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Biodiversity

Biodiversity: Why it’s so Important, and the Role of Trees

29th September 2021, Tips

Biodiversity is crucial to many aspects of our lives, the human race is dependent upon it. Here’s how trees play a vital role in supporting a diverse range of species.

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.

How trees prevent climate change

How Planting Trees can Help Fight Climate Change

29th July 2021, Tips

The global climate emergency we are experiencing is seriously threatening our planet. But there is, thankfully, a straightforward solution. A natural way to fight climate change. And that is by planting trees.

Tree pruning

6 Good Reasons to Prune Your Trees

15th May 2021, Tips

Tree pruning is so much more than cutting back a few branches. Join us as we explore six good reasons to prune your trees, and why you need to approach tree pruning in the right way if you are going to protect the look and health of your trees.

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.

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.

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