Some homeowners may wish to save some money by lopping their trees on their own without involving a professional. This article discusses some of the potential risks that such homeowners should assess before they embark on that tree lopping exercise. Improper Equipment Ask yourself whether you have the right equipment for the task. Tree lopping often requires the use of several tools, such as ropes, chainsaws and wood chippers. Trying to rely on improvised tools alone can expose you and others to safety hazards.
Mulching can be very helpful for your trees, and it isn't hard to do at all. Mulching not only protects and improves your trees' health, but it can also improve the appearance of your landscape. In the forest, trees sink into soil that is full of organic nutrients, especially because of the leaves that continuously die and decompose to replenish nutrients in the soil. In an urban yard, however, the soil is often hard and depleted of nutrients, which means trees aren't as healthy.
If you live near a river or in an area with heavily clay based soils you can face extra challenges when trying to get your tree to produce maximum fruit. However, with the right tree maintenance, you can still get great results. Here are some tips to maximise fruiting on trees in clay soils. Aerate and drain Clay soils easily retain water, which can be handy in a dry climate. However, this can also lead to problems with the root system retaining too much water in very wet times and compacting hard to form baked surfaces in drier times.
Chopping down a tree and bringing it crashing to the earth might seem like a fun task, but with its size comes a formidable safety risk. Properly understanding and addressing the risks involving in tree felling should be thought of as a requirement before picking up a single tool. Whether you're pulling down a lone tree in your front yard or levelling an entire paddock of lumbering giants, the safety precautions that should be undertaken are the same.
If you live in an area where wild deer can access your land, you may find that they do damage to your trees. Male deer remove the velvet from their antlers by scraping them against the tree's trunk. During the deer rut in the autumn months, bucks use trees to mark their territory, again by scraping the bark with the antlers. This not only spoils the look of your trees, but it can also provide an entry point for pests and diseases and can even kill young trees by disrupting the flow of nutrients and water via the trunk to the branches and leaves.