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34 days ago

Lichen!

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

A harmless and sometimes considered unslightly combination of algae or cyanobacteria and a fungus, coming together in a mutually beneficial relationship.

With a range of colours and forms, the presence of lichen on a tree is a sign of clean healthy air and that it has no negative impact on the … View more
A harmless and sometimes considered unslightly combination of algae or cyanobacteria and a fungus, coming together in a mutually beneficial relationship.

With a range of colours and forms, the presence of lichen on a tree is a sign of clean healthy air and that it has no negative impact on the growth of the tree.

An epiphyte (a plant or plant-like organism that grows on the surface of another plant), lichens are unlikely to kill a tree, or cause it to fail. Lichens are not parasitic and do not draw nutrients from the tree.

Lichens need sunlight for photosynthesis, so they don't thrive in heavy shade. Consequently, they are typically found on deciduous trees or trees that are already dying, as these conditions provide less leaf cover in the canopy, allowing more light to reach the lichens.

While it is normal and natural for lichen to be present on a tree, an abundance of lichen might suggest that the tree is experiencing some form of stress.

If you are concerned about the presence of lichen
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SPECIAL OFFER:
Book and accept a quote by 30 June and in partnership with Trees For Canterbury you'll receive a free native tree seedling!
Choose from Matai, Totara or Kahikatea.
From small things great things grow - let's green our community together and make a difference for our environment!

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40 days ago

Save money by dealing with tree problems sooner rather than later

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

Trees with broken branches?
Trees getting too big for the space?
Trees planted too close to houses, sheds, garages or fences?

These issues are easy to ignore or put off, but addressing them sooner rather than later can save you a lot of hassle, and money, down the track!

Dealing with tree … View more
Trees with broken branches?
Trees getting too big for the space?
Trees planted too close to houses, sheds, garages or fences?

These issues are easy to ignore or put off, but addressing them sooner rather than later can save you a lot of hassle, and money, down the track!

Dealing with tree problems early:
- prevents further damage and potential hazards
- saves money on more extensive repairs or tree work
- keeps your garden healthy and beautiful

Whether it's pests, disease, structural or placement issues, a little attention to your trees now can prevent further issues later.

Keeping you and your trees happy, healthy and safe!
Contact Us Now for your free, no obligation quote!

P: 03 384 9630
E: hello@thetreepeople.nz
W: www.thetreepeople.nz...

SPECIAL OFFER:
Book and accept a quote by 30 June and in partnership with Trees For Canterbury you'll receive a free native tree seedling!
Choose from Kauri, Totara or Kahikatea.
From small things great things grow - let's green our community together and make a difference for our environment!

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47 days ago

🌳Celebrate Arbor Day with The Tree People!🌳

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

Join us in celebrating 5th June, Arbor Day - the perfect month to plant a tree!

SPECIAL OFFER:

Book and accept a quote (from today through to and including 30 June) and in partnership with Trees For Canterbury you'll receive a free native tree seedling!

Choose from Kauri, Totara or … View more
Join us in celebrating 5th June, Arbor Day - the perfect month to plant a tree!

SPECIAL OFFER:

Book and accept a quote (from today through to and including 30 June) and in partnership with Trees For Canterbury you'll receive a free native tree seedling!

Choose from Kauri, Totara or Kahikatea.

From small things great things grow, so Contact Us Now for your free, no obligation quote!

Let's green our community together and make a difference for our environment!

P: 03 384 9630
E: hello@thetreepeople.nz
W: www.thetreepeople.nz...

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47 days ago

Is your garden looking a bit wild?

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

We can rejuvenate it by
- pruning to encourage new healthy growth, and increase flower and fruit production
- removing dead, diseased, damaged, crossing or hazardous branches to promote stronger growth
- shaping to maintain the desired shape and size
- thinning to allow more sunlight and air … View more
We can rejuvenate it by
- pruning to encourage new healthy growth, and increase flower and fruit production
- removing dead, diseased, damaged, crossing or hazardous branches to promote stronger growth
- shaping to maintain the desired shape and size
- thinning to allow more sunlight and air through
- selecting specimens to keep and removing other plants that cause overcrowding

NZ Registered Master Arborists - The Tree People are qualified, experienced and fully insured to take care of all your tree needs.

For a healthier and more vibrant garden, and a FREE, no obligation quote - Contact Us Now!

