The two associations have published replies to the report from the Tree Health and Plant…Continue
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More needs to be done to protect the UK's trees and plants from invasive pests and diseases, a government backed report has said.
The report from the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce, calls for tighter…Continue
Standardising rates of payment for land management is a grey area. And whilst the FC guidance lists for standard rates is a good guide to costs re forest operations it is just a guide and a very useful one at that. But the recognition of the constraints on individual sites is all important and it is the realm of the practitioner to decipher these constraints and apply them to the quotation for possible work.
In May last year, the Woodland Trust published the report ‘…Continue
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Spring is almost here and for us who have sandy soils they are starting to become lighter which enables us to get onto the soil earlier than other types of soil.
We took on an allotment last July and have spent the time since bringing it up to scratch as it had been let go which involved basically removing loads of old carpet which the last owners had used to control weeds and had failed and digging through and removing loads of grass weed.
Its quite a hard way to start an…Continue
Added by Busy Bee Garden Services Limited on February 19, 2012 at 18:27 — No Comments
One of my favorite aspects of my job is tree work, I love looking at trees, the form of their branches, the shape of their crowns.
When I am pruning a tree it is a job that engages my brain, I'm not just following a lawnmower for a few hours lost in my own thoughts, I study the tree and think about each cut and what shape the cuts are…Continue
I want to grow some fruit trees, but where do I start? I don't understand pollination groups or rootstocks, or the difference between a stepover and a cordon and a maiden and a bush. Help!
It's a familiar cry. Folk quickly get bogged down when they're shopping for fruit trees, as there are so many varieties and options open to them if they want to do things properly, rather than nip down to the nearest B&Q and end up with the wrong plant. I'm faced…
Added by Nick Mann on September 5, 2011 at 17:45 — No Comments
It is virtually impossible to write a brief summary of fertilisation requirements and nutrient deficiency with regards trees. The subject could amount to a 300 page book with regards one species and still be non exhaustive. It is however one of those issues which any arborist or silvicultural surveyor needs to understand at a glance and as with so many aspects of tree care this combines experience with a knowledge of the location. As such based on my experience and the locations I have…Continue
The Chosen Trees
Two shapely and proud Small-leaved Limes, ( Tilia cordata ), stand in the middle of a small field at Duncannon, Stoke Gabriel, Devon. Overlooking the Dart Estuary, these trees formed part of a Devon hedge which was removed many years ago, leaving the trees and a remnant stretch of the ancient hedge standing alone in the field.
For my …Continue
A Plane Tree in Paris.
Paris has a close relationship to trees far beyond the scope of understanding to similar aged cities of equivalent size and importance.
The vast woodlands surrounding the expanding Paris boundaries have expanded outwards as the city grew. The trees felled to make way for the spreading City have left behind a legacy of a…Continue
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