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Tree roots and property damage

Tree Roots and Property Damage: All You Need to Know

31st May 2022, Tips

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of trees growing near buildings cause no damage. However, structural damage and subsidence can be associated with tree roots. But if you can understand what it is about trees that can affect buildings, then you will be better informed and know when it’s time to bring in professional help to deal with your trees.

Nut trees guide

A Guide to Growing Your Own Nuts

30th April 2022, Tips

Lots of people plant fruit trees to enjoy the natural, healthy rewards. But have you ever thought about growing your own nuts? Whilst many nut trees tend to grow into large specimens that require a fair amount of space, there are some dwarf varieties that are more manageable. Fancy cultivating your own nuts to enjoy at Christmas? Read on for our ultimate guide.

Tree care

What Type of Tree Pruning Do I Need?

31st March 2022, Tips

There are various types of tree pruning, and what you need is going to depend on what’s best for your individual tree, where it’s located, and what you are trying to achieve. Here we explain the different types of tree pruning, and provide advice on which is the best type of pruning to use in different situations.

Storm damaged trees

How to Check Your Trees After a Storm and Why it’s Essential

28th February 2022, Tips

If you were lucky enough to see your trees remain intact following the recent storms, you probably feel a sense of relief. But are your trees safe? Loose branches, or weaknesses in parts of the tree, could be hazards in waiting. Here’s how to identify whether you have a problem.

Tree maintenance

4 Reasons Why Regular Tree Maintenance is Vital

31st January 2022, Tips

Regular tree maintenance is important. Vital, in fact. Of course, as tree surgeons, we are going to say that. So here to back up our statement are four good reasons why you can’t ignore the fact that your trees need to be properly looked after on a regular basis.

Tree Preservation Order

A Guide to Protecting Trees Using a Tree Preservation Order

31st December 2021, Advice

Trees play a vital role. That’s why it is essential they are given the protection they deserve. Whilst campaigners are doing a stellar job in protecting the UK’s trees, it’s important that everyone helps by doing their own personal bit. One way we can do that is by protecting and saving the trees in our local areas. Here’s how.

Ancient trees

A Guide to Ancient Trees

29th November 2021, Advice

Steeped in history, ancient trees are irreplaceable, gracing our landscapes for hundreds of years and providing vital habitats for wildlife and contributing to environmental sustainability. Here we look at how to identify ancient trees, why they are so important, and how to protect them.

Privacy hedging

How to Achieve the Perfect Privacy Hedging

31st October 2021, Tips

One of the best ways to create privacy at home is with the use of privacy hedging. Read for advice on choosing the best type of hedging for your needs, as well as important considerations when planning a garden hedge.

Algae, moss and lichen on trees

All You Need to Know About Algae, Lichen and Moss on Trees

25th August 2021, Tips

Algae, lichens and moss often form green or grey, powdery growths on the stems, branches and trunks of trees. While this can be a worry, these growths are harmless, although it is good to know why they are appearing.

Tree felling

The Law on Cutting Down Trees: All You Need to Know

28th June 2021, News

When it comes to cutting down trees, careful consideration is vital. Whilst it may be the only option, perhaps for safety reasons, the process of felling a tree is subject to a variety of legislation. Whether you are looking to cut down or protect a tree, the following advice will help you understand the law.

Pollinator friendly trees

6 of The Best Trees for Bees… A Guide to Pollinator Friendly Species

30th April 2021, Tips

Around a third of our daily food requirements depend on bees and other pollinators. But they are in decline. There is something we can all do however. We can plant pollinator friendly trees.

Fast growing trees

6 Fast Growing Trees That Won’t Keep You Waiting

29th March 2021, Tips

If you’re thinking of planting a tree in your garden, but would rather not wait forever to start enjoying all it has to offer, then read on to discover a selection of faster-growing native trees that won’t keep you waiting.

Trees to attract birds

What are the Best Trees to Attract Birds?

20th February 2021, Tips

There is nothing more uplifting than the sound of birdsong. Watching birds going about their daily business from your window is nothing short of fascinating. Want to see more feathered friends in your garden? Read on to learn how to choose the best trees to attract birds.

Buying UK native trees

Planting a Tree? Why it’s Absolutely Vital to Buy Home Grown.

23rd January 2021, Tips

One of the easiest ways to ensure our trees in the UK are protected from damaging new pests and diseases is to commit to only buying home grown. With our native tree species under serious threat, we explore why it’s vital to be aware of what you’re buying and planting.

Native trees guide

The Ultimate Guide to Native Trees, and Why You Should be Planting Them

30th December 2020, Tips

Planting trees in our gardens and open spaces is proven to have many advantages. But does it matter whether the trees we plant are native or non-native? Let’s take a look at what native trees are, the benefits of planting them, and the types of native trees that best suit different gardens and open spaces.

What is growing on my tree?

What is Growing on my Tree, and Should I be Worried About it?

21st November 2020, Tips

Most things you find growing on your trees will be nothing to worry about. But it’s good to know what’s growing and why. Read on for an insight into common tree oddities.

Tree burrs and bacterial ooze in response to tree damage

How Trees Respond to Damage: Burrs and Ooze

19th October 2020, Tips

If you’ve ever noticed trees with knobbly growths on their trunks, or slime oozing from the bark, then it’s likely these trees have been damaged in some way. Let’s take a look at these symptoms in a little more detail.

Honey fungus tree fungus

How to Identify Tree Fungi

26th September 2020, Tips

There are many types of fungi that grow on trees here in the UK. Some are not at all harmful to trees, whilst others can cause damage or decay. It is important to be able to identify the various forms of fungi so you know the potential effects they could have on your tree. Our tree fungi guide will help you do just that.

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