Many of the trees we remove have failed or need to be removed because they were planted in the wrong place,lopped, topped, did not have enough space or were not properly cared for.
Much consideration needs to be given when choosing a tree for your garden. Firstly what do you hope to gain? A tree for shade, to attract birds or as a centre piece for your garden? There are many different reasons people may have. To ensure sucess this is what you need to consider
Soil type- is your chosen tree suited to your soil type.
Space- roots systems are sometimes are far greater than the tree canopy, roots need minimal obstructions as they grow. Exactly how high and wide will your chosen tree grow? This also depends on where you live, rainfall frost etc. Do not plant trees too close to buildings. They may be very small as saplings but they can grow to garguantuan proportions!
Climate- will the tree cope in your area. ie rainforest trees will not cope with less rainfall , as desert trees will not cope with wet feet.
Position- Does your chosen tree come from a climate that is blasted with 45 degree heat?Can it cope with frost?Can it bear high winds? Correct postion in your garden is very important
Good Stock is essential- good nurseries have good stock . Some varieties have pest and disease resistant strains available. How the saplings roots are housed are also important, it can have a effect on how the tree will grow in the future.
Qualified Arboricultural Consultants can help you with all of the above , what may cost you a few hundred dollars to begin with by getting these guys in, can reap many thousands of dollars in years to come. As you will have trees which will grow successfully and increse your property value and you won't have to wait 20 years to find out you planted the wrong tree in the wrong spot and did'nt know how how to look after them to make sure they were a success.We know this is the right way to go, we deal with trees every day!
Ring Lisa at the office and we can put you onto some of the best in the industry.
Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) located just out of Charlston S.A
41.3m tall it is on the National Register and was once occupied by local aboriginal people, the inside is hollow and can easily fir a couple of cows inside!
It is best to get it right the first time.
Planting Natives & drought affected trees
With the worst drought starting now for 100 years it is really time for all of us to rethink our way of life and help the environment around us .
We are seeing many trees effected by drought ,Native trees are coping alot better than introduced as they are suited to the climate.
The best thing you can do if your tree is looking drought effected is put mulch under your tree and give it a drink. As many bucket loads as you can on your allocated watering day.