A problem phoenix

Another unwelcome Phoenix palm

October 5, 2019

As I’ve explained, most tree problems were caused a long time ago when previous owners planted the wrong tree in...

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washingtonia palm

A problem Washingtonia Palm

September 18, 2019

  The Washingtonia palm, or Mexican Fan palm, is the tallest of the palm trees. (You know, the ones you...

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Remove a phoenix-palm

Removing Phoenix Palms

September 9, 2019

  I’m often contacted about removing Phoenix Palms. At one time Phoenix palm trees were very popular but these days...

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best time to trim trees

Trim trees in late winter

August 31, 2019

  Late winter is the best time to prune or trim deciduous trees and shrubs, while they’re dormant. (Deciduous? The...

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Conifer before and after

Problem conifer

August 16, 2019

  Sometimes a tree simply outgrows its location, because nobody realised how big it would become. That’s the problem our...

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Trimming a shade tree

Time to trim shade trees

March 11, 2019

Shade trees are a practical way to beat summer heat. But they lose some of their charm in autumn and...

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Trimming an oak tree

Trimming oak trees

March 4, 2019

Oak trees have a long life and they grow into a large, magnificent tree. Sometimes, the tree is too large...

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Kids playhouse before tree removal

Keep the kids playing

February 25, 2019

It’s no fun for kids playing around this playhouse, when there’s a Phoenix palm with dangerous spikes right beside it....

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Landscaping the backyard

February 18, 2019

These clients weren’t sure what to do about landscaping the backyard, still untouched more than a year after moving into...

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hedge trimming in progress

Hedge trimming: done!

February 3, 2019

Hedge trimming should ideally be done every six to twelve months. That way, there’s no need to remove too much...

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