Jungle Rush Tree Fellers     Est. 1988  

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a cost for the quotation?

No, all quotes are free of charge - give us a call so we can arrange to meet you, to assess the job and draw up a price breakdown quotation.

2. How long does it take to get a quote and how long is the price valid?

1 to 3 days. We can be there within hours if it is an emergency, however, we generally call to set up and meet you at your home or place of business. Quotations are valid for 30 days, unless a different term is specified in writing.

3. Once approval on a job has been given, when can the job be completed?

During the busier season it can take up to 4 weeks from the time you approve the quotation to the commencement and completion of the work - dependant on what work is currently in the pipeline....

4. Once the job has been completed, how do I pay?

Our terms are 50% deposit in order to confirm your job. The balance to be paid in full upon completion". Once the job is finished, you will receive your invoice via email. Payment can be in cash or internet banking / direct deposit.

5. Is Jungle Rush Tree Fellers insured?

This is a very good question, and should be asked of every contractor you are thinking of hiring. Jungle Rush Tree Fellers are fully insured with liability, and vehicle insurance. You can view the insurance certificate here. Please always make sure to ask for proof of insurance before a contractor comes to work on your property.

6. Do you top trees? 

The method of topping is to reduce the height and overall canopy size of a tree. This generates a lower leverage circumstance and therefore lessens the chances of a tree falling down in high wind or storm conditions. This also allows for easier maintainance in the future.

7. When is the best time to prune a tree? 

There are different times to prune different trees, for example most flowering trees should be pruned after they bloom, and others can be pruned most times of the year. It is best to discuss pruning with on site, because every tree is unique in it's placement on your property and it's condition.

8. How often should I fertilize my trees? 

We recommend you deep-root fertilize your trees every 2 to 3 years. However, trees that are not in good health may need to be fertilized more frequently.

9. What is Mulch?

Mulch is any type of material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool and make the garden bed look more attractive. Organic mulches also help improve the soil's fertility, as they decompose.

Organic Mulch: Examples of organic mulches include: •Bark, Shredded or Chipped •Compost •Composted Manure •Grass Clippings •Newspaper •Shredded Leaves •Straw

•Compost and Composted Manure can be used anywhere, as long as they are relatively well composted and weed free. You can use them as a coating of mulch or simply side dress plants with them during the growing season, to insulate and give a boost of slow released nutrients.

•Grass Clippings are a mixed bag and are best suited to remote areas of your garden where you basically want to suppress weeds. Grass clippings, like most green plant debris with a high water content, decompose very rapidly and in the process they can get somewhat slimy, with an unpleasant odor - so use with discretion.

Ideally you should use a mulching mower and leave the clippings on the lawn to add fertility to that soil. However if you do bag your grass clippings, don't throw them away unless you have used weed killer or some other pesticide on your lawn. But untreated grass clippings can either be dumped into your compost bin or used to mulch open, unplanted areas.

•Newspaper as mulch is becoming more and more popular. Most newspapers have switched over to organic dyes, especially for their black & white sections. They are also great for smothering existing grass, to jump start a new garden bed.

To use as a mulch in the garden, spread a layer of 4 - 8 sheets of newspaper around the plants. Moisten the sheets to keep them in place. On windy days it's easier to moisten the sheets before you place them down. Cover the newspaper with a 1-3 inch layer of another organic mulch and the weed protection should last throughout the growing season.

•Shredded Leaves are natures favorite mulch. Shredded leaves can be used as mulch anywhere and have the added bonus of being free.

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