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    Doreen from Camberwell

    February 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    In early 2014 a very large Silky oak (Grevillea robusta) died in our garden in Camberwell. The mature tree was well over 25 metres in height, 14 metres in canopy spread and with a trunk of 730mm in diameter. It was nestled in a large border surrounded by tree ferns, large camellias and bedding plants. The tree was also very close to our Victorian home, with the trunk only about 6 metres from the house. There was limited access through…

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  • Tree Transplant Form

    December 19, 2012 at 5:31 am

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  • Local Council Applications and Requirements

    December 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Banyule City Council Bayside City Council – application Bayside City Council - info sheet City of Boroondara – requirements Cardinia Shire – requirements City of Casey – requirements Frankston City Council – requirements Frankston City Council – applications Hobsons Bay City Council – application City of Kingston – requirements City of Kingston –application Knox City Council –requirements Knox City Council – applicaton City of Manningham – requirements Maroondah City Council – requirements Maroondah City Council – application City of Monash…

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  • Preferred Suppliers

    November 19, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Be Green Gardening Outdoor Hub Buy Sell Trees

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  • ArborCo – The tree care experts, are not just better or different; we are unique in tree care.

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  • ArborCo – The tree care experts, are not just better or different; we are unique in tree care.

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  • ArborCo – The tree care experts, are not just better or different; we are unique in tree care.

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  • We offer the most comprehensive range of tree services:

    May 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Quality tree work with superior tree pruning or tree removal techniques. Qualified tree consultancy and arboricultural tree reports. Technologically advanced tree hazard and tree management systems. Guaranteed mature tree transplanting of existing trees or mature tree stock. Experienced tree pest and tree disease identification and control. Proven Elm Leaf Beetle control and treatment of Elm Beetles. Safe dead tree and hazardous tree felling or removal and tree stump removal.

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  • Septic Tank Drainage

    May 17, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Septic contamination of soil can occur from poor soil aeration and drainage and can bring about a marked decline in tree and plant health very quickly. If you are finding you need to have your septic system pumped more frequently or are experiencing increased septic smells, treating the surrounding areas with ArborCo’s soil aeration methods, such as Terralift, can dramatically improve your septic tank drainage system and speed the natural breakdown of effluent.  

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  • Garden Drainage

    Garden Drainage

    May 17, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Are heavy rains causing run-off or pooling water in your property? Compacted soils from years of drought, pedestrian and vehicle traffic reduce water and nutrient delivery to tree and plant roots that cause poor water absorption, then stress and declining health in your trees and plants. Poor garden drainage results in water and expensive nutrient run-off that then has a negative effect on our rivers and ocean. ArborCo can help you improve your garden’s soil drainage via aeration and added…

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    Soil Drainage

    May 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

    If you are noticing increased run-off or pooling of water after rains this can be an indication of poor soil structure or soil compaction. Good drainage of soil is essential to tree and plant health as water pooling can exclude essential oxygen and promote fungal diseases. The use of ArborCo’s soil aeration technology, Terralift can instantly improve soil drainage and tree and plant health prospects.

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  • Soil compaction

    Soil Compaction

    May 17, 2012 at 7:30 am

    The effects of drought, pedestrian, machine and vehicle traffic on soil is relatively quick and results in long lasting soil compaction. Soil compaction takes place when the soil structure is compressed and air is expelled and water permeability is reduced. This robs the soil micro flora and fauna of essential oxygen and water and dramatically slows or halts the organic regeneration process. Once the organic process is disrupted, plants and trees suffer as feeder roots decay and receive reduced nutrient…

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  • Soil Quality

    May 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Good soil quality, structure, aeration and nutrients together with micro-organisms form a balanced environment that supports healthy plants and trees. ArborCo uses a variety of skills, methods and equipment to re-adjust the balance of your soil, so often required in the suburban environment. ArborCo’s treatments promote soil flora and fauna via soil aeration and the application of balanced mixtures of organic materials and extracts, fertilisers and friendly microbial enzymes and bacteria which all assist in the breakdown of organic matter…

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  • Tree Lopping Hazards

    May 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Australian Standards for the pruning of amenity trees outlines the correct methods for pruning. Australian Standards apply to most goods and many services consumers buy and are created to ensure purchasers obtain safe, high quality outcomes. These standards were created after acknowledgement that the practice of Tree Lopping was delivering poor quality outcomes for both trees and clients. Tree Lopping is still mistakenly believed by many people (even some gardeners and horticulturalists) to be a valid form of hazard reduction…

