What are the Warning Signs a Tree May Need Pruning or Removing?

Tree May Need Pruning or RemovingTrees are an aesthetically pleasing part of most homes and properties. Trees are good for the environment, provide an abundance of shade and a home for many birds and insects.

To maintain the health of a tree, it is important to be on the lookout for any damage or changes to trees. This can include changes to the overall appearance, individual branches or the trunk.

Read below to learn 3 warning signs that a tree may need pruning or removing including:

  • A tree is leaning on an angle to one side
  • A tree has branches hanging over structures outside your home
  • The trunk or branches of a tree are split or cracked

A tree is leaning on an angle to one side

While a little lean can be normal, if you notice a tree has suddenly started to lean or the learn is increasing, it can indicate the tree is no longer stable. Another sign of an unstable tree is a build-up of soil on the side opposite the lean or roots are visible around the base of the tree. If you suspect an unstable tree, a tree professional will be able to inspect the tree and advise what is best to make the tree stable again.

A tree has branches hanging over structures outside your home

Strong and gale force winds pose a risk of tree branches falling or whole trees uprooting. If branches or trees are hanging over structures such as roofs, fencing, gutters, sheds, patios or windows, considerable damage can occur if a branch were to break and fall. Pruning or removing trees involves work at heights, therefore it is best to leave the task to a tree professional.

The trunk or branches of a tree are split or cracked

Rural property tree work in RoelandsCracks and splits in a tree’s trunk or splitting or peeling of branches are indicators of an unhealthy tree. A professional has the expertise to identify these warning signs and know when a tree needs attention. Having your trees inspected regularly is the best way to ensure their good health.

For all your tree pruning and tree removal needs in Bunbury, call Ray at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up.

Ray and his ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up team are local tree specialists operating under strict safety guidelines and standards. They are reliable and professional, with competitive pricing and a range of services to meet your needs.

For a free quote, phone Ray on 0448 442 477 to discuss all your tree removal and tree pruning needs.

How Long Does It Take to Grind a Stump?

Cypress Pine and Eucalyptus stump removalWhen deciding to remove tree stumps from your property, it pays to be well informed before you decide on a contractor and when to get it done. The length of time it will take to remove the stump is significant as you need to know if you will be inconvenienced at all and how long it will take to have a clear space for your new garden or earthwork plans.

Armac carry all the necessary equipment and experience to remove stumps efficiently and safely, with a minimum of fuss and for an affordable price. Widely experienced in all areas of tree removal, stump grinding, earth works and yard cleanup, Armac can assist with all enquiries to keep you informed as to how long it will take to grind out your tree stumps.

Grinding a stump will depend on a few factors, including:

  • Size of the Stump
  • Location of the Stump
  • Condition of the Stump

Size of the Stump

Cypress Pine and Eucalypt completely removed nowIf a stump is of a significant size, it will take longer the grind out. Stump grinding blades come in only one size and when the stump is removed, it produces a significant amount of mulch, which can be spread around your garden or taken away from the site for a small additional cost. Large stumps take longer because the workload is increased in duration.

Location of Stump

Even if your tree stump is small, it may be hard to access. Stumps that are embedded behind retaining walls, near other established garden or close to fence lines are tricky to get to so will take a little longer to grind out. It may also take longer in labour time to manoeuvre around the obstacles and safety equipment to be set up to remove the stump.

Condition of the Stump

A brand new stump from a tree that has been freshly removed will undoubtedly still be moist and hard, whereas an aged stump may have been weathered and be slightly softer. If the stump is hard yakka to grind, this will inevitably take longer to remove, whereas if the wood is dry and easily broken up, the job should be much quicker.

Looking to have tree stumps removed at your place?

Look no further than Armac! Friendly, professional service at affordable prices and safe, efficient workmanship to get the job done right and fast. Call Ray today on 0448 442 477 for a free, onsite quote.

Why Should I Have My Trees Removed By a Professional?

Pruning trees to reduce overhang and remove deadwoodTrees on your property are visually pleasing and provide an abundance of shade, however as lovely as they are sometime you may need to have a tree removed. A tree can become a hazard when damaged, or it begins to die and has falling branches. A common assumption is removing a tree is a task anyone can tackle, however this is not the case. Tree removal is a job best left to the professionals like Ray and his team at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean Up.

Read on to discover why hiring ARMAC Stump Grinding is the best decision for tree removal:

  • Correct Tools and Equipment
  • Safety Comes First
  • Experience and Knowledge

Correct Tools and Equipment

To remove a tree successfully, a range of tools and equipment is required. Some of the tools needed include a cherry picker to reach the height of the tree to remove tall branches, chainsaws to cut through thick parts of the trunk plus make cuts in smaller branches, stump grinder to grind the tree stump and roots into small chips and a wood chipper to create mulch from removed branches.

