Tree survey reports: Don’t apply for planning permission without them

There are many reasons why you might need to apply for planning permission – if you are looking to extend your home or wish to prune or fell a tree that has a Tree Protection Order (TPO) on it, or if it is located in a conservation area. Whatever the reason, it’s well worth understanding […]

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

Whether you’re a landlord, or a landlord’s managing agents, 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, […]

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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 […]

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A letter from our Director Lawrence-Thor...

Re: COVID-19 UPDATE      Thor's Trees COVID-19 Update letter 24.03.20 (click link above to download letter)       To our Thor’s Trees community,    I am sure you are extremely concerned about the current crisis, which is why I am writing to you to let you know how we are responding and the actions […]

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Remove that tree properly by asking 5 Questions

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 […]

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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 […]

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Plant a Tree this year

Over the last thousand years or so we’ve had a significant impact on our environment. Some say that we’re now at a breaking point, and the extreme climate issues of scorching summers and vicious storms seem to evidence that things need to change. But you don’t need to march in the streets or block bridges […]

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Crazy Cowboy Tree Surgeon fails: the cost of ignorance

Working as a tree surgeon 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 […]

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Extreme Weather Series: Heavy Snowfall

We may be past the typical snowy months, but you never know – in 1975 a game of cricket between Derbyshire and Lancashire in Buxton was interrupted by snowfall in June. With global warming and climate change making the weather all the more unpredictable, we never know what’s just around the corner, and while a […]

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