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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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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Problem trees affecting water main

Tree roots are bad for drains

January 28, 2019

Tree roots have two jobs: anchoring the tree in the ground and collecting minerals, oxygen and moisture to supply the...

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tree overhanging house

Overhanging trees are trouble

January 13, 2019

Overhanging trees are unkind to houses. In strong winds, branches can damage the wall, roof, and guttering. In fact, that’s...

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palm maintenance in Auckland

Palm Tree Maintenance

January 5, 2019

We don’t just remove palms; we do palm tree maintenance, too. Mostly, this means cutting off fruit, seeds and flowers...

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