Safety Comes First

Removal of tree for new driveway entranceFully trained and with all relevant safety tickets and white cards, safety is of highest priority. Safety isn’t just ensuring the working area is safe, but extends to the surrounds too. ARMAC Stump Grinding will assess the whole area to ensure nothing is placed to close to come into contact with falling branches. Plus cordon off surrounding areas with cones and signage (if necessary) to prevent access. Safety clothing is also a must with staff dressed in safety clothing plus hard hats, safety glasses, gloves and ear protection.

Experience and Knowledge

Tree removal is all in a day’s work for Ray and his team with over 15 years experience servicing the South West. They offer expert advice on the best action based on your individual circumstances. The skilled team know the finer details about removing trees including the angle to cut branches and precise cuts required plus how to deal with difficult situations such as electrical wires.

Contact Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean Up for your tree removal needs

For quality service with affordable prices, the ARMAC Stump Grinding team provide a specialised tree removal service to the whole of the South West. No job is too big or small for our team of experts.

For a FREE quote, call Ray on 0448 442 477 today.

Who can Spring Clean my Yard?

Treee removalSpring is around the corner, it is the time to get your garden and yard tidied up from too many leaves or tree branches that may have come down making your front and back yard look less than appealing.

When these maintenance jobs need to be done, there is no need put them on the back burner until your able to accomplish the task. Contact the expertise who are only too happy to do a clean-up for you.

To save time and energy contact Armac who has all the equipment to help in the situation and complete the job from the beginning to end leaving you with the space you are needing.

Areas for your Spring Clean?

  • Tree and Branches
  • Stump Grinding
  • Earth Works

Trees and Branches

If your trees have taken a battering from the winter winds and left branches around your yard or partly broken off trees that need to be removed, these can easily be collected and trimmed and taken away for you.

EarthworksStump Grinding

Has a tree in your yard fallen onto a fence line or broken and looks like it needs to be removed, then Armac have the right tools and equipment and can remove the tree and grind stumps leaving you with free space again to utilise for something else.

Earthworks

When wanting to make extra space for a driveway, shed, drainage or just general yard clean-ups, earthworks is the way to go to ensure levelling and preparation of your ground ready for your project.

For a No Fuss Obligation Free Quote

Armac will give you the professional friendly service you need with a very affordable prices for all your tree removals, firebreaks, driveway preparations and earthworks.

Contact Ray at Armac today on 0448 442 477.

3 Things To Consider When Having Trees Removed

Date Palm removal in EatonTaking care of trees and their stumps has a bit of science behind it. Trees come in different shapes, heights and have a range of stem and root systems. Having the right tools and equipment will be needed to remove the tree safely and efficiently. If you are having trees removed to plant new trees you need to think ahead.

When you are removing trees you need to consider what will happen in the future.

Preparation for Future Trees

  • Planting of New Trees
  • Watering and Reticulation
  • Maintenance and Conditioning

Planting of New Trees

When placing new plants and trees in the garden it is best to do some research of how big the size of the plant is going to grow to roughly, what kind of soil it is suited to and general health and maintenance will help keep the plant in good condition. Certain trees attract different kinds of insects and are more susceptible to disease.

Watering and Reticulation

All trees and plants need water to live and survive but too much can actually drown them too, so finding the right balance of good soil and a water regime that suits the plant will save costs in the future, keeping the root systems healthy as well. When trees die they are an eyesore and removal can seem difficult.date palm in Eaton now removed Contacting a professional specialist can ensure that the tree is removed safely and with debris taken away.

Maintenance and Conditioning

It is important to keep in mind what maintenance of trees will be needed to the safeguard passing traffic, pedestrians, houses and fencing, depending on the location of where they are, have you considered the size the new trees will grow too, such as a small cottage block will not be suitable for a large tree with a big canopy.

It goes without saying that you care for something it will help it grow and trees and plants are no different. Keeping plants and trees trimmed will stop overgrowth and plant life taking over areas that are not wanted eg over neighbour fences.

For Professional Tree and Stump Removal Services

Contact Ray at Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanups on 0448 442 477 or 9797 0942 for a no fuss, no obligation quote. 

How Low Does A Stump Need to Be To Be Ground

Stump removalWhen a tree is removed you will be left with what is called the stump. Even though you are glad the tree is removed the stump and the root system could still cause a problem.

Whilst the stump is still protruding out of the ground certain activities will still need to be done around the stump like mowing the lawn. Not to mention the added pests that will source a home in your remaining tree stump.

Stumps can sometimes be left in the most inconvenient of places if your stump is in the location of a garden bed, it will be difficult to grow new vegetation and plant life in the spot until the stump and all is removed.

