Schools: 7 reasons your tree surgeon may be more valuable to you than you know

The kids may have returned to school and the nights are drawing in, but now is precisely the time for selecting the right team of tree surgeons to assess, monitor and maintain the trees on your school grounds. Miss this seasonal window of opportunity and it may cost you later on. Autumn/wintertime is when most […]

Read More
Landlords and managing agents: trees, a blessing or a curse?

Whether you’re a landlord, or a landlord’s managing agent, one of the most important factors in your commercial mind must be the question of how to keep your costs down in order to keep your profits up. For instance, as a landlord you go to great lengths to choose the right agents who will interview, […]

Read More
Crazy cowboy tree surgeon fails: the cost of ignorance

Tree surgery is like skydiving, it’s relatively safe, so long as you have the right training and equipment. Attempt it without putting in all the hours of study and experience and, well, let’s just say the results won’t be pretty! I’ve spent my career perfecting my craft, focusing on quality of workmanship and training, training, […]

Read More
Stump removal: the do’s, the don’t’s and the dangers

Stump removal – whether it’s a stump from a previously felled tree that you inherited with your home, or you’re thinking of getting rid of a tree in your garden (and want the stump gone as well) because its roots are causing damage, to make room for an extension or just to open up your […]

Read More
It’s not all about the yield: a homeowner’s guide to fruit trees

A fruit tree can be a wondrous addition to a garden. They look amazing when they flower, they produce fruit you can eat straight from the tree or use as ingredients in so many tasty treats and they’re easy to maintain. Why wouldn’t you want a fruit tree in your garden?Some people worry about whether […]

Read More
Brown means you’ve gone too far: a homeowner’s guide to conifer maintenance

What colour should the leaves on a healthy tree be? Easy question, right? Green of course (aside from the glorious reds, golds and browns of autumn for deciduous trees, but that goes without saying). Healthy trees in spring and summer are green, so why do we see so many coniferous trees looking scraggy and brown? […]

Read More
ARB approval: why it should matter

Last year 5.1 million children took their GCSE exams in the UK, just less than 760,000 took A-levels, around 400,000 gained an undergraduate degree and approximately 23,000 a doctoral degree. I think it’d be fair for us to assume that the doctoral level graduate will have a far better grasp of their chosen subject than […]

Read More
The definitive homeowner’s guide

Decades working on our leafy neighbours throughout London, Essex and south Hertfordshire has given me a unique appreciation for how thoroughly diverse, complex and valuable trees are. Tree surgery is not just what we do, it’s who we are, so whether we’re working on your trees or not we’re always keen to share the knowledge […]

Read More
5-questions to ask first that could save you from making an expensive mistake

Most people have no idea just how much work goes into removing a tree, as if you could just pull it up, roots and all, like an errant weed from between your crazy paving. The reality is very different. There are permissions, timing, soil, ramifications, drop-zone, treatments, regrowth and fungi to consider – and that’s […]

Read More
The neighbours – your rights, their obligations and how to avoid an all-out territory war

People can be funny creatures – they can be so kind and friendly off their own backs, but ask them to do something they feel might be an inconvenience to them, that they don’t want to spend money on, or they simply cannot be bothered to do and watch how quickly the mood changes… trees […]

Read More
crossmenuchevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram