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Preserving Brisbane’s Significant Native Trees

Preserving Brisbane’s Significant Native Trees

Do you have a large significant native tree on your Brisbane property such as a Gum tree, Fig tree or Poinciana that you are worried about? We are often asked about removing these trees as homeowners can be worried about the trees dropping branches, interfering with pipes underground, growing over neighbouring houses or causing future problems and maintenance costs. While these points can be valid depending on the size and location of these trees, removing them doesn’t have to be the answer. You will also find that these species of trees are often protected by council in Brisbane so if you do want to remove one, you will need to check with Brisbane Council first (see below): Significant Native Trees that are protected (image from Council website) Before deciding to remove a significant native tree (assuming it is not protected by Council) you should have an Arborist inspect the tree to see if this is the only option. Pruning these native trees may be all that is required. If you can preserve a large native tree on your property and it isn’t causing damage to your home, neighbouring houses or a safety liability, we recommend that you do! Our Significant landscapes trees are truly beautiful. They can give your property and your suburb character. This isn’t to say that we haven’t removed our fair share of trees in Brisbane, but we are Arborist’s who value our trees and if we can save a native from being damaged by providing alternatives, we will always do so. Benefits of pruning your Significant Native Trees: Remove deadwood to keep the tree looking...
Signs your tree is unhealthy

Signs your tree is unhealthy

For trees to remain healthy, There are a number of factors that come into play for trees to remain healthy and strong. If you have a tree in your yard or at your business premises, Oasis Tree Management recommend you regularly check your trees for any of the following signs which are an indication your tree is not at its optimal health: Visible damage This could be caused from a number of factors such as storms, animals, impact from lawn mowers or whipper snippers. Changes to the tree structures Abnormal gnarly growths, irregular growth patterns, splits or swellings are an indication the tree has something wrong with its development. Blight Where the trees trunks, branches, stems, flowers and leaves are all exhibiting signs of widespread dying. Pest infestation This can include visible insects, visible fungal sporing structures, parasites, growth of moulds or a sooty appearance. Decay Rot can occur inside the trunk of trees, leading to decay. Colour changes A sudden change in colour including the appearance of unusual spots or blotches could indicate a tree is suffering and becoming unhealthy. Detecting and diagnosing what may be wrong with a tree can be difficult as although some signs are easy to identify, others won’t be unless a qualified Arborist examines the tree. Oasis Tree Management have a fully qualified Arborist who heads an experienced team for affordable tree services such as tree pruning, tree removal, tree lopping, stump grinding, mulching and land clearing. We offer free tree assessments with our Arborist to determine if your tree can be saved and its health restored. Oasis Tree Management specialise in tree...
The benefits of stump grinding

The benefits of stump grinding

Often after tree lopping, people will leave the tree stump in their yard or garden, thinking stump grinding is something that is not really required. They figure the tree stump will eventually deteriorate on its own but there can be several disadvantages to leaving a tree stump in your yard or garden bed. Here, Oasis Tree Management share with our readers the benefits of professional stump grinding: Removes an eyesore – tree stumps can detract from the visual appeal of your yard and garden area. Trip hazard – tree stumps left poking out of the ground can cause trips and falls. Creates space – removing a tree stump from the lawn adds more valuable space and makes room for new plants in garden beds. Prevents reshooting – if you don’t remove the stump, the tree can shoot again. Makes way for construction – by removing the tree stump you are able to build on the area where the tree used to be. Reduces infection – tree stump grinding reduces the chance of other trees being attacked by wood decay fungi. Reduces the risk of termites – leaving a tree stump in the ground can attract termites to your yard and home. Environmentally friendly – a tree stump is usually ground down to approximately 30m below ground level, leaving a mixture of nutrient rich wood mulch and soil. If you have a tree stump taking up usable lawn or garden space, Oasis Tree Management have all the necessary stump grinding equipment to remove the stump. Oasis Tree Management have a fully qualified Arborist who heads an experienced team for affordable...
How to care for your trees.

How to care for your trees.

