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Job of the week #5

This was a tree removal in Eltham on the Finest Winter day we’ve had yet! The trees were growing along a fence line that was being replaced. The...

This was a tree removal in Eltham on the Finest Winter day we’ve had yet!

The trees were growing along a fence line that was being replaced. The stumps had to be removed as well to make sure that there would be room for new fence posts.

There were several trees underneath that we needed to protect, so most of the branches were rigged down on ropes.

Another successful day!

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Job of the week #4

This was a large tree removal we did in Essendon. This was the ultimate in confined space tree removal. We had to use many different rigging...

This was a large tree removal we did in Essendon. This was the ultimate in confined space tree removal.

We had to use many different rigging techniques to get all the branches/logs to come down where we wanted them to.

Our client got an Arborist Report to assist him with the planning permit application. This tree was recommended for removal by the Arborist who wrote the report. He was able to determine the extent of the decay in the main trunk with a sounding hammer, which ultimately lead him to the conclusion for removal. There were many other areas throughout the tree with extensive decay.

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Job of the week #3

Here we are getting ready to remove some Large Pine Trees in Mickelham. These trees had been dead for years. Termite ridden at the base, extensive...

Here we are getting ready to remove some Large Pine Trees in Mickelham.

These trees had been dead for years. Termite ridden at the base, extensive rot at the top. All the trees were leaning away from the house so the resident wasn’t too concerned, but they lost a few big limbs with the wind from last week, so it was time for them to go. Not exactly sure what either of us are doing exactly in this shot. But both these trees need some limbs taken off before we had room to fell them. All in all it was a good mornings work!

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New stump grinder!

Here we are trialing a new stump grinder from Red Roo. One of the main features of the machine is the wireless remote. It means the...

Here we are trialing a new stump grinder from Red Roo.

One of the main features of the machine is the wireless remote. It means the operator can be standing well away from the machine while its being used, keeping him/her out of the line of fire of the wood chips. It also means that the operator can have a better view of the cutter wheel. Which means we can get right up close to fences, pavers and tiles to get the whole stump out. Safety is key when using any heavy machinery, and keeping our guys safe is number 1. Next time we’re doing stumps at your place, this may just be the machine we have!

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Tree Amigos Host World’s Greatest Shave

Last weekend we held a shave event to raise funds for the Leukemia Foundation. It just so happened that the Sunbury Festival was on the same...

Last weekend we held a shave event to raise funds for the Leukemia Foundation.

It just so happened that the Sunbury Festival was on the same weekend, so it was only fitting that we have a stall set up there. All the boys from Tree Amigos got involved! Taman took the plunge and finally shaved off his beard and hair. Local Police came down for a quick colour, a few girls lost their long hair and the photo booth was a hit with the before and after shots. All in all it was a good day. We’ll definitely be back next year!

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Winter-Pollarding

Job of the week #2

Here is a couple Robinia's that we have pollarded in Strathmore. This is the second time that we've done them now and each year they get at least...

Here is a couple Robinia’s that we have pollarded in Strathmore.

This is the second time that we’ve done them now and each year they get at least 3-5 metres of growth. By pruning them every year, we’re only making small cuts on the trees. By only making small cuts, we reduce the risk of pest and disease. Its also a good way to manage the size of a tree. Can’t wait to see how they go next year!

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This was a Large Eucalyptus tree that has lately been severely attacked by possums. The possum guards were installed on the two trunks, just above...

This was a Large Eucalyptus tree that has lately been severely attacked by possums.

The possum guards were installed on the two trunks, just above the shrubs below to ensure that the possums cannot enter the tree. As well as the installation of the possum guards, we pruned several branches away from neighbouring trees and also removed any dead limbs. We have high hopes for this tree

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Pittosporum hedging

Hi Guys and Gals, this is our first blog so be nice. This is a rather tall hedge we do in the Eltham area. As you can see, it’s around a pool so...

Hi Guys and Gals, this is our first blog so be nice.

This is a rather tall hedge we do in the Eltham area. As you can see, it’s around a pool so access is rather limited. We would normally use a large A-Frame ladder and Trestle set up, but instead we are able to access the hedge by gaining access to the neighbours back yard. The picture isn’t a finished product yet, but this is what a Pittosporum hedge can look like with regular hedging.