Palm and Tree Pruning

There are a number of reasons why a tree may need pruning. Pruning is often undertaken to – Maintain clearance from buildings or powerlines Remove dead branches to avoid branch drop and reduce entry points for pests and disease Reduce weight on over extended branches Improve a trees form Repair damage from storms or branch failures Good pruning work can minimise the stress on a tree. Any pruning is doing damage to the tree and it is an arborists job to only take what is needed. Leaves are the trees solar panels, removing leaves is essentially reducing the trees ability to create its own food. Trees are long living organisms and as such, trees need long term maintenance plans. Pruning [...]

2018-02-10T21:53:09+00:00 By |Garden Care, Insurance|

Home Insurance: Do I need to remove trees near my house?

You might look at that unwieldy tree hanging over your roof and think, “Good thing I have home insurance!” But will your insurance policy cover damages caused by an unmaintained tree on your property? This is a very important question that you should ask your insurance provider. However, we can offer you this general advice: Probably not. It is unlikely that your insurer will pay out a claim to cover the cost of damage created by a hazardous tree on your property. Since they consider it reasonable for you to take care of any such hazards to yourself. The vast majority of insurance policies contain a clause like this: “The home owner is required, at their own expense, to perform [...]

2018-02-05T20:46:37+00:00 By |Insurance|