The English Oak (Quercus robur) is one of the most recognisable trees in England – as a child, I was encouraged to collect it’s leaves and draw them (such an iconic shape) and the acorn cups were obviously hats discarded by fairies! There’s so many of them that they seem to fill our landscape, they are one of the richest habitats with individual trees supporting countless birds and insects and, best of all, they seem to live forever, or at least for a very, very long time. And yet… they’re under attack?!Read More›
Last week was gloriously warm, this morning we were scraping ice off the windscreen again?!
Due to one of us having a birthday last week, we took a gamble, decided to go camping and booked the week after Easter off work. We couldn’t have timed it better – the week before Easter had seen some strong gales and quite a few people phoning us because branches had come down out of trees. In fact the week before that, there had been hail and a definite requirement for central heating!Read More›
The Easter weekend is upon us and hopefully the weather is good enough to allow us all to get out in the garden?!
Here are a few small jobs that can be done in between cups of tea, but will make a noticable difference once you’ve finished (and celebrated with Easter eggs, Simnel cake and/or chocolate biscuits!)Read More›
Today is World Poetry Day –
it’s also International Day of Forests and the Tree
It’s full on springtime, you must be able to see a tree from your window, I couldn’t help but think of grumpy old Philip Larkin today – his poem is so apt:
…sometimes we go to the most exciting of places!
Because we are Arboricultural Consultants rather than just a team of Tree Surgeons, a lot of our time is spent looking at trees; identifying them, assessing them, measuring them, and quite often, stepping back and appreciating them – not a bad way to spend the day?
However, there are many different reasons for having your tree or trees surveyed:
Are you one of the 10 million+ hay fever sufferers in the UK? That’s 1 in 5 people in this country!
If so, you’ll be only too aware of the effects – the sneezing, the runny or blocked nose?, the itchy eyes…and if you’re an asthma sufferer, there’s the tight chest, wheezing and shortness of breath! All of which makes everyday tasks seem almost impossible.
The United Nations has designated Tuesday 3rd March as World Wildlife Day and the emphasis this year is on Wildlife Crime.
Although the focus will mainly be on global issues such as the destruction of rainforests and the illegal killing and trading of endangered species, there are wildlife crimes occurring in this country too.
Hello!! Welcome to our new look website, we hope you like it and can find all the information you need.
As a serious attempt at connecting the business to the 21st century we will be Facebooking, blogging, Twittering, photographing, videoing and everything else in between.Read More›