From Tree to Stump

  • What we can cut off
  • Trim to Size
  • Cut from Ground Level

What we can cut off

We can trim and remove any loose or low hanging branches and make your tree look more presentable.

Removing stump made easyIf your trees have been broken and destroyed by bad weather and unfortunately can’t stay where they are any more the whole tree may need to be removed down to the stump.

Trim to Size

When tree branches are not maintained by keeping them tidy they can pose an electrical hazard when interfering with powerlines which could promote a fire. If this can’t be maintained, it would be a good idea to get the tree removed for the future safety.

Cut from the Ground Level

Even when the tree has been cut to a stump the process to create the yard space will only best be achieved when the complete stump has been removed.

Choose the Professionals in The Industry

Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard cleanup are the professionals when it comes to all your stump grinding, tree removals and earthworks. Servicing areas of Collie, Harvey, Capel, Brunswick, Bunbury, Eaton and Australind. Contact Ray today on 0448 442 477.

What Must I Consider When Removing Trees for New Plantings in My Garden?

Removing Trees - Cypress Pine and Eucalyptus treesThere are many ways to give your garden a makeover. One of these ways is by removing existing trees to plant new vegetation in their place. Your reasons for planting new trees or plants could be they are easier to maintain, they fit into a themed garden design or they may be needed as the existing trees are unhealthy or dying. 

The task of tree removal is not as straight forward as it may appear. As trees come in varying shapes and sizes with differing stems and root systems, all tree removal is not the same. For this reason, it’s recommended to have trees removed by a professional like Ray and his team at ARMAC Stump Grinding Tree Removal and Yard Clean Up. Professional tree removal ensures a tree is removed safely and correctly plus can include stump grinding to ensure no trace of the tree remains.

Read on to learn a few tips on what you should consider when having trees removed to plant new plantings in your garden including:

  • Research New Trees and Plants
  • How Much Water Do They Need?
  • What Size Will They Grow To?

Research New Trees and Plants  

Before placing new trees and plants in the garden there is some research that should be done first. It is important to know the structure of the tree, what kind of soil it is suited to and general health and maintenance that will be required to keep your new plantings healthy.

How Much Water Do They Need?

All trees and plants need water to live and survive, but did you know you can overwater certain plants and trees? It’s important your new plantings will be able to receive the right amount of water that will keep their root system healthy. To conserve water, a good soil is also recommended that will hold water and ensure water reaches down to the roots of the tree or plant.

Tree pruning in BinningupWhat Size Will They Grow To?

It is important to keep in mind the size a tree will grow to. Depending on where they are located you must ensure they aren’t a hazard to passing traffic, pedestrians, houses and fencing. Regular maintenance of the tree will also be required so consider the upkeep of the tree when choosing what is right for you.

Do you have trees that need removing in Bunbury and surrounding areas? Call Ray at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up

Ray and his team are your first point of call for all your tree removal and stump grinding needs in Bunbury and surrounding areas. Local specialists operating under strict safety guidelines and standards, ARMAC Stump Grinding are reliable and professional with their range of yard services to satisfy your needs. For a free quote, phone Ray on 0448 442 477 today.

What Can I Do to Prepare My Garden for Winter?

before and after by Armac Stump GrindingAfter a long and hot summer, many South West residents are looking forward to cooler weather ahead. Autumn typically brings sunny days with lower temperatures however, when autumn turns to winter, the sunny days are replaced with rain, winds and storms. For this reason, it’s important to ensure your garden is prepared for the winter weather ahead.

While there is a long list of suggestions to ensure your garden is prepared for winter, read on to learn 5 ways to prepare your garden for winter including:

  • Inspect trees for damage
  • Have tree branches trimmed
  • Ensure gutters are clean
  • Prepare winter vegetable plantings
  • Store and protect outdoor furniture

Inspect trees for damage

An unhealthy or damaged tree is more susceptible to falling during the fierce winds and storms of winter. Inspect trees for signs of damage and call a professional to have unhealthy or damaged trees removed. Signs of an unstable tree can include a tree that is leaning more than usual, has a build-up of soil on the side opposite the lean or has visible roots around the base of the tree.

Have tree branches trimmed

Having beautiful large trees is not only aesthetically pleasing, but provides beautiful shade during the summer. Fast forward a few months to winter and the higher the tree, the bigger the risk of potential damage. Strong and gale force winds can cause entire trees to be uprooted or considerable structural damage to occur. Large branches can fall onto roofs, fencing, gutters, sheds, patios or even through windows. Cutting or pruning trees before winter is a job best left to a professional, they have the experience and expertise not to mention the correct equipment to ensure safety too.

Ensure gutters are clean

Having gutters clear of leaves, dirt and debris will ensure water can freely flow through gutters and down drainpipes when winters rain arrives. Having water flowing away from your home will help to minimise the risk of it entering your home and causing damage.

