Our qualified Arborist is called to make an assessment on this Terpentine Gum tree in Artarmon. This is not done by just looking at the lower branches! This tree is also known, colloquially, as a widow-maker, for obvious reasons. Gum trees block the water supply to selected branches if there is insufficient water supply for the whole tree, causing the branches to die and break off. In this case, the tree required quite a bit of pruning to rem

Careful examination of the tree
Looking for bark peeling, sapwood, and other problems
Climbing a tree with suspected problems should only be done by professionals. It is very dangerous and requires extensive training and experience.

ove the deadwood.