Palm trees can make a very attractive tropic feature on your land when grown singly or in groups and grow particularly well in coastal areas. Although palms are tolerant of windy conditions, very high winds can snap palm trunks if disease has already weakened the wood.
In such circumstances it may occasionally be necessary to have the tree removed for safety reasons. Very large specimens are best dealt with by a professional tree services company, but you may want to remove a smaller tree yourself and prevent it from growing back.
If you have to have a tree removed from your garden by your local tree services contractor as a result of storm damage or disease, you'll be left with the stump.
A tree stump that is left in the ground can look untidy and can also present a hazard to people using the garden, especially if it is in the middle of your lawn. The easiest way to remove the stump is by cutting it flush with the ground and then grinding it down.
If your tree is growing too large or out of shape, it will require pruning. Pruning, the cutting back of branches and shoots, can be difficult to do yourself. Getting the timing right and cutting the correct amount off for your particular tree is tricky. Getting a professional in can be easier and quicker but sometimes expensive. Pruning becomes easier when you have the right tools. If you do decide to prune your trees yourself, here is a look at the tools you might need.
Most large trees can benefit greatly from proper mulching. Mulching around the base of your large trees will protect the root system from drying out and add a decorative base around the trunk. Furthermore, mulch will protect your roots from being damaged by people or animals walking around the tree. Two of the most commonly used products are rubber and organic mulch. This article will highlight the advantages of both, so you can decide which is best for your tree.