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Can I Trim My Own Trees?

Tree trimming

If you consider yourself a DIY enthusiast, you may be considering trimming one or several trees on your property. As with any profession, tree trimming and removal is a specialised service that requires extensive training, knowledge and experience. For this reason, it is recommended to only hire the services of a professional to have trees trimmed on your property. A professional will ensure trimmed trees on your property look great and remain healthy.

Read on to learn 3 reasons why it’s important to hire a professional to trim trees on your property including:

  • Safety
  • Use of specialised equipment
  • Avoid damaging your trees

Safety

The trimming and removing trees can be dangerous work. For this reason, safety is imperative and of the highest priority. Professional tree removalists are trained with all relevant safety tickets and white cards required to complete tree trimming and removal. Safety also includes ensuring the appropriate clothing is worn including hard hats, safety glasses, gloves and ear protection.

Use of specialised equipment

Removing trees normally involves working at heights. A mechanical device such as an elevated work platform may need to be used to safely access tall branches that need to be trimmed or removed. People who use and work with or near this specialised equipment must be trained, licenced and qualified to do so.

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Avoid damaging your trees

Each species of tree is different. For this reason, they often need to be trimmed and cared for differently. Common mistakes made when trimming trees include trimming at the wrong angle that can be both unhealthy and visually not pleasing plus taking too much off the top resulting in a tree no longer growing as it should. Another common error is over pruning which can lead to a tree dying.

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

For quality service with affordable prices, ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean Up provide a specialised tree trimming and tree removal service.

Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up is only a call away to assist you with not only tree trimming, but tree removal and stump grinding too. To discuss your tree needs, a FREE quote and a friendly and professional service, call Ray on 0448 442 477 today.

What are the Warning Signs of a Hazardous Tree?

Signs of a Hazardous TreeThere are numerous benefits of having trees in your garden or on your property including making oxygen, providing shade and being great to admire. While most trees thrive and grow in the Australian climate, it is important to have them regularly inspected to ensure they are in good health. A tree not in good in health can be dangerous and a safety hazard to not only you and your home, but surrounding properties too.

When it comes to inspecting, trimming or removing trees it is a job best left to professionals. Safety is imperative and tree professionals have the qualifications and expertise to correctly assess and diagnose trees and the equipment, experience and relevant tickets to safely trim or remove them.

Read on to learn a few warning signs a tree could be hazardous including:

  • Dead branches
  • Leaning to one side
  • Discoloured roots
  • Cracks in the trunk
  • Heavy foliage

Dead branches

If you notice branches are dead or showing signs of decaying, it could mean there is a disease within your tree making the branch at risk of falling. This can be hazardous especially if the tree is close to powerlines, a roof or fence lines.

Leaning to one side

When inspecting a tree from the ground, if it is leaning to one side it could indicate the tree may no longer be stable and is at risk of falling. Soil movement under the tree can also indicate the tree is unstable and at risk of falling.

Discoloured roots

Tree roots that have become discoloured and are now rotted, dark brown or black can mean there is a disease in the tree and is one of the signs of a hazardous tree. Diseased roots will potentially lead to the whole tree becoming diseased and dying off making it a high risk of falling.

Cracks in the trunk

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Cracks in a tree trunk can be caused by weather such as lightning. Cracks or splits in a tree trunk indicate there is weakness in the tree making it at risk of falling.

Heavy foliage

When visually looking at a tree, if you notice an area is producing more foliage than another, it can indicate there is a growth issue. If the branches with more foliage becomes too heavy it can cause branches to break and fall.

ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are your Bunbury tree removal and tree pruning specialists

Ray and the team at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up provide a specialised tree removal service including tree pruning and the removal of whole trees.

The pruning or removal of trees can be dangerous work and often should only be undertaken by those trained and equipped to do so. With competitive prices, expert advice and over 15 years industry experience, call Ray on 0448 442 477 for a FREE quote today.

