Summer Garden & Tree Care 

The Australian summer can be a tough time for your plants and trees. There are many strategies to protect your garden through the hottest months, from mulching and irrigation, to pruning and health assessments. We have assembled the top 10 tips from professional arborists for keeping your garden looking great all summer long. Read more

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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 be left for your arborist but there’s plenty of smaller pruning jobs lower to the ground that can be done in the meantime to keep your garden looking beautiful.  Read more

Contactless tree removal service by Jim’s Trees

Tree removal and maintenance services have been classified as essential by the government during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic due to their role in keeping the community safe and the environment healthy.

Arborists play a crucial role in protecting us from the risks associated with dead, damaged and dying trees. Trees that are neglected can quickly become fall-hazards for nearby residents, passing pedestrians, traffic and wildlife. It’s important that even during this chaotic time, we maintain our trees to ensure our communities remain safe. Read more

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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. Read more

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Will your trees be long-lived? 

You could say that cleaning up the yard on the weekend is part of our Australian culture. Every weekend, out comes the lawnmower, whipper snipper, along with herbicides to kill off any offending weeds. Yes, the lawn looks great, but have we thought about what damage we may be causing to the trees?

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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 this before? 

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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 researchers, consultants, contractors, nurserymen and landscape architects came together to the learn the latest from industry experts. Read more

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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 remain healthy and safe to be around. Read more

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Professional Tree Pruning – Why it Matters!

The health of existing trees hasn’t always been a high priority in our urban environment. In the past, there’s been the assumption that trees can easily be replaced if they become a problem.

However, times are changing, and with ongoing community concerns about climate change effects, the old solution to call in the cheapest tree lopper to ‘lop’ or chop down a tree is now not so much thought of as the best solution.

Large shady trees are greatly valued for their capacity to assist in cooling urban heat, and qualified arborists are in high demand to care for them. Read more