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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