additional stumps may cost just $40 to $75 each, reducing your overall cost per stump. And, for large quantities of stumps, you may be able to negotiate an even better deal.

Terrain

Working on difficult terrain incurs additional costs of up to $50 per hour or a flat fee upcharge of up to $200. Grinding a stump on flat, grassy terrain is considerably easier than working on a stump on rocky, uneven, or hilly terrain. Working in difficult conditions takes longer, hence the additional labor costs.

Permit

Depending on where you live, stump grinding may require a permit. Permitting starts at $50 and can go as high as $300, depending on your location and the scope of the work. In some locations, whether or not you need a permit can even come down to the type of tree. Your contractor should take care of any permitting issues for you, but it’s still worth checking to see what the regulations are in your municipality and what the fees are. 

Additional Cost Considerations

Aside from the actual grinding, there are other services that you may want to order as part of your stump grinding service which will increase your cost but result in a fuller job.

Debris Removal

Debris removal and disposal cost $50 to $200. You may pay an additional hourly labor rate of $50 per hour, or the pro may calculate waste removal by the diameter of the stump, at $2 to $4 per inch. 

Root Removal

Root removal or root grinding costs $100 to $200 per hour. Stump grinding doesn’t get rid of all of the underground root system. So, if you want to replant the area or build a structure over it, you need to have the roots removed. 

For planting, not removing the roots makes digging difficult. And, for building a structure, if you don’t remove the roots, they’ll decay over time, leaving a void in the soil, which can cause a foundation to shift or crack as the void collapses in on itself.

Tree Removal 

Removing a tree costs $750 to $1,000. This cost doesn’t include the price of grinding out the stump, in most cases. It only includes felling the tree and hauling away the wood. A pro can relocate some trees rather than felling them, which costs $1,000 to $2,000.

Yard Repairs

The cost of yard repairs depends on the size and quantity of removed tree stumps, and what’s needed to fix the damage. 

Mulching costs an average of $0.35 per square foot and lets you fill in the holes left by the stumps quickly and affordably. It prevents the holes from becoming a trip hazard for humans and pets and fills those holes with rich, fertile matter ready for planting. 

Laying sod over the area costs $1 to $2 per square foot. You can lay the sod right over the mulch or go with a layer of rich topsoil instead. Sodding creates an instantly-green lawn area, which is a good option if you don’t want to plant another tree or a flowerbed in place of the old stumps. You may also want to take the opportunity to simultaneously sod the rest of your yard to maximize savings.

DIY vs. Pro

Stump grinder rental costs about $270 per day, so taking the DIY approach won’t save you any money. In fact, given the price of the equipment rental, it’ll cost you more than hiring a pro. Stump grinding is hard, laborious, time-consuming work—and it’s risky, too. So, given that you also won’t save any money, best leave this one to the pros. 

If you still want to try to save money, you can do the cleanup yourself. Remove the waste or use it as mulch elsewhere in the garden, or compost it little by little, depending on the type of tree. You can also do the yard repairs yourself including mulching, replanting, and sodding.

FAQs

How much is a stump grinder?

Stump grinders vary in price, but the average homeowner can expect to pay around $2,500. Remember, though, that using this equipment carries risk and requires skill. Plus, unless you’re grinding many tree stumps on a regular basis, the cost is not likely worth it, compared with hiring a pro.

How long does stump grinding take?

How long stump grinding takes depends on the stump’s size. A small stump from a soft tree can take just a few minutes to grind. However, a large hard tree stump, such as a 70-inch sequoia, can take a full day to remove. 

Is it cheaper to grind or remove a stump? 

When it comes to stump grinding cost versus the cost of stump removal, stump grinding is cheaper. The average stump grinding price is $100 to $400, whereas stump removal costs $370 to $675

What are some stump grinding alternatives?

