The city of Melbourne—as well as its outlying areas—is heavily populated by beautiful trees. From eucalyptus trees to plane trees and from elms to conifers to oaks, many streets and yards in and around the city are dotted with aesthetically striking tree species. Many homebuyers even make trees in the yard a top priority when they are shopping for new places to live—to the point where having healthy trees on your property can make selling your home remarkably easier.
In a perfect world, trees would live forever and never pose a risk to people or property. Majestic, beautiful, calming and good for the environment, trees have lots of pros and very few cons. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and sadly trees don’t live forever. According to the City of Melbourne’s ‘Urban Forest Visual’ map, the majority of the trees in the area are healthy and expected to live for at least 20 more years.
Telling the Healthy Trees from the Unhealthy Ones
However, some trees don’t have such lengthy life expectancies, which can create a problem for city government departments, property owners and others. A tree that loses its leaves earlier than other surrounding trees, shows lesions, drops branches easily during a storm or displays signs of a pest infestation might be on its last legs, so to speak. These signs are just a few of the symptoms of an unhealthy tree.
If you believe a tree on your property might be dying or unhealthy, it is a good idea to call an arborist in Melbourne. A professional arborist will be able to inspect the tree and determine its level of health. If the tree is unsalvageable, the arborist will recommend its removal—particularly if the tree has the potential to fall and cause property damage or injury. On other occasions the arborist might be able to save the tree with some strategic pruning or trimming.
At Down to Earth Tree Care, we can help you determine the overall health of the trees on your property. We are Melbourne arborists and specialise in both tree surgery and tree removal. If your tree needs to be nursed back to health, we can develop a strategy to help it along. If your tree needs to be removed, we can do so safely without escalating the risk posed to your property.
Maximise the Lifespan of Your Trees with a Call to a Melbourne Arborist
When they have the right conditions, many trees can live healthily for years and years. Studies show that different species of oaks and elms can survive for hundreds of years. Eucalyptus trees, meanwhile, can live for up to 250 years, while plane trees can live for an astonishing 2,000 years—or longer.
With the help of a qualified arborist in Melbourne, you can help the trees in your yard reach their potential life expectancies. With correct tree pruning and surgery tactics, we can keep your trees healthy and beautiful for years to come. To learn more about our arborists, call us on 0407 561 675.