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Check out or blog posts for up to date details on what’s happing with the Frontier crew and helpful hints for your gold coast tree maintenance.

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Prepare Your Trees For Spring

September 1, 2020 | Frontier01

Spring signals the end of Winter and the beginning of a season full of new growth. It also marks the beginning of bushfire season, new tree growth and gusty winds. Here’s our complete guide on how to prepare your trees for Spring.   Bushfire Prep Continue reading

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Prepare Your Trees for the Ekka Winds

July 27, 2020 | Frontier01

Although there’s no Ekka or Gold Coast Show this year, the Ekka winds have certainly arrived and they’re right on time. prepare your trees for the windy month of August with these tree maintenance tips.   Tree Pruning Remove all deadwood from your Continue reading

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winter garden maintenance

May 29, 2020 | Frontier01

Still crisp mornings, beautiful sunsets and warm sunny days – Winter is here! Now that the weather is cooling it’s a great opportunity to get out in the garden. Preparing your garden now will ensure your home is a stand out feature when Spring rolls ar Continue reading

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Indoor Plants you need during Isolation

April 24, 2020 | Frontier01

Our normal day to day lives are stressful. Many of us are feeling the pressure more than ever with the current COVID-19 situation. Isolation and time spent at home can be stressful, but there’s a range of things we can do at home to help return our hom Continue reading

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Stuck in Isolation – Why not plant a tree?

March 30, 2020 | Frontier01

As the possibility of being stuck at home in isolation increases, many of us are searching for ideas on how to keep busy around the home. Turns out, isolation couldn’t have come at a better time if you’re a keen gardener. Autumn is the perfect time of Continue reading

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Keeping Cane Toads out of Your Yard

March 30, 2020 | Frontier01

If your noticing higher than usual numbers of cane toads, you’re not alone. The wet weather has provided ideal mating conditions, bringing them all out searching for a mate. Controlling cane toad population is crucial in the protection of our native wi Continue reading

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Why Replanting Is Important After Tree Removal

February 25, 2020 | Frontier01

Tree removal will always be necessary to keep our homes safe and improve the functionality and aesthetics of our properties. However, when we remove trees, how many of us are replanting? Top 5 Reasons for Replanting: Carbon Storage Undoubtedly, the mos Continue reading

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Tree Maintenance After Heavy Rain

February 7, 2020 | Frontier01

While it’s great to see some decent rain for our trees and gardens, when it all comes at once, it can cause damage to some of our much-loved larger trees and impact tree maintenance. Get familiar with your trees by looking for any of the below signs of Continue reading

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Why You Need An Arborist For Your Next Tree Removal

January 22, 2020 | Frontier01

There are countless benefits of using a professional Arborist for your Tree Removal projects. Arborists train for years to become proficient climbers and love an opportunity to showcase their skills on technical tree removals. Navigating these tricky c Continue reading

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What Does Tree Lopping Mean

January 10, 2020 | Frontier01

The commonly used term ‘tree lopping services’ means to “cut off” a branch, limb or section of a tree. When looking for an Aborist to lop your trees, it is easy to get confused when they tell you that they don’t lop trees. Tree lopping is not the best Continue reading

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Decorate Your Home With Native Christmas Trees

December 13, 2019 | Frontier01

Decorate your home in style these holidays with native Christmas trees and shrubs. Ditch the tinsel in favour of the greens and reds from our native bushland. With vibrant earthy colours, your decorations are sure to be a winner with family and friends Continue reading

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Does the contractor’s insurance cover your job?

December 9, 2019 | Frontier01

It’s essential that all tradespeople working in and around your home are insured, qualified and licenced (where appropriate) to do their job. Something you may not think of doing is checking the contractor’s credentials. And if you do check, do you kno Continue reading

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Palm Cleaning for A Stunning Summer-Ready Backyard

November 14, 2019 | Frontier01

Palm trees are an iconic symbol of summer, so what better way to prepare your home for summer than booking in palm cleaning now. Our Gold Coast based Arborists clean all species of palm trees using a non-invasive, cost-effective method that will quickl Continue reading

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Preparing Trees For Bushfire Season

November 5, 2019 | Frontier01

Preparing your trees bushfire season is crucial to protect your home for anyone who lives within bushfire zones. Dead and dry trees allow a fire to spread quickly and easily. Reduce the risk of spreading bush fires by following these must-do tree maint Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Spring Vegetable Garden

October 3, 2019 | Frontier01

Create A Fuss-free Spring Vegetable Garden  Our warm climate is perfect for growing your favourite spring veggies. Take advantage of our gorgeous spring sunshine and plant your spring vegetable garden now.   Preparation Ground preparation is key to a h Continue reading

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What Happens To Trees In A Drought?

