Arborist FAQ

How do I remove the stump that has been left behind after one of our trees was removed?

Tree Culture has a high-powered stump grinder in Melbourne that removes the stump with a rotating cutting disk that grinds the wood into small chips which can easily be recycled or disposed of.

What is an arborist?

Also known as a tree surgeon, an arborist is a professional who specialises in cultivation and management of trees, shrubs and other woody plants. Tree Culture has a qualified tree aborist providing tree services within Melbourne.

I love the formal look of hedging, but I’m concerned about the time and effort that might be required to maintain it.

Once established, a hedge is a relatively easy garden element to maintain. The best time of year to prune a hedge is coming into winter. This is a great time to clip back a hedge as most evergreens have finished their autumn growth. Clipping the plants at this time will get them into a lovely shape which they will keep for the winter months when growth really slows down. Maintenance pruning should then be carried out two to three times during the growing periods of spring and summer. Tree Culture’s arborists can carry out regular hedge trimming to keep the plants dense and compact.

How would I know if a tree needs to be removed?

Tree removal is considered where there has been severe damage or disease that irreparably weakens the tree, making it susceptible to dropping limbs or falling.

I have a tree in our garden that is growing into the power lines. What can I do and do I need a tree lopper?

We regularly receive calls from clients seeking tree lopping in Melbourne and it’s usually from people whose trees have grown large enough to reach power lines or are overhanging houses. Tree lopping is a rather outdated and haphazard way of dealing with trees causing problems. Rather than lopping, our qualified arborists prune trees to ensure they remain healthy but also in a way that discourages them from growing away from the areas where they’re causing problems.

Our new house has a number of large tree stumps in the garden. How do we get rid of them?

Tree Culture carries out tree and stump removal within Melbourne. Our stump grinder will rid your property of ugly stumps with ease and we make sure we leave no mess or debris behind.

What is the difference between tree lopping and pruning and do you have tree loppers in your team?

Tree lopping is an outdated approach to dealing with problem trees. Lopping is a rather aggressive and untargeted method that can harm trees and is not a method we employ. Instead of tree lopping, we provide tree pruning which actually enhances the health of the tree and encourages growth away from problem areas. So, in answer to your question, we do have tree loppers in our team but they’re not loppers they’re qualified arborists who prune your trees in a way that discourages problematic growth while ensuring your trees remain healthy.

Do you provide your professional arborist services to other areas?

Yes, we can’t go everywhere but we do provide our professional arborist services across a variety of suburbs. Contact us if you’re looking for services stump grinding in Yarraville, tree pruning and hedging in Spotswood, tree removal in Sunshine, emergency tree services in Toorak, tree assessments in Altona or services such as tree transplanting or wood splitting in Footscray. We’re here to help.