New Gardeners, Beware: It’s Time to Prune Trees

Springlike weather is finally here in Australia, and that means it's time to prune trees in preparation for their new growth season. For new gardeners and homeowners, that sounds like time to get the pruning shears out and get those trees into shape. However, it's better to let a tree service do the work—and you shouldn't wait to call to set up an appointment. The Less Foliage—the Better Whether you're attempting to do the work yourself or will be calling a tree service, don't wait.

Two tips to follow when having a tree removed after some heavy snowfall

Even though it's best not to have any tree removals done during snowy periods, sometimes it's necessary to get a tree felled after some heavy snowfall (if, for example, the tree is going to collapse soon). Here are some tips to follow in this situation. Don't clear away the snow around the tree before the tree removal team arrives Whilst you might think that clearing away most of the snow that surrounds the tree would help the tree removalists, as it would make the tree more accessible, it's best not to do this (or to only make a very narrow path to the tree so these professionals don't have to wade through snow to access it).