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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.

Oak tree gall knopper gall

What are Oak Galls and How to Stop Them?

18th August 2020, Tips

If you have noticed strange looking growths on your oak tree and are wondering what’s caused them and what to do about them, read on. The likelihood is that these growths are caused by the oak gall wasp, and there are many different types to look out for.

Oak processionary moth

Pests and Insects to Look out for on Your Trees This Summer

20th July 2020, Tips

One thing that commonly threatens trees is insects, especially during the summer months. With this in mind, here’s what our experts recommend you look out for this summer, and how best to deal with those pesky pests that have the potential to do a whole lot of damage.

5 of the Best Blossoming Trees

13th May 2020, Tips

If you want to create a pretty feature in your garden, and want trees that produce beautiful blossom, read on to discover five of the best blossoming trees.

Best trees for my garden

How to Choose the Best Trees for Your Needs

11th April 2020, Tips

As we have previously explored, there are many benefits to planting trees, from combating climate change to attracting wildlife and so much more besides. But what trees exactly should we be planting to meet specific goals? Let’s delve deeper into what trees are best for particular needs.

Christmas tree

Can I Plant my Christmas Tree in the Garden after Christmas?

20th December 2019, Tips

Is it possible to plant and keep a Christmas tree alive in the garden after Christmas? Can you take a Christmas tree cutting to grow on? Here’s the lowdown.

autumn pruning

A Guide to Pruning Trees in Autumn

20th October 2019, Tips

Whilst most trees are best pruned during late winter to early spring, some do benefit from autumn pruning. Let’s take a look at which trees should be pruned during autumn, and how best to go about the task.

Tree Reduction Essex

How to Choose the Right Tree Surgeon

9th August 2019, Tips

How do you choose the right tree surgeon? Let’s take a look at all the things you should consider when making your selection so that you can be sure your tree will be in the best of hands, and you’ll be getting the very best value service.

Cedar Tree

How to Care for your Cedar Tree

16th February 2019, Tips

It’s a beautiful, eye catching tree, but the cedar really does need a good amount of attention, and there are certain rules to follow when pruning. Read on for the advice you need to take care of your cedar tree.

Silver birch pruning

How to Prune a Silver Birch Tree

22nd January 2019, Tips

When pruning a silver birch tree it is important to follow the right procedure, and it’s essential to get the timing right too. Here we share the lowdown on how to prune a silver birch tree to achieve the best possible results.

A plum tree

How to Prune a Plum Tree

15th December 2018, Tips

Pruning a plum tree is an important task, and it’s essential to follow the right methods and to get the timing right too. Here we look at how to prune a plum tree for the best possible results.

Prune a sessile oak

When is the Best Time to Prune a Sessile Oak Tree?

9th April 2018, Tips

The sessile oak tree is a UK native species of oak identified by its stalk-free acorns. The naturally broad and open canopy allows wildflowers to thrive beneath it, so it is important to keep the crown in check. But when to prune a sessile oak for best effect, and what to look out for when doing so?

Holm Oak Tree

When Should I Prune a Holm Oak Tree?

2nd April 2018, Tips

The holm oak is an evergreen tree which in some ways resembles holly, hence its alternative name, ‘holly oak’. With its dense canopy, it is beneficial for the holm oak to be regularly thinned. But when is the best time to prune a holm oak tree, and what should you look out for when doing so?

Whitebeam pruning

When is the Best Time for Whitebeam Pruning?

26th March 2018, Tips

The whitebeam tree is a popular sight in parks and gardens thanks to its pretty white spring flowers followed by scarlet red berries, edible when ripe come early autumn. Whitebeam pruning is important to keep the tree looking its best. But when is the best time to do it, and what should you look out for during pruning?

Tree diseases

Caring for Your Tree: Common Diseases, Pests and Fungi to be on the Lookout For

12th March 2018, Tips

In this post we are taking a look at the most common tree diseases, pests and fungi with the goal of helping you spot the early signs. That way you’ll be able to take the appropriate action or call in professional help before the problem becomes too advanced.

When to prune a spindle tree

When to Prune a Spindle Tree?

5th March 2018, Tips

The spindle is a beautiful tree that bursts with colour in the autumn. Often used as a hedging plant, this tree is also perfect for creating an attractive garden focal point. But how to ensure it looks its best, and when is the optimum time to prune a spindle tree? Read on to find out.

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