Protecting

  • Beneath the Ground

    Much of the time when we think about planting trees, growing trees, and enjoying trees we think about what happens above the ground, and on the ground. But some trees and treelike plants, such as…

  • Maintaining Health for Trees

    Trees are an absolutely marvelous part of your lawn or garden. They provide shade, they reduce your carbon footprint, they exude oxygen, and they just generally make your environment more attractive. Different sorts of trees…

  • Gearing up for Spring: Are your Trees Ready?

    Spring is probably one of the most exciting times of the year for gardeners everywhere. When your garden focuses on trees, it is one continuous adventure right after another. Warmer temperatures, but not too warm,…

  • 5 Salt-Tolerant Trees for Coastal Gardens

    Living by the coast definitely has its perks. However, many gardeners struggle with coastal gardens – the combination of salty sprays and salt in the soil provides less-than-ideal conditions for many plants. Don’t worry, this…

  • How to Tell if a Tree is Healthy by Looking at its Leaves

    When you invest time, energy, money, and love into your garden trees, then it goes without saying that you want them to be as healthy as possible. In-depth health checks are important, but, let’s face…

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Tree Care

    If you’re new to planting and growing trees and feel intimidated by the process – don’t be. While trees may look as though they require hours of care and maintenance, they’re actually much easier to…

  • Moving Mature Trees

    If you look at the “about” section of the Designer Trees website, you will discover that Tony got his start in the tree business by rescuing Dracaena Draco trees that were about to be cut…

  • Can a Tree Get Too Much Sun?

    Sunlight is essential for tree growth and survival. It triggers the photosynthesis process, enabling the tree to produce the vital sugars it needs to grow. However, as with anything in life, too much of a…

  • Gifts from Trees: Managing and Preserving our Large Flora

    There is a children’s book written by Shel Silverstein in which a tree gives all its parts until it has nothing left. There are many trees in Australia, including brachychiton rupestris, the Queensland Bottle tree,…

  • How Cold is Too Cold for an Olive Tree?

    With olive trees hailing from the Mediterranean, it goes without saying that they really thrive in the warmth of the sun. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t cope with colder temperatures. In fact, many…

  • How to Give Your Garden Trees a Health Check

    Many people don’t realise that their trees aren’t healthy until it’s too late. By this point, that tree will be so deeply impacted by whatever may be causing its demise that bringing it back to…

  • Late Summer and Early Autumn Feature Tree Maintenance Activities

    Even without access to a calendar, an experienced gardener can pinpoint the moment when summer begins to wind down into early autumn. Different feature trees will respond in their own unique ways. The texture of…

  • How to Keep Your Garden Trees Healthy During a Drought

    If your garden hasn’t seen any rainfall in a while and there are no rainy days being forecasted in the near future, then you need to turn your attention to your garden trees. A lack…