Today it is very unlikely that you will have a mature elm in your garden. It’s a shame, but successive waves of Dutch elm disease have devastated the British population of this once prolific tree on our isle. So, if you have any young elm saplings in your garden you’ll want to do your bit to protect them from a disease that will still find and destroy them, given half a chance.
If you have trees in your front, back or side gardens, in your grounds or as one of your management/maintenance responsibilities, then you have a choice to make – leave them to grow as nature intended, cut them back yourself when you feel they need it, or call in the experts.
Spring has well and truly sprung. All you need for proof of this is to look out onto the snowstorm of pink and white that seems to endlessly flutter down from the candyfloss coloured crowns of almost every tree in your neighbourhood.
It’s hotting up… the skies are blue with hardly a wisp of cloud to be seen, and the forecasters are telling us it’s going to be a heatwave. While the natural reaction to this may be to don your shorts, scoop buckets, spades and the kids into the car for a 10-hour drive to the coast to binge on fish ’n’ chips and 99s, spare a thought for the trees in your garden. The warm British summer may often be fleeting, but the heat and the drought it causes can be a killer if you don’t look after your garden’s shade-givers.
If you’re a homeowner or landlord looking for someone to maintain, or manage, the trees, bushes and hedges in your garden(s), then I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you were more than a little confused about who you should be calling for advice and assistance.
Most people know that a tree surgeon trims and cuts down trees, but various other terms seem to be used interchangeably with this one. Some tree people call themselves tree surgeons, others use the term arborist, while some use arboriculturalists. Some even use a combination of all three. But what is the difference, and which should you be seeking out to look after the pruning, cutting back and general health and wellbeing of your trees? You wouldn’t want to choose the wrong one and have a second-rate job done.
4 Simple Ways You Could Save £100s On Your Tree Care Costs, Starting Today
They don’t call England a ‘green and pleasant land’ for nothing – we love our countryside and what little of it we have at home, the trees, shrubs, bushes and hedges in our gardens, we tend to be very proud of as well. But let’s face it, maintenance can cost a small fortune in time and money, so we thought we’d let you in on a little industry secret – four of them in fact – on how you can save a small fortune on your tree care costs, starting from today.