Yew trees can provide evergreen colour in your garden all year round, producing a crop of bright red berries to brighten up the dark during the winter months. Although yew trees have similar leaves to conifers, they respond much better to being trimmed and pruned.
Your local tree service company could tidy up your yews as part of their annual maintenance visit, or you could do the job yourself by following the guidelines below.
When it comes to maintaining trees in your home, regular watering, trimming, and inspecting them is critical in preserving their appearance all year round. However, there are times when trees may show signs of poor growth and retardation even after following the proper maintenance routine. In most of these cases, the main problem could be soil compaction around the trees. Soil compaction occurs as one walks or uses heavy equipment such as mowers around the tree.
Trees don't appreciate confinement by man-made limits, such as buildings or pipes, and they sometimes fight back as they grow, causing damage to properties and driveways.
Here's some advice on how to keep your trees' roots under control without killing your trees.
Cut roots with care
Although it may be tempting to simply cut through intrusive roots and pull them out, this can very very harmful to the tree. The wounds created by grinding or cutting the roots provide the perfect entry point for diseases and pests, in addition to stressing the tree.
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.