Palm Tree Removal

Palm Tree Removal

Palm Tree Removal

For Expert Advice And Palm Tree Removal Services You’ll Appreciate.

With our numerous years of dedicated industry experience in dealing poorly planted palms, we consider ourselves experts in the field.

With over 2000 varieties of palms, it’s our specialist palm expertise that sets us apart from the rest. We deal with a range of palm types and sizes every day of the week so have the experience and hands-on know how to safely and systematically remove your palm swiftly.

Why Remove Your Palm Trees?

Apart from the obvious reason of not actually like the look of your palm in your garden, there are a variety of reasons why homeowners and business owners decide to have palms removed from their premises.

Your palm tree provides the ideal retreat for nesting rats and possums who can in turn cause damage to your home and leave disease causing droppings,
Your palm naturally drops its fronds on a regular basis causing you the headache of having to continually tidy up the area,
The roots of your palm tree can be extremely strong and deep and in turn cause costly damage to your drainage and plumbing systems.
So, whatever reason for you wanting to dispose of your palm tree our trusted tree experts and tree arborists can provide the perfect removal solution for you.

Why Choose Our Palm Disposal Services?

When you choose us as your preferred palm tree disposal service, you’re guaranteeing yourself the following.

Safe and affordable palm tree removal.
Advice and guidance on all aspects of palm tree removal.
Complete palm tree and root system removal.

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Pruning trees and plants

Pruning trees and plants

Pruning trees and plants

When is the best time to prune trees?

Summer is the best season to remove dead branches that are visible. Spring-flowering trees and shrubs should be pruned as soon as they finish flowering in the spring.

Trees and shrubs that blossom in the summer and into the fall should be pruned in late winter or early spring, as soon as their annual growth begins. This applies to both your trees and your indoor plants.

Why is pruning important?

Pruning a tree can influence how it grows. A tree’s limbs and branches can be pruned to form a certain layout that is beneficial for the tree’s structural stability. Maintaining the tree’s structure decreases the likelihood of broken limbs and falling branches.

Pruning bushes into shapes?

Tiopary is the practice of shaping your bushes. Topiary is the horticultural discipline of teaching perennial plants to produce and retain clearly defined shapes by cutting the foliage and twigs of trees, shrubs, and subshrubs. When the bush is young, especially before it reaches 2 feet in height, prune it into a basic shape. This may be an oval or square that can subsequently be trimmed into more sophisticated designs, or a cone that can stay a cone or be taught into a spiral.

Can you prune too much?

Although over-pruned trees and shrubs normally do not die if some of the canopy remains, the harm from over-pruning can be substantial. Over pruning may eventually result in branches that are too weak to withstand wind or ice loads, or the plant may simply exhaust itself trying to renew its canopy.

How often should you prune?

Pruning less of the plant but more regularly is by far the best way to improve its overall health. We recommend doing it every other month, or five times a year. This is the ideal time to prune, since it will maintain everything looking and working at its best.

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When to remove a tree?

When to remove a tree?

When should a tree be cut down?

When should I consider removing my tree?

Internal degradation is indicated by vertical fractures, seams, dead branch stubs, and massive, older lesions.

When termites have hollowed out a tree, it must be removed. However, any damage to the main trunk usually demands the removal of the tree.

If the damaged area is less than 25% of the radius of the trunk, the lesion may gradually heal up with no permanent damage. If you want to save the tree, you should seek the advice of an expert.

Tree removal should be considered for any dead branches that could fall and cause damage to the property or be dangerous. Please contact a tree removal specialist if a tree is leaning.

How far should a tree be from a property?

Trees should be about 10 meters away from your house to provide the most helpful shade at a practical distance.

Smaller trees can be planted closer together. Generally, you don’t want trees too close to your house because they can produce a variety of problems that can be disastrous. While trees may provide some shade for your property, which can aid in temperature regulation. However, trees can cause serious foundation damage by raising the structure.

Which trees are the best options to plant?

  • Heteropyxis natalensis also known as a Lavender Tree
  • Kiggelaria africana also known as the Wild Peach tree
  • Buddleja saligna many know it as the False Olive tree
  • Dais Cotinifolia also known as Pompon Tree
  • Apodytes dimidiata the White pear tree
  • Pittosporum viridiflorum better known as the Cheesewood tree

These are the most popular options for property trees in South-Africa.

