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How to Protect the Trees in Your Garden If you want to find out more about how you can protect the trees in your garden, you should read my blog! My name is Darren. Welcome! I was inspired to start this blog by a wonderful man that I hired to prune the trees in my garden. While he was up there, pruning away, he spotted that one of my trees had become diseased. He explained what the problem was and suggested that I call in professional tree removal service to deal with the problem. I did and they were great. I have gained so much new knowledge, I decided a blog was the best place to put it!



Is It Best To Remove A Tree That's Close To A Power Line?

Trees and power lines don't mix, and when you have a tree already planted near a power line, you have to figure out the best way to ensure the tree won't interfere with the wires or post. For many people, this means continually hiring tree services to trim the tree year after year after year, sometimes leading to bizarre cuts that make the tree look very lopsided. Sometimes, though, you don't want to deal with having to hire services repeatedly. You don't want to deal with the increasing anxiousness as the need to trim the tree appears again and again. In these cases, you might consider removing the tree. However, that's a big step, so is it more appropriate than just continuing to trim the tree every year?

If It's A New Tree, Yes

If you planted a new tree close to a power line and forgot to look up minimum safe distances and other power-line safety information, yes, removing the tree is better. When a tree is new and hasn't become established, it's much easier to move and hopefully replant farther away from the power lines, although you should clear that with a tree service first. Look up your city's requirements for how far away trees should be from power lines, and remember to do that each time you try to plant another tree, as requirements can change.

If It's Directly Under The Line, That Could Be The Best Action To Take

If you're dealing with an older tree that is well-established and that is essentially right under where a new power line is supposed to be installed, removing the tree is best. There's no reason to leave it there if the power line can't be rerouted. If the powerline and tree are already in place and you're faced with a tree growing right up into the lines, removing the tree is likely the best action you can take.

Remember that Australia protects many tree species, so don't have the tree removed until you've verified that you can do so. And even if the tree is protected, you may be able to show that it or its roots form such a threat to the line that you get approved to remove the tree.

If The Canopy Could Grow Around The Line, You Have Options

If the tree itself is planted away from the line, but the canopy looks like it will grow into the path of the line, then removing the tree does not have to happen. If you decide that the way the canopy would be cut to clear the power line looks too strange, you might still remove the tree. But if the cuts to the canopy would not be that drastic, then the benefits of keeping the tree outweigh the benefits of removing it.

Reach out to a tree removals service to find out more.