Don’t let it become a tree-mendous problem

August 7, 2015 Comments Off on Don’t let it become a tree-mendous problem

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Australians have always had a love affair with trees. Fruit trees such as Apple and lemon trees have been a staple of family gardens for decades, while some of our most iconic city parks are home to trees that have been around for centuries.

Sadly, as beautiful and iconic as they are, if your tree is not maintained properly, it can cause significant damage to your home.

One of the biggest problems that we come across as a tree removalist in Hornsby are homeowners that let their trees grow out of control. A dangerously over-sized tree is not only a fire hazard; it can have serious implications to the value of your home, as well as any pre-existing damage to the foundations.

When maintaining your tree, it is recommended that you check it at least 1-2 times a year and conduct a thorough inspection of the surrounding area. If the tree is growing close to your home, debris from leaves and branches can block the gutters, which can cause significant damage such as rotting wood, mould buildup and congestion. When assessing your tree, check to see how close it is to your property and any overhead wires, particularly in the summer months when fire danger levels are heightened.

Underground damage can also be costly without proper care. Larger root systems will lift the buildings foundation, creating an uneven surface that can extend into neighboring properties. In some extreme circumstances, tree roots that have grown deep underground can pierce through the drainpipes, causing an obstruction to the water flow to your property. This may then require professional assistance to unblock the pipes.

At All Tree Care, we know the importance of keeping your tree healthy and out of harms way. As your local Hornsby tree removalist, we pride ourselves on delivering quality tree work and customer service.


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