Entries by Gail Bruce

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Tree Pruning & Removal Guidelines for the Nillumbik Council

Why Prune Your Trees? Tree removal and pruning practices are heavily regulated in the Nillumbik Council and for that reason all residents should familiarise themselves with the local laws before thinking about cutting down or trimming their private trees. However, these practices remain an important part of preserving the health and sustainability of the local […]

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Tree Pruning & Removal Guidelines for the Whittlesea Council

Tree Pruning & Removal Guidelines for the Whittlesea Council Trees that are well maintained, through pruning, shaping and tactical lopping, provide a broad range of benefits for the community. Healthy trees look good, contribute to the leafy green character of a region, increase property value and even improve mental health and wellbeing, according to research. […]

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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 […]

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Tree Pruning & Removal Guidelines in the Manningham Council

Guidelines for Pruning & Removing Trees in Manningham Our tree specialists, also known as Arborists or Loppers, provide a range of services throughout Manningham to help residents and the community to preserve a healthy urban forest. These services include trimming, tactical lopping, canopy shaping, tree cutting, stump extraction and tree health assessments.    The urban […]

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Hobsons Bay City Council

Careful maintenance and preservation of the ecosystem is essential in the Hobsons Bay region, with its suburbs stretching across beaches, wetlands, creeks and grasslands. Situated on Port Phillip Bay and covering approximately 66 square kilometres, Hobsons Bay boasts one of the most environmentally diverse municipalities near the heart of Melbourne. Key to the existence of […]