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Allergies – could your garden save your life?

According to Asthma UK there are 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK (1.1 million of them children), a number that is rising – up 33% in the last decade. Every ten seconds someone has a potentially life-threatening attack, with an average of three people dying every day from the condition. With the main trigger for an asthma attack being
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One little thing you can do to save the planet: plant a tree in 2020

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 to do something – you
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Property developers – how trees can impact on your 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 extension, construction and change of
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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 what could stand in the
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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 we are taking to keep
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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 let you know that we’re
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Trees, home insurance, and why it’s useful to know a good tree surgeon…

Trees are wonderful things that bring character, shade and life to your garden, but when they grow too big and are too close to your home they can cause problems – both practical and insurance-wise. The practical issues that insurers worry about can be placed primarily into two categories: falling/dropping damage and subsidence/heave. So, when an insurance company considers the
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A quick guide to the pests, diseases and fungi that trouble your trees

Most of the year it’s important to look out for the signs of pests, diseases and fungi that will weaken the trees in your garden, so we’ve put together a quick guide on what to watch out for and when to call in your trusted local tree surgeon or arborist. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it
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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 costs of trees. They’re majestic,
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Selling your home? How to maximise its value from the outside in.

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
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