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Caring For Your Small Section - 8 Tips

Welcome to the world of small-section gardening! Whether you have a balcony, courtyard, or a small backyard, here is some quick advice to make your space bloom with life and color....

February 6, 2024

Pohutukawa: The Christmas Tree of New Zealand

When the holiday season approaches in New Zealand, you won't find snow-covered landscapes or evergreen pines adorned with ornaments.Instead, you'll find the unique and special Pohutukawa tree, often called the "New Zealand Christmas tree."The Pohutukawa holds a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders, and its significance goes far beyond its striking crimson blossoms....

December 20, 2023

The Secret Science Behind Spring's Tree Revival

Have you ever wondered why deciduous trees drop their leaves in the autumn only to grow new ones in the spring? It's a fascinating process driven by nature's clever mechanisms. In this blog post, we'll explore the science behind this cycle, showing why trees, despite looking bare in winter, can burst with new life come spring....

November 21, 2023

How Waterlogged Soil Affects Young Plants

When soil becomes waterlogged, the excess water replaces the air present in the soil, leaving the roots deprived of oxygen. Oxygen is essential for respiration and nutrient uptake in plants. Without sufficient oxygen, the roots cannot function properly, resulting in reduced growth. As a result, young trees and plants may experience stunted development and weak root systems.Respiration in plants involves using the sugars produced during photosynthesis plus oxygen to produce (NPTC) energy for the ...

July 28, 2023

Case Study: Career Progression In The Arboriculture Industry

Kyle HallettEmployment: Sales & Client Relationships and Arborist Team Leader Industry: ArboricultureLocation: Hamilton, New ZealandStart Date: 12th of May 2021...

May 11, 2023

Fruit Tree Pruning Waikato NZ ( + Free Pruning Calendar)

When is the best time to prune fruit trees? We often get this question from our clients because it always seems confusing since every fruit tree is different. So we decided to gather the most common fruit trees in the Waikato, New Zealand, in this blog article and explain when to prune and give tips on how to prune fruit trees.We will explain in detail the pruning of the following fruit trees:Pip & Stone fruit trees: apple, pear, nectarine, peach, apricot, plum, cherry, avocado and...

March 7, 2023

Case Study: Life As An Apprentice Arborist And Young Dad

Jeremiah Shannon Employment: Apprentice Arborist Industry: Arboriculture Location: Hamilton, New ZealandStart date: August 2020...

February 13, 2023

Top 8 Trees To Plant In Small Gardens

Many New Zealanders have been shifting to smaller residential sections over the years. This is likely due to a combination of factors such as urbanisation and the increase in land prices. Although, size doesn’t matter when it comes to gardens. You can create a beautiful outdoor space and make the most of every square inch.If you want to plant trees in your small garden, think of what you want to achieve and then research the best trees to plant in your area. For example, consider growing ...

January 31, 2023

How Does Drought Affect Trees

Dry periods during the summer months occur more and more often in New Zealand. They affect our habitat, animals, plants, trees and basic needs.  It can sometimes be challenging to ensure that our trees and plants remain resilient in their natural habitats. They can go through a lot during a period of drought.  If you’re concerned about the effect drought can have on your trees, we have gathered all the necessary information on drought damage and symptoms below....

December 13, 2022

Storm-Damaged Tree Checklist

New Zealand is experiencing more storms yearly. More wild weather equals more tree damage across the country. It is already happening, and we need to prepare more for them. With more wild and unpredictable weather, it’s as essential for every property owner to understand how to check their trees before and after a storm.We have prepared a quick storm-damaged tree checklist for property owners to refer to after experiencing tree damage. ...

December 5, 2022

The Best Way To Remove Tree Stumps

For some people, a tree stump can be an eye sore and will scratch their head, wondering what’s the best way to remove it from the garden.  Should I use a chainsaw to remove it? Pulling it out with my vehicle shouldn’t be too bad?  These are the questions we have had before from clients thinking about removing a stump. We don’t recommend doing so because it can be hazardous to try DIY stump removal like those. ...

November 15, 2022

Why Tree Topping Is Bad

We often hear the term “tree topping” when a customer calls to get a quote for tree work. However, it’s essential to understand that topping a tree isn’t the correct term to use in many cases. Instead, the words tree pruning, tree thinning or crown lifting are the right ways to describe the work a customer wishes to be completed. Arborist companies will say no to topping trees because it harms the tree’s health, creates safety issues, costs more money, causes more significant problems,...

November 8, 2022

Our Top 6 Best Hedges To Plant

Hedges are a great addition to your garden. We have an abundance of hedges to choose from in New Zealand, with many characteristics and features to suit your needs. The first question you should ask yourself is, what’s the purpose of the hedge?  Is it a boundary hedge? Do you need more privacy or security? Do you want to block to view your neighbour’s house?  With the rising materials costs, planting a hedge can be a good alternative if you're considering building a fence. Although...

