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Best time for Trimming a Conifer

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  • 30-06-2019
Best time for Trimming a Conifer

Conifers are beautiful trees that are commonly found in UK gardens. If well-tendered and well-cared for, these cone-bearing trees with scale-like or needle-like leaves can dramatically increase the appeal of the garden. Apart from that, they can improve the air quality in your home to a great extent. But that is not all, conifers can be harvested for timber, which can be used in a variety of applications including construction, furniture making,...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-06-30 15:22:00 Read More

Hedge Trimming Advice and Tips

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  • 16-06-2019
Hedge Trimming Advice and Tips

For the first couple of years, a new hedge should be pruned either in the winter or spring. These first trimmings are called formative pruning. From then on maintenance pruning should be done between spring and summer. Informal hedges need this once a year, whereas formal hedges require twice a year and occasionally a third pruning in order to keep a tidy appearance. Manual shears should be used for...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-06-16 15:19:00 Read More

Topping a Cedar Tree

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  • 02-06-2019
Topping a Cedar Tree

Cedar is a native Lebanese tree with a blackish brown back, dark green leaves, and monoecious flowers. Cedar is well adapted to the mountainous climate where they receive winter precipitation. In the UK, they are also planted in parks and gardens of large estates. It is also common to find cedar in nearly every stately mansion from the 1740s onwards.  Currently, cedar is mainly used for its hard, durable...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-06-02 15:18:00 Read More

Why do I need to Prune my Trees

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Why do I need to Prune my Trees

Pruning is an agricultural process that is used to control plant growth by cutting it to improve on its health and aesthetic performance. It's the difference between shaggy, unkempt, unhealthy and wild trees and those that are well kept, neat and healthy. Well-kept hedges and fence screens are cut, trimmed and maintained from time to time. While natural gardens may be rustic, they do not belong in serene...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-05-26 15:12:00 Read More

Leyland Cypress Pruning Tips

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  • 12-05-2019
Leyland Cypress Pruning Tips

One of the popular plant species that homeowners and commercial property investors prefer for their fences and screens is the leylandii or Leyland Cypress. It is effective because it is quick-growing. However, it requires regular maintaining because its shots and branches can overgrow to make an ugly mess. You need to prune leylandii strategically so that it doesn’t grow too big to be tamed while still preserving the...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-05-12 15:06:00 Read More

Beech Tree Crown Reduction

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  • 21-04-2019
Beech Tree Crown Reduction

The beech tree, commonly known as the common beech or the European beech, is a native UK species known to live for generations with proper care. Routine pruning is necessary for the health and longevity of the tree, and for keeping them a safe haven for wood-borrowing insects and birds. Beech trees can grow to more than 40 metres tall, and develop a large domed crown once they have matured. A crown reduction...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-04-21 15:06:00 Read More

When should I consider Tree Topping

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  • 07-04-2019
When should I consider Tree Topping

Despite clear evidence, some of the population maintains that tree topping can stimulate the growth of a tree, lessen the cost of pruning, and generally manage the size of a tree. However, topping a tree is more damaging than helpful and far riskier than most are aware of. To put simply, topping is a method of severe pruning which removes the entire top out of a healthy tree, removing the oldest and heaviest...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-04-07 14:58:00 Read More

Does cutting dead branches help a tree

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  • 25-03-2019

Cutting off dead branches of a tree helps it in many ways, especially when done by an arborist. You can remove dead branches by yourself, but at first, you need to have a close examination of these branches. After doing it for a period of time, it will become easier to point out the branches that need to be pruned. During spring and summer, one of the easiest ways to identify branches that are dead is by looking at...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-03-25 11:21:00 Read More

How to treat a sick tree

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  • 04-03-2019

Just like animals, plants/trees have an immune system that resists insect and microbes infestation to keep the tree healthy. However, when the immune system is unable to resist these infections, the tree gets sick, and it can die if not treated. You should look out for the signs that show your tree is sick so that you can act swiftly. There are some factors that predispose a tree into getting sick. For instance,...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-03-04 11:18:00 Read More

What is a BS5837 Tree Survey

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  • 18-02-2019

BS5837 tree survey recommends the necessary steps to retain trees appropriately when development takes place. This means that there are certain trees on site or near the site where development is planned to take place, and the Local Planning Authority should consider them when making decisions about planning applications.  A BS5837 tree survey should be carried out by anyone considering...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-02-18 11:14:00 Read More

What is a Tree Survey

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A tree survey can be conducted on both private and public landscapes with the aim of helping homeowners and property managers make informed decisions. The main objective of a tree survey is to provide useful information about a particular tree or a group of trees. Depending on the information obtained, the owners can then decide what to do. After the survey is conducted, some of the information that...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-02-04 11:09:00 Read More

Do I need a permit to cut my trees

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  • 21-01-2019

Some trees are protected under Tree Preservation Orders; this means the property owner should obtain the consent of the Council before attempting to fell a tree, or even to prune it. A number of other controls in conservation areas protect a growing number of additional trees. You may be in doubt about the propriety of felling any trees or otherwise disturb in any manner. If you require further information, the best advice is that owners make...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-01-21 10:42:00 Read More

How much does an Arborist cost

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  • 07-01-2019

The cost of hiring a tree surgeon is one of the main aspects why some people don't take proper care of their trees. In recent years, hiring a tree surgeon is more affordable than ever due to different payment plans and services available. For instance, if you cannot afford a standard one-off fee, you can opt for a pay as you go model depending on the services you are looking for.  It may seem easy to...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-01-07 10:39:00 Read More

Difference in Tree Surgeon and Arborist

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  • 18-12-2018

Tree surgeon and arborist are job descriptions that are mostly used interchangeably. Some people use one for the other and sometimes think that they have the same meaning. It is true there is a similarity between the two professions. However, there are distinctions between an arborist and a tree surgeon. Tree surgeons take pride in having the qualification and vast experience in looking after trees and maintaining...

Posted by:Admin on:2018-12-18 16:00:00 Read More

What Does a Tree Surgeon do

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  • 30-11-2018

A tree surgeon has many responsibilities related to tree safety and management, including planting, pruning, felling and offering general treatment to care for and maintain trees. Depending on the services a tree surgeon is offering, they should be proficient with a range of tools, be able to work outside in all weather conditions and be physically fit. A tree surgeon will offer professional advice on how you...

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