What is the fastest growing tree to plant in your yard?

Olinia ventosa is one of South Africa’s fastest growing trees and a popular choice for your backyard. It can reach a height of 25m. It is renowned as a forest pioneer and one of the quickest growing indigenous trees. It is only found in the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa.

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Baobab Tree

Baobab Tree

Baobab Tree

The most common tree in South-Africa

Where did the Baobab tree originate?

In South Africa, the Baobab tree is the most prevalent and well-known tree. The name Baobab [Adansonia digitata] was given by tribes around the Zambezi River.

Other names for this tree include boab, boaboa, tabaldi, bottle tree, and monkey bread tree. The upside-down tree is another name for the Baobab Tree.

The god Thora is mentioned in an African bushman mythology. He disliked the Baobab growing in his garden, so he flung it over the wall of Paradise onto Earth below, and despite landing upside-down, the tree continued to grow.

It’s not unexpected that such a strange-looking tree is associated with superstitions.

Where do you find these trees?

Baobabs may be found in Africa’s belts. Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia are also home to them.

Boab trees can be found across Zimbabwe. They are located in the Northern Province, between the Limpopo and Zoutpansberg mountain ranges. Messina is, in fact, a city of Baobabs.

There is a well-known ‘halfway Baobab’ between Louis Trichardt and Messina from which many have drawn. This tree seem to prefer hot, sandy plains.

What makes Boabab trees so special?

For good cause, the baobab tree is renowned as the “tree of life.” It can offer animal and human occupants of the African savannah regions with shelter, clothes, food, and water.

The cork-like bark and massive stem are resistant to fire and are used to make linen and rope.

What does a Boab tree look like?

Baobabs are small to big deciduous trees with broad trunks and compact crowns that live for a long time. Young trees have slender, tapered trunks that are often swollen at the base.

The trunk is formed of concentric rings of fibrous wood. They have distinctive barrel-like trunks and are well-known for their exceptional longevity and ethnobotanical significance. According to an Arabian tradition, “the devil plucked up the baobab, thrust its branches into the earth, and left its roots in the air.”

When to trim a Baobab tree?

Pruning causes the bulbous trunk form to develop faster than if it is not pruned. The best time to prune your baobab is towards the end of summer, when there are still plenty of leaves on the branches. The leaves aid the baobab in drawing water from the pot.

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Emergency Tree Removal

Emergency Tree Removal

Emergency Tree Removal

Do you need a tree removed right away?

A tree falling on your property is the last thing you want to hear; not only is it unsafe and inconvenient to figure out how to clean it up, but it may also cause significant damage or even harm.

All you have to do is give us a call; our crew is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to clean up the aftermath of the storm. Our team is ready to clean and clear your property quickly and efficiently. We also bring our wood chipper, which converts any green waste or tree debris into organic wood chip mulch. If you don’t need the green trash for mulch, we can transport it for you.

Storm damaged trees? We can assist you

When a storm hits, powerful winds and torrential rains may wreak havoc on the community and your property, causing trees to obstruct roads, branches to fall on vehicles, and winds to force overgrown trees towards powerlines. This is all really hazardous.

We have an emergency workers on standby to assist you and your family in the event of an emergency. We have all of the necessary equipment and know-how to help you.

Top Tree Safety Tips for Thunderstorms

Have the right types of trees
If you live in an area where storms are common, you should think about the types of trees you plant. Some species are more resistant to strong winds and moisture than others.
Some of the top choices are Austrian pines, bald cypress, red oak, red maple, linden, and autumn blaze maple trees.
While the type of tree is important, it is even more important that the trees you have be healthy and well-maintained. When it comes to strong storms, keeping your trees properly hydrated, pruned, and nourished will help more than anything else.

Keep Your Trees Healthy
Taking care of your trees on a regular basis, rather than simply when they are sick or in decline, is one of the most important things you can do for them.
Make an effort to maintain a consistent routine for your trees. This involves watering them properly and on a regular basis, pruning them as needed, and fertilizing them if necessary.
Trim Your Trees Regularly
Pruning your trees should not be limited to when you have damaged and/or dead branches. When you start doing this when the trees are young, it will help them stay strong and withstand large storms when they are needed. Pruning, in addition to removing weak and dying branches, helps in the healthy structure and growth of your trees. Furthermore, trimming your trees on a regular basis can assist shape them and make them more resistant to weather-related damage.
Protect the Roots
The roots of your trees are important for keeping them strong and stable, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as the tree’s “anchor.”