October 25, 2022

The Importance Of Spraying Fruit Trees In NZ

Caring for your fruit trees all year long is necessary for some varieties of trees because they can be more likely to suffer from pests and diseases.  It can be caused by several factors like location, climate, the spread of diseases from neighbouring trees or, in most cases, just bad luck.  Our environment can be full of surprises, so we are here to help guide you through it. We hope that all garden enthusiasts have the right tools to take care of their green space and have their frui...

October 11, 2022

Tips On Wellbeing In The Workplace

This week, we are acknowledging Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand. Mental health is an essential topic at Marc Doyle Treework because we believe that spreading awareness helps and assists our team members who may be suffering.  Experiencing mental distress is common, so all businesses need to know how to support their employees.  "One in five New Zealanders will receive a mental health diagnosis in a year." We have listed below some advice for other businesses if they are str...

September 20, 2022

Overwatering VS Underwatering Trees

The sunny and cheerful weather has finally shown up. The garden is slowly waking up, and so are the tree buds. So it’s time to take out your garden gloves, tie up those boots, and walk around the yard to check the garden's overall health.   As an owner, you always wonder if your trees or plants have survived the winter.  Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if a tree needs water because it doesn’t look nice or seems to have struggled through the winter.  The most significant...

September 6, 2022

Why Winter Tree Pruning Is Important

While the end of winter is finally approaching, there is still time to tackle jobs around the garden, such as general tree care.  Some of these jobs can be overlooked or forgotten during winter, but we are here to remind you.  Pruning during the dormant season adds incredible value to the tree’s growth and benefits the tree’s health....

August 23, 2022

How To Turn Citrus Peels Into An All-Purpose Cleaner

Many New Zealand residents have an abundance of citrus trees in their gardens. Have you ever considered using the peels from the citrus fruit as an all-purpose cleaner? This is a simple, eco-friendly and cheap way to make your product at home....

July 5, 2022

How To Make A Terrarium

Consider creating dry or wet terrariums for those looking for a simpler way to enjoy gardening or even organising a family activity.  They are beautiful, low-maintenance and require minimal space. So terrariums are perfect for those who also have less outdoor space.  We purchased most of the items at Mitre 10 but feel free to visit your local nursery or use items you already have in the house to build your terrarium.  Make sure to choose a space for the terrarium with indirect lig...

June 23, 2022

How Do Trees Change With The Seasons?

Trees respond to environmental changes all year, whether it’s colour changes or leaves dropping on the ground.  One of the most common changes is a tree leaf transforming during autumn. But why do some tree leaves change colour and others don’t?  Like pine or conifers, evergreen trees retain their foliage all year round. On the other hand, deciduous trees shed their leaves seasonally.  Although, it’s important to note that trees don’t only change with autumn and winter, bu...

June 23, 2022

6 Simple Ways To Fix Poor Garden Drainage

The surplus of rain over the past week has got us thinking about the drainage problem some property owners may have. But, unfortunately, it’s not something everyone loves dealing with, including us.  But, no panic. We have six easy solutions for you, from lower to higher price ranges. ...

June 16, 2022

How To Plant A Tree

Planting trees is a great way to increase the appeal and appearance of your property on top of their positive impact on the environment. It also improves your privacy by creating a soft screen without the need for a fence. Autumn and early winter is the perfect time to plant trees. The colder seasons allow young trees to establish roots and grow without the stress of the Summer heat. Before planting, it’s essential to research and find the best trees to grow in your area and climatic condition...

June 1, 2022

Why Is Soil So Important For Trees?

Soil is as essential as tree care above ground. Unfortunately, too many times, soil for a tree is overlooked when planting. What’s happening underground is vital and a good place to start looking if a tree’s in poor condition. ...

May 31, 2022

Common Garden Diseases in New Zealand

Many of us wish to have a lush and healthy garden full of trees, plants, vegetables and blooming flowers. But unfortunately, numerous plant diseases in New Zealand affect our environment. Fungi, bacteria or viruses cause them.  Fungus disease is very diverse and can affect all plant parts, like the roots, stems, leaves, etc. Fungi, including black spots, rusts, moulds, and mildews, will attack various plants such as fruit trees, roses, vegetables and more.  This article focuses on dise...

May 17, 2022

How to Prevent Storm Damage

Unexpected high winds and rain can only mean one thing in New Zealand; the results can be severe and hazardous to our environment. In fact, storms can severely jeopardise a tree’s health. We have seen the impact of storm damage all over the Waikato region. From falling trees to broken limbs, these are only some of the harmful results of mother nature.  Prevention is key. It starts from planting a tree to maintaining it as it grows. ...

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