Trees are the most dominant feature where life is symbolized; growing and stabilizing clean air. Residential communities can benefit from the beauty and ambiance it brings to their houses, however it is essential to have proper tree care knowledge to ensure longevity and safety.

Taking good care of trees is similar to taking care of plants around your yard. Maintaining plants requires moderate distribution of fertilizers, trimming dry stems and leaves, picking out weeds and vines, and most importantly, watering them regularly. When it comes to providing good care of trees, the same factors apply although, naturally,  on a larger scale. Many contact tree service companies to provide specialized expertise.

Tree services companies offer different services that can help you keep the safety and health of trees. To help you find the right tree care service, here are some tips that you can consider for your trees health and your community’s safety around trees:

Tree Health

Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care (PHC) is a designed program to maintain and improve the landscape’s appearance, vitality, and safety of the trees using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. PHC is an effective way to take care of your trees because homeowners can interact with arborists to have routine monitoring and prescribing effective treatments to trees present in the area.

Arborists are professionals who care for trees and other woody plants. There are two types of professional arborists: certified and consulting. With their help, you will find the assurance that the trees around your area are termite free and are still healthy despite their growing age.

The Importance of Mulching

It is essential to keep in mind the importance of mulching, especially on newly planted trees around your community. Mulching is primarily serving as an insulator of the soil, providing a buffer from heat and cold temperatures of the soil. This is particularly important in Australia’s harsh climate. The mulch method also retains water, keeping the tree roots moist and the soil nutrient rich. In regions of predominately loose ‘sandy loam’ soil, such as the Central Coast NSW mulching adds much needed organic matter for the vegetation. Aged mulch is advantageous as fresh mulch absorbs much needed nitrogen from the soil.

Know When to Prune

Pruning is an essential gardening technique to maintain the growth of a tree. Regular pruning to remove dead branches, improves form, reduces the risk of disease and damage from falling branches. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or the landscape below.

Tree Care Safety

In tree care, it is essential to equip workers with proper equipment when trimming trees to avoid severe accidents and injuries. A tree care company’s safety and health program should address the specific safety/compliance concerns applicable to its activities in the field, shop, and office. WHS(Workplace Health & Safety) has prescribed specific standard procedures to ensure the safety of every worker and trees during operations. To ensure safety during tree maintenance, a tree service company must comply with the following pre-requisites:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This particular type of equipment is used to eliminate direct contact with hazards that are present around the area. PPE is a standard requirement by WHS for workers who are about to trim, or prune trees. Documented policies, training, and enforcement should ensure that PPE is used by all employees to avoid workplace hazards.

Training

A tree care safety specialist regularly trains to accurately assess the dangers and apply appropriate safety controls for all tree services. Proper training ensures professional standards and creates a safe environment for the community and trees as well.

Tree care safety and health cannot be learned by intuition or just having a green thumb with plants. Proper safety measures require the right tree service company with the proper knowledge and expertise to keep the trees in your community safe and aesthetically pleasing as well.

To learn more about proper care and safety tips for your trees, visit our website at www.millberry.com.

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