January 30, 2017

Despite what you may think, this is a busy time of year for me, but there are a few jobs which tree owners can do for themselves.

During the tail end of winter and beginning of spring, the roots start to wake up and the sap starts to rise from roots to branch tips. 

So t...

January 30, 2017

I did some maintenance work on the Millennium Green at the back of Epsom Hospital last week.

An awful lot of wildlife depend on the trees and pond on the site to survive so it is important.

The local volunteers keep the area looking good, but it also has a natural feel t...

January 29, 2017

Knowing the best time of year to prune a tree is vital.

I have been asked recently about a magnolia whose bottom branches have got out of control.

Now, I never like turning down a job, but this one I did.

Magnolias are beautiful but also extremely sensitive so it is best...

January 8, 2017

This is the blog for January 8th.

It is very cold outside but I still need to go out sort out some tree problems.

This one was interesting. It was a very large tree but many years ago had been planted far too close to the house - people often underestimate how big a tree...

January 2, 2017

Winter has been very mild, so far. That is good news for those of us working outside, but is it good for your trees?

The answer is, as always, it depends on the tree.

Some will be very happy in very wet clay soils, hornbeam come to mind. This is a good time to mention th...

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