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Posted on: December 19, 2019 Posted by: Comments: 0

Tree Removal Brisbane – Large Tree Care

Tree Removal Brisbane

There are many reasons our clients book us for tree removal Brisbane. The most common reason is because a tree has grown so big, it becomes hazardous to people, property and buildings. For example, the jacaranda and poinciana trees often exceed height and size expectations. These trees can grow far too big for a residential property. These trees can reach up to 10 metres high but it’s their width that becomes problematic. Many of these trees spreading growth habit can reach up to 10 metres. And while these trees are beautiful, particularly when in flower, the width of these trees results in overhanging branches which encroach on neighboring properties, making them a hazard for small yards. Because the poinciana tree is a legume, it produces giant seed pods which look like a big bean. When these pods fall, they can make the ground around your tree messy and unsightly.

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Tree Disease

And be sure to monitor trees of this size for signs of tree rot or disease. For example, the jacaranda and poinciana tree are susceptible to borers. If left untreated, the trees will internally rot and possibly collapse. You can check for borers by looking under the bark for pin-sized holes. Once treated, it’s important to have an arborist remove the dead branches. Occasionally we’re called in for our tree removal Brisbane service because the tree is too deteriorated.

It’s also important to prune these trees correctly. Poorly pruned branches can die, causing the large, overhanging branches to become dead wood and a potential falling hazard. And often, during a storm or lightning strike, these trees branches wind-up causing more damage than the storm itself.

Occasionally, damaged tree limbs are left hanging, which also causes a potential falling hazard to the home, residents and passers-by. Because large trees require pruning, it’s always a good idea to monitor your trees, particularly the oversized trees, to see if they’re due for pruning.

Environmental Reasons

There are many trees in Brisbane that are environmental pests and hazardous to our wildlife. For example, the African tulip tree, while beautiful with its bright orange flowers, are killing Australia’s native bee population. According to Business Queensland, the African tulip tree is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. It’s illegal to sell the African tulip tree, give it away or release it into the environment. And residents are required to minimise the risks of invasive plants by whatever means possible.  You can read more about the African tulip tree’s impact on our native bee population here.

Additionally, the cocos palm, which is popular because it’s fast-growing, inexpensive and gives your yard a tropical look, is killing our native flying-foxes. Each year the cocos palms’ fruit injures and kills our native flying-foxes. The fruit, when eaten by flying-foxes can cause constipation, dehydration and sometimes death in the younger ones. If eaten when the fruits are green, it can be fatal. The flying-foxes are also at risk of getting caught in the palms’ frond leaves which can cause injury.

If you have trees that are an environmental hazard, book in for our Tree Removal Brisbane service today! Help to keep our environment and native wildlife healthy.


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Tree Removal Brisbane – Get in Touch

Brisbane mulching and tree lopping service are a local business specialising in Brisbane tree removal, tree lopping, trimming and mulching. We are prompt, reliable and affordable. Give John a call today to book your job 0407 174 560 or get in touch here.


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