Oasis Tree Management offer specialised tree care services for Brisbane Southside and surrounding suburbs, Logan City including Logan Village, Jimboomba and Browns Plains as well as Gold Coast including Yatala, Ormeau and Southport. We live and breathe trees and are qualified in tree removal and maintenance to Australian Standards.  Our primary focus is on the health and safety of trees and tree care starts well before you plant the tree in the soil! Here, Oasis Tree Management offer some tips for Brisbane homeowners and business owners on how to care for your trees, so you get to enjoy them for many, many years. Choose the right tree Before you plant any trees, be sure you have done your research and spoken with industry professionals to ensure the tree you are about to plant will best suit its environment. Find a healthy specimen If you have a decision on the right tree for your home or business, be sure to select a healthy specimen that has every chance of survival. Avoid trees that are root bound, diseased or have parts that are dehydrated or dying. Plant well Be sure you give the tree every chance of survival by planting as per the nurseries instructions. Different trees thrive in different soil conditions so it is important to give it the best start and water it in well once planted. Water All living things need water to survive and trees are no different. Depending on the species of tree will determine how much and how often it should be watered to help it thrive. Mulch Once the tree is planted, add a...
What you Can and Can’t do to your neighbours trees in Brisbane!

What you Can and Can’t do to your neighbours trees in Brisbane!

Neighbouring trees have been a hot topic for our clients in recent months. We have spoken about what you are legally allowed to do if one of your neighbours trees is giving you problems at your property before, but we thought we would rehash the subject as it is a question we are frequently asked! Firstly, who is responsible for what!? The tree keeper who is responsible for the tree is defined as the registered owner of the land the tree is growing on. It is also important to note that as the tree keeper you are responsible for the whole tree. That means if the roots of the tree on your property are damaging your neighbours property, it is your responsibility. The common disagreements between neighbours are as follows: Tree branches overhanging fence Leaves, seeds, tree debris falling in your yard Roots causing damage Tree branches blocking sunlight from property/solar panels/TV reception So what happens if your neighbours tree is overhanging your fence? The first thing you should do is have a friendly chat with your neighbour to let them know of the issue with their tree. Chances are they don’t know it’s affecting you. If the matter can be resolved by a simple conversation it will save you time, money and the stress of taking legal action. What can you legally do yourself? You are legally allowed to remove branches overhanging your property to your boundary line as well as any offending roots from your neighbours tree. You can then either decide to return the lopped branches/roots/fruit to your neighbour or dispose of them. Please be aware...
Tree bark. As unique as we are.

Tree bark. As unique as we are.

Tree bark is the outermost layer covering the trunk, branches and stems of a tree. Bark provides protection from harmful external factors such as strong winds, disease and animals that would likely try to consume it. Bark consists of an inner bark and an outer bark. The inner bark is living tissue, whilst the outer bark is mostly comprised of dead tissue. Different species of trees produce attractive and interesting bark colours and textures that make them unique, just as our fingerprint makes us unique from any other human. Some types of bark have thorns, some have cones, some peel off the tree, some have scaly plates, holes or patterns. The colours and textures of bark can vary widely and since the dawn of time, tree bark has been used to make anything from cloth, to canoes to ropes. Other interesting facts about tree bark are: Some bark extracts are believed to counteract ailments such as heart disease, asthma and high blood pressure. Tree bark can be as thin as a piece of paper or up to two feet thick. Some barks have chemicals within it to ward off pests and fungi. Barks protects trees from disease and from drying out. The texture of a trees bark can vary and change as it gets older.   Oasis Tree Management offer specialised tree care and our vison is to create and nurture your own oasis. We have a fully qualified Arborist on our team to give you trusted advice and help you achieve a garden paradise full of strong and healthy trees. If you looking for tree care with a...
Tree pruning.  Why it is best left to the professionals.

Tree pruning. Why it is best left to the professionals.

Tree pruning, if left to the uneducated and unqualified, can damage a tree, and worse, cause it to die! Using incorrect methods can weaken your trees structure – leaving them potentially fragile and dangerous. People who prune trees that are not fully qualified to do so can place your property and family at risk by weakening the tree, causing it to fall during high winds or storms. Professional tree pruning not only prevents trees from becoming unmanageable but also allows your garden to really flourish by opening up the canopy and letting more light in. Oasis Tree Management can professionally prune your trees if your trees have visibly damaged or dying areas, have overhanging branches into your neighbour’s yard or are growing onto your roof and gutters. Tree pruning can also prevent vermin entering your home via the roof, let more valuable light into your garden and enhance the overall beauty of your garden. Tree pruning is the best solution to prevent gardens from becoming unmanageable, untidy and a problem for your Brisbane home. When it comes to tree pruning, it is important to use a qualified arborist, who is trained in correct pruning methods under Australian Standards. If you need experienced tree pruning done at your Brisbane property, don’t attempt it yourselves or call in anyone who is unqualified– call the experts at Oasis Tree Management on 07 5546 3958 and let us ensure the job is done to suit your property, your budget and your trees! Oasis Tree Management also provide expert tree removal, tree lopping, stump grinding, mulching as...
The world’s tallest tree