Prepare winter vegetable plantings

 Prepare My Garden for WinterSome vegetation thrives in winter while others aren’t suited to the colder weather. Remove any vegetable plantings that aren’t favourable to winter and plant hardy vegetables for the winter months. If your vegetable patch includes herbs, some are suitable for winter and can tolerate the cold weather, while others will need some extra help.

Store and protect outdoor furniture

Before winter arrives, pack up and store outdoor furniture that won’t be used during the winter months. Doing so will protect the furniture from being damaged by rain plus also prevent it from being blown around during strong winds and storms.

Call ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup for all your tree removal and tree pruning needs in Bunbury

When it comes to tree removal and tree trimming, hire a professional and ensure your property is winter ready. With competitive prices, expert advice and over 15 years industry experience, call Ray on 0448 442 477 for a FREE quote and to discuss all your tree removal and tree pruning needs.

Should I Remove Damaged or Dead Trees on My Property?

Cypress Pine and Eucalypt RemovalA healthy tree is lovely to look at, has environmental benefits and can provide an abundance of shade. However, as beneficial as trees are, for various reasons they can become unhealthy, damaged or even die.

While damaged or dead trees may appear to be perfectly stable and not causing any harm, it’s important to ensure removing them is made a priority. Read below to learn more including:

  • How do I know a tree is damaged or dead?
  • A dead or damaged tree can be dangerous
  • Prevent harm to surrounding vegetation

How do I know a tree is damaged or dead?

Trees on your property should be inspected regularly to ensure their good health. A trained professional has the expertise to identify signs of a decaying tree however there are warning signs property owners should be on the lookout for. Signs of a damaged or decaying tree includes a tree that is leaning to one side, a tree with exposed roots, a tree with brown and brittle branches, a tree trunk that is peeling or cracking and a tree with thinning foliage.

A dead or damaged tree can be dangerous

If a dead or damaged tree on your property is in an area that people access, it is highly recommended it is removed. Once it has died, a trees branches are prone to breaking and falling without warning or the whole tree may even fall. A fallen branch can cause extensive damage to yours or neighbouring homes structures. Even more so, fallen branches or a fallen tree puts peoples well-being and safety at risk.

Cypress Pine and Eucalypt stump removalPrevent harm to surrounding vegetation

A tree being damaged or dying can also be caused by a tree becoming diseased. There are several factors that can cause tree diseases including location, soil quality and weather conditions. Many tree diseases are contagious and easily spread to nearby trees and plants. Minimise this risk and protect the rest of your garden by having trees that are damaged or dying because of a disease removed straight away.

ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup are your local experts for all your tree removal needs.

Ray and his experienced team of professionals at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup will ensure damaged and/or dead trees on your property are removed correctly. With competitive prices, expert advice and over 15 years industry experience, call Ray  to discuss all your tree removal and tree pruning needs on 0448 442 477 today.

Who Can Remove Trees at my Business in Bunbury?

Tree at the school needs to be removedTrees grow in all different shapes and sizes meaning when it comes to removing them, the process can vary depending on the tree itself. If you have a need for trees to be removed from your businesses property then you want to ensure you use the services of a professional tree removal business with experience in all areas of tree works.

Ray and his team at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up are your local Bunbury professionals when it comes to the removal of trees, stumps and surface roots. Holders of the nationally recognised White Card, qualified with all relevant tickets and fully insured, read on to learn how ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up can help you including:

  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding
  • Block Clearing

Tree Removal

ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up provide a specialised tree removal service including the removal of whole trees. Once the job is complete, there will be no trace of the tree at all. Regardless of the tree shape or size, ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up have the experience and correct equipment to remove trees.

Stump Grinding

Tree stumps can survive for a long time after a tree has been cut down. For this reason, to complete the tree removal process it is recommended to also have the stump removed. ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up have a stump grinding truck that will arrive at your location with a large rubber tracked machine suitable for any size stump. There is also a smaller machine that can access the narrow jobs, even up steps if necessary.

ARMAC tree removal servicesBlock Clearing

The process of clearing a block can involve clearing existing trees, vegetation and lawn plus removing garden borders, pathways or limestone walls too. If your businesses block needs clearing and you want to ensure the job is completed properly, ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up offer block clearing and earthworks services too.

At ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up safety comes first. Ray and the team have the experience and knowledge to remove your trees at your business in Bunbury.

Tree removal is all in a day’s work for Ray and his team with over 15 years’ experience servicing the South West. They offer expert advice on the best action based on your individual circumstances. The skilled team know the finer details about removing trees including the angle to cut branches and precise cuts required plus how to deal with difficult situations.

For expert advice and quality workmanship guaranteed, call Ray for a free quote today on 0448 442 477.