What Must Be Considered Before Grinding a Tree Stump

stump removalWinter has well and truly arrived in the South West. Seasonal storms are in full force leaving many storm damaged trees requiring removal. When having a tree removed, it is recommended to have the stump removed too. Why? An exposed tree stump is not only a safety hazard but over time, can decay and make a perfect new home for termites.

Whether an existing tree and stump that you would like removed or a tree stump left from previously cutting down a tree, there are many factors that must be considered before a stump is ground. Read on to learn what these are including:

  • The Type of Tree
  • The Location
  • Ease of Access

The Type of Tree

There are many different species of trees of varying sizes, shapes and root systems. The type of tree stump being ground will help decide the best machinery and equipment to use to effectively grind the stump. When having a stump ground, it is imperative to ensure the roots are completely removed to stop the tree growing back over time.

The Location

Removing tree stumpsThe location of a tree stump and its surroundings must be considered before a stump is ground. This includes buildings, fences, underground services and plumbing pipes. If a stump is bordering on a neighbouring property, neighbours may need to be informed as access to their property may be required.

Ease of Access

Grinding a tree stump requires the use of specialised machinery. If your tree stump is located at the back of a property, the best way to allow machinery to access this area must be determined. Smaller stump grinding machinery may be required that can access narrow areas and up steps.

Call ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up for all your tree removal and stump grinding needs in Bunbury

Ray and the team at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up offer a specialised tree removal and stump grinding service.

Tree removal and stump grinding is dangerous work that should only be undertaken by those trained and equipped to do so. It also requires the use of specialised machinery and equipment that should only be operated by those trained and qualified to do so. For 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 stump grinding needs today.

5 Ways to Revamp Your Garden After Having a Stump Removed

stump removalWhen a tree on your property is cut down, it is advised to also have the stump removed and the best way to ensure the entire tree stump is removed is to have it ground. Grinding the tree stump eliminates the risks of an exposed stump and ensures termites don’t have a new place to make home.

Stump grinding is a job best left to a professional company like Armac Stump Grinding. To ensure a stump is ground correctly, it requires the use of specialist machinery and the expertise and knowledge of someone trained and experienced in stump grinding.

Having a stump ground will create new space in your garden. Read on to learn 5 ways to revamp your garden after having a stump removed including:

  • Add a Path
  • Plant Flowers
  • Extend your driveway
  • Build an Outdoor Area
  • Add a Garden Feature

Add a Path

Adding a path to your garden may be a way to add better access between the indoors and outdoors. You may find a walk to or from your carport or shed is made easier by adding a path where a tree stump used to be. Installing lights either side of the path will look great and light the way when dark.

Plant Flowers

Add a pop of colour to your garden by planting new flowers or plants. Choose flowers that grow well in your environment and will add to the aesthetics of your garden. For a permanent pop of colour plant flowers in the ground or if you want to be able to move the flowers opt to keep them potted in large pots.

Extend your driveway

Widened drivewayA newly create space where a tree stump was, can be used to extend your driveway. Whether making your driveway longer, wider or both, consider the size of your front garden and remember to investigate if any permits or approvals are required.

Build an Outdoor Area

Have you always wanted to build an outdoor area, but never had the right space available? Having a tree stump removed may now make this a reality. An outdoor area provides an added space to use as an outdoor living area and can be used for multiple purposes including entertaining, a home gym or teenagers retreat.

Add a Garden Feature

Garden features make the ideal way to revamp your garden, giving it a new look and feel. Garden features are available in a range of shape, sizes, materials and textures and could be a bird bath, statue, bench seat, table and chairs or water feature.

Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are your trusted and reliable professionals in the South West.

Do you have a stump that needs grinding? With over 20 years’ experience in grinding tree stumps and removing surface roots throughout Bunbury and the South West area, the team at Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are holders of the nationally recognised White Card, fully insured and qualified with all relevant tickets.

Call Ray on 0448 442 477 and discuss your requirements today. He will provide expert advice and a FREE quote.i

3 Signs a Tree Needs to Be Trimmed or Removed?

Trees by the roadWith winter approaching it’s a good time to check the health of the trees on your property. With winter comes strong and gale force winds and lightning storms, checking trees on your property now enables you to have trees that are unsafe or could cause damage to your property, trimmed or removed before winter arrives.

