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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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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 tree maintenance is carried out
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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, select and reference tenants to
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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, training, then surrounding myself with
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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 garden to a little more
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