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  • An Arborist vs Tree Lopper

    May 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

    As a rough rule of thumb never use a tree service provider who calls themselves a lopper, as selling lopping services to amenity trees in Australia is not legal, as the practice increases the risk of tree limb failure over time and also increases the risk of tree health decline further adding to the risks of limb or total tree failure. Tree Lopping is a term that is synonymous with cheap tree work of poor standards. It may also be…

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  • Soil treatment to improve soil quality

    Soil Treatment

    May 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Treating soils to add nutrients, adjust pH or improve microbial activity are vital for tree and plant health long-term. Identification of soil problems and treating issues identified is a specialist area of expertise within ArborCo. Core drilling is a proven method of soil treatment to assist stressed trees and offers instant deep wetting and nutrient feeding for trees in dry, compacted or degraded soils. Several “cores” are drilled around the tree. These are then filled with a combination of materials…

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  • Why not to Lop

    May 17, 2012 at 7:27 am

    When a tree is lopped, cuts are made to significant limbs in usually indiscriminate places. These pruning cuts, especially in our native trees, promote smaller growth shoots called epicormic growth. These shoots grow into new tree limbs and time and research have proven that epicormic limbs are generally poorly attached to the primary tree limb. This poor attachment results in increased frequency and risk of limb drop or failure over time – thus creating future hazards as a result of…

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  • Soil Remediation

    May 17, 2012 at 7:27 am

    ArborCo specialises in soil remediation identifying soil problems, then recommending and applying treatments and processes that reduce or eliminate most soil problems. We are unique in offering you the specialist range of soil improvement skills, products and services that will rebalance your soil’s structure and fertility long-term.

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  • Tree Lopping

    May 17, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Tree Lopping has unfortunately become a term synonymous with trees and tree work, particularly budget priced tree pruning and tree removal. Historically trees were lopped by literally cutting the tops off tree canopies and major limbs. This practice was initially thought to reduce the hazards associated with tree and branch failure. But over time factual evidence from across the world has proven that in most species of trees (including our eucalypts) this practice actually achieves the opposite effect.

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  • Soil de-compaction process

    Soil Aeration/De-Compaction

    May 17, 2012 at 7:26 am

    ArborCo’s soil de-compaction process, Terralift, creates pathways for air, water and nutrients to enter into the root-zone delivering beneficial deep watering and soil aeration. Our unique Terralift sub-soil probe releases explosive charges of air creating fissures within heavily compacted soil structures. These fissures instantly de-compact the soil allowing air, water and nutrients to flow directly to the root zones of trees, plants and turf. Benefits of ArborCo’s soil aeration/de-compaction technology –Terralift: Relieves compaction from cars, pedestrians or building works. Improves…

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  • Soil Fertility

    May 17, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Good soil fertility and structure are essential for long-term tree health. Often the slow decline of a tree (often over many decades) is a result of poor soil conditions. ArborCo offer both short and long-term treatments to improve your soil fertility.

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  • Soil Management

    May 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Many tree companies only look upward when examining trees. But at ArborCo we have proven that thorough examination of potential issues below the ground yield the solution to many tree problems in relation to tree hazards and tree health. ArborCo is unique in arboriculture and horticulture in offering a range of specialised soil management and improvement processes that dramatically develop, improve or remedy soil related issues.

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  • Garden Mulch

    May 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Garden mulching can reduce the labour and chemicals required for watering, weed and disease control. ArborCo can supply different types and grades of garden mulch suited to the plants and trees within your garden beds.

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    Wood Chips Mulch

    May 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

    ArborCo can supply Wood Chips Mulch and Bush Mulch of different ages and types. We can recommend the type of mulch most suited to your tree and garden needs. All our mulch that is inoculated by a natural heat process and we only offer mulch for sale from trees and plants that were free from disease.