Make sure the area around your trees is heavily mulched to keep the roots of your trees as strong as possible. This will ensure that the tree’s roots get enough moisture and nutrients to keep it safe in the ground. Make sure the mulch isn’t too high up the trunk, as this will hinder air and gas exchange.

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Tree pruning and shrub pruning are two general practices that can vastly improve the health of your plant life if done properly. The goal of pruning is to improve the visual appeal of your trees and shrubs while also enhancing the quality of life that they enjoy. This is also an excellent and economical measure to ensure the health of your property’s plant life!

Pruning Benefits

The benefits are extensive, especially if it is performed by the professionals from Randburg Tree Felling.

Pruning clears your trees of dead or dying branches, which will maintain the natural branch structure that you’ve come to enjoy as part of your view. We have come to realise that love is in the details, which is why we examine the natural growth paths of branches.

Clearing out dead, weak or dying tree limbs will allow ample room for the healthy branches to continue their strong existence. This not only adds to the overall health of your trees, it also improves their visual aesthetic.

Types Of Pruning

Randburg Tree Felling pruning specialists can offer you fine pruning, standard pruning and crown reduction pruning for your trees.

We are also experienced in hazard pruning, which eliminates potential danger zones on your property caused by the possibility of falling branches. The trees aren’t the only investment that you have to protect on your property!

As with all of our services, pruning can be performed as part of your regular services.

Contact Randburg Tree Fellers today to schedule a on site consultation. You’ll be able to discuss what you’d like to accomplish through proper tree pruning and shrub pruning while we also make recommendations to improve the health, beauty and safety of your property’s plant life

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Safety Tips with Tree felling

Safety Tips with Tree felling

Make yourself acquainted with these important safety tips before you take a saw to an unwanted tree in the garden.

Felling a tree is never a task to be carried out lightly, whether it blocks your view, is sick or damaged, or takes up space that you would like to use for something else. This is a project that, if not done properly, can have serious consequences, including damage to your home and surrounding property or severe injury to you or bystanders.

Don’t neglect safety gear.

Don’t take the chance of ignoring safety gear, even if the tree you’re felling isn’t extremely large. While you are unlikely to have any issues, safety should still be the top priority. You should wear:

  • Locked, hard-wearing shoes or boots
  • Pants and a shirt with long-sleeves
  • Logger or strong hat
  • Goggles which completely cover your eyes
  • Ear protection-plugs or earmuffs designed for sound reduction
  • Gloves

Know the boundaries.

It’s better to leave the job to a professional if you’ve never handled a chainsaw, does not have all the protective gear you need, or are facing a rather large tree. Although it’s not extremely difficult to fell a tree, it takes preparation, concentration, and care, so don’t take on the project on a day you don’t feel your best.

Choose the right equipment.

Although you can easily cut down a very small tree or sapling with an ax, a chainsaw is the best instrument for most trees above that scale. In general, for small to medium trees, a 16-to-18-inch bar is best, and a 20-to-24-inch bar for larger trees or for cutting up a large firewood tree that has already been felled. You should be fully familiar with its usage before firing up your chainsaw.

Don’t just cut.

You will need to take the time to observe both the tree you are cutting down and its surrounding area before felling a tree. Is the tree near to your home or a fence, garage, or parking area for another structure? Are there any nearby utility lines? Is the tree dead or diseased, or does it have branches that are split or dead? Does the tree lean in the opposite direction of where you like it?

Start by having a notch.

It is possible that aiming the chainsaw straight through the middle of the trunk before the other side comes out would carry the tree down on you instead of away from you. With a notch, proper tree felling begins. Stand facing the tree so that on your right and your escape routes on your left are where it will fall. Slick on the side of the tree facing the direction in which the tree would fall.

