The long-term consequences of vegetation removal in Sydney on soil characteristics were much like that in the wet season. For both wet and dry seasons, tree removal usually had no significant impact on soil characteristics except for tree cut back height and tree pruning. But tree removal during wet seasons resulted in soil moisture loss (also known as flash Flooding) and increased flash erosion. For the same reason, tree pruning during the dry seasons increased soil salinity and reduced the bioavailability of nitrogen. At the same time, tree growth was stimulated by the heavy shade provided by the removal of trees. This led to faster tree growth rates and more rapid spread of invasive grasses.
A recent study examined the effects of two common practices used in tree removal on floodplain vegetation. It showed that tree pruning increased the rate of floodwater run-off and increased the rate of soil erosion. The study also showed that removal of non-native species caused a net increase in species richness. Most of the native plants were affected negatively in both cases. The study was supported by biological principles based on the differential genealogical inheritance of environmental traits. It suggested that the timing and extent of any desired tree removal should be taken along with the existing and future vulnerability of the species to future threats.
Some people feel that it is unnecessary to apply for vegetation removal in Sydney permit if they have not affected sensitive biological areas. The argument goes that when the trees are removed, the habitat that they occupy will not be affected. On the contrary, a tree removal permit is needed if you want to save some species. If you are living in a region that has been previously disturbed by tree removal and now is experiencing a lack of tree cover, you need a permit to plant the same species again. That’s because the previous disturbance prevented the tree from reproducing. It would be senseless to plant the same species elsewhere without addressing the original problem.
However, the debate goes on between planting and removal. Planting does affect the environment while removal may not affect the environment. The sandplain grassland has both types of disturbances. When trees are removed, they take over sandplain grassland and completely overtake the native species. On the other hand, the grasslands are protected under a vegetation cover and do not require removal of non-native species.
The planting strategy has the advantage that it will promote slower growth of non-native species. The slower growth rate of the non-native species will ensure a steady source of timber, fuel wood and other products. However, if the disturbance was very severe, such as massive tree felling or sandpumping, the vegetation may not recover. This is because the proposed clearing affected the habitat of both plant species and the soil. Soil erosion is a major environmental concern in many areas.
Landscaping with seedlings planted at right angles to the dominant current and using correct form and height is necessary if you want good tree and vegetation removal in Sydney. Therefore, the plan should be developed by an arborist. It is important to find out whether the proposed clearing is within the statutory limitations. In most cases, the director shall need a permit before beginning any work.
Besides clearing, sodding and trimming, the planned vegetation removal in Sydney should also address issues like soil chemical properties, erosion and runoff. The sward density and type of plant life should be determined. Soil chemical properties refer to elements in the soil that act as antioxidants, preventative agents and nutrients for plant growth and development.
The best alternative for understory vegetation removal in Sydney would be to use livestock such as goats, deer, reindeer, ponies, cows or sheep to take away dead branches, leaves and twigs. The animals would basically break down these materials in their stomachs. Other alternatives for removing tree roots include digging up the root ball of the tree and throwing this material away. However, this involves animal trapping and handling, and it does not involve the control of soil physico-chemical properties. To avoid all the troubles of doing it yourself, call Expert Tree Removal.