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How to Handle a Chainsaw Safely

Using a chainsaw to cut down a tree is a lot faster and easier than using a handsaw or an axe. If you have never used a chainsaw before, follow this guide to learn how to cut down a tree safely. The first thing that you should think about before cutting down a tree is...

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Winter Landscaping Tips

As New Zealand's seasons begin to change, it’s important to prepare your plants for the winter months. The seasonal stormy days bring with them wind and rain as well as as very frosty mornings. As Auckland winter blasts over our properties, we have some cold weather...

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How to Plant a Privacy Hedge

If you’re tired of the look of fences and the upkeep on them, or if you don’t have any boundaries set up on your property, you may want to consider installing a privacy hedge. Beautiful, natural, and green, privacy hedges provide a sound barrier from noisy (or nosey!)...

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Mature Tree Care and Tree Removal

As the trees on your property mature, it’s good inspect them a few times a year and take note of their state of health. When it comes to smaller trees, you can often take care of any pruning of dead, diseased or dying branches yourself. Often in the case of mature...

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Tree Felling Procedures: A Quick Summary

Depending on it’s size, felling a tree is something that’s best left in the hands of a professional arborist. If you’re considering felling trees yourself, you should seek the advice or a leading arborist with the right experience and know-how. Here’s a quick summary...

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Proper Mulching Techniques

Mulch is placed over the soil to improve soil conditions and to help with moisture retention. When it comes to caring for your trees, one thing you can do as a homeowner is to make sure your trees receive the benefit of proper mulching. Which mulch is best? Organic...

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What is an arborist and how do you go about becoming one?

Do you love the outdoors? Did your mother tell you off as a child for relentlessly climbing trees and causing havoc with her nerves? Is your happy place somewhere in the great outdoors, working practically and harvesting nature's gifts to us? If your answers to these...

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How to Prepare Your Trees for the Colder Weather

Trees are born and bred to be able to brave all weather conditions right? Especially if native to the Auckland area, coping with the New Zealand winter should be naturally easy, surely? Wrong. The cold air, lack of rain and temperature fluctuations of New Zealand...

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