Entries by Gail Bruce

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Winter Garden and Tree Care

Proper garden and tree care can add value to you home by making it aesthetically pleasing and offering a safe and pleasant place to live. Pruning, if done properly, is one of the best ways to refresh a tired garden and encourage a flush of new life in spring.  Of course, bigger jobs should always […]

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Get a feel for Fungi

Recent rainfalls have transformed many parched landscapes into seas of green, and flora and fauna are flourishing once more. This is also a time when weird looking fungi rises up, seemingly from nowhere, before mysteriously disappearing.

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Are my trees a fire hazard?

My brief was to write about fire mitigation. So what better place to begin, I decided, than to organise a fire fuel inspection on my own property. Looking out from our cabin, perched on the edge of a crisp dry 10 acre block of natural bushland, my next thought was – why haven’t I done […]

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The Changing World of Arboriculture

The 2019 Arboriculture Conference was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, situated at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges. The event is organised by Arboriculture Australia, the national body representative, and this year saw 320 attendees from all facets of the industry. Local, national and international arborists from public, private and government sectors including […]

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Learn your way to a top job in tree care

Increasing awareness about global warming is heightening the value of retaining urban forests whilst creating many more jobs in the arboriculture industry. Local Governments can’t ignore the importance of tree health and the laws to protect trees will only get stronger. Qualified arborists are in high demand to care for existing trees and ensure they […]