Christchurch Mail : April 10th 2014
32 CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, APRIL 10, 2014 Local Trades & Services Directory TREE SERVICES Your tree care professional Specialising in Wood chipping Stump grinding Consulting Over 10 years industry experience Contact us today for your FREE no obligation quote Call Mik on 021 0831 7293 www.albatreeservices.co.nz Michael Winstanley FdSc Arboriculture, ISA Certified Arborist # UI-1162AT PC REPAIRS COMPUTER PROBLEMS? PRO COM PC slow? Annoying Errors and Pop Ups? Internet not working? Are you secure? Not really sure? Relax, with over 20 years experience we have the answers to ALL your PC problems. And we have a range of unique fixed price services available. Best of all we come to you – at no extra charge. 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The first stage of dormancy is when trees lose their leaves. ‘‘Trees store their essential carbohydrate reserves down in their roots for winter, to be used for next season’s growth. This makes the dormant season the best time of the year to prune the majority of your trees,’’ says Alba Tree Care’s Michael Winstanley. Doing so during this period will help to minimise sap loss and subsequent stress to the tree. There are many reasons why you would prune you trees: ❚ Fruit trees are pruned to maintain a consistent size and fruit production. ❚ When trees become too big for their location, it is possible to reduce the over- Pruning pro: Michael Winstanley, of Alba Tree Services, preparing trees for challenging winter winds. all size of their canopy by 15 to 30 per cent – depending on species – without it being detrimental to the health of the tree. ❚ Thinning a tree’s canopy will allow more sunlight to penetrate through to the garden. Thinning is also a good way to minimise damage caused by strong winds, as it allows the wind to pass through the branches, making it more likely they will withstand storm conditions. ❚ Raising the overall height of the canopy for aesthetics will allow more light and access in and around the base of the tree. ❚ Formative pruning is carried out at the establishment stage, usually one to two years after planting. This is done over a period of five to 10 years, with the objective of creating a good stem and branch structure. There are right ways and wrong ways to prune trees, so to ensure health and longevity, it is best to hire an experienced professional arborist who can cater for all your pruning and tree care needs. Michael is just that. Alba Tree Services caters for any size of enquiry, from both the domestic and commercial marketplaces. It undertakes all aspects of treecare, using the latest equipment and techniques. 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