September 9, 2019 | Frontier01

Forecasts tell us we’re in for a hot, dry summer with little rainfall. Dry weather is perfect for spending days out by the pool, but not so great for our gardens and trees. While we enjoy the long days, trees in a drought can suffer. Some of our plants Continue reading

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Tree Loppers vs. Arborists

August 22, 2019 | Frontier01

What’s the difference between a tree lopper and an Arborists It’s a common Australian phrase to say “get the tree loppers in” when a tree needs removing or pruned. Many people may not know, is that a tree lopper doesn’t need experience, qualifications Continue reading

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How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?

August 7, 2019 | Frontier01

We get asked every day, ‘How much will it cost to remove my tree?’ Determining tree removal cost is tricky. There isn’t a set answer, or a height to width calculation to determine the price. All trees vary in shape, size, location and species; therefor Continue reading

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Why It’s Best To Prune Trees In Winter

June 13, 2019 | Frontier01

Mornings are getting cooler and the days shorter, Winter is here! We may not experience the full force of winter like other parts of the country, but there are still seasonal changes that affect trees. When you prune trees in winter, it has significant Continue reading

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When is the Best Time To Clean Palm Trees?

June 4, 2019 | Frontier01

The best time to clean palm trees is NOW! Winter is the perfect time to have your palms cleaned and de-seeded. Palms typically go into seed twice a year, at the beginning of winter and again in early summer. As with most trees, growth slows down in col Continue reading

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5 Best Trees To Plant Near Your House (And The Worst)

April 17, 2019 | Frontier01

Our suburbs are changing, and the typical residential lot is 30% smaller than it was a decade ago. It’s no surprise that some of the trees we have around our homes don’t have the space to grow that they once would have. To help you plan your landscapin Continue reading

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Common Reasons for Tree Removal

April 17, 2019 | Frontier01

Some people love trees and will keep them at all costs, while others would happily clear their entire garden to see it free of leaves and encroaching roots. Trees play a significant role in our environment, so it’s vital we maintain a healthy balance o Continue reading

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What Are The Fines For Cutting Down Trees On The Gold Coast?

March 7, 2019 | Frontier01

What are the fines for cutting down trees on the Gold Coast? Many of us don’t fully understand the consequences or know that there are fines for cutting down trees on the Gold Coast. We think that because they are our trees, we can remove them if we wa Continue reading

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Understanding Gold Coast Tree Removal Laws

March 7, 2019 | Frontier01

Each local council sets its own regulations regarding Queensland tree removal laws. To help better understand Gold Coast tree removal laws, we’ve prepared an easy guide on how to safely and legally remove your trees. Note: The below information is to b Continue reading

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Keep Your Trees Healthy This Summer

January 17, 2019 | Frontier01

Caring for Your Gold Coast Trees This Summer Sweltering hot Queensland summers can force many of us indoors to escape the summer heat and humidity. We prepare ourselves and families to cope with the summer heat, but what about our gardens? Summer on th Continue reading

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Are My Trees Safe?

November 19, 2018 | Frontier01

After Saturday afternoons storm we know this is something on the minds of many of our customers. Only a qualified AQF L5 Arborist can provide you with an accurate written assessment and make appropriate recommendations. All Frontier Tree Services quote Continue reading

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Cheap Quote – But have you got the right advice?

July 25, 2018 | Frontier01

Would you ask a plumber to repair a hole in the wall… or an Electrician to unblock your sink? No you say… Then why take the risk using gardeners and unskilled tradespeople to undertake tree pruning and removal work. While gardeners are excellent fo Continue reading

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Top Reasons For Maintaining Trees In Winter

June 21, 2017 | Frontier01

Maintaining Trees In Winter With frosty mornings and cold nights, maintaining trees in winter is essential, even though most of us would rather snuggle up near the heater with a good book! Winter is actually the ideal time to stay on top of your garden Continue reading

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Council Approval

November 2, 2017 | Frontier01

Tree Removal Application Gold Coast City Council Are you aware that if you require a tree to be removed from your garden, you may need to lodge a Tree Removal Application to the Gold Coast City Council? The Gold Coast City Council has a process for req Continue reading

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Do You Need An Arborist Or Tree Lopper

May 29, 2017 | Frontier01

  Do You Need An Arborist Or A Tree Lopper Finding out whether you need an Arborist or Tree Lopper, is important. If you have a tree that needs removing or needs a few branches trimmed or cut off, you may think that it is unnecessary to get in an Continue reading

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Could Your Trees Be Affecting Your Home

May 17, 2017 | Frontier01

Trees Affecting Your Home Owning a house is the Australian dream, especially a house, that has a big garden that the kids can run around in but you’d never think that trees affect your home. With having a big garden, comes trees and unfortunately, some Continue reading

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Are you planting a tree? Pick The Best Trees For Your Home!

