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Kerrie Langloy7

Good points unifini33 & trettrenta. Safety has to be the top priority.


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maudiej

If ever The Main Breadwinner and I get a divorce it will be because of a tree - he likes to plant and grow vegetables and wont be happy until he has trimmed and shaped my gorgeous old (and huge) spreading mulberry back until it looks like a poplar. "Its casting shade on me broad beans/kale/lettuce/asparagus ......" is the lament as I sprawl in its beautiful summer shade with a book and picnic.

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cathyshepherd

We are planning to build on our large block. We have uncontrolled regrowth on the block that was completely cleared over 40 years ago. As a consequence we have a number of large trees that are reaching the end of their life. Our advice would be talk to a reputable arborist. We found one that also does contract work for our local council so they are very familiar with the rules. They advised that if possible to remove trees around the house and utilities and replant when building. Other clients have spent thousands trying to preserve trees only to have the tree die a couple of years after the build. The reason? Root damage plus changes to drainage which affect the trees viability. Even the movement of equipment under the trees (like workers parking their cars in the shade) can cause root damage and disease. It led to a great deal of heartache for the house owners and ended up being more expensive as the dead tree was difficult to remove as they had built around it.

   

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