The Top 7 Reasons to Call an Arborist

Anyone who has a tree on their property - be it a solitary lemon tree in an inner-city courtyard, a shady specimen in a suburban garden or a grove of gums in a public park - may need the services of a qualified arborist at some stage. It’s…
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What You Need To Know About Sudden Branch Drop

When a large, heavy branch falls from a tree without any warning (sometimes with devastating consequences), people always ask why.  And they also always ask whether it could have been predicted and prevented. The truth is, that even though…
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Keep your yard safe during storm season

We may only be a few weeks into June but the winter storms have certainly arrived in Perth! You have probably noticed fallen tree branches and other debris around the place after some of the windier days. It’s always a good idea to make…
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Tips for Pruning Young Trees

Correct pruning technique is essential to developing a tree with a strong structure and an appealing shape. While you might think that pruning a young tree could be harmful to its growth, it’s actually better for the tree to have corrective…
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Dump That Stump: Four Reasons to Have Your Tree Stump Professionally Removed

Do you have a stump in your garden that you’re considering having removed? It may be a leftover from a past tree removal or you might be weighing up whether a future tree removal should include a stump grinding. Here are a few facts to take…
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Summertime Watering Tips for Trees

Summer is well and truly here, so it’s a good time to think about a summer watering programme for your trees. Studies have shown that for every 18-degree increase in temperature the amount of water lost by a tree and the area around it almost…
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Maintaining Your Palms in Perth

Contrary to its name, the Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) – sometimes known as the ‘Pineapple Palm’ – is a common sight around Perth, particularly in the older suburbs.   With its distinctive bark pattern and…
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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

At Dickies, our job is just as much about caring for trees and optimising their growth in urban areas, as it is removing those that pose a risk to people or are in poor health. As such, we get to enjoy spending a lot of time in the outdoors…
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The Magic of Mulch

We’ve discussed the many benefits of mulching your garden in the past but now that we’re well into Spring, we thought another reminder was in order. In the aftermath of all those winter storms, your fertilisers and mulch may have been washed…