Trees in February

There is plenty to do in the garden during February, it is the last month where pruning can be carried out as the garden is still dormant. All winter pruning should be completed by the end of the month before the growing cycle starts again. Now is also a good time to...

Trees in autumn

Some tree facts for autumn Why do trees lose their leaves? Deciduous trees lose their leaves in autumn, the process takes place over four to six weeks as daylight hours shorten and temperatures decrease. This provokes the tree into the process known as abscission. The...

What is the Arboricultural Association

What is the Arboricultural Association? The Arboricultural Association or Arb Association (AA) is the largest body in the UK for the tree care professional.  It was founded in 1964 by a group of government horticulturists and forestry officers who were concerned about...

Dead tree removal

We received a call from a client late last year about a large ash tree which had “died”. Upon visiting the site, alongside a country lane, we found a large and very dead tree. The tree had several bracket fungi around the base of the trunk which we identified as...