Do you have a Grey Gum Tree you need to be removed, pruned, trimmed, or maintained in Sydney? Grey Gum trees can easily live for more than a hundred years. In that long span of time, a tree that size would surely need the services of the most experienced, efficient, and affordable tree removal and maintenance specialists in town.
Trees Down Under is a team of arborists with over thirty years of experience. We have been serving the Sydney metropolitan as well as its surrounding suburbs with excellent, high-quality tree services over the years. Partner with us and we’ll be more than happy to trim, prune, maintain, or completely remove shrubs and small, medium, and large trees in your Sydney property.
The myrtle (Myrtaceae) family is so huge that it has three genera under it. It is composed of over 640 species of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. The Grey Gum ( Eucalyptus propinqua) is among these exquisite plants that are native to Australia’s eastern coast. These species of plants took their name (Gum) from the thick, gummy sap they release whenever their surface is damaged.
Its group name Eucalyptus is derived from the Greek words eu meaning “well” and kalyptos which means “covered”. The term (eucalyptus) pertains to the caps covering the flowering buds.
Grey Gum trees play a significant role in maintaining the balance of Australia’s ecology. Their roots can prevent flooding during the rainy season while their branches and foliage can provide some cover from the scorching heat. Many animals, including the huggy koala, rely on gum trees for their food.
This small to medium-sized tree has distinct smooth grey bark that it sheds in patches. Its leaves also vary from species to species. The leaves can be lanced-shaped, egg-shaped, or curved.
Despite the benefits the Grey Gum tree provides, its presence can cause some problems if you won’t take care of them diligently. When the tree grows out of control, its branches can be entangled with the overhead electrical cables on your property. Such events can be dangerous to the residents and can also damage your property, especially during thunderstorms.
To avoid unwanted accidents from happening, you should consult with professional arborists for advice if the tree needs to be removed or trimmed. Better yet, contact Trees Down Under, the most efficient team of tree experts in Sydney. We’ll make sure that your Grey Gum tree will be removed as fast and efficiently as possible without sacrificing the safety of lives and property.
Our team will also help you with information regarding the removal of Grey Gum trees; as the latter is among the protected plant species due to its significance in the natural ecology.
As a general rule, the Grey Gum tree, like other eucalyptus species, don’t require a lot of pruning. The main purpose for pruning is just to shape and allow a clean and tidy growth. Pruning is usually done during the early years of the tree (2-3 years).
Eucalypts generally respond well to pruning. A properly pruned Grey Gum tree will become top-heavy. Its branches will tend to grow horizontally with the need to thin out the vertically growing shoots gets lesser as the tree ages. The best shape of mature eucalyptus trees is that of a pyramid shape.
For those of you who want your Grey Gum tree to be hedge-sized and tightly managed as shrubs, the tree should be trimmed then pruned at least once a year. Allow us to help you with that task as improperly cutting through old wood can have undesirable effects.
And lastly, be careful when pruning with nesting animals on the trees. You can be held punishable by law if you disrupt the habitat of native animals living in the area.
Trees Down Under provide the most reliable, efficient, and affordable tree services in Sydney. We will help you transform your property into a clean, safe, and outstanding work of beauty. Our team of large trees and shrubs experts are fully equipped with the latest equipment and tools to handle Grey Gum Trees with ease and efficiency.
Call us today on 0475 463 597 for more information about our Grey Gum Tree removal and maintenance services.