The winter season is upon us as low temperatures, rain and strong winds settle in around the South West. If you haven’t already, it is certainly time to check the exterior of your home or property to make sure it is safe. This will not only minimise the risk of potential damage, but help prevent any nasty surprises when venturing outdoors after fierce winter storms or winds.
Trees on your property should be at the top of your list to be inspected. Here are just a few things to look out for when inspecting trees on your property this winter:
Trees often don’t grow straight up and down, a little lean can be normal. However, if your tree 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, it is a sure sign the tree may be unstable. An experienced professional will have the expertise to know how to re-stabilise the tree to help redistribute the trees weight evenly again.
Having beautiful large trees is aesthetically pleasing and provides beautiful shade during the summer months. Fast forward a few months to winter and the higher the tree, the bigger the risk of potential damage. The cause of this damage is often lightning and strong winds. If lightning strikes one side of a tree, it may live to see another day, but if a bolt travels through the trunk, damaging wood, bark and roots, it could mean the life of the tree is over.
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.
While most trees have a long life span, there are many environmental factors that can effect a tree’s health. These can include not only the rain, wind and storms that winter brings, but also cold weather too. A few signs your tree may be unhealthy include cracks and splits in a trees trunk, fungus around the stump of the tree, splitting or peeling of branches and an uneven growth pattern. 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.
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.
When there are large trees around housing, fences or cars it is a good idea to keep them maintained by a professional who is better equipped to handle the trees and who has the knowledge with different signs a tree might show to indicate that the tree isn’t in its healthiest state.
Trees can cause thousands of dollars in damages when they come down on roofs, cars or neighbouring properties and if you are not covered by a reputable insurance company. You will also be thanking your lucky stars that no one was in its path when it comes to crashing to a halt.
Deep cracks or missing bark may be caused by a disease known as canker, this can cause a tree to break in that spot. If your tree looks healthy but is developing deep cracks this should not be ignored as with any deep cracks are not the sign of a healthy tree.
If you notice a tree leaning more than 15 degrees from strong winds or root damage the whole tree needs to be removed for safety.
When branches are growing tightly together this is a bad sign. Elm, Maple, Yellow Poplar and Willow trees will break at the forks of stems where weak formations are. Noticing a “V” shaped structure is not healthy and should be more like a “U” for a strong union.
This can be a sign that there are root system problems. As the roots are where the tree gets its nutrients and water from.
As the tree is trying to make itself smaller so that has less to feed, big branches could be noticed falling from the tree, more than usual. Any dead branches should be removed as soon as possible to ensure safety.
Need help with your trees? For trees of all shapes and sizes Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanups service can help. Armac has expertise with the right equipment and knowledge to help you trim or remove your trees and stumps. Contact Ray on 0448 442 477 for a free quote today.
Taking 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.
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.
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. Contacting a professional specialist can ensure that the tree is removed safely and with debris taken away.
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.
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.
When it comes to renovating your front or backyard; you will want a completely vacated piece of land to work with, there are quite a few processes to go through before getting the job completed.
If you would like to save yourself some time and money, contacting a professional who is able to do tree removal, stump grinding and earthworks you will save you money by having everything done at once by 1 contractor.
You need a contractor with experience so the job is done correctly the first time. Armac have been removing trees of all different shapes and sizes since 1999 and with this experience can remove roots and all leaving you with a blank canvas to work with. If garden borders or limestone walls need to be removed this too is all part of the service.
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.
All plants and soil can be removed and discarded appropriately so the new soil can be added for new garden beds.
When the unwanted trees, stumps and garden removal has taken place, the process to clear away all debris and level off the surface gives you a clear space to start work on your fabulous new yard and with all rubbish is disposed of in the correct way.
Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup have the expertise and professionalism to deal with all sorts of yards, trees and stumps. For a free onsite quote call Ray today on 0448 442 477 and get your garden ready to have it how you have always wanted it to be.
Spring 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As winter sets in around the South West, so do the storms. To ensure your property is safe from extensive damage and your family is safe from harm, it may be time to get the professionals in to assess your property’s trees and surrounding flora. Trees, branches, shrubs and debris lying around can be picked up by strong wind gusts and cause irreparable damage to your home and injury to the people around them.
Armac are your local, fully insured and accredited experts in tree removal, stump grinding and yard clean-ups. Whether it is clearing your yard from old trees to make new space or removing trees completely to minimise risk to your home anywhere in the South West, Ray and his team have the expertise and experience to get the job done affordably, efficiently and on time.
Some of the pre-emptive measures to take to ensure your home’s safety in storm season include:
Branches that scrape and whip against your roof, windows and walls during a storm will not only scare everyone inside, they also pose a serious safety threat. Heavier branches are prone to snapping and falling onto house roof, causing extensive damage and possibly causing you to have to evacuate your home.
Bits of yard rubbish, twigs, dead branches and other potential flying hazards are all simply lying in wait for the big wind gust that will pick them up and throw them through your windows. Carrying out an intensive yard cleanup not only clears spaces for new garden adventures, renovations or building and garden projects, they are also beneficial in moving possible flying objects out of the danger zone.
When it comes to damage to homes, cars, fences and utility services, one of the biggest culprits are large trees. Getting them pruned every year may not be enough when the tree becomes a hazard and has grown too close to power lines or the roots start lifting up house foundation and paving. The bigger the tree, the more the wind will shake it and if the trunk snaps and it lands on your house roof or car, that’s an extremely costly accident! Give yourself peace of mind that the large trees on your property aren’t a safety hazard and get them assessed by Armac Stump Grinding.
Armac strive to provide efficient and cost-effective service, with reliable and honest local small business service. We will never tell you to remove a tree unnecessarily and always leave our work sites immaculate and safe. Call Ray today for a free quote on 0448 442 477.
When people think Autumn, they predominantly think leaves; the falling, raking and clearing of leaves. But autumn is so much more than just cleaning up the yard of fallen leaves in preparation for winter. Some species of trees, plants and shrubs can be planted at this time, tree’s need to be pruned and lawn needs to be fertilised to allow for growth over the colder months. Preparing your yard in autumn reduces the chances of you having to get out in the cold, wet months of winter to attend to garden issues.
Armac are so much more than just stump removal specialists, they can assist with all areas of yard cleanup and tree removal. We provide the following services that can help you prepare for winter:
Whilst the winds get stronger and the days get shorter, you may wish to consider having your larger trees pruned or even removed to decrease the chance of a tree falling on your car, shed or home. Large branches can be a safety hazard and trees typically begin to enter dormancy in winter, making it a great time to prune for efficient re-growth.
Got a leafy tree? Or does your neighbour? Those fallen leaves cause all sorts of problems when they fall into gutters and pools, clogging up drains and filters. They can also pose slip hazards when they are wet and breed mosquitoes and other insects in their warm, moist nests. Pruning your shrubs and bushes, cleaning up debris and removing possible dangers to your family are all part of the Armac Yard Cleanup service.
Whilst the word earthworks often brings to mind large expansive movement of dirt and rubble, it can refer to the small jobs of driveways and drainage, which is so important when excess water is around your home.
Armac will not only assist in tree and stump removal, but yard cleanup and earthworks to ensure your property is safe and ready for the colder months. Call Ray today on 0448 442 477 to arrange a free onsite quote today.