There are several alternatives to stump grinding:

  • Winching

  • Chainsaw

  • Grubbing out

  • Burning

  • Natural rotting

  • Chemical rotting

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What Will Dissolve Stumps? https://treeloppingtownsville.com/what-will-dissolve-stumps/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 08:50:05 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1545 Written by This Old House Reviews Team and published on https://www.thisoldhouse.com/. There are a few things that will dissolve stumps, but they may not be things that you have around the house. You can try using vinegar, salt, or bleach, but they may not work as quickly as you want them to. You can also use […]

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There are a few things that will dissolve stumps, but they may not be things that you have around the house. You can try using vinegar, salt, or bleach, but they may not work as quickly as you want them to. You can also use a mixture of baking soda and water, but it might take a while for the baking soda to break down the stump. If you want to speed up the process, you can try using a chemical stump remover. These products are designed to quickly break down the cellulose in the stump, causing it to rot away. However, they can be dangerous to use, so be sure to follow the directions carefully. In most cases, it is best to hire a professional tree service to remove the stump for you. They will have the equipment and experience necessary to safely remove the stump without damaging your property.

How To Kill a Tree Stump

What will dissolve stumps?

From home remedies to professional solutions, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of a tree stump in your yard.

Cutting down trees in your yard is a great way to improve the natural lighting for other plants and make way for new trees to grow. If you’ve removed a tree in your yard, you know how pesky its leftover stump can be.

While you could leave it alone, it could start to grow, sprouting annoying shoots from its roots, or it may take years to naturally rot and decompose. Try the following techniques to kill the tree stump and remove it from your yard or find a tree removal expert to take care of it for you.

Home Remedies for Tree Stump Removal

Here are a few ways you can get rid of a tree stump before getting your hands dirty with physical removal.

Epsom Salt

This is a common DIY method for killing tree trunks, as it accelerates the decomposition process to 6–12 months, as opposed to three to seven years for natural rotting. Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfur, which are beneficial to plants but deadly in large quantities. Overdosing the stump with Epsom salt pulls the moisture out of it, killing it and accelerating the decaying process.

Here’s how to use Epsom salt to kill a tree stump:

  1. Drill deep holes in the stump about an inch wide with a power drill and a wide drill bit.
  2. Sprinkle the stump with water after covering the top of the stump with Epsom salt.
  3. Cover the stump with a tarp to keep the rain from washing away the substance.
  4. Repeat this process every few weeks to ensure its success.

If this process is successful, the stump will die within two to three months and be close to full decay after a year. This is a great solution for homeowners who want a slower, natural approach to killing their tree stump.

Rock Salt

Similar to Epsom salt, rock salt can help kill and decay a stump with minimal effort. Here’s how to kill a tree stump with rock salt:

  1. Drill holes into the stump.
  2. Pack the holes with rock salt.
  3. After all of the holes are packed and the stump is covered in salt, pour soil and mulch over the stump.
  4. Then, pour water over the mulch—this will dissolve the salt, help the roots absorb the solution, and pack the soil.

Keep watering the stump every few days for one to two months to keep the stump moist with the saltwater solution, promoting absorption and the growth of fungi that can accelerate the stump’s decomposition. You can also add a potassium nitrate fertilizer to further support the growing fungi.

Plastic Bag or Tarp

Perhaps the easiest method to kill a tree stump is forcing darkness on it. Without sunlight, the tree stump will die, accelerating the decomposition process. Rotting should start to take place in two to three months.

Here’s how to kill a tree stump with a plastic bag or tarp:

  1. Similar to other methods, cut the stump as close to the roots as possible with a chainsaw, hatchet, or handsaw.
  2. Cover the stump with a black trash bag.
  3. Weigh the bag down with heavy rocks or bricks. For a smaller stump, use a dark-colored bucket or container to cover the stump.

This technique requires little to no effort, but it can be slower compared with the physical removal methods.

Boiling Water

You don’t need to purchase any substance or solution to try this remedy—all you need is hot water.

  1. Expose as much of the stump’s root structure as possible.
  2. Drill holes into the roots and on top of the stump—this will help the scalding water reach as much of the root system as possible and kill the roots with heat.
  3. Once all the roots are exposed, pour boiling water over them. The heat from the water will shock the root system, severely damaging it and killing it.

Once the stump and roots are dead, the natural decomposition process can begin.

