How to Grow and Care for a Jacaranda Tree

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Sydney is home to a great number of Jacaranda trees, and they have become somewhat of an icon here, signalling the impending arrival of summer, and for many, a reminder that exams are imminent. Some streets are covered with a purple carpet, as well as a purple canopy. It is a welcome mess, adding colour and shade, bringing richness to a landscape which consisted of little more than bare branches for the preceding colder months. The Jacaranda heralds summer with ...

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Hedge Advice

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Planting a hedge in your garden creates a sense of space, direction and privacy. Hedges can be used instead of fencing along a border, and give definition in a most attractive way, if planted and nurtured correctly. Hedges require regular trimming to keep them looking presentable, so don’t plant a hedge if you are not prepared to do the ongoing maintenance. An unkempt hedge is not a pretty sight!

Most hedges are evergreen, retaining their foliage all year round. This makes ...

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Noxious Weeds in NSW

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Controlling weed growth is generally a matter of choice, on the part of the landowner, however if a weed on your property is declared noxious in your area, you have a legal responsibility to keep it under control.

Weed control in NSW is determined and regulated by a number of Local Control Authorities, each governing a number of shires or councils. The list is determined by the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, and gives ...

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Palm Trees

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The greater Sydney area is home to many different types of palm trees.  Palms give the area a tropical look, so they are very popular with residents in the coastal regions. They range in size and hardiness, but they all have one thing in common – they require a reasonable amount of work by way of cleaning up the fruit they regularly drop, and the fronds which die off. Palms grow taller by losing the lower fronds. In order to ...

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Tips for Pruning a Tree

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Timing and technique is everything. If you wait for the right time, and prune in a way which minimises damage to the tree, not only will you be happy with the result, your tree will thrive. This is, after all, what we want – just like a good haircut – giving your tree renewed health and making it more attractive.

Why do trees benefit from a good trim? Deadwood is removed and overcrowding of branches is tended to. This allows for ...

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Autumn Trees

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There are many trees and plants which produce a mass of colour in the Autumn months throughout Australia. Trees which lose their leaves each year are called deciduous and these are often the tree of choice because they provide shade in summer, but allow for the penetration of the winter sun in the cooler months.

Whole streets in Sydney change colour as a row of Liquidambars turn red before they lose their leaves. Although the fallen leaves make a terrible mess ...

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Tree Removal

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Australians love their natural flora, and our cities include large areas of bushland, or National Park. Our streets are often lined with trees and most suburbs in Sydney are lush with foliage. Public areas are host to some of the oldest and largest trees, while the everyday Aussie enjoys the smaller variety around their homes to ensure shade in summer, and to add that natural beauty to the landscape.

In residential areas, there are strict regulations around tree removal, with most ...

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Palm and Tree Pruning

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There are a number of reasons why a tree may need pruning. Pruning is often undertaken to –

  • Maintain clearance from buildings or powerlines
  • Remove dead branches to avoid branch drop and reduce entry points for pests and disease
  • Reduce weight on over extended branches
  • Improve a trees form
  • Repair damage from storms or branch failures

Good pruning work can minimise the stress on a tree. Any pruning is doing damage to the tree and it is an arborists job to only take what is needed. ...

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Stump Grinding

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If you’re having your tree removed, or have done in the past, you may not want an unsightly stump as a reminder of what once was.

Botany Tree Services understand the importance of ensuring no part of the stump remains above the surface of the earth, and we have the tools to completely grind the stump down below ground level.

In cases where a tree is removed to make way for reconstruction or development requiring new foundations, it is often necessary to ...

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Mulch Deliveries

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In order to recycle the unwanted parts of a tree from a pruning or tree-removal job, we grind it up into mulch. Mulch is a fantastic product for your garden which helps to prevent weed growth and retain moisture. We highly recommend that you keep this valuable resource and use it on your garden.

Sometimes, however, there is more mulch that the property owner can use or store. In these cases, the general public have an opportunity to take advantage of ...

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