Tree trimming techniques

Topping: A harmful tree pruning method

Pruning is a crucial part of maintaining the health of your trees and, when done properly, can help extend their life span. It involves the removal of dead or undesired limbs. Rather doing the actual pruning, many homeowners who feel that a tree has become too big and want to reduce its size end up topping the tree which is quite dangerous.  Topping is the indiscriminate chopping of tree tranches to lateral branches or to stubs that aren't large enough to take up the terminal role. Read More 

Before You Build a Treehouse: Check Out These Essential Safety Tips

Building a treehouse is both fun and challenging, but if you want to ensure the final product is safe for occupants, there are a number of safety steps you should take. Before you start hoisting wood into your favourite tree, make sure it's ready. Let the following tips guide you: 1. Start with a visual inspection of the tree Before you load a tree with a house that is going to hold your children or yourself, do a thorough visual exam to ensure the tree looks safe. Read More 

Five Fun And Functional Ways To Use Your Dead Tree Without Removing It From Your Yard

If you have a dead tree in your yard, you need to have a tree service come to your house, assess the tree and help you remove it if needed. However, you don't necessarily need to remove every dead tree in your yard. If a tree specialist says it is safe to keep the dead tree in your yard, you can leave the roots where they are and turn the stump or trunk into something useful or decorative. Read More 

Getting Ready For Winter: What You Need To Know Before Buying Timber For Your Fence

Summer is over, and winter will soon be here. In particular, that means cold and wet days are on their way. Now is the time to replace any broken fence posts before winter moisture arrives. Once moisture seeps into damaged timber, it can cause rot, and that will make your fence weak. If it rots enough, the fence could become dangerous due to the threat of collapse. As a new home handyman who has not bought treated pine fence products before, there are three main pointers you need to know before you choose the timber you are going to use. Read More