Techniques To Physically Remove a Tree Stump

If you have the time and resources to use physical methods to kill and remove your tree stump, consider the following techniques. Compared to home remedies, they are much quicker but take a bit more effort, tools, and money to perform.

Use Fire To Kill a Tree Stump

Use some kindling or kerosene to burn the stump so that it doesn’t protrude from the ground. This method will kill the tree, but it won’t completely get rid of the tree roots and stump. Keep in mind that this may not be an option if you live in an area with a dry climate that’s prone to wildfires. Check with your local fire department to see if burning a tree stump falls in line with the local fire code.

Once you have the approval to burn your tree stump, there are a few ways you can move forward. You can drill holes into the trunk, pour kerosene into each hole, light scrap wood on the surface of the stump, and carefully monitor the wood as it burns. This method is slower, but it burns the wood from deeper within the stump.

You can also cut criss-cross lines in the wood that are about five to six inches deep with a chainsaw, then simply light some kindling on top and monitor the stump until it’s burned down below ground level.

Dig the Tree Stump Out of the Ground

Digging out a tree stump is one way to remove it from your yard, but it can require time-consuming work that can be potentially destructive to your yard or garden. This method allows you to remove as many tree roots as possible and ensure that the stump doesn’t continue to grow. To save time and effort, consider hiring a professional with digging equipment to handle the job.

Here’s how to dig a tree stump out of the ground:

  1. Dig around the stump, exposing as many roots as possible.
  2. Use a chainsaw, hatchet, or handsaw to cut the larger roots. As you continue digging, you may find smaller roots that can be cut with clippers or loppers.
  3. Once you’ve cut all of the roots around the stump, lift and remove the stump from the ground.
  4. Fill the hole with dirt and cover it with topsoil or mulch.

Grinding the Tree Stump

This is the quickest method for killing and removing tree stumps. It involves hiring a tree removal specialist or renting a stump grinder machine to break apart the wood in the trunk and tree roots. Typical prices for this job are around $100–$400. Stump grinder machine rental costs typically fall between $80 and $150 for a four-hour window.

To grind a tree stump, start by trimming the stump with a chainsaw, digging around it, and removing any rocks. Then, use the machine’s cutter blade to chip away at the wood and cut any roots that are connected to the stump. This process can take anywhere from two to six hours depending on the size of the stump. Once you’re finished, spread dirt in and over the hole, adding topsoil or mulch if desired.

What To Avoid When Killing Tree Stumps

Here are a few factors to consider when removing or killing tree stumps to ensure safety and effectiveness:

  • Bleach—Bleach can be used to kill a stump when poured over it in high quantities, but we recommend avoiding this method since it can be detrimental to the surrounding plants. It would be much healthier for the environment of your yard to use a more natural method like Epsom salt, as this can be beneficial to plants and soil.
  • Diesel fuel—Avoid using diesel fuel or gasoline to burn tree trunks, since these solutions don’t offer a slow, effective burn needed to properly break down the wood. Diesel fuel and gasoline can also be toxic for the surrounding plants in your yard. Instead, we suggest using minimal amounts of kerosene and kindling wood for your stump fires.
  • Potential dangers—Even if your city allows for burning a stump, monitor and maintain the fire until it’s finished burning to keep it from spreading beyond the controlled area. You should also take safety precautions when using tree removal equipment, such as a chainsaw or stump grinder, and wear the proper protective gear.
  • Proximity to other plants—If your stump is located near plants that you wish to protect, be careful when adding chemicals to the stump and keep them off any surrounding plants. For example, even though the magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt can be good for plants, too much of it can dry them out.

The Bottom Line

If you’re trying to remove a tree stump from your yard, try one of the above methods. While we recommend the DIY techniques if you’re not in a hurry, renting a machine or hiring a professional to help grind the stump is the fastest solution.

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The sight of a tree that has been cut down can be sad, but it’s often necessary. The removal process itself is relatively quick and the price will depend on several factors such as what type of tree it is and how much work needs to be done. If you want to learn more about this process and how much does it cost – keep reading!

How long will the process take?