May 11, 2017 | Frontier01

Planting a tree is a permanent and long term investment. It adds financial and aesthetic value to your home, but ultimately will benefit future generations and the planet. If you’re considering planting a tree, you need to give it the best possible cha Continue reading

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Frontier Tree Services – Why Should You Hire An Arborist Instead Of Pruning That Tree Yourself?

April 28, 2017 | Frontier01

Frontier Tree Services – Why Should You Hire An Arborist Instead Of Pruning That Tree Yourself? There’s a tree in your garden that’s been looking a little rough recently. You aren’t sure what type of tree it is. It’s been in your yard for as long as yo Continue reading

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Frontier Tree Services – Caring for Trees in Wet Weather

April 19, 2017 | Frontier01

Caring For Trees Frontier Tree Services Caring for Trees in Wet Weather. To the devout gardener, rain is usually considered a blessing. However, during heavy, unrelenting rain periods, you can have too much of a good thing. Intense weather events can t Continue reading

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Frontier Tree Services – Identifying Popular Australian Trees

March 27, 2017 | Frontier01

Frontier Tree Services – Identifying Popular Australian Trees In Australia, we are blessed with a wide variety of unique flora found nowhere else in the world. Whether you want to do something positive for the environment through bush revegetation and Continue reading

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What is an Arborist?

September 19, 2016 | Frontier01

  There’s a bewildering array of qualifications for arborists, and you’ll find companies will proudly announce their qualifications. But what does it all mean to you? Qualifications are absolutely crucial when it comes to choosing a good tree spec Continue reading

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Do your trees need your attention?

August 18, 2016 | Frontier01

So long time no blog…   I don’t know where the time has gone! We’re still going strong with our great team of guys, Andy had a few months away in the middle of the year as he fulfilled the traveller within him and payed a visit to his home land. M Continue reading

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DANGEROUS TREES AND A VERY CUTE POSSUM

November 13, 2014 | Michael Spence

Long time no blog… times just going too quickly at the moment. What about these temperatures we’re having lately… It’s been ridiculously hot! We have the crew working up at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat for the next few days which is good timing, it’ll Continue reading

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Arbor Camp Review & The Eucalyptus

October 15, 2014 | Michael Spence

I didn’t get a chance to blog last week since we had a short week with the Labour Day public holiday. That’s the last public holiday till Christmas now! Arbor camp was held on the first weekend in October. It was a great weekend, the weather was beauti Continue reading

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Arborist In The Making And Only 4 More Sleeps Till Arbour Camp!

September 30, 2014 | Michael Spence

Well it’s official… Patto, one of our members of staff has started his apprenticeship! He’s only been with us for 6 months, he’s been super keen for a while now but there were a few things we had to organise first. It’s going to be good watching him le Continue reading

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Andy To The Rescue

September 11, 2014 | Michael Spence

We started off the week with a call from the RSPCA rescue unit on Monday, somebody spotted a stray cat (Woody) approx. 15 meters high in an Ironbark tree. The bark on this tree is really rough so the cat would have found it easy to climb up but obvious Continue reading

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Rain, Climbing Competition, Trees And Videos

August 25, 2014 | Michael Spence

Wow, what a wet weekend… it was typical that it was also the Queensland Tree Climbing Championships this weekend too! Although we were absolutely soaked through it was still a good day, it’s always good to be around other people who are passionate abou Continue reading

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STOP THE PRESS!!! – Our Information Brochure Is Here

August 14, 2014 | Michael Spence

Well filming is complete for the promotional video! We’re in the editing stage at the moment, it’s looking great so far! We should be ready to release it next week and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the team. They did a great job and I’m sure t Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action!

August 4, 2014 | Michael Spence

I rode the G:Link at the weekend, I’ve heard a few negative things about it, but I can honestly say that I think it’s great! In fact, I think it’s fair to say that it’s reignited my love of the Gold Coast. It’s a great route, and will be even better wh Continue reading

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Council Approval – Do I Need It?

July 28, 2014 | Michael Spence

It’s Monday again… I don’t know where the time is going, we just seem to be speeding through 2014, everyone I speak to says the same thing. We had a team meeting last Thursday, it’s always great to catch up with everyone together and have a chat about Continue reading

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Welcome To The First Blog For Frontier Tree Services

July 15, 2014 | Michael Spence

I’ll be writing about interesting jobs we do, positing pictures, our staff and be giving advice on any tree-related questions I get asked by our customers. Well we’re in the mids of winter already… I love winter, lovely crisp mornings and the perfect t Continue reading


Testimonials

As a retired Electrical Contractor who at times employed up to 300 tradesmen I have to comment on your operation. Those blokes were as professional as any trades I have come across since moving to Queensland almost 30 years ago. Matt and all of the others are an incredible asset to your business. Please pass on my thanks. Congratulations also to the  business owners and Management on having such a great operationR. Harwood, Broadbeach Waters (Feb 2020)