Detailed, easy to understand tree reports ranging from:
- health and condition examinations
- survey and assessments
- tree protection plans i.e. pre- construction, construction and post-construction
- tree risk/hazard reports
- brief reports
Reports are tailored to your needs and are based around Australian Standards AS4970-2009 Protection of Trees on Development Sites and AS4373-2007 Pruning of Amenity Trees. They all come with the same promise of quality, attention to detail and dedication.
Tree roots are critical to the longevity of a tree and are often neglected in the urban forest. Building development commonly impacts tree roots which can result in a spiral of decline on the health of trees, and an expensive maintenance cost could follow with no solution. It is important to understand the Tree Protection Zone as the tree roots extend well beyond the canopy drip line, so before any development commences ensure you obtain an Tree Management Plan.
Trees in decline are often targeted by possums as the trees' stored energy is used to promote new growth and is often rich in complex sugars. Possums feed on this growth and the trees health declines further, often resulting in death. Non invasive trunk banding methods are available.
Tree management solutions
Tree Pruning and Removal
Trees commonly react well and benefit from pruning. Common reasons to prune are:
- Deadwood removal
- Shaping (to control or direct growth)
- Appearance and aesthetic appeal
- Improving or maintaining health
- Minimising risk from falling branches
- Reducing overall size and canopy density
Forms of pruning available:
- Crown thinning
- Selective pruning
- Formative pruning
- Reduction pruning
- Crown lifting
- Remedial (restorative) pruning
- Line clearance
- Habitat (partial removal of tree/creating habitat for wildlife)
Tree management solutions, such as reducing the likelihood of tree failure, is one of the most important mitigation strategies in the urban forest. For example, a hazardous tree can remain in the environment to an acceptable risk level with the implementation of canopy reduction pruning and cable bracing.
SOIL AND FERTILIZER TREATMENTS
Soil profiles and condition can be altered by construction which can effect water levels, drainage and exposure. We can reinstate natural ground levels, test soil; add appropriate treatments and apply fertiliser if tree/s are in need of a boost in health or energy.
TREE SELECTION AND PLANTING
There can never be too many trees on our planet so why not select your favourite tree according to growing conditions and let it grow! If help is required in the selection and planting process, Rigoni Tree Solutions can assist.