– The tree removal and stump grinding time can vary depending on a number of factors. Factors such as what type of equipment is used, if there are any issues with branches blocking an area, or other obstacles that need to be removed before work begins – these all play into how fast this process goes down.

Tree Removal Prices By Tree Size

As you might have guessed, the size of a tree is going to be one factor that affects how much they cost. Smaller trees can typically be removed by a skilled arborist within a day or two while larger ones may take up to two weeks!

What type of equipment will I need?

– The time and level of effort required for this process will depend on the equipment being used. For instance, you can get a quote from us for having this job completed by hand or if it’s going to be done with an aerial bucket truck which will require much less effort and time!

– In addition to what type of equipment is being used – how far away does the tree need to be taken? Are we talking a few branches and leaves or is it going to be an entire tree stump and roots?

How much will the removal process cost me?

– The price of this service can vary depending on what equipment you need, where the tree has grown from (e.g., if there’s another tree right next to it), how big the tree is, how much work needs to be done and what type of equipment will be used.

– If you want an exact cost estimate for your job – don’t hesitate to contact us today! We can provide a quote that’s specific for your situation.

Tree Lopping Cost

The tree lopping cost may be different depending on the type of work being done, who is doing it, and where you are in Australia. Tree Lopping Cost can vary according to many factors such as experience levels, equipment used etc. Make sure that when you get quotes for tree removal services make sure they include all costs involved with your job. There are a few different types of tree removal methods, so make sure you know what type your job will be. If it’s not the right type sometimes this can cause problems with stump grinding and also other costs like crane hire etc.

Palm Tree Removal

Palm tree removal is the process of cutting down a palm tree while at ground level or slightly above it. This type of tree removal is done for various reasons, including hazardous trees near structures and dead palms that are no longer alive. You can hire professional landscapers to complete this task if you do not have the equipment needed around your property to cut down large trees safely

Palm Tree Removal is a highly specialized form of tree removal that requires attention to detail and the right equipment. EditingTree offers both tree lopping and tree removal services, ensuring your trees are removed with care for your property’s structure and surroundings. The palm frond itself weighs up to 80 kilos , so it’s important any tree removal is performed with care.

The cost of palm tree removal varies, as it depends on the age and size of the trees.

In addition, trees that are near structures may need to be cut down by a tree professional. The work can be dangerous, so make sure to hire a professional or get the right equipment if you plan on doing this yourself.

Fallen Trees

Fallen trees are also known as a cut or down trees. They are often removed because they have died, pose a danger to people and property, or for aesthetic reasons. For example, homeowners may want to remove unhealthy-looking branches on otherwise healthy-looking trees around their home

When removing fallen trees yourself, you should first call your local utility company before cutting to make sure you don’t cut any power lines. You should also choose the right tools for your specific needs, whether it is a chainsaw or an axe, and read safety protocols carefully before beginning

Next Steps

Before starting with the fallen trees removal process, always kind of check if there are some utility cables in that area that can get damaged while cutting the tree.

Fallen trees are also known as a cut or down trees. They are often removed because they have died, pose a danger to people and property, or for aesthetic reasons. For example, homeowners may want to remove unhealthy-looking branches on otherwise healthy-looking trees around their home

What To Consider in Tree Removal costs

A tree that is about to be removed should always be inspected for hazards before cutting into it. This may include hazardous trees near structures and dead palms that are no longer alive. This type of tree removal is done for various reasons, including hazardous trees near structures and dead palms that are no longer alive. You can hire professional landscapers to complete this task if you do not have the equipment needed around your property to cut down large trees safely.

The Benefits Of Regular Tree Trimming And Pruning

Standard benefits:

– Your trees will be healthier and more attractive.

– You’ll save money on tree care services in the long run.

Emotional benefits:

– Feel good about your contribution to the environment.

– Be proud of your home’s appearance.

– Reduce stress by getting outside in nature.

Trees are among the most important components of our environment

Trees are among the most important components of our environment, and it is essential that we take care to maintain a healthy tree population. There are many benefits to regular tree trimming and pruning, including significant reductions in power outages and storm damage. These benefits are just some of the many reasons for regular tree trimming and pruning.

