Hayden Atkinson

No matter how many or few trees you have on your property, you want to rest assured that these are safe. The best route to have this ensured is to have a talk with an arborist or conservationist.

What is those trees’ value to you?

Trees can be valuable in so many ways. To start protecting yours, you must be clear about what they mean to you. Do they have a financial value? Are there aesthetic and environmental benefits connected to the trees on your property? A tree specialist can help you understand their values to you too.

Assessing the risk

Ill, broken, damaged, weak or drying out trees are dangerous, especially when these are in or next to high traffic areas. Not every tree must stay. Conserving trees comes with a limit. Get a proper evaluation done by experts. The best is to obtain an arborist tree report which will carefully weight very relevant aspect, including age, health/condition, structural integrity and value. If there is any hazard risk involved, removing a tree might prove to be more productive than keeping it and increasing the risk.

Possible targets

Not only trees lining a street can be dangerous. Broken branches falling off in a garden may hit someone strolling or standing in the shade. All activities carried out in the vicinity of trees must be counted. Animals can be targets too, not only humans. Also, the target may be a vehicle or a construction. Falling branches or trunks can cause serious damage to properties.

The importance of regular risk assessment

Carrying out the risk assessment procedure only once is not sufficient. This is because future events may severely alter the condition of the said trees. For example, your trees may be alright now, having a perfect structural integrity, but in the event of a storm, their structure can be compromised. Strong winds may cause cracks, thus increasing the risk significantly, compared to the level during the assessment. Given this aspect, one should know that there is no specific time frame recommended between risk assessment procedures. It is best to schedule one right after a damaging climatic event.

Saving damaged trees

A high risk tree is not a tree that needs to be cut down. There are various measures that can be taken for preservation, from pruning to installing support systems. This is especially useful when you need to prolong the life of a tree with a special value.

Sometimes, the tree owner will be given the power to decide. It may be up to you to decide which level of risk you are going to accept when a hazardous tree is on your property. The final solution will not always be a verdict given by arborists.

Getting accepted into a college on the other side of the country or even, in most cases – on the other side of the globe. It is all going to be added to the list of newly anticipated challenges in your life, you will find yourself dreading just as much as you would be excited to experience this new leaf that your life has decided to turn. And one of the many bases in this scenario that would require coverage would be: the fact of needing to find a place which is safe and well maintained to accommodate yourself in.  You will need to look through pages and pages of brochures as well as online sites that show any available places to stay which would be appropriate for a student.

Checking as to what they offer

Rather than settling for a place you find on a website it would be best to visit the particular house in person and find out for yourself if it is a hoax or a deal actually worth your money. Well of course things are bound to get a little difficult, with the travelling back and forth, which means excessive transport expenses as well as the time spent. Regardless of the few drawbacks it must be kept in mind that this is going to be your home away from home and it is extremely important to be completely sure that this new place of accommodation is absolutely right for you. Some may prefer to have pool fencing at Northern Beaches, while some may like carpeted floors – in order to ensure that all these points are satisfied, it would be best to check the place and understand the situation.

Don’t budge from your standards 

Once things become a little difficult to find it is important to remember not to lower your standards and change your preferences. For instance if you were looking for high-end student accommodation place with frameless glass pool fencing in Sydney, then you must keep looking till you find what you need. As this is going to be where all your time away from home would be spent, where you will be having seasonal celebrations, your studying and so on the list would add and continue to go on.

Being patient

With time you are bound to find something good, a place that would be at the best value as well provide you with the level of luxury and comfort that you needed in the beginning. The trick is to not give up, collect suggested place options from friends, flip through brochures and keep going through online websites offering student housing.