Chalara Fraxinia-Ash dieback update

Chalara fraxinia has now been confirmed in a number of locations across the UK especially in East Anglia, our nearest case was in Braintree. But what exactly is it? the disease is caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinia and it causes loss of leaves,dieback of the crown...

New tree diseases – Ash Dieback

A new tree disease has been discovered in Britain Imported trees from the Netherlands are to be destroyed following the discovery of ash dieback disease. The serious fungal disease ash dieback has hit the UK for the first time after 2,000 imported trees from the...

Asian Longhorn Beetle

Dangerous tree pest Asian longhorn beetle -first outbreak in UK An outbreak of the Asian longhorn beetle (ALB), an exotic pest which could have severe consequences for British trees, has been found in Kent, the Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) has...

How does a tree live?

How does a tree live? Trees are anchored into the soil by their roots.  The roots also take up water containing dissolved minerals, which then travels up the tree via special vessels called xylem within the wood of the tree. This upward passage of water and nutrients...

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

You may have noticed that some Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) trees have brown blotches on the leaves and indeed the leaves drop off prematurely. This is due to an  attack by an insect known as Cameraria ohridella or the horse chestnut leaf miner (HCLM). The...