All Frequently Asked Questions about tree sevices, removal, pruning

Here we answer some of the most common questions clients have about arborist services and tree care.┬áIf these don’t answer you queries please don’t hesitate to contact our team – 1300 487 333

How do I choose which tree to plant?


Find out how large the tree will grow to, in its maturity. Find out where it originates from in case it is a weed species. For example, a Camphor Laurel is from China and it not recognised as a weed there, however it is classed as a noxious weed in Australia. Know what type of soil the tree best flourishes in. A Bottle tree likes a well-drained soil, so clay soil would not be advisable.
Find a suitable location in the garden to suit the trees growing pattern. Does the tree like full or partial sun and know where your drains and any other services are located in the garden so that the tree does not impact these. Fig trees need lots of space, so plant them away from the house and driveway. If you live near the ocean, the Desert Star or Norfolk Pine are more suitable to plant as they have a glabrous leaf and are salt tolerant.
Call the tree experts at Tree Essence Arborists, the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads on 1300 487 333 for more advice and information on choosing the best tree for your environment.


How do I choose which tree to plant?

Find out how large the tree will grow to, in its maturity. Find out where it originates from in case it is a weed species. For example, a Ca ...


How do you know if a tree is not healthy?

The density of the canopy - going from the top to the bottom, if the foliage is thinner at the top, this displays a vascular problem that th ...


What does it mean to be a certified Arborist?

An Arborist by definition is a person who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining plants and trees.
The ...


How do I care for a Hoop Pine Tree at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads?

Hoop Pine (Araucaria Cunninghamii) is a native Australian species found in Queensland and New South Wales. This magnificent specimen of a tr ...


Should you fertilise newly planted trees at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads?

Trees have what you call a 'root to shoot' ratio. So whatever is above the ground is generally below the ground and it is an equilibrium - a ...


How do I get my garden ready for the Summer heat at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads?

The inevitable Summer heat will impact on the health of your trees, shrubs and flowers.

Getting your soil ready - The soil temperature c ...


How do you care for a Phoenix Palm at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads?

There are some essential key factors when pruning and maintaining your Phoenix Palms. The unique and iconic nature of these palms portrays a ...


How do you trim a tree at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads without killing it?

There is an Australian standard AS4373-2007 which is the most recent updated version outlining the guidelines of effective tree trimming. A  ...


How do you care for a Poinciana Tree at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads?

Poinciana Trees originally come from Madagascar. They are a soft timber and are prone to disease and fungi. So generally when pruning a Poin ...


How do you mulch properly at the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Tweed heads?

Mulching works best if you can obtain a mixture of tree varieties including palm trees. There are different minerals and carbohydrates that  ...


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