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34 days ago

Naked trees

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

🍁❄️When deciduous trees are naked over winter, some spectacular bark is on display without the distraction of flowers and foliage.
Some of the trees to admire stunning bark include the twisting lines of mature Sweet Chestnut, the white peeling bark of the Betula papyrifera, and the smooth … View more
🍁❄️When deciduous trees are naked over winter, some spectacular bark is on display without the distraction of flowers and foliage.
Some of the trees to admire stunning bark include the twisting lines of mature Sweet Chestnut, the white peeling bark of the Betula papyrifera, and the smooth and peeling bark of the Watergum Tristaniopsis laurina.
Get amongst them at Cornwall Park, the Domain, Botanical Gardens, or even the Hamilton Gardens. They all provide you with fabulous opportunities to enjoy the bare trees and the awesomeness of their bark.

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40 days ago

Time to prune your Feijoa tree

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

🌿✂️Feijoas are a kiwi favourite and it's not too late to prune your tree to get a bumper crop of these beauties next season.
If your tree has got way too big for the garden Feijoa trees can usually cope well with a hard trim and it will encourage vigor too.
Trimming some internal … View more
🌿✂️Feijoas are a kiwi favourite and it's not too late to prune your tree to get a bumper crop of these beauties next season.
If your tree has got way too big for the garden Feijoa trees can usually cope well with a hard trim and it will encourage vigor too.
Trimming some internal branches will also help the pollinating birds access all the flowers.

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54 days ago

Beware of door knockers.

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Please share this story with elderly family and friends to help them be aware and keep them safe. Help them to make a plan if it happens to them. 😞
On Queen's birthday, we received a call from a very distressed elderly client who had been approached by door knockers insisting on doing some… View more
Please share this story with elderly family and friends to help them be aware and keep them safe. Help them to make a plan if it happens to them. 😞
On Queen's birthday, we received a call from a very distressed elderly client who had been approached by door knockers insisting on doing some tree work for her.
She knew it didn’t seem right so-called us to check. She was frightened as they didn’t seem to want to leave. 😡
Mike was in the area and went around immediately to make sure they left and check that she was ok.
No reputable company will ever knock on doors and insist on doing work that has not been requested. They did this because she was vulnerable and they took advantage of her.
If it was you and your mates going around with a trailer and a chainsaw intimidating people …shame, shame, shame, on you!!!

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75 days ago

Phytophthora root rot.

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Phytophthora root rot is one of the most common causes of root and stem decay in trees and shrubs.
Symptoms include wilting, sparse foliage, and branch dieback. It often gets progressively worse until the plant dies.
Phytophthora spores can travel in water and move to neighboring trees so if it … View more
Phytophthora root rot is one of the most common causes of root and stem decay in trees and shrubs.
Symptoms include wilting, sparse foliage, and branch dieback. It often gets progressively worse until the plant dies.
Phytophthora spores can travel in water and move to neighboring trees so if it is in your soil, keep an eye on your other trees.

Learn more here www.thetreeman.co.nz...

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109 days ago

Vacancy

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Leaving school or looking for a change in career? 👀🌳
Did you love climbing trees as a kid? You could be tree climbing as a job!
See what we do here www.youtube.com...

We are looking for the right person to join our team of arborists with a great attitude who is thirsty to learn.

We… View more
Leaving school or looking for a change in career? 👀🌳
Did you love climbing trees as a kid? You could be tree climbing as a job!
See what we do here www.youtube.com...

We are looking for the right person to join our team of arborists with a great attitude who is thirsty to learn.

We provide all gear, training, and an apprenticeship for qualification pathways.

Call us and have a chat if you think this might be something you could be interested in on 2388265 or 021323669.

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137 days ago

Fruit trees or vegetable garden?

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Fruit trees or vegetable garden?🌳🥦🍑
Which one gives you the best return on your investment?
Even small gardens can have a year-round supply of fruit if you choose carefully, and now is the time to put your new fruit trees in the ground.

Read more here www.thetreeman.co.nz...

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256 days ago

Patient Morepork

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

🤨🥱When this 500 yr. old Puriri dropped a large limb on a house, the owner was lucky treasured items were not damaged.
While we cleaned up and removed the limb, a Morepork sat and watched us work. When we finished, she squeezed into a crack in the tree back to her nest and back to bed!

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273 days ago

Possum tree guards

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

🌳👩‍🎓Cheeky possums were constant unwelcome visitors in our clients’ offices and boardroom, but the clients were keen to keep the tree the pests were using to access the roof.
We installed this tree guard, which is effectively a roadblock, preventing the possums from progressing up the… View more
🌳👩‍🎓Cheeky possums were constant unwelcome visitors in our clients’ offices and boardroom, but the clients were keen to keep the tree the pests were using to access the roof.
We installed this tree guard, which is effectively a roadblock, preventing the possums from progressing up the tree, stopping them in their tracks.

