by Ray

Trees offer us a number of benefits including removing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and providing shade and aesthetic greenery to our homes. Greater Sydney is abundant with trees lining our streets and in our backyards. However, with an abundance of greenery comes the risk to your property of damage from falling branches and damaged trees. It is important to maintain the trees on your property to encourage healthy and safe growth in your garden. This might mean that a damaged or unhealthy tree must be removed from your property. Here is a list of symptoms to look out for when assessing whether you require tree removal in Sydney:

  • The layer under the bark turns brown and dry
  • The tree trunk’s base has decayed and is producing fungi
  • The bark is chipped or peeling
  • There are cavities or cracks in the trunk or it is cracked
  • The branches are dead or hanging in the upper crown

If a tree in your backyard is displaying any of the above symptoms, engage a professional Arborist to provide an assessment of the tree and the appropriate action to take.

An unhealthy tree does not provide the same benefits to the environment that a healthy one does. By removing unhealthy trees and maintaining the growth of your garden, you can provide a number of benefits:

  • A healthy tree will improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and creating oxygen
  • A healthy tree will slow down the soil erosion process by lowering the impact of rain on the ground
  • A healthy tree can help keep your home cool in the summer or shield it from cold winds in the winter

Why hire a professional for the job?

Removing a tree can be a complex and dangerous job. It requires experience and specialised equipment. An Arborist is a Tree removal specialist, are equipped with the appropriate tools and training and will apply quality processes and techniques to ensure that the tree is removed without harming the surrounding area.

Minimise harm in your garden

When removing a tree from the ground, the surrounding soil will likely be disturbed which can cause ongoing harm to the rest of the plants in the area. To minimise harm, follow these steps:

  • Avoid treating the ground with chemicals as it may render the soil infertile and affect the surrounding trees
  • Take great care when applying herbicides
  • Use dye to map out the targeted area

To avoid disrupting the ecosystem of your garden, hire a professional to maintain the area after the tree has been removed.