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    Types of Mulch

    May 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

    All mulch is not the same. Types of mulch include, Wood Chip Mulch or Bush Mulch that is well aged and appears organically and structurally diverse – lots of different particles in both size and colour. Ideally it should look something like a natural combination of wood chips and potting mix. If using plant mulch such as hay, sugar cane mulch or mushroom mulch, ensure it is free of pests and disease and will not introduce unwanted weeds or disease…

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  • Mulch

    May 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

    For over two decades our arborists have been specifying the use of mulch to improve the health and vitality of trees and plants with great long-term results. Good quality tree mulch (as opposed to some commercial tan bark or coloured mulch) provides a range of advantages for trees, plants and soil that include: Improved moisture retention. Improved soil structure over time. Improved environment for beneficial soil fauna such as worms. Improved microbial environment with slow release of nutrients. Natural decompaction…

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  • Tree Systems for easier Property Management

    May 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    If you would prefer a dynamic system to manage your trees rather than one-off “window in time” site inspections and reports, ArborCo can offer you a range of dynamic tree systems for easier property management, to suit your size of tree population, tree budget, interactive requirements and periodic tree reporting and analytical needs.

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  • tree plans, tree site master plans

    Tree Plans as part of Site Master Plans

    May 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Our Consulting Arborists can assess your trees and give advice on tree life expectancy, tree health issues and tree suitability relative to your current or proposed landscape. They can identify remedial tree work requirements, project future tree maintenance costs and assist in new tree species selection and tree placement for long-term property plans. These tree plans can be one off reports or supplied as part of an on-going tree management system.

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    Tree Protection

    May 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Australian Standards, laws in relation to tree retention and local council laws, all have defined requirements in regard to the protection of trees on development sites. If you are developing a property or are unsure of your legal responsibilities in relation to trees, or are concerned about tree health and tree retention requirements before, during and after excavation, building or landscape changes, contact ArborCo to discuss these and we can advise on the requirements for your situation.

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  • Tree Permits

    May 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    If plans for your property entail tree removals or tree pruning we can prepare and submit applications for tree permits with your local council on your behalf. ArborCo can also work with you on your plans for your property within the frame work of local tree retention requirements and submit independent supporting documentation and tree reports with any tree permit applications if required.

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  • Tree hazards

    Tree Hazard Assessment

    May 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Our qualified and insured Arborists can perform detailed tree inspections that provide you with documented tree assessments noting any potential hazards and outlining remedial requirements and costs for actions that may be required.

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    Tree Reports

    May 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

    If you need a documented tree report for third parties, our Consulting Arborists will liaise with you in regard to your requirements and present you with an independent expert tree report. Tree reports can be for tree disputes, tree incidents, hazardous trees, land use changes or tree retention requirements. We perform site inspections and prepare arboricultural reports tailored to each situation’s legal requirements. Tree reports for property development are submitted relative to your planning permit and Local Council tree regulations.…

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  • Tree Advice

    May 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

    All of our tree advice is supplied from trained and highly qualified Arborists (often referred to as Tree Surgeons or Tree Doctors). ArborCo, establishsed in 1992, has over 20 years experience in arboricultural consulting for property owners. Our consultant Arborists can supply authoritative tree information on: Tree health and structure. Tree hazard and risk assessment. Development near trees. Tree reports for Council. Proactive tree maintenance. Tree budget estimates. Whole of site tree surveys. Tree valuations. Tree disputes. Insurance claims from…

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  • Tree Inspection

    May 17, 2012 at 7:18 am

    If you are worried about your tree's health, falling tree limbs or whole tree failure, a detailed tree inspection by our Consulting Arborists can identify issues and advise on possible methods of addressing the tree problems. This tree advice may include tree retention or tree removal and tree replacement options.

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  • Expert Arborist (tree doctor) advice

    May 17, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Consulting Arborists are often referred to by the public and media as Tree Surgeons or Tree Doctors. A certified Consulting Arborist must hold a Certificate Level 4 or above to offer client advice in relation to tree issues. ArborCo only employs Certificate level 5 Consulting Arborists for technical tree advice or tree reports. All our staff are fully trained in arboriculture and many are highly regarded within the industry.

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  • Tree Management and Tree Systems

    May 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    To safely maintain a living tree, you need tree reporting methods to be as alive as the trees themselves. For this reason ArborCo believes the best way to manage trees is via our scheduled tree reinspection programme. The best way to avoid legal claims from tree incidents is to move to an authoritative tree management system. Injury or damage from tree or limb failure may result in legal liability that our proactive tree management can mitigate. Our qualified and insured…

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    Branch Support via Cable Bracing

    May 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    If you are worried about falling tree limbs or trees injuring people or damaging assets, having ArborCo install tree cable bracing, tree bolts or tree bracing reduces the consequences should a tree or limb break away or fall. Tree cable bracing gives peace of mind.