What are the signs a tree on your property needs to be trimmed or removed? Read on to learn a few signs to look out for including:  

  • Overhanging branches
  • A tree is leaning to one side
  • Damage to the tree’s trunk

Overhanging branches

Tall and lush trees provide a great view and plenty of shade during summer. However, a tree that has grown very tall and now has overhanging branches can be a risk in winter. If branches are overhanging onto a home, an outdoor space such as a patio or shed, near windows, vehicles or even where people walk or stand then it is a good idea to have them trimmed. In some cases, strong and gale force winds can cause entire trees to be uprooted causing extensive structural damage to your home. The removing or pruning of trees and overhanging branches is a job best left to a professional who has the expertise and equipment to ensure trees are trimmed or removed safely.

A tree is leaning to one side

If a tree on your property has a slight lean to one side, this can be normal. After all, trees often don’t grow straight up and down. However, if you notice a tree is now leaning more than normal, it’s time to call in a professional to work out why. If you can see a leaning tree’s roots around the base or a leaning tree has soil accumulating on the side opposite the lean, it is likely the tree is unstable. A leaning tree should be inspected by a professional. It may not have to be removed, rather pruned and re-stabilised to help redistribute the trees weight evenly again.

Damage to the tree’s trunk

Tree being cut downWhen checking trees on a property it is important to check the trunk and base of a tree too. Visible cracks and splits in a tree’s trunk, fungus around the stump or splitting or peeling of branches are all signs a tree can be damaged. While as a homeowner you may identify these warning signs, a professional has the knowledge to identify the cause of the damage and if the tree needs to be trimmed or removed or can be bought back to good health.  

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

Ray and the team at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up offer a specialised tree removal service including the removal of whole trees and tree pruning.

The removing or pruning of trees can be dangerous work and often should only be undertaken by those trained and equipped to do so. 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.

Who Can Clear My Backyard or Block in Bunbury?

Extending the drivewayThere are many reasons why Bunbury business and homeowners may want their backyard or block of land cleared. A cleared backyard or block creates a new space to use for a driveway, new vegetation or an outdoor area such as a patio, garage or shed.

Ray and his team at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean are more than just tree removal and stump grinding experts.  Ray and his team have decades of industry experience providing a range of services which are often required when clearing a backyard or block including:

  • Earthworks
  • Garden Bed Removal
  • Tree Trimming

Earthworks

Ray and his team have the correct knowledge and experience to ensure any earthworks required when clearing a backyard or block are completed to the best possible standard. Having the correct equipment is also essential when performing earthworks to ensure no damage is done to irrigation or below ground pipes. Armac contracts to a range of clients on both large and small earthworks projects meaning we can do the whole job or coordinate with other companies to complete the work if required. When the earthworks are complete, all debris is cleared away and the area levelled giving you a cleared space ready for your new project.

Garden Bed Removal

When clearing a backyard or block, any existing garden beds normally need to be removed. To ensure the job is completed properly, ARMAC ensures all existing plants and soil is removed and discarded appropriately. If garden borders or limestone walls need to be removed, this too is part of the service.

Tree TrimmingClearing your backyard

When clearing a block, all trees may not require removing however any remaining trees should be inspected and trimmed if necessary. It is advised to have trees with overgrown or overhanging branches trimmed to minimise the risk of any safety hazards. Tree trimming can be dangerous work and is a job best left to the ARMAC team who are fully trained and have the correct equipment on hand to ensure everyone’s safety.

Call ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up for all your earthworks, yard clean up, rubbish removal and tree trimming needs in Bunbury

Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up is only a call away to assist you with clearing your backyard or block. The ARMAC team’s range of services include tree removal, stump grinding, earthworks, yard clean ups, rubbish removal and tree trimming in Bunbury and surrounding suburbs.

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

Should I Have Storm Damaged Trees on my Property Trimmed?

