It is never a dull landscape on the Sunshine Coast! Being sub-tropical and coastal, it seems to be full of life and greenery all year round. One time of year is especially outstanding. A time of year that brings out the best of our trees and forests is the summer storm season. These are some recent images of fungi, seeds and flowers flourishing in our wet rain forests.
This video is from a tree pruning and branch removal job earlier in the year. One of the greatest things about being an arborist on the Sunshine Coast is the amazing views. There are few occupation on the Sunshine Coast like being an arborist. You get to see the landscape from a different and often breathtaking perspective. One stand out thing that we notice often, is the density of our dry and wet forests. We are lucky on the Sunshine Coast to still have areas of densely growing trees that are protected by greenzones and National Park laws. It is up to us to look after the trees on the Sunshine Coast so our environment remains healthy for the next generation. This also comes down to understanding what trees are protected and what trees cannot be removed under your local council regulations. If you are unsure about whether your trees are protected by Sunshine Coast Greenzone regulations, you can find the Sunshine Coast greenzone map here
The best ways to prevent gum tree limbs being dropped on your house or yard is to monitor the gum trees, and have them selectively pruned when you see the signs. Dangers to look for include; dead or rotting limbs, places where the tree has been topped or lopped in the past (this creates weaknesses in the limbs), or storm damage to your trees caused by wind or other trees. We can recycle your tree branches by turning them into mulch for your garden too.
The Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta) Is not closely related to the true oaks. It is a Grevillea of the Proteaceae family. It is native to the Sunshine Coast and thrives in dry rain-forest environments. Unfortunately this Silky Oak near Buderim on the Sunshine Coast was growing on a lean, dangerously close to a house and had to be removed.
We came across this amazing ants nets in an old Banksia tree in the Noosa National Park. It is always amazing to encounter native wildlife on the Sunshine Coast. Even the smallest creatures! As a Sunshine coast arborist service, we always do our best to avoid disturbing native wildlife. This can involve arranging for wildlife catchers to relocate nests. Or waiting until it is no longer nesting season, and wildlife has moved on. It is a privilege to work on trees in the Sunshine Coast, and we do our best to respect the native inhabitants.
This beautiful flowing Banksia is an iconic Native Tree on the Sunshine Coast. You know your on the Sunshine Coast when you see this beautiful native plant growing among coastal heath. It flowers in winter and has foliage all year round. We love admiring our unique native trees on the Sunshine Coast. Tree appreciation is one of the best parts of being an arborist on the Sunshine Coast.
We spotted this amazing native olive tree (Olea Paniculata) on a bush walk today. It is a really nice native to have around the yard. And up the top lived a family of staghorns and Orchids. The Sunshine Coast has such a diverse range of native trees. From the incredibly unique and world famous heath bushlands around Coolum, to the lush forests of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
An awesome thing about being an arborist is that you see the landscape in a new way. from the same angle as a bird or possum. I love working in Sunshine Coast trees because it is always a beautiful view.
It's a nice time of year to spot the flowering Autumn trees and shrubs like the Harpin Banksia (banksia Spinulosa var. collina). The Sunshine Coast has an awesome display of flowing natives.