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  • cypress canker, tree fungus, tree fungal diseases

    Fungal diseases such as Cypress Canker

    May 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    • Do any of your trees and shrubs show signs of powder, fungus or black spots? • Are your trees or plants showing signs of unseasonal dieback? • Are your trees or plants looking progressively less healthy over the years? • Have you noticed any sudden decline in your tree’s or plant’s health or vigour? These are all signs that may identify the presence of fungal disease in your trees or plants and/or the presence of other tree pests or…

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  • Elm Leaf Beetle, Aphids, Psyllids and Lerp, Caterpillars, Red Spider Mite, Two Spotted Mite, Scale, White Fly, Giant Pine Scale

    Tree Pests

    May 17, 2012 at 7:16 am

    With higher density living, less biodiversity and stresses from many factors, increasingly tree pests are causing decline in mature trees within our suburban environment. ArborCo can quickly identify and control these and other tree pests: Elm Leaf Beetle Aphids Psyllids and Lerp Caterpillars Red Spider Mite Two Spotted Mite Scale White Fly Giant Pine Scale

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    Tree Diseases

    May 17, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Our staff’s superior diagnostic skills provide accurate assessment, treatment and monitoring of tree and plant health. You can be assured if ArborCo has diagnosed the issue we will be able to offer the most efficient and effective means of delivering long-term tree health. We provide information on the tree diseases present, discuss the potential long-term effects and offer the treatments best suited to your situation.

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  • Problems with your trees?

    May 17, 2012 at 7:15 am

    ArborCo offers advice on trees that may be causing you concern and with over twenty years of experience our methods of identifying and managing tree related issues are well proven. Do you need expert guidance on the likelihood of a tree failure? Do you need advice or a documented expert tree report for third parties? Are you concerned about a decline in tree health, tree damage or tree disease? Do you need tree advice on construction damage to your trees?…

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  • Fast Growing Trees

    May 17, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Transplanting younger, fast growing trees can often achieve the same effect as mature tree transplants in the space of a few years. Our smaller 1100 trailer mounted MidSpade is a very flexible machine ideal for semi-mature tree transplanting of fast growing trees. It is also ideal for difficult access or close planting of trees. Semi-mature tree transplanting or new farm fast growing tree stock are cost-effective options to larger tree or palm transplanting.

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  • tree stock, tree stock register, source trees from all over Australia

    Tree Stock

    May 17, 2012 at 7:14 am

    ArborCo sources and transplants trees of all species, ages and sizes. If you require mature trees or palms we consult on tree species suitability, best tree planting or tree transplanting methods and can procure mature trees and date palms for new landscape features or screening. We have an extensive tree stock register and source trees from around Australia to ensure they are of the best quality and suitability for your property, site position and long term growing conditions.

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    Move a Tree

    May 17, 2012 at 7:14 am

    ArborCo are experts in large, complex tree transplanting methods, and have done many successful large tree transplants for a variety of corporate, government and development clients. When a very large tree needs to be transplanted, specialist excavation techniques are employed along with the use of a crane, truck, tree lifting rails and rings. Contact us to discuss your tree transplanting needs. We offer advice on the options for tree transplants and best methods for tree transplanting together with detailed quotations…

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  • Canary Island Date Palm

    May 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Mature Canary Island Date Palms are the most popular species of palms for mature palm transplanting. We supply and transplant mature Canary Island palm trees and source a wide variety of Canary Island palm tree stock. So if you have a mature Canary Island Date Palm that you would like removed, or would like to sell your easily accessible Canary Island Date Palm, fill out the transplant form and upload pictures to have it listed on our mature tree transplanting…

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  • Advanced Trees

    May 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    ArborCo has an extensive mature tree stock register and can specify and source advanced trees to suit both your landscape plans and the trees location.

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  • Replanting Trees

    May 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Have you lost a valuable feature tree and want an immediate tree replacement? Or do you have mature trees that you would like to have tree relocated? Replanting a mature tree from either new mature tree stock or relocating trees on-site are great alternatives to achieve feature trees in your garden without waiting years for them to grow.