Tree removal in the courtyard

While summer is nearly over throughout the South West, winter is only a few months away. Strong winter winds and stormy weather can cause tree branches to break or fall. The result, a significant safety hazard and potential lengthy power outages if they happen to be near powerlines.  If you have storm damaged trees on your property, it is a good idea to make having them trimmed a priority.

Read on to learn why hiring Ray and the team of professionals from ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup to trim your storm damaged trees is a wise decision including:

  • Accredited and Insured
  • Knowledge and Experience
  • Correct Machinery and Equipment

Accredited and Insured

Working in the construction industry requires various accreditations including relevant tickets and a White Card. ARMAC are fully qualified with all relevant tickets and holders of the nationally recognised White Card. This White Card is only issued on completion of a General Construction Induction Course by a registered training organisation (RTO). ARMAC are also fully insured which ensures peace of mind our staff and customers are protected.

Knowledge and Experience

Pruning trees to reduce overhang and remove deadwoodARMAC have over 20 years’ experience in stump grinding, tree trimming and tree removal throughout the South West. Ray and his team have extensive experience trimming storm damaged trees on properties including residential, commercial and rural properties. The skilled team know the specific requirements including the angle to cut branches, precise cuts required plus how to deal with difficult situations such as powerlines.

Correct Machinery and Equipment

Ray and the ARMAC team have the correct machinery and equipment needed to trim storm damaged trees. As trees can be of significant height, a cherry picker will normally be used to reach branches plus a chainsaw and other power tools are normally required. As with any machinery and equipment, they should be serviced regularly and checked to ensure they are in good working order and should only be used by those trained to do so.

Do you have storm damaged trees that need trimming? Call Ray at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup

Hire Ray and the team of skilled and experienced professionals at ARMAC to ensure storm damaged trees on your property are removed correctly. With competitive prices, expert advice and over 20 years industry experience, call Ray on 0448 442 477 for a FREE quote and to discuss your needs.

Do You Have Vegetation That Needs Removing?

Removing a tree by ARMACThe new year provides an opportunity to make a fresh start and think of changes we would like to make including areas of our home we would like to change or improve. If creating new space in your front or back garden is a change you would like in the New Year, Ray and the team at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are your trusted and reliable professionals in the South West. With over 20 years’ experience in tree removal and stump grinding, the ARMAC team are holders of the nationally recognised White Card, fully insured and qualified with all relevant tickets.

Removing vegetation provides a freshly cleared space that can be used for multiple purposes including:

  • Plant a New Garden
  • Build an Outdoor Area
  • Extend a Path or Driveway

Plant a New Garden

Consider yourself a green thumb? A freshly cleared space provides an area to plant a new garden. Wanting more shade around your home? A new tree planted in the right position can provide plenty of shade for years to come.

A cleared area is a great reason to start a vegetable patch. Planting your own vegetables helps to reduce your carbon footprint plus is of benefit to your body and mind.

Build an Outdoor Area

Extending the drivewayExisting vegetation can leave new homeowners with limited space to build an outdoor area. Removing vegetation and grinding the stumps provides a new space to build your dream outdoor area. Whether it be a shed, carport, garage, patio or a deck, building an outdoor area provides another living area for you and your family to enjoy.  

Extend a Path or Driveway

Removing vegetation provides an opportunity to extend a path or driveway on your property. A newly constructed path or driveway can provide better access to your home or better access from the front to the back garden. Looking for a space to park vehicles, a boat or caravan? Removing vegetation and extending a path or driveway can provide the space for this too.

ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are your trusted and reliable professionals for tree removal and stump grinding in the South West.

The removal of trees can be dangerous work and is recommended to only be undertaken by those trained and equipped to do so. No matter the size of the tree, ARMAC has the specialist machinery required to complete the job, removing the chances of damaging important infrastructure.

Whether it’s removing one tree or clearing your entire backyard or block, call Ray for expert advice and a FREE quote today on 0448 442 477.  

What is Involved in Stump Grinding?

