On a hot day, there is something very peaceful about lying under the shade of a tree. It's a lovely thing feeling the natural dappled light and hearing the wind in the tree. I'm sure it would be cheaper to have artificial shade, but I couldn't imagine not have a space in my yard to lay under a tree. Over the years, I have lived in houses with lots of different sorts of trees so I have become a bit of an expert on how to take care of many common Australian backyard trees. Read on for my tree servicing tips.