The Hazel

The hazel is a mysterious tree, treasured as a symbol of knowledge, thought to be magical, and later cultivated for its nuts. Today it’s just another deciduous tree that makes our woodland and gardens look that little bit more wonderful. You can identify a hazel through its hairy stems and leaf buds, its soft downy […]

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Top tips for Springtime

Spring is here and it’s busy season for us tree surgeons and arborists because it’s the perfect time to plant most species of tree and everyone wants to know what to plant where and when. So, I thought I should provide you with a mini guide with a few tips to help you know what […]

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Buying a property? The 7-point checklist your estate agent won’t give you

You’re thinking about moving homes, so the costs involved are likely to be top of your mind. Therefore, we thought we’d put together a little list of some of the expenses most buyers never think about and most estate agencies don’t consider, but that are often a very real issue when moving – the hidden […]

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Selling your home? How to maximise its value from the outside in.

When considering selling a property most people think of the décor, the size of the rooms, and ‘location, location, location’. However, there is an often forgotten trick to ensure you maximise the value of your home, and that’s the maintenance and beautification of the trees that frame your property. It’s not just because of the […]

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School: 7 reasons your tree surgeon may be more valuable 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 […]

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The neighbour – your rights, their obligations and avoiding a 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 […]

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Legal Series: My plant fell on my neighbour’s property, am I liable?

There are around three billion trees in the UK, many of them in the woodlands that make up 13% of our land area, but many more are in our care, in our gardens. They’re often seen to be as solid as the homes we live in – after all, some of them will have been […]

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Legal Series: Understanding the Basics of TPO

If you have trees in your garden that need to be pruned, or maybe you worry about their health and would like to remove limbs or wish to cut them down altogether – STOP! First you must check whether they have a TPO on them. Preservation for public enjoyment Some trees have legal protection under […]

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The Holly Tree

If you have a holly tree in your garden, lucky you – it’s one of my favourite trees for the vibrant, almost other-worldly, green of its leaves, because of the protection it offers to nesting birds, and for its evergreen nature, which means you can enjoy a holly all year round. And, if you’re looking […]

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Extreme Weather Series: High Winds

We tend to think of nature as being gentle and nurturing, but sometimes it can be cruel and destructive. In our ‘Extreme Weather Series’ we investigate the damage that can be caused to or by your trees, even here in Britain, when nature is at its most dangerous. In this case, we will be talking […]

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