June 18, 2020

Traditionally, trees were pollarded for fodder to feed livestock, or for wood. Fodder pollards produced “pollard hay”, which was used as livestock feed; they were pruned at intervals of two to six years so their leafy material would be most abundant. Wood pollards were...

April 28, 2020

 As of 1st April 2020 D.Nicholls Arboriculture became  a Limited company.The change is mainly administrative and we will continue to provide a professional, honest  and quality service to all our customers.Thank you for your ongoing support....

April 23, 2020

Hedges can be made from a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Conifers make great hedges, but so do broad-leaved (Laurel) and flowering (Escallonia) plants

It is important to look after your hedges- they take some time to grow and like all of us , appreciate loving care a...

April 22, 2020

We would like to reassure our customers that we are still offering our services at D Nicholls ARB LTD. Our staff continue to work as normal. 

The wellbeing of our staff and clients remains our primary concern. We have put reasonable, proportionate arrangements in place...

May 29, 2019

Trees, like humans, react to their environments. 

Unfortunately, we need to remove trees because of human actions that could have been prevented, for example a group of 4 Sweet Chestnut trees that needed to be remove as they had died. 

The cause of the trees death was du...

May 19, 2019

Sometimes trees just get too big for their location. 

We received a call to take a look at a large silver birch tree that my client was thinking of having removed as it had out grown its location. After some explaining and weighing up options we decided to perform a cro...

March 20, 2018

OK, it has taken me some time to take the plunge but I have now.

You can now find me on Checkatrade - the recommended, vetted and monitored trades website.

To be honest, one of the reasons I joined was just to stop everyone asking me why was I not a member.

I got a b...

March 7, 2018

It's hard to believe, what with all the snow last week, but spring really is on its way.

And that means it is time to think about getting fruity.

No, madam, not in that way!

What I meant is preparing your fruit trees so they produce as big a harvest as possible.

Most think...

March 15, 2017

Someone asked me the other day why do very old trees always look squat and careworn. 

Good question - and it tells us a lot about the life-cycle of a tree.

A species which is dependent on distribution to reproduce, such as those who produce nuts and acorns, need to...

March 1, 2017

Now that Spring is just about to spring it is very tempting to give weeping trees a bit of prune.

Tempting but wrong.

The trouble is that at this time of year the sap is just about getting going. It is moving food and energy around the whole tree. 

If you cut a branch now...

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