About Sydney Tree Removals

Sydney Tree Removals is a professional arbor company servicing the Sydney region.

Winter Pruning

Winter is a great time to get out into the garden and tidy everything up. Plants are growing more slowly so it’s finally possible to get on top of everything with the added bonus of not being scorched by the harsh Australian sun. But before you rush out and starting pruning and tidying there are a few important considerations: Cut with purpose. Don’t cut anything for the sake of it. Ensure there is a purpose to your work. Both your back and the plants will thank you. Know your plants. Different plants prefer pruning at different times of the year. A quick Google search will reveal the best time of year for the particular species. Less is more. You [...]

Mulch Deliveries

In order to recycle the unwanted parts of a tree from a pruning or tree-removal job, we grind it up into mulch. Mulch is a fantastic product for your garden which helps to prevent weed growth and retain moisture. We highly recommend that you keep this valuable resource and use it on your garden. Sometimes, however, there is more mulch that the property owner can use or store. In these cases, the general public have an opportunity to take advantage of the most natural weed retardant money can buy, at a much lesser cost than buying bags or trailer loads from garden centres. Arborists often advertise on Facebook and Gumtree when and where loads of mulch will be available, and [...]

2018-02-10T21:45:57+11:00By |Garden Care|

Palm Tree Varieties

The greater Sydney area is home to many different types of palm trees.  Palms give the area a tropical look, so they are very popular with residents in the coastal regions. They range in size and hardiness, but they all have one thing in common – they require a reasonable amount of work by way of cleaning up the fruit they regularly drop, and the fronds which die off. Palms grow taller by losing the lower fronds. In order to maintain an attractive palm, these dying fronds need to be removed or cut off at the trunk. The most common palms in the gardens of Sydney are the Bismarkia, Golden Cane, Chinese Windmill, Cascade, Nicolai and Alexandra palms.  The Bamboo [...]

2018-02-10T21:54:03+11:00By |Tree Facts|

Noxious Weeds in NSW

Controlling weed growth is generally a matter of choice, on the part of the landowner, however if a weed on your property is declared noxious in your area, you have a legal responsibility to keep it under control. Weed control in NSW is determined and regulated by a number of Local Control Authorities, each governing a number of shires or councils. The list is determined by the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, and gives details regarding the nature and control requirements for each species declared to be a Noxious Weed in that area. To view the list of noxious weeds for your area in NSW, simply visit this noxious weeds website select the suburb or [...]

2018-02-10T21:54:21+11:00By |Tree Facts|

How to Grow and Care for a Jacaranda Tree

Sydney is home to a great number of Jacaranda trees, and they have become somewhat of an icon here, signalling the impending arrival of summer, and for many, a reminder that exams are imminent. Some streets are covered with a purple carpet, as well as a purple canopy. It is a welcome mess, adding colour and shade, bringing richness to a landscape which consisted of little more than bare branches for the preceding colder months. The Jacaranda heralds summer with a real flair. The Jacaranda tree grows rather large, so if planting a new one, consideration needs to be made for the space required to allow the new tree to flourish. A Jacaranda can grow the width of a property, [...]

2018-02-10T21:48:41+11:00By |Tree Facts|

Poisonous Plants in Australia

About 1000 species of plants in Australia are known to be toxic to humans and fauna. Some may cause skin and eye irritation, rashes and other forms of discomfort, but there are those which, if ingested, may cause vomiting and diarrhoea and worse, if medical attention is not obtained. The Oleander was a common plant in Australia, but has reduced in number due to increasing knowledge about its toxicity. If any part of the plant is ingested it can be fatal, especially for children. Fortunately, the leaves are very bitter, so children are not generally tempted to eat them. None the less, these plants should not be planted in areas where children play. Deadly Nightshade, also known as “devil’s berries” [...]

2018-02-05T20:46:37+11:00By |Tree Facts|

Stump Grinding

If you’re having your tree removed, or have done in the past, you may not want an unsightly stump as a reminder of what once was. Botany Tree Services understand the importance of ensuring no part of the stump remains above the surface of the earth, and we have the tools to completely grind the stump down below ground level. In cases where a tree is removed to make way for reconstruction or development requiring new foundations, it is often necessary to have the stump completely removed. We have access to powerful stump grinders of varying sizes to efficiently and effectively grind away stumps of all types and sizes. Tight access? No problem! Our grinders can fit through most gates [...]

2018-02-10T21:49:42+11:00By |Garden Care|

Hedge Advice

Planting a hedge in your garden creates a sense of space, direction and privacy. Hedges can be used instead of fencing along a border, and give definition in a most attractive way, if planted and nurtured correctly. Hedges require regular trimming to keep them looking presentable, so don’t plant a hedge if you are not prepared to do the ongoing maintenance. An unkempt hedge is not a pretty sight! Most hedges are evergreen, retaining their foliage all year round. This makes for excellent screening and creates a permanent barrier which offers privacy. However, some hedges are deciduous providing added beauty to the garden when they lose their foliage in Autumn, and when they flower. Deciduous hedges are not usually established [...]

2018-02-10T21:52:04+11:00By |Tree Facts|

Tips for Pruning a Tree

Timing and technique is everything. If you wait for the right time, and prune in a way which minimises damage to the tree, not only will you be happy with the result, your tree will thrive. This is, after all, what we want – just like a good haircut - giving your tree renewed health and making it more attractive. Why do trees benefit from a good trim? Deadwood is removed and overcrowding of branches is tended to. This allows for the tree to focus on feeding and growing the branches which are more significant in creating strength and shape to the tree. Trees may become lopsided and misshapen if left unpruned. Often the canopy becomes thick from quite low [...]

Autumn Trees

There are many trees and plants which produce a mass of colour in the Autumn months throughout Australia. Trees which lose their leaves each year are called deciduous and these are often the tree of choice because they provide shade in summer, but allow for the penetration of the winter sun in the cooler months. Whole streets in Sydney change colour as a row of Liquidambars turn red before they lose their leaves. Although the fallen leaves make a terrible mess and play havoc with Sydney’s storm water system, the trees are still very much enjoyed and protected. Liquidambars are fast growing and can reach to 30 metres in height. The autumn foliage is spectacular. The Magnolia sheds its leaves [...]

2018-02-10T21:50:49+11:00By |Tree Facts|
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