Yukkas removed and Involved in Stump GrindingRemoving a tree is dangerous work requiring the knowledge, expertise and equipment of a professional. Many people assume after having a tree removed professionally, the final part of the task, removing the stump, they can do on their own. It’s straightforward, you just dig out the stump then fill in the hole and it’s done, right? Wrong! Stumps stay attached to a tree’s root system, meaning stumps can survive for a long time after a tree has been cut down. An effective way to remove a tree stump is stump grinding. This involves using a machine with sharp teeth on a rotating disc that cuts the stump of a tree into very small pieces.    

Interested to learn more about what is involved in the process of stump grinding? The steps involved include:

  • Assess the stump and ensure there are no hazards
  • Position the stump grinder and begin grinding
  • Determine the depth required to ensure correct removal of stump
  • Fill the hole created by grinding the stump
  • Thorough clean-up of area

Assess the stump and ensure there are no hazards

Removing a stump normally requires a hole larger than the width of the stump itself. Safety is imperative. Before the stump grinding machinery can be bought onsite, a thorough site inspection is performed to assess there are no hazards to the person operating the machinery or working near the area where the stump is. 

Position the stump grinder and begin grinding

The stump grinder will be positioned so the rotating disc is over the stump. As the stump is ground it is turned into small wood chips, also known as mulch, which can be used in your garden.

Determine the depth required to ensure correct removal of stump

Cotton Palm Involved in Stump GrindingWhen grinding a stump, it is important to ensure the stump is ground deep enough it will decay. If the depth is not correct, the tree can grow back, or the stump can attract insects or diseases which can spread to nearby vegetation.

Fill the hole created by grinding the stump

After grinding the stump, for safety, it is important the hole left is filled with the mulch produced. Depending on the kind of tree stump that was ground, this hole can be a significant depth. Filling this hole in, will leave you with a clean space to work with for new plantings or paving.

Thorough clean-up of area

Once the job is complete, there will be no trace of the tree stump at all. A thorough clean-up will be performed leaving the area neat and tidy.  

Call ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up for a FREE quote today

Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up is only a call away to assist you with all your stump grinding, tree pruning, tree removal, earthworks and yard clean up needs.

For a quick, no fuss and free quote – ring Ray on 0448 442 477 today and receive a friendly and professional service.

5 Reasons to Have Dead Trees Removed

Dead pine treeWhile most trees can live a long time, there are many factors that affect a tree. For this reason, trees on your property should be inspected regularly to ensure their good health. Despite regular checks, some trees still sadly die. When this occurs, it’s important to ensure removing them is a priority. A dead tree is unpredictable and if not removed, can be the cause of damage to home, property, vegetation or worse still, people. 

Read on to learn 5 important reasons to make removing dead trees a priority including:

  • Risk of injury to yourself and others
  • Potential damage to your home’s structures
  • Potential damage to neighbouring properties
  • Spread of disease to surrounding vegetation
  • The longer it remains standing, the more dangerous it is

Risk of injury to yourself and others

If a dead tree on your property is in an area that people access, removing it is essential. Once it has died, a trees branches are prone to breaking and falling without warning. Worse still, the whole tree may come down. Don’t put the well-being and safety of you and others at risk of being struck by falling branches.  

Potential damage to your home’s structures

A fallen branch from a dead tree can cause serious damage to home structures. A damaged roof, broken window or damaged vehicle can be the result of a fallen branch. A fallen dead tree could also block access to your home causing a huge inconvenience to you and your family.

Removal of a dead pine tree by ARMAC - Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard CleanupPotential damage to neighbouring properties

A dead tree can be the culprit of damage to not only your home, but your neighbours too. Fallen branches or whole trees can cause significant damage to neighbouring fences plus neighbour’s outdoor areas including sheds, patios and garages. Eliminate the risk of a dead tree causing damage by having it removed.

Spread of disease to surrounding vegetation

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 dead trees removed straight away.

The longer it remains standing, the more dangerous it is

The longer a dead tree remains standing, the more brittle it becomes. The more brittle a dead tree is, the riskier the job of removing it can become. This can lead to more time needed which can lead to more costs involved.

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

Hire the team of professionals at ARMAC to ensure dead trees on your property are removed correctly. 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.