Category: Extreme Weather Series

Extreme Weather Series: Flooding

The weather this year has been crazy. First, storms smashed into us with winds gusting up to 90mph, then the cold seemed to linger for months longer than usual, and finally in May we had the hottest bank holiday on record as we all wilted in the blazing sunshine. Such weather can weaken our trees or even be instrumental in
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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 the UK we don’t have tornados or hurricanes of any note,
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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 part of us might romanticise
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Extreme Weather Series: Lightning Strikes

When I was a boy we had a giant oak tree at our school. Of course, we were not allowed to climb it, but – boys being boys – that didn’t stop us. Then one day, during a particularly heavy storm, it was struck by lightning. For hundreds of years that tree had grown quietly to become taller than any
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Tips and Learning: Sweltering Heat

It’s hotting up… the skies are blue with hardly a wisp of cloud to be seen, and the forecasters are telling us it’s going to be a heatwave. While the natural reaction to this may be to don your shorts, scoop buckets, spades and the kids into the car for a 10-hour drive to the coast to binge on fish
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