Erin: "Treeincarnation's biggest achievements so far?"
Nick: "The dedication of our staff... We are building the Great Wall of China when everyone else is just laying bricks, so to speak."
A recent interview with the amazing The Rogue Ginger
The full article can be found at www.therogueginger.com/2016/10/interview-with-treeincarnation
I'd like to give a massive thanks to the newspapers, radio stations, international podcasts and blogging sites who valued what we do enough to share our story with their audiences. Also it was a please speak to a number of Rotary groups, thanks of having me folks!
3AW Melbourne with Darren and Millie from The Thrifty Gardener
I went along to a furniture expo a few weeks ago on a cold, Melbournian wintery Sunday, and me being me, I asked every stall holder I met what the origins of their building materials were. The majority of them replied with “imported”, “American Oak” or “not sure.” There were a few individuals who made their pieces from trees sourced locally, however 99% of the timber in that room, was harvested offshore.
This is an unfortunate status quo, not to mention that I was probably the only person in that room who had an awareness of how much timber gets wasted in our own backyards. As I was leaving the expo, I calculated in my head how many trees Treeincarnation had removed in just that same week. The list comprised of an English Oak, Eucalyptus nicholii, Iron Bark, Evergreen Alder and a Cedar Tree, all of which were fully mature, and perfect for making furniture. Had we not have been the chosen contractor to remove those trees, they most definitely would have been cut up for firewood, or disposed of as mulch. So it begs the question, why are we not utilising the timber from trees that are already being cut down, rather than harvesting plantation timber prior?
Treeincarnation is disrupting two industries that are doing things “because that’s the way it’s always been done” – which is the biggest thief of innovation. It is most definitely our intention, to have both industries follow, in order to create a better tomorrow, and believe it will only be a matter of time.
Inventing a better tomorrow begins with acknowledging, like so many pioneers before us, that the future does not need to resemble the past.
Now over to you.. where is your dollar being spent and how is it changing the world?
This is pretty close to our argument/the whole reason Treeincarnation exists, except if I could just understand why we're not utilising the timber from trees already being cut down (in urban settings) prior to reaching into our pockets and going to forests beforehand, I'd rest a lot easier at night..
It's disappointing that the answer to that is because our industry is doing things "because that's the way it's always been done," which is so mediocre, let alone embarrassing for humanity.
Just to be clear, we're not advocating the removal of trees, we just believe in being proactive with the timber when it comes time for one to go. The status quo across the board is to cut up and the trees and dispose of them as firewood or mulch, which not only discards a lot of the timbers' up cycling potential, but also releases the once stored carbon into the atmosphere, adding to our global warming problem.
So next time you hear of a friend that has to get one of their trees removed, we would greatly appreciate a recommendation so the tree can be up cycled, rather than wasted.
In general, pruning ornamental pear trees can be done at any time of year with very little harm to the tree.
However the best time of year to prune ornamental pear trees is during mid to late winter when the tree is dormant. Ornamental pears are deciduous trees (those that loose their leaves during winter).
The advantages of pruning ornamental pears in winter:
1. Having no leaves on a tree allows better access for an arborist to view the structure of a tree, spot problematic branches and make quality pruning cuts in order to promote good structure.
2. Trees that are dormant have stored carbohydrates in the trunk and root system. Pruning in winter is ideal because in spring all the trees stored carbohydrates go directly into the desired structural branches rather than problematic branches.
3. No leaves means less mess. This allows tree companies to complete a job quicker with less green waste to dispose of resulting in a lower cost for the customer.
For all your tree pruning needs, you can contact us on 0478 896 636.
Hi folks, from time to time I get calls from people wanting to know how much it will cost to get one of their trees removed, while it is difficult to give an indication of price without seeing the tree in person, an accurate estimate can be given having looked at half a dozen or more photos of the tree in question.
Are you looking for an indication as to what your tree will cost to remove? Send 6 + photos of your tree(s) from different angles and distances and text them through to 0478 896 636 with your suburb and the heading 'FREE ESTIMATE' for an obligation free estimate in 15 minutes!
Founder of Edge Trees