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How to identify what you have in your garden

The blossoms are in full bloom and soon flowers and fruits will start to appear on your trees as they burst into life for the beginning of the most colourful season of them all. But our trees are telling us more than the fact that they alive and happy to be so: their unique flourishes […]

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Sick Series: The Asian longhorn beetle’s insatiable appetite

We’ve written quite a few articles on the pests that can spell disaster for your garden trees, but the Asian longhorn beetle is a rather worrying menace in the UK, so do look out for it and report it to the Forestry Commission, should you find them in your garden. What does it look like? […]

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Sick Series: Horse chestnut leaf-mining moth

As we have seen in previous ‘sick tree’ series blogs, moths really can be a nuisance to our tree population – in the case of the oak processionary moth (OPM), they can even be lethal. While nowhere near as damaging to a tree’s health, the horse chestnut leaf-miner can significantly change the appearance of the […]

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UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS

Re: COVID-19 UPDATE ThorsTrees.COVID-19.Letter.19.3.20 (click link above to download letter)   To our Thor’s Trees community,     Firstly, we hope that you’re all staying healthy and keeping safe during these uncertain times.  We’re taking the current global situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) very seriously here at Thor’s Trees and I want to take this opportunity to […]

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Property developers – How trees impact planning application plans

Every decision a local planning officer makes to determine the success or failure of your applications for planning permission involves a tug of war between, on one hand, wishing to allow all reasonable use of land, and on the other, a desire to protect the environment in which your property sits. This goes for all […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 around London, 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 […]

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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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