Frangipani demolition

Episode 4
Title: Frangipani demolition
Presenter: Trevor
Broadcast Date: 23/3/14

You’ve seen it before-beautiful, shady trees…planted too close to the house. While it’s wonderful to bask in some natural shade, or in the perfume of a flowering tree, planting large trees too close to the house can end up causing structural damage, with creeping roots finding their way under the walls. Join Trevor as he and his team tackle the task of removing two huge Frangipani trees who have become a bit too closely aquatinted with a Carlisle home.

  • Be carful when planning your garden; trees that are too close to the house will become a hassle and even a danger 10, 15 or 20 years down the track.
  • When removing a Frangipani tree, every branch that is removed can be left to dry out and then be planted-it will turn into a new plant.
  • The Frangipani flowers that are cream with a yellow center have the best fragrance and is the hardiest of all the Frangipani colours available.
  • When removing a tree like this, the goal is to get as much of the root system as possible out of the ground.
  • Ideally digging a Frangipani tree out of an established garden should occur when it’s dormant.
  •  The likelihood of these trees surviving is low unless a few vital things are done, and we take a look at those later in the episode.