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Tree TV – Planting trees

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Tree Planting Gold Leaf Tree Services - Canberra Tree Services

Tree TV is a video series on tree management featuring James Macpherson from Gold Leaf Tree Services.

In this episode, James takes you through a step-by-step guide on planting trees. His tips include where to plant, selecting a species, preparing soil, …

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The value of trees

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Value Trees Gold Leaf Tree Services

When we think about our assets we tend to focus on the value of our house. However, the value of trees is important to remember because they give you financial, health and environmental benefits.

Increase your property value

Many of the …

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The Canberra garden in March

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Canberra Garden Gold Leaf Tree Services

Enjoy the last weeks of warm weather in March by keeping busy in the garden. To help you start, we’ve put together some tasks ideally completed at the beginning of Autumn.

Your soil will still be warm from the summer months. …

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Eucalyptus tree removal with a crane

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We were busy this week successfully removing a large Eucalypt that had become unsafe due to decay and hollows.

An 80 tonne crane was brought in to help lift the branches and avoid any damage to property.

While large trees can be …

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Lopping is a dirty word

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Lopping Canberra Trees Gold Leaf Tree Services

Lopping is a swear word to tree care professionals. It has been recognised as a harmful tree surgery procedure for over 25 years but there are contractors that continue to offer the service.

Lopping or ‘topping’ is the cutting of branches …

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Mulch much? Benefits to the garden

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Mulch Canberra Gold Leaf Tree Services

If you want to keep your garden looking healthy during the warmer months consider spreading some mulch.

Benefits

During storm season, rain can wash away your top soil. Having a good 10 centimetre layer of mulch will make sure it stays in …

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Salute the ‘Duke’

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Canberra Trees Gold Leaf Tree Services

The ‘Duke’ is one of Canberra’s most famous trees. You have probably sat next to it many times at the traffic lights on the corner of Kings Avenue and State Circle in Barton.

This magnificent Quercus robur (English Oak) was planted …

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Naughty cocky! Cockatoos and trees

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Cockatoos and trees Gold Leaf Tree Services

Cockatoos and trees

Cockatoos are one of our treasured national birds and are commonly seen in Canberra gardens. They are social, playful, loud, strong, and can be quite destructive to your trees.

Although they have some annoying habits; cockatoos are a protected …

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Protected trees in the ACT

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Canberra Protected Trees

It is important to confirm whether you have a protected tree in your yard before carrying out any home renovations, development or tree work. In the ACT, legislation covers two categories of protected trees – regulated trees and registered trees.

Registered …

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Pruning fruit trees

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Pruning Fruit Trees Gold Leaf Tree Services

Pruning fruit trees in winter will help promote healthy growth so you have a manageable tree, and a plentiful amount of fruit to enjoy in the summer. If left un-kept, it will still produce fruit but it can become tall, …

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