The clear plastic possum guard is inconspicuous and hard-wearing. Unlike steel guards, these do not heat up in the sun -potentially damaging the trunk, and do not attach to the tree. They will also foil rats trying to climb up your tree trunk.

We can install these efficiently and cost-effectively. Learn more here www.thetreeman.co.nz...

The tree gets to live another day and the client and the tree is happy.....job done!

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280 days ago

Look after the young tree

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Just like humans, the first 5 years of a tree’s life can determine the quality of the mature specimen it will become.
Your young tree needs constant access to good food and water to grow strong and healthy. Deep watering will encourage the roots to grow deep, safeguarding the tree through … View more
Just like humans, the first 5 years of a tree’s life can determine the quality of the mature specimen it will become.
Your young tree needs constant access to good food and water to grow strong and healthy. Deep watering will encourage the roots to grow deep, safeguarding the tree through droughts and creating stability and anchorage.
Early pruning means energy is not wasted on limbs that will need to be removed later and potential weak points are minimized.

Care in those developmental years will pay off hugely as the tree matures.

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308 days ago

Flowering Kowhai

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

💛The Kowhai is currently in glorious flower, but don’t despair if your tree has just lost all its leaves. As a semi-deciduous plant, it’s perfectly natural for the tree to shed its leaves. They will quickly grow back. 🍃
There are 8 species of Kowhai and depending on your variety, your … View more
💛The Kowhai is currently in glorious flower, but don’t despair if your tree has just lost all its leaves. As a semi-deciduous plant, it’s perfectly natural for the tree to shed its leaves. They will quickly grow back. 🍃
There are 8 species of Kowhai and depending on your variety, your tree could be without leaves before, during, or after flowering.
Tui and Kereru love the Kowhai nectar, making this tree an enormous asset to any garden and providing you with your very own “goldmine”.

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340 days ago

Emergency

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Yes, we can help you in an emergency. 🌪🚔
A big thank you to Paul and Dave who went out yesterday to attend to emergencies with one tree on a house and another on a drive.
The wind seems to have picked up again so keep a good eye on your trees and call us if you need help.

If your emergency … View more
Yes, we can help you in an emergency. 🌪🚔
A big thank you to Paul and Dave who went out yesterday to attend to emergencies with one tree on a house and another on a drive.
The wind seems to have picked up again so keep a good eye on your trees and call us if you need help.

If your emergency involves powerlines do not attempt attending to this yourself, you need a professional.

Call 092388265 or 021323669

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349 days ago

Lockdown job to do at home.

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Now is a good time to prune your citrus trees and it’s another great lockdown job to get you outside and tick off your “to do” list.
Trim to the desired shape using sharp tools. Thinning will allow light through your tree, and help your yummy fruit to ripen.
The Borer Moth doesn’t fly till… View more
Now is a good time to prune your citrus trees and it’s another great lockdown job to get you outside and tick off your “to do” list.
Trim to the desired shape using sharp tools. Thinning will allow light through your tree, and help your yummy fruit to ripen.
The Borer Moth doesn’t fly till about October, so the risk of your tree being infected by the pest is greatly reduced if you get it done soon.

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371 days ago

Flying missles

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Deadwood still attached to the tree can become a dangerous missile in strong winds. 🌪🌲
It is created by a natural process of deliberate branch shedding called abscission which can be due to a weak point or lack of vigor.
The deadwood is very brittle and can easily snap when limbs move in the … View more
Deadwood still attached to the tree can become a dangerous missile in strong winds. 🌪🌲
It is created by a natural process of deliberate branch shedding called abscission which can be due to a weak point or lack of vigor.
The deadwood is very brittle and can easily snap when limbs move in the wind.

Most of the debris on the road and driveways after a storm will be deadwood. Be proactive and go through your trees to remove deadwood before it's torn off and hits your car or house.

If you need help, as always, we are here for you.

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393 days ago

Manage the damage.

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

🌲⛈Split limbs and torn branches from our recent storms can have a massive impact on the future health of your tree.
Active “first aid” measures such as making a remedial clean cut to allow the tree to heal quickly from beaks and tears, could make all the difference to your tree’s … View more
🌲⛈Split limbs and torn branches from our recent storms can have a massive impact on the future health of your tree.
Active “first aid” measures such as making a remedial clean cut to allow the tree to heal quickly from beaks and tears, could make all the difference to your tree’s recovery. Tree decline and poor health from damage may not happen overnight, it could take 18 months, but by this time it could be too late.
Check your trees for damage and where warranted, some tree surgery may save your trees life!

If you need help, give the professionals a call 092388265

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398 days ago

Coffee grinds for your garden

Trish Jarvis from The Treeman Ltd

Coffee grinds are a great asset to the home gardener and can give your soil structure while adding nitrogen to be used by your plants.
See more on how to use coffee grinds here www.thetreeman.co.nz...

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