You can hire professional landscapers to complete this task if you do not have the equipment needed around your property to cut down large trees safely. The cost of palm tree removal varies, as it depends on the age and size of the trees. In addition, trees that are near structures may need to be cut down by a tree professional. The work can be dangerous, so make sure to hire a professional or get the right equipment if you plan on doing this yourself.

In addition, trees that are near structures may need to be cut down by a tree professional. A tree that is about to be removed should always be inspected for hazards before cutting into it. You can hire professional landscapers to complete this task if you do not have the equipment needed around your property to cut down large trees safely. The cost of palm tree removal varies, as it depends on the age and size of the trees.

Dead Trees Are A Nuisance To Any Environment

Dead trees often need to be removed for health and safety reasons. Trees are often cut down because they have died, pose a danger to people or property, or for aesthetic reasons.

A tree that is about to be removed should always be inspected for hazards before cutting into it. This may include hazardous trees near structures and dead palms that are no longer alive. Before starting with the fallen trees removal process, always kind of check if there are some utility cables in that area that can get damaged while cutting the tree.

Why are dead trees bad?

Dead trees often need to be removed for health and safety reasons. Dead trees are a nuisance to any environment, contributing greatly to many property owners’ expenses.

Upkeep is hard because dead trees pose safety risks by falling over and potentially harming people or their property. These issues can also include hazardous trees near structures and dead palms that are no longer alive.

Important things to remember:

Tree removal is an essential service that can be difficult to find on your own. At Townsville Tree Lopping Services, we offer professional tree care services for all of our customers in the Townsville QLD and surrounding areas. We are certified climbing arborists and remove trees safely with no damage to property or plant life below them, as well as provide low-maintenance pruning services for palm trees around homes and businesses all year round. If you need any type of tree removal done quickly and professionally, contact us today!

 

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Why is Stump Removal Important? https://treeloppingtownsville.com/why-is-stump-removal-important/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 20:29:00 +0000 https://treeloppingtownsville.com/?p=1488 Removing a tree stump is one of the most important steps in any landscaping project. Stumps can take up space, create an eyesore and be dangerous for your family or guests. There are many ways to remove tree stumps, but this blog post will go over two of the most popular methods: digging out the […]

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Removing a tree stump is one of the most important steps in any landscaping project. Stumps can take up space, create an eyesore and be dangerous for your family or guests. There are many ways to remove tree stumps, but this blog post will go over two of the most popular methods: digging out the roots and using chemicals like potassium nitrate.

Why Is Stump Removal Important?

When trees are removed there are many instances when a tree stump will be left behind a tree has been removed. This is either because it’s not safe to remove the entire root system, or because people don’t know how easy and effective removing stumps can actually be! In this article, we’ll go over both methods for stump removal but first, let’s take a moment to understand why it’s important to remove stumps.

If you have a professional arborist remove your tree stump this ensures that no roots will grow back into what you’re trying to plant. It also means that whatever is planted won’t be in danger of being uprooted by the growing root system underground!

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What is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is a type of tree service used in dealing with tree stumps. This article goes over what stump grinding entails, including how it works and why you would want to use this particular tree service removal method.

Stump grinding is also known as root grinder or tree stumps cutter depending on where in the world you are located. It is a type of tree removal service that is used to remove the stump and roots left behind after removing a tree.

Why Use Stump Grinding? There are many reasons why you would choose to use this particular method, but here are three main benefits: * It leaves less mess than other methods – there aren’t any large chunks or stumps to dispose of, and the job is done quickly. It’s very effective – it leaves a clean stump that can’t regrow without any roots left behind.

Stump grinding before and after:

is a common project that we take on in the spring. There are many reasons to get your stumps removed before or after you install new grass. The most important reason is if there any underground utilities, like water pipes or electric lines near where you want to plant grass seed. If so it would be dangerous for us to grind them up with these utilities in the way.

Another reason is to help your grass grow more easily, if you have a large tree stumps or roots that are still sticking out of the ground it can be hard for new grass to get established there without some help.

