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How do I know when to remove a tree?

The decision to remove a tree from your property can become quite stressful. There are various factors to take into consideration to ensure you are making the right decision. A tree removal professional should be contacted if you suspect your tree may need to be removed. It is always best to seek advice and discuss your option from a professionally trained arborist.

Oz Tree Services have successfully removed trees all over Melbourne. In our experience it is nearly always two main reasons that results in the tree being removed. First being a dead or dying tree caused by disease, second is the tree is causing an obstruction that can not be rectified through tree pruning.

Oz Tree Services were initially called to this property in Altona to lop only part of the tree. Tree lopping is the removal of damaged or unwanted branches. However upon inspection I discovered the tree was in fact dead, very weak, diseased, and posed a very dangerous risk. Unfortunately this can be very common with trees all over Melbourne. Tree removal is nearly always a last resort, however given the extent of the disease through out the entire tree, and the potential risk of infecting the surrounding trees it was necessary and unavoidable to remove the tree.

This tree located in Altona was removed by “felling” and when using this technique safety is paramount. The entire area in the drop zone was completely cleared, allowing a sufficient amount of space, eliminating any damage to the property and surrounding areas. Once the tree had been successfully removed, stump removal will be required to prevent further disease and dangerous risks.

The infested disease had left this tree very weak and brittle. I have no doubt in my mind if Oz Tree Services did not attend to this tree and have it removed, it most certainly would have only been a matter of time before this would become a very dangerous safety risk.

By |June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stump Removal

When removing a tree it is imperative to have the stump professionally removed. Unfortunately many people chose not to have the stump removed, not wanting to incur extra costs. However many problems can arise by leaving the stump unattended at ground level. Apart from the fact that a stump left in your garden can be dangerous it is also aesthetically very un appealing. A stump left can be an excellent breeding ground for unwanted pests and various diseases. In the result of termites it can infest your home leaving you thousands of dollars out of pocket.

If you chose to not have the stump removed it will also prevent you from planting new trees in the surrounding area. Trees that have been removed while the stump remains will of course over time begin new growth. Although the tree has been successfully removed the root system will continue to grow, this could in fact lead to the spread of disease to healthy trees and shrubs located in close proximity to the stump. It is also known that the continually growing root system can cause extensive damage to foundations, sewer pipes, and water pipes.

This being said ignoring the removal of the stump could effectively cost you a lot more in the long run.

Stump removal is performed by a professional Arborist. It is the process of removing the complete stump that remains once a tree has been removed or in the event a tree has fallen. The use of specialised stump grinding machinery and a well trained Arborist make this possible for the stump removal process to be efficient.

By |May 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments