Stump Grinding

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.

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.

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.

What Does a Complete Garden Renovation Involve?

Complete Garden Renovation

When we think of renovating our home, it’s often only the indoors we consider however, it’s possible to do a garden renovation too. Removing your existing garden and clearing the space creates a new area that can be used for multiple purposes.

Before your new garden can take begin to take shape, there is plenty of groundwork to be done. Read on to learn more about what a complete garden renovation involves including:

  • Safety and correct equipment
  • Tree and stump removal
  • Garden beds removal
  • Earthworks
  • Bring your new garden to life

Safety and correct equipment

When it comes to undertaking renovations in your garden, it is important to ensure it is done safely. While you may think it is a task you can tackle yourself, there may be work involved at heights plus the use of specialised equipment. Most equipment should only be operated by those who are trained and qualified to do so. Working together closely with nearby neighbours or officials for gas lines, water or electricity will give you peace of mind that certain structures are not damaged through the works process too.

Tree and stump removal

Depending on what renovations are taking place, trees and stumps in your garden may need removing. The removing or pruning of trees can be dangerous work and should only be undertaken by those trained and equipped to do so. Once a tree is removed, it’s important to ensure the stump is ground correctly to ensure the trees root system doesn’t begin to grow again.

Garden beds removal

Garden beds removal involves ensuring all plants and soil is removed and discarded appropriately. Garden bed removal may also involve removing bricks or borders surrounding garden beds. 

Earthworks

Earthworks by ARMAC

When the unwanted trees, stumps and garden removal has taken place, the process to clear away all debris and level off the surface takes place. It is important to also ensure all rubbish is disposed of correctly too.

Bring your new garden to life

Once this important groundwork has been done and you have a cleared space, your new garden can begin to come to life. Your new space can be used for may purposes including planting new lawn and vegetation or installing a new permanent fixture such as a garage or patio.

Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are your trusted and reliable professionals in the South West for all your stump grinding, tree removal and yard cleanup needs

With over 20 years’ experience in grinding tree stumps and removing surface roots throughout Bunbury and the South West area, Ray and the team at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean ups 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.

Why Should I Have Tree Stumps Removed?

Stump removal in Bunbury

When it comes to tree removal, it is not only the limbs of the tree that can be removed but the tree stump too. Some homeowners may think there is no harm leaving a tree stump in the garden and this may be true however it’s important to understand the pro’s and con’s of leaving a stump exposed once it has been separated from a tree.

Read on to learn 5 reasons why you should have tree stumps removed including:

  • Prevent fungi
  • Deter unwanted pests
  • Prevent a safety hazard
  • Make space available for new vegetation
  • Improve appearance of your garden

Prevent fungi 

Tree stumps that have been separated from a tree will begin to rot. As this continues, fungi can begin to grow in and around a tree stump. Fungus can quickly grow and spread, making its way to other vegetation. It also presents a safety risk to people.

Deter unwanted pests

Unwanted pests such as termites, bugs and rodents can make a new home in an exposed tree stump. These pests can also spread to other vegetation in your garden and even enter your home or nearby buildings.

Prevent a safety hazard

An exposed tree stump can be a safety hazard. Grass can grow over the stump making it not easily seen and a serious trip hazard. It could also damage your lawn mower if you happen to mow over it when mowing your lawn.

Make space available for new vegetation

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Removing a tree stump provides a cleared space for new vegetation. Leaving a tree stump can prevent you from planting new trees nearby as the root system is still in place and in the way.

Improve the appearance of your garden

A decaying tree stump can be an eye sore in a garden. It can impact the overall appearance of your garden and could deter potential buyers or tenants if looking to sell or lease your property.

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

ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up are your local stump grinding experts. Ray and his team are equipped with stump grinders and specialised machinery and tools needed to remove tree stumps and their root systems safely and thoroughly.

ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up can assist with not only stump grinding, but your earthworks, tree pruning, tree removal and yard clean up needs.

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

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.