Tree Stump Removal

Tree stump removal services are useful in removing unwanted tree stumps from your yard. This is important because it helps you maintain the beauty of your landscaping while also ensuring that there will be no issues with insects, pests or mold growing on them. Tree stump removal can either be done by yourself if you have a machine to help remove the entire root system and then grind it down. If you don’t have a machine to help, then there are tree stump removal services that can be hired to get this done for you.

If the root system isn’t removed from the ground properly and completely, it could cause issues in your yard such as insects nesting inside of them or even mold growing on them. This is why it’s important to have a professional come and do the removal. Tree stump removal services will grind down the remaining part of the roots, making sure that they are completely gone from your yard so there is no chance of any damage being done due to leftover stumps.

If you do decide to remove them yourself, make sure you have all the proper equipment and the proper know-how given the size of the stump and the kind of decaying tree stumps you are dealing with.

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Tree Stump Removal Benefits

Removing tree stumps and tree roots helps you add new plants and grass to replace the dead ones. It can be done at any time of year which means that it is very convenient for the homeowner. The cost of tree stump removal may vary depending on how large or difficult they are, but some methods like steam were seen as quite effective in getting rid of them.

Using chemicals, manual labor with the help of heavy equipment are also some options that people have for removing a rotting stump.

Tree Stump Removal Services

Hiring a qualified tree arborist is the perfect way to get rid of those pesky stumps that are left behind after a tree has been removed. Removing the stump is important for several reasons, including preventing root damage and preserving landscape appearance.

There are many ways in which you can go about removing a stump from your yard, either on your own or with the help of a local tree service. If you choose to do it yourself, one popular method is using a stump grinder. With this process, you will have to drill into the stump and then attach a metal bit that attaches to an electric motor on top of your machine. The spinning action allows for easy grinding of the decaying stumps, which can be hauled away by tipping over or with a bucket.

Another method is by using chemicals to dissolve the stump, which allows for easy cleanup after it has been dissolved. This will cause some damage to surrounding plants and grass in your yard, so be sure that you are okay with this before implementing chemical methods. The third option available is burning the stump out using a cutting torch or acetylene.

Stump Removal Methods

Tree Stump Grinding, Chemical Treatment, And Burning

– Tree Stump Grinding

Stump removal can be done in several different ways, one of those is stump grinding. There are many services that do this for a fee and will make it as if there was never healthy trees to begin with. You need to think about how you want the area around your house or property look as this is a major change. It also can be very time-consuming and you need to plan for this accordingly.

– Chemical Tree Stump Removal

Stumps removal through chemical treatment involves the application of chemicals that break down or dissolve the wood in order to allow it to decompose more rapidly than normal, which results in its physical disintegration over time.

– Tree Stump Burning

Tree stump burning is done when the stumps are too big to grind, and they need to be removed at once. While you can hire someone for this job, it’s not complicated enough that most homeowners couldn’t do it themselves in a weekend or two with some effort and its low risk. The process involves digging up the stumps, then cutting them into manageable sections that can be burned in a wood-burning stove or fireplace.

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What is the fastest way to remove a tree stump?

There are several different methods to choose from when removing a stump.

One of the best ways is digging it out with machinery, but this can be costly and time-consuming if you don’t own the equipment yourself. So many homeowners opt for chemical treatment instead; however, though effective in killing off roots underground, chemicals may also damage nearby plants, surrounding vegetation and contaminate groundwater.

How do I get rid of a large tree stump without a grinder?

Another method is to use stump grinding machinery, which grinds the stump into pieces and chips it up – this can be a greener option than chemicals and result in permanent removal. But make no mistake; even when done by a professional arborist, you will still need to remove any remaining chunks of wood or other plants from the ground afterward. You may also consider the option of burning the stump.

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Now that you know what are the different types of methods, which one would you choose to make the best use of your valuable space? You can click here to learn about other ways to remove a tree stump and plant new trees. And remember – make your decision wisely; not only could it affect the value of your property, but it can also impact future trees in the area and even cause a trip hazard.

If you have a stump on your land sticking out of the ground and would like to learn about the cost to remove or if you want other related questions answered, then click here.

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