Opportunistic graffiti vandals will often recklessly tag any surface they come across. The evidence of this can usually be seen as a trail of graffiti tags on things they have marked as they walked through an area tagging signs, lamp posts, bench seats and even trees.
Unfortunately, graffiti tags on trees is an all too common problem, where graffiti vandals will leave their tags on lower sections of tree trunks.
Many of these trees in our cities, suburbs and country town have been there for decades and not only make up part of the beautiful landscape, but have often survived through many storms, droughts or any number of other environmental events.
While some trees regularly shed their bark which would see the graffiti naturally fall off, some species of tree never lose the outer layer, meaning any marks on the bark will be there for years to come.
Depending on the type of tree and bark surface on the trunk, safe and successful graffiti removal can be accomplished. However, it is very important to know what type of cleaning products, if any, can be used and the correct treatment process in order to avoid damage to the tree.
We often see trees that have been permanently scarred by the use of unsuitable chemicals or strong pressure cleaning which cuts through the bark, tearing it from the tree.
The structure of the bark and outer layers of the trunk are vital to the health and vitality of a tree. Therefore, it is important not to damage the bark or use chemicals that may be absorbed and potentially harm the tree.
Along with a vast knowledge and over 45 years of experience, our team have a range of bio-degradable cleaning solutions that can be used for removing graffiti from sensitive surfaces, like trees.
In the example photos you can see here, a graffiti tag had been sprayed on the trunk of a mature tree in the parklands of Adelaide. Through the use of one of our specialist treatment processes, we were not only able to remove the tag with little impact to the tree, but much of the natural moss that had grown on the tree was also able to be untouched.
And after just a few weeks, the surface had completely returned to its original state and you would never know that there was ever any graffiti on the tree.
So, for expert graffiti removal from just about any surface, give our customer service team a call and we’ll get it off.