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Without a doubt, Bunya trees are the most fascinating tree of our Sunshine Coast area. Not only have they provided a rich source of food to people for tens of thousands of years, they have also been the basis of important rituals. While many Bunya trees have been cleared in the last few decades for their timber, it is promising to see a resurgence in their popularity. Many councils now actively maintain and protect them.

 
 
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.
 
 
PictureTricky Tree Solutions removing a dangerous Silky Oak near Buderim
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.

 
 
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The hollow log hanging boxes
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Installing the nesting boxes
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Nesting boxes with a view
It's very rewarding when clients ask us to make and install nesting boxes. Tom made these boxes from hollow logs and hung them in some tall gum trees. If you live on the Sunshine Coast, and are interested in creating habitat trees in your garden for native wildlife, contact us. We are more than happy to help make the coast more wildlife friendly and sustainable. We are not just about tree care or tree lopping, but we are also passionate about looking after the habitat of native wildlife.
 
 
 
 
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This is the best time of year to prepare for the upcoming storm season. Don't wait until trees become dangerous. Be proactive and have them pruned selectively. Have rotting branches, deadwood or overhanging branches removed before the Sunshine Coast storms roll in.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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Bark of the flooded gum tree or Rose Gum tree in the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Botanical name: Eucaluptus Grandis.