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Sep 28, 2017
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Birds in the Garden

If you want to encourage native bird life in your garden, hanging a birdseed bell or leaving out food scraps for them to eat is not the way to do it. You need to create a garden which is bird-friendly, and will encourage birds to not just come for a feed, but to nest and make your garden their home.

In order to attract native birds, you should plant native flora. Grevilleas, Banksias and Acacias are excellent sources of nectar, insects and shelter for many native species. Larger species require larger trees for their habitat – Kookaburras, Currawong and Parrots all require native trees of substantial size to feel at home in your garden. Smaller species like Honeyeaters, will be encouraged to visit if you plant nectar producing bushes and trees.

If you are unsure of the type of bird visiting your garden, you can search using descriptives such as size and colouring to find the name of the bird, and read about its habitat, feeding and breeding practices on the Birds in Backyards website.

As well as providing native flora for bird life, a small pond, fountain or bird bath will also encourage winged visitors – especially on a hot day. If your pond has fish in it, you will want to cover the pond with chicken-wire or something similar, because many birds enjoy freshwater seafood! Bird baths should be placed in dappled shade and perched high enough for the birds to feel safe and comfortable. It should also be close to shrubs or trees so that the bird can escape if frightened. Birds drink and bathe in the same water, so the water will need to be refreshed quite frequently. A shallow pond with a fountain and various levels and depths would be perfect.

Providing nest boxes is another great way to attract bird life. Natural hollows in the trunks of old trees used to provide a nesting place for kookaburras and parrots, however in the suburban landscape, old trees are removed and so this natural habitat for nesting is not so freely available. If you are serious about encouraging birds to make your garden their home, then consider a few nesting boxes carefully placed at a safe height and in the shelter of a healthy tree.
The key to creating a bird friendly garden is to create structural diversity with a good mix of native plants. Plants should include a range of shrubs of varying heights, grasses and ground covers and some nice tall trees. Using mulch around garden beds encourages insects, which in turn encourages birds to visit and feed.

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Mar 26, 2017
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Recommended Arborists

A good arborist is hard to find. We know. We work in the industry. We’ve spent some time in the industry have learnt a thing or two about how people operate, their capacity, their qualifications, their professionalism, their insurances, and their reputations. Let’s take a quick look at a few arborists (that we can recommend).

Sydney Tree Removals

This site is run for Sydney Tree Removals so we may be a little biased. However, from our dealings with Sydney Tree Removals they have proven to be reliable, honest, and professional. As a blog writer I have more work than I have time, so I could have moved on to another client. But I stick with Sydney Tree Removals because they are just so pleasant to deal with. If you don’t believe me, have a look at their reviews on Google. At the time of writing this blog post they have a 100% 5 star rating.


Brisbane Tree Removals

If you are in South East Queensland, then Brisbane Tree Removals is the go to arborist service. They put all other arborist companies to shame. Their tree removal crew is incredibly experienced and efficient, and their equipment even comes with all the bells and whistles! They don’t currently have a Google Reviews page, however, I did spot they have a Facebook Page and their reviews there are 5 stars. Looks like they’re dominating social media and moving away from blogs. Maybe I need to shift careers!

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Sep 8, 2013
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Three Reasons Why You Might Have A Tree Removed

If you have ever had a decision to make on whether or not to remove a tree you will already know that it is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Having the tree removed will not come that cheap and it could cost even more if the job is not done in the correct manner.

A job like this is certainly not what you will be employing the services of your local landscape gardener for; it will need the experience and knowledge of a proper tree removal company. These can be found quite easily as there are more than enough of them located all across Australia, including of course Sydney.

So here are my three main reasons as to why a tree should be considered for removal:

  • If the tree is either dead or dying – Any dead or dying tree really should be removed simply because once a tree is dead they can become a big danger for your home. They will eventually become weak and branches could fall off or it could fall during a storm. If you are unsure on whether the tree is dead, you could employ the services of a botanist to let you know.
  • If the tree is damaging your property – The roots of a tree can over time cause a certain level of risk to your property. They could damage any underground gas and water pipes, overhead electricity lines as well as damaging side walks or paving. If you think there is a real danger of property damage, it is definitely time to call in a tree removal expert.
  • If the tree is reducing the value of your home – This is certainly not my favourite reason for removing a tree, especially if it is alive and not a risk to your property but sometimes a tree can actually cause your house value to decline. This is usually down to how the tree looks, with it becoming more of an eye sore than a compliment to your home.

Before having any tree removed be sure to have a look at the local regulations as to whether the tree is legally able to be removed. Some trees can be a home to some of the world’s endangered species and will not be allowed to be removed. Additionally, always make sure that your tree removal contractor is fully licensed to do what you ask of him. We suggest using Sydney Tree Removals due to their qualifications, wealth of experience and professionalism.


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