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October, 2019

Spring has Sprung – Your tree’s health check

How good is the feeling of sun on your skin after hibernating indoors over winter! Although its not quite summer, spring gives us a taste of sunnier, warmer days and time to venture back into the outdoors. However, unlike us, our trees and plants have been out there enduring the elements so this is a (Read more…)

June, 2019

Shiver me timbers – Winter Pruning

As the last colourful leaves fall for Autumn and we roll into Winter, its usually a good time to check the health of your tree, especially if it is deciduous. Trees become dormant during those cooler months making it the best time to prune. As some species have different dormant lengths compared to others there (Read more…)

March, 2019

Barking up the wrong tree? – Tips to avoid door-to-door scams

Have you ever had a knock on your door from a big burly bloke asking you if you want some tree work done? Have you ever seen a neighbour having trees removed or pruned during early evening when the work day is well and truly over? Do you know any elderly people who have been (Read more…)

November, 2017

General Grant Tree – Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

ATC tree travel diaries Away from the huge crowds of the General Sherman Tree in the adjoining national park sits the second largest tree in the world the General Grant Tree. Standing tall as the centre piece of Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, it also has the title of the widest known sequoia (Read more…)

September, 2017

General Sherman Tree – Sequoia National Park USA

ATC tree travel diaries Our road trip through California took us into the Sequoia National Park, home to deep valleys,distinctive rocks, giant forests, famous sequoia trees and the largest trees in the world! Established on 25th September 1890, the Sequoia National Park spans over 400,000 acres. It was California’s first national park and is America’s (Read more…)

August, 2017

Moreton Bay Fig – Santa Barbara USA

ATC tree travel diaries This past July we were lucky enough to travel over to the California in the United States of America to explore some of their national parks and giant trees. Over the next few weeks we’ll feature some of the trees we saw and some of the interesting history about California’s natural (Read more…)

December, 2016

O Christmas Tree – Looking after your tree

Christmas is a fabulous and busy time of year. We love it here at Assured Tree Care for everything that it is, the Christmas carols, the lights, the celebrations and most of all the Christmas tree! This is a special tradition in our house and we always get a real one. Not to say that (Read more…)

November, 2016

Change of Season – Reducing the risk of your trees

Melbourne’s weather has been very temperamental in recent years and with the effects of climate change we have begun to see unusual and unseasonal characteristics with some of our trees. This isn’t helped with the change of seasons especially as spring rolls into summer. The best way to protect you and your home from potential (Read more…)

October, 2016

Swift Response – Saving the Swift Parrot

Spending its time on the mainland over winter in Victorian forests and along Australia’s eastern coastline, the Swift Parrot is now heading back to Tasmania. Flying over the strait from August, spring time in Tasmania is the only place they like to breed. Many years ago this was a fine place to nest, searching out (Read more…)

September, 2016

Tree Education – School tree audits

We have two girls that attend a primary school that have a number of trees on the property. We send them to school every day entrusting in the school to keep them happy and safe. Our school like all schools have a duty of care and safety to their students, staff and parents inside and (Read more…)