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  • Tree Stump Removal

    May 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

    ArborCo offers a range of specialised stump equipment and techniques for efficient tree stump removal or stump grinding. Stump Grinding provides clear area after your tree is removed for either building, paving or replanting. Stump Removal also prevents continued regrowth or reduces the chance of tree disease spread.

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  • Tree Transplanting

    May 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Tree transplantation is an option when mature trees have grown to be inappropriately located relative to how you wish to use your land. ArborCo can transplant trees of all ages and sizes. We consult on suitability, best tree transplant methods and can also procure mature trees for new features or landscaping. Our team performs all aspects of transplant operations. Mature tree transplanting requires specialist arboricultural knowledge, experience, skills and equipment that few others can truly offer. ArborCo offers decades of…

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  • Palm Tree Removal at little or no cost

    May 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

    If you have Palm Trees that you wish removed contact us to see if your Palm Tree can be put on our Palm Tree Removal and Palm Tree Transplant sale register. This way if a buyer can be found on our Palm Relocation register you may have your Palm Tree removed without cost. If you have Canary Island Date Palms they are a favourite for Palm Transplanting, so a Canary Island Date Palm Transplant can provide you with not only…

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  • reduce tree hazards on your property

    Hazard Trees

    May 17, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Assessing trees for their health and safety is an important duty of care for all tree owners and property managers. ArborCo can assist by undertaking documented tree hazard assessments on all trees, including where necessary tree climbing inspections. ArborCo can identify potential hazards in trees and recommend specialist tree works actions to lower your tree risks. ArborCo’s certified consulting arborists use the latest proven technology not only to assess your trees but also to help reduce tree hazards on-site for…

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  • Tree Dismantling

    May 17, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Tree dismantling is the process of bringing an entire tree to ground in small sections. ArborCo are experts in tree dismantling and immense care is taken in planning the tree dismantling process and size and methods by which the parts of the tree will be carefully brought to ground. We pride ourselves on our care for your safety and assets, so trees are always brought to ground with great skill using superior tree lowering techniques and tree equipment.

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  • tree felling safety

    Tree Felling

    May 17, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Tree removal via tree felling is not as simple as you might think. Many people have been killed due to poor felling techniques and many assets have been destroyed or damaged by tree felling that went wrong. At ArborCo we have strict training and use only approved tree felling methodology. We have the tree skills and training to ensure that if trees are felled they are done so safely. If your tree cannot be felled a common form of tree…

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  • pro active tree pruning

    Pro Active Tree Pruning

    May 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

    ArborCo is rare amongst tree companies in the way we manage trees for our clients in a pro-active manner rather than reactively responding to tree or limb failures or tree damage from storms or drought. The best way to prevent tree failures is to manage tree health together with formative pro active tree pruning and dead wooding. We are also one of few tree companies offering superior tree climbing skills and arboricultural knowledge. This means you can be confident in…

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  • Tree Services

    May 17, 2012 at 7:06 am

    ArborCo provides the most extensive range and quality of tree services in the industry and gives you access to many specialised methods of tree management. If you have the following tree needs or issues we can help: Tree Removal Tree Stump Removal Tree Pruning Tree Felling Tree Pruning Wood Chip Mulch Tree Transplanting Canary Island Palms Mature Trees Tree Relocator Tree Planting Moving a Tree Cable and Bracing Trees Tree Management Council Permit – Trees Tree Valuation Tree Consultancy Tree…

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  • Tree Removal

    May 17, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Unfortunately, trees do have a finite life span. So removal of dangerous or non-treatable trees is necessary. ArborCo’s unique levels of climbing skill and tree removal experience, together with our OH&S compliance, make ArborCo the company of choice for many clients when large trees or hazardous trees need to be removed. All tree removal operations are dangerous. You should note that accidents from under-trained, uncompliant or uninsured tree companies can expose you to injury, property damage and possible legal claims.…

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  • The Tree Care Experts

    May 17, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Our specialist holistic approach to tree care, with over 20 years of experience and specialised skills and equipment, combine to make ArborCo the unquestioned tree care experts and professionals. Unlike many other tree companies ArborCo takes tree and plant health care very seriously. Our business was founded on sustaining great trees for clients who value them immensely. So we have developed unique techniques to maintain healthy trees and shrubs and have superior expertise, equipment and the latest treatments to achieve…

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