Stand facing the tree so that on your right and your escape routes on your left are where it will fall. Slice down into the trunk at an approximately 70-degree angle on the side of the tree facing the way the tree would fall.
Continue to cut at that angle until the chainsaw is roughly one third of the way through the trunk of the tree. No more than two feet from the ground should be the bottom of this cut.
Now, at the bottom of your first cut, cut horizontally into the wood. You will have a notch cut in the trunk where the two cuts meet.

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Basic Gardening Tools

Basic Gardening Tools

Keeping your garden looking its best will always involve an amount of care. Even basic maintenance in your garden will require gardening tools to be as efficient as possible – these will be in constant use.

Buying equipment that is as good a quality as you can afford will save you effort in the long term through ease of use and reliability. Walk into any garden centre and there is a huge choice of tools available.

Basic Tools

As a minimum you need the basic tools to cultivate your soil. These include a spade, fork, garden rake, hoe, hand trowel, and hand fork.

The spade and fork will be used for essential jobs such as removing large weeds, aerating the soil, digging new beds and if you can afford it I would recommend stainless steel, and as lightweight as you can.

Secateurs, Pruners and Pruning Saws

For deadheading and pruning, secateurs are frequently needed. Long handled pruners and a pruning saw may also be useful for mature gardens larger tasks. There are three different types of blades for secateurs and pruners – I recommend you buy ‘by-pass’ types as these have a sharp scissor-like action causing less damage to plants. Shears are mainly used for trimming hedges, but can be useful for cutting back herbaceous plants, or awkward areas of grass.

A watering can is indispensable, along with a mower if you have a lawn and a stiff broom for hard surfaces. You may also require, although less frequently a garden hose, a wheel-barrow, and sprayer (for feed or weedkiller)

Gardening gloves really are kind to your hands, and I always have two pairs – one sturdy leather pair, for jobs such as pruning and most winter jobs, and a plastic coated pair for weeding, damp days and summer jobs.

Hiring a Garden Chipper, Hedge trimmers or Chainsaws

For rare occasions you may need machinery such as a garden chipper, hedge trimmers or a chainsaw, hiring is certainly the most cost effective route. Useful links to nationwide tool suppliers and tool hire specialists can be found here.

However, you must remember when operating such equipment to carefully read the instructions first, and ensure the Hire shop has supplied you with all the necessary safety clothing required for that item.

Common safety equipment includes:

  • Gloves
  • Ear Defenders
  • Goggles
  • Face Mask.

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Which type of grass should I use for my lawn in the summer

Which type of grass should I use for my lawn in the summer

Take in consideration your climate, the amount of sunlight the lawn will receive, the traffic the lawn will take and how easy it is to maintain.

Kikuyu is the most popular of the warm season grasses, followed by LM lawn, Buffalo lawn and Bermuda Lawn.

Kikuyu Grass


  • Extremely drought-resistant.
  • Great for dry and warm climate.
  • Don’t need a lot of water.

Disadvantages of kikuyu grass

  • Don’t like to be trimmed too often and too short.
  • Kikuyu grass tends to turn yellowish in winter.
  • Kikuyu grass dies when grown under too much shade.
  • Needs full sun to thrive.

lM grass

  • It performs very well in shady and semi-shade conditions.
  • Grow well in full sun.
  • lM grass has the highest shade endurance out of all the species.
  • LM, Berea and Buffalo grass have the same root system.
  • Has a very soft long, narrow leaf and is a lighter shade of green than most lawns.
  • The LM grass is heat tolerant and can recover therefore quick from drought and heat stress
  • LM grass is used to home lawns, office parks, rough areas on golf courses and shade areas.

Buffalo Lawn Grass

  • Buffalo grass is low maintenance and tough as a turf grass
  • Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions.
  • Buffalo grass requires less watering than other lawn grasses.
  • This lawn requires less mowing
  • Buffalo is less invasive than other lawns.
  • It is shade tolerant, enjoys shaded from the sun, but will not grow in total shade.
  • To keep Buffalo lawn looking at its best, regular watering is required and mowing but not too short.
  • Because buffalo grass is not a thick lawn, it get easy weeds.

Bermuda Lawn

  • Bermuda grass or Kweek is a fine leafed, green colour grass
  • Kweek is well adjusted to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions and don’t like the sun.
  • Fast growing and spreading
  • Where frost occurs in winter the grass will remains brown until early spring.
  • Bermuda grass has the fastest growth rate of any of the warm-season grasses.
  • Low Maintenance.

