Tree thinning – why do it?
During the summer months in Brisbane, high winds and damaging hail from our summer storms can have an adverse effect on your trees and gardens. While everyone knows a Brisbane Winter eventually brings about the formidable “westerlys”, usually present around Ekka time. Strong winds can do harmful damage to trees, increasing the chances of structural damage and potentially making them more prone to damaging your property. One of the most important things you can do to protect your trees from high winds is thinning.
Thinning is a term used for the selective removal of parts of a plant such as branches, buds or roots. ‘Thinning’ can be undertaken to increase the resistance of environmental factors such as droughts, storms, and insect infestation. If wind can pass through a tree more easily, it is less likely to get blown over in high winds. Correct thinning techniques can encourage trees to get wider crowns, increase diameter and stability against winds and storms.
The Christmas period and school holidays is a busy time for most of us, and we may not have the time to tend to our yards. Branches may be hanging dangerously over your house, palm trees may be dropping fronds all over your yard and into your pool, and gardens may be quite over-grown. Contacting a tree specialist is a great way to get on top of your garden needs to ensure the health, stability and longevity of your trees for years to come.
Aussie Tree Solutions have qualified, experienced Arborists who can advise you on the correct and most beneficial ways of maintaining the safety of your trees. Call us today on 3351-1722 and organise for a free quote with one of our friendly Arborists.
References: Australian Standard ‘Pruning of Amenity Trees’, “Standards Australia”, NSW, Australia, 2001