Mar 23

Can money grow on your trees?

Can money grow on your trees?

                  It can when they receive the proper care from an arborist or tree doctor.

 

When looking for ways to increase the value of your home, don’t forget to look outside the front door. Just think about it, the trees and shrubs that comprise your landscape are money-makers waiting to happen.

Trees are majestic, colourful and inspiring. While the beauty trees provide is a good reason to invest in them, it isn’t the only one. According to Henk Morgans, a certified arborist (AQF 5) and part owner of Evergreen Tree Care, trees are also valuable because they shade our yards and homes, fight sound pollution and more.

“Trees can provide monetary benefits like reduced air conditioning costs and can make a home more comfortable by masking unwanted noise,” says Nick Smith (champion tree climber). “Healthy trees can also add to overall property value.”

Research has shown that homebuyers prefer a sophisticated landscape design that incorporates vigorous, mature trees and colourful plantings. Results from a study that recently appeared in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture indicate that a landscape with these elements can raise the perceived value of a home between five and 11 precent.

Additionally, many realtors agree that mature trees have a strong or moderate impact on the saleability of a home.

Whether you’re thinking about selling now or in the future, proper tree care from a professional arborist or tree doctor can help you capitalize on your landscape investment. While pruning and other basic services can add curb appeal before a sale, preventative tree care is the best, most cost-effective way to maintain healthy and safe trees.

With preventative care, problems are identified early, before serious damage can occur. Pests, disease, root and soil disorders and inadequate nutrition are all potential problems that can detract from a tree’s beauty. These issues may cause wilting, discoloration, leaf dieback or sometimes even death.

“It is almost always more expensive to take down or replace a dead or dying tree than to provide it the care it needs to remain healthy over time,” comments Nick. “It’s really sad to see homeowners lose trees that are special to their family or valuable to their property – especially when many of these losses can be prevented with regular care.”

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Mar 23

Learn how to hire a tree care service provider or expert arborist.

Learn how to hire a tree care service provider or expert arborist.

Anyone can advertise as an Arborist, or buy a chainsaw.

You want the best care possible for your landscape, so hiring an arborist is an important task. Here are a few simple steps to help you maximize your investment: Make sure the arborist has insurance. To avoid potential liability for damage or injury, only hire a person or company with personal, property damage.

 

Seek more than one quote, but be wary of simply hiring the lowest bidder. The cheapest doesn’t mean it’s the best. The ideal arborist follows industry standards and practices, such as those formally recognized through ISA, AA or QAA Certification and TCIA Accreditation.

 

Make sure you have a written bid and contract for the work. You should know when the work will happen, what the job entails – including cleanup – and the total cost to you.

Be sure the arborist you hire follows all applicable local and state laws regarding their work. Examples include obtaining permits and licenses before starting a job.

Be careful of individuals who offer unsolicited work. This is especially true after storms. Reputable companies and arborists do not have to go door to door to obtain customers.

Need more information? Contact your local arborist.

evergreen tree care                           

henk morgans

0432 920 715

nick smith

0414 815 688

55 Hill end Terrace

West End Qld 4101

www.evergreentreecare.com.au

evergreentreecare@hotmail.com

 

We always in your area so get your free quotes today!

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Mar 23

Council Approval, Arborist Reports and Protection of Trees on Development Sites (AS 4970-2009)

Council Approval

Arborist Reports

And

Protection of Trees on Development Sites

(AS 4970-2009)

 

                       

Tree Preservation

 

Council Approval may be required for removal or even pruning of a tree. Each local Government area has varying legislation regarding tree amenities. We cannot conduct work on any tree that requires council approval without that approval. To contact your Council for a copy of their Tree Preservation Order we have provided a page link for you below. Council often may also require Arborist reports as supporting evidence to your application.

Contact your Council.

Brisbane City Council’s Natural Assets Local Law 2003 helps to protect our natural assets, including bushland areas, wetlands, waterway corridors and trees in urban areas.

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/laws-permits/laws-and-permits-for-residents/protected-vegetation/index.htm

To find out if your property has protected vegetation, contact Council on 07 3403 8888

 

Protection of trees on development sites introduced

http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/Details.aspx?ProductID=1391521

Arborist Reports

Council often require a report from a qualified arborist regarding trees requiring approval. The purpose of the report is to provide Council with independent information about the tree, including its health position and recommendations.

Our Arborists are fully qualified ( AQF 5) and happy to prepare such reports if you need them.

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Mar 23

Hazardous Tree Assessment or On-Site Consultations

Hazardous Tree Assessment

Or

On-Site Consultations

Trees are our most valuable natural asset, and they provide us with countless memories and benefits. However, no tree is absolutely safe, and – at times - even healthy trees fail.

Evergreen Tree Care expert arborists are able to help. We can tell you if your landscape contains high-risk or potentially hazardous trees. Our expert consultation will include a recommended course of action and care guidelines.Consultations

We 5 years of experience, Evergreen Tree Care provide Consulting  Arborist tree reports to:

  • Private property owners;
  • Architects;
  • Public Authorities;
  • and Development companies.

We provide Professional Advice and Information Our team of consulting Arborists can provide professional advice for the following types of service:

  • Tree reports for development projects;
  • Tree reports and advise on potential liability on insurance issues;
  • Advisory tree reports on required maintenance or longer-term scheduled care of trees;
  • Tree Health and Hazard Assessment on Trees;
  • Tree Inventory Reports;
  • Protection of Trees on Construction Sites; and
  • Insurance Claims and Damages.

We can guide you on the most appropriate service you need to help solve your individual tree problems.

 

If you have any of these problems contact us today

 

evergreen tree care                           

henk morgans

0432 920 715

nick smith

0414 815 688

55 Hill end Terrace

West End Qld 4101

www.evergreentreecare.com.au

evergreentreecare@hotmail.com

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Mar 23

Disease & Pest Management for trees

Disease & Pest Management for trees

The presence of insects and disease on your trees and shrubs is more often a result of some other problem affecting your plants which is making them vulnerable to attack. In most situations, healthy, vigorous, well maintained plants are resistant to outbreaks of insects and disease.

Although some pests (many non-natives) attack healthy plants, it is more the exception than the rule. Many factors influence the presence of disease and pests in your landscape:

  • Host plant/species
  • Site conditions
  • Environmental stress, such as drought
  • Past pruning practices
  • Current plant health
  • History of pesticide use

Management of insect pests and disease rarely relies on a single control practice. At Evergreen Tree Care we implement programs that include the use of pest resistant or tolerant plants and cultural, physical, mechanical, biological, and eco-friendly chemical control. Applying multiple control tactics minimizes the chance that insects will adapt to any one tactic.

Evergreen Tree Care implements a variety of management techniques to keep your plants healthy and vigorous, and thus more resistant to pests and diseases, including the use of eco-friendly chemical control when necessary. In general, applying fewer chemicals on your trees and shrubs makes your landscape safer for your family and the environment. Sometimes, however, the use of pesticides is the best option for controlling a disease or pest problem. We always incorporate safe, alternative chemical control methods.

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