Common uses for lawn

  • Lawns; residential and commercial
  • Open areas on golf courses
  • Hockey fields
  • Athletic fields
  • Rugby fields
  • Soccer fields
  • Ground rehabilitation
  • Light aircraft landing strips
Low Maintenance in Garden

Low Maintenance in Garden

Low Maintenance Garden

If you don’t have time to spend on keeping your garden looking impressive, here are some low maintenance garden tips.

We all desire a stunning garden, but the result required in maintaining that beautiful landscape is sometimes too much. Watering, weeding, pruning, and removing can take hours. Most of us are so busy with jobs and errands. We want to enjoy the garden, not working in the garden the whole day.

The answer to this problem is to install a low maintenance garden. Take time to learn how to choose the right plants, remember the layout of your yard and the climate of where you live, but also how much time you have to give to your plants all play a role.

Fill in space with grasses and groundcovers. Less open spaces mean fewer opportunities for weeds to take root. Some ornamental grasses clump without spreading too wide and will add variety to your garden. Pick the right varieties, there a few that will spread vigorously.

Consider ground cover, rather than grass, particularly if your lawn is patchy.

You’ll save time mowing, and may end up with better results. Patchy lawns typically mean the grass is fighting with tree roots or lack of sun. Groundcover is a great alternative to grass.


Install an irrigation system and add a timer on. Keep flowering beds evenly moist. Water just 1 or twice times per week.
Water plants in the evening or early in the morning, when the soil is cooler, as less will evaporate than during the heat of the day.
Don’t water the leaves or plant heads to avoid mold formation. Water gently to avoid damage to your plants.

A Few Low Maintenance Garden Flowers.

Aptenia cordifolia

Low maintenance garden randburg

Another name for it is baby sun rose. Aptenia cordifolia is a low evergreen growing succulent groundcover, therefore, it is normally used for retaining walls and dry patches of soil where other plants may struggle.

They have heart-shaped fleshy leaves with red flowers. It can also be used to stabilise soil in areas where there is erosion or can be used as a lawn replacement for difficult to reach areas.

Plectranthus neochilus

Low maintenance garden randburg

Also known as lobster flower. The plectranthus has succulent, grey-green leaves, which form an attractive ground cover even when the plant is not in flower. This flower will performs well in warm dry areas.

Aloe spp

Low maintenance garden randburg

Aloe is a large family consisting of around 558 evergreen, perennial, succulent, flowering plants with fleshy leaves edged with spikes and arranged in rosettes.

Some are tree or shrub-like and other species have climbing habits. These succulents are a good water-wise choice. The leaves are fleshy and water-holding.

Strelitzia reginae

Low maintenance garden Strelitzia

The Strelitzia is one of South Africa’s favourite exports and is cultivated worldwide. Strelitzias are hardy, and when established it can withstand long dry spells and a fair amount of neglect. Plants can be grown in sun and shade and it gives a beautiful structural display when in flower.

Container Plants that Beat the Heat

flowers in containers randburg

This style of gardening is great because you can use a number of containers. You don’t need to have a yard to create a beautiful container garden.

Decks, balconies, patios can become a garden oasis. Because of this, container gardens are also a great option for areas that have very poor soil.

Best of all, container gardens are easily maintained because it requires minimum care and is not plagued by pests and diseases. Plants for container gardens include annuals like pansies and sweet peas as well as such perennials as yellow coneflower, morning glory vine, big blue lily turf, and multiple species of marigold.

Meadow grasses and flowers that will do well in your Low Maintenance Garden.

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  • Aster
  • Blanketflower
  • Butterfly flower
  • Coneflower
  • Coreopsis
  • Evening primrose
  • Gayfeather
  • Goldenrod
  • Maiden pinks
  • Native grass
  • Penstemon
  • Rock cress
  • Shasta daisy
  • Snow-in-summer
  • Sunflowers
  • Wild lupin


Our Tree Felling and Removal Services Include:

Tree Felling
Tree Stump Removal Services
Tree Trimming
Shrub Pruning
Garden Maintenance
Rubble Removal

If you have a garden that needs to be maintained, call us at 078 352 1959.