The world’s tallest tree

Northern California can lay claim to having the world’s tallest tree, the Hyperion (Sequoia sempervirens), a species of coast redwood. It was last measured at an extraordinary height of 115.61 metres tall, making it the world’s tallest known living tree. The Hyperion was discovered in 2006 in a remote area of the Redwood National and State Park, Northern California, USA. It was at that time recorded as standing a staggering 115.55 metres tall and was found to have woodpecker damage at the top. It is estimated the trees age at the time of discovery was to be approximately 700 years old! Interestingly, the Hyperion’s exact location was kept under wraps in order to protect it from curious tourists who might try to climb it or otherwise damage it. Oasis Tree Management wholeheartedly understand the importance of protecting our valuable and historic trees. We are absolutely passionate about trees and sustaining Australia’s environment. That’s why we have a fully qualified Arborist on our team who understands the life cycle and health of a tree and who is expertly trained in tree pruning, tree care, tree removal and tree maintenance. For all tree pruning, tree removal, tree lopping, stump grinding, mulching and Arborist services for your home or business premises, contact Oasis Tree Management on 07 5546 3958. We provide expert tree services and free onsite tree assessments for Brisbane, Southside and Logan – 7 Days a...

BRISBANE STORMS PREPARATION TIPS

8 Last Minute Preparation Tips for Storm Season Although we are only entering the start of summer, we are well and truly into storm season here in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Fallen trees and debris still lay along the road that leads to our family home in Logan Village and clients in our local area as well as various areas around Brisbane have needed us to remove fallen trees from fences, pool yards and sheds. Preventing damage to your property during a natural disaster like a serious storm can be hard; however there are ways to minimise the risk and we have some last minute preparation tips for you to get started if you haven’t! 8 Last Minute Preparation Tips for Storm Season   1. Assess the perimeter of your property and note how a severe storm could impact your home 2. Remove tree branches from trees that are close to your house and gutters 3. Remove any damanged, dying or dead trees that are close to your house (see how here) 4. Check gutters and downpipes to ensure they are clear from debris 5. Check your roof to ensure it’s in good condition 6. Secure any loose items around your property such as trampolines, chicken coops, garden sheds etc. 7. Ensure you home and contents insurance is up to date and adequate 8. Have a plan in case you lose power for more than a day – water, camping stove, fuel etc, safely on hand. If you need help assessing the health of a tree on your property or require branches or trees to be removed  in...
Why choose an Arborist?

Why choose an Arborist?

Arborists are an individual who have a professional qualification in the art and science of planting, growth cultivation, caring for and maintaining trees.  They have studied reactions to pruning, tree diseases, decay and surgery. Arborists understand trees and take care of the overall health of a tree. Oasis Tree Management on the Brisbane Southside are specialists in tree removal, tree pruning, tree maintenance, stump grinding, land clearing and providing A grade forest mulch.  More importantly we have a fully qualified Arborist on our team. Having a trained professional giving you advice on your tree care and tree maintenance is an investment into the future health of your trees.  Beautiful, healthy trees can add tremendous value to your property, provide shade and be a place for families to play under. Poorly maintained trees can not only be an eye sore but can be downright dangerous with decay and falling branches. Tree pruning and tree removal, especially of large trees, can be hazardous work and should only be done by a qualified Arborist or a tree lopper under the guidance of an Arborist who understands trees and is ultimately working to save the tree where possible. Some unethical and untrained tree lopping companies will unnecessarily remove a tree even if it is healthy, due to lack of knowledge or to simply get paid. Having a fully qualified Arborist on our team of professionals at Oasis Tree Management means our clients benefit from our ethical and extensive knowledge of tree care and tree maintenance. Our Arborists can give consultations that will help to determine which correct tree services may be necessary rather...