P: 03 384 9630
E: hello@thetreepeople.nz
W: www.thetreepeople.nz...

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54 days ago

Neighbours trees overgrowing the boundary?

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

Or maybe your own trees are in need of a trim back.

Let us take care of that for you!

A boundary clearance can...
- Reduce the risk of damage from overhanging branches on fences, sheds, and other plants
- Improve property aesthetics and maximise usable space
- Promote garden health by … View more
Or maybe your own trees are in need of a trim back.

Let us take care of that for you!

A boundary clearance can...
- Reduce the risk of damage from overhanging branches on fences, sheds, and other plants
- Improve property aesthetics and maximise usable space
- Promote garden health by increasing sunlight penetration
- Help foster good neighbourly relations

Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation quote.
Phone - 03 384 9630
Email - info@thetreepeople.nz
www.thetreepeople.nz...

103 days ago

Say Goodbye to Clogged Gutters and Drains!

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

Whilst loving the colours of the autumn leaves, clogged gutters and drains aren't so wonderful.

Trees planted too close?
Trees that are too big?
Trees with branches overhanging the gutter and rooflines?

Pruning to reduce the size, height, and proximity to houses, buildings, gutters, … View more
Whilst loving the colours of the autumn leaves, clogged gutters and drains aren't so wonderful.

Trees planted too close?
Trees that are too big?
Trees with branches overhanging the gutter and rooflines?

Pruning to reduce the size, height, and proximity to houses, buildings, gutters, roofs and drains not only helps to prevent excess debris from entering these drainage systems, it also promotes healthier tree growth and overall aesthetic appeal in preparation for next season.

Save yourself the hassle of clearing clogged gutters and drains in future.

Contact us NOW to book in your FREE QUOTE.
033849630
info@thetreepeople.nz
www.thetreepeople.nz...

118 days ago

Check out this Oak!

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

We recently pruned this Oak tree for a client who was concerned that the tree was too big and may fall over, it was also blocking too much sunlight for them, and the overhanging branches were annoying the neighbours and also blocking their sunlight. The client was also having difficulty walking … View moreWe recently pruned this Oak tree for a client who was concerned that the tree was too big and may fall over, it was also blocking too much sunlight for them, and the overhanging branches were annoying the neighbours and also blocking their sunlight. The client was also having difficulty walking underneath the tree to mow the lawns and the branches interfered with them sitting at their outdoor table setting at the base of the tree.

We performed the following techniques so the client could once again get enjoyment from their tree, and the tree got a good dose of love and attention.

Crown lift - we removed the lower branches to provide for better clearance and access underneath for walking, mowing, and sitting under. We also lifted the canopy clear of and over the boundary fences to limit any future potential damage to these, and removed the branches that were overhanging the neighbours.

Crown reduction - we reduced the overall size of the canopy as it was quite large and the client was concerned about risk of failure and the amount of sunlight it was blocking.

Crown thin - we thinned out the internal canopy which improves air flow that reduces air resistance, and allows sunlight to penetrate through the branches.

Crown shape - we removed excess branches to improve the overall appearance by giving it more form and balance, ensuring an evenly weighted canopy.

All of these practices can promote the health, safety and appearance of your trees for years to come.

Contact us Now to book in your FREE QUOTE.
033849630

office@thetreepeople.nz

126 days ago

Embrace the autumn vibes with a tree-mendous transformation

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

Embrace the beauty of autumn with a little tree TLC!

A great time to prune and shape your trees for health, growth, safety, fruit production, disease prevention, and aesthetic appeal.

Book your free quote in now!

Call 033849630
Email office@thetreepeople.nz
Click www.thetreepeople.nz...

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136 days ago

Celebrating International Women's Day

Melissa Thompson from The Tree People

Happy International Women's Day to all the phenomenal women out there.
Today we celebrate women in arboriculture and beyond!
For your strength, resilience and inspiration, thank you for your passion, dedication, expertise, leadership and determination in shaping the canopies of our … View more
Happy International Women's Day to all the phenomenal women out there.
Today we celebrate women in arboriculture and beyond!
For your strength, resilience and inspiration, thank you for your passion, dedication, expertise, leadership and determination in shaping the canopies of our communities.

Here's our Ruby, and in addition to being an absolute all-round legend she's also #1 in the World for Speed Climb!
#legend

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