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What Do Shrubs Need For Protection From The Winter Elements?

 

Shrubs are a landscaping favourite: they provide a visual composition for your outdoor setting and offer beautiful colours even in the wintertime. They also protect your garden from the wind – and maybe even from snooping eyes.

However, shrubs are very susceptible to damage from the winter weather. You might not notice any problems until the following spring when shrubs are either in recovery mode or dying! Though harsh winter weather and voracious animal appetites can wreak havoc on your shrubbery, here’s how you  can help them avoid all the dead branches, frostbite, and chewed bark that often come with winter.

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Five Of The World’s Scariest Trees

Trees are incredible organisms, and the Brockley team gets to see what makes them so amazing up close every day. However, there are some species we’d prefer you to keep off your landscaping, though unless you’re in the Addams Family or a character in a Stephen King novel, no one would want these trees on their property anyway!

Just in time for the spookiest day of the year, here are five trees that are poisonous, deadly, creepy, and even explosive!

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Five Safety Tips For Proper Tree Removal

We like saving trees, but sometimes, it’s impossible. While we consider tree removal a last resort, we know it’s sometimes necessary. It’s also necessary, when undertaking either a tree or stump removal, to do it properly and safely.

 

If you want to undertake the process yourself, follow these basic safety guidelines. Know that tree removal isn’t as simple as owning a chainsaw and guessing where the tree will fall – it can be a complicated process, and should always be treated as such!

 

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Lightning Hazards And Your Tree

Just thinking about the power of lightning can boggle the mind: it’s an electrical charge of 100 million volts striking at a temperature of more than 30,000 degrees Celsius. It can make for a very beautiful show, especially when you’re watching it at a distance, but this force of nature can just as easily come to you. If you have tall trees on your property, it’s very possible they could attract and be struck by lightning.

 

Lightning striking a tree can kill parts of the tree, or even the entire tree, turning it into a safety hazard. Just because it’s tall, doesn’t mean you can’t protect it!

 

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Tree Trimming: Special Care for Your Trees

Tree trimming?  Yes, it IS necessary.  Unless you operate an orchard, you might think the trees on your property don’t need your help. They grew to towering heights without your help, so there’s no need to take care of them, right?

Not true! A tree might be a living thing that grew without your help, but it will definitely need your help to stay healthy and grow properly. A good tree trimming not only has aesthetic benefits – it can benefit your tree and your safety, too.

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