Keys, Phone, Arborcheck – check

May 5th, 2017

We all love a new toy, and arboricultural consultants are just the same. Let me introduce you to Arborcheck, my new baby I must say I am really impressed with this new piece of kit. Arborcheck fundamentally allows me to measure the health of a tree with nothing more invasive than gently stroking a leaf […]

Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant (AARC) and what it means to me.

February 6th, 2017

What does it mean to be an Arboriculturalist Association Registered Consultant? For me it means I am at the very top of my game, that the last 20+ years working as an Arboriculturalist, the hours and money invested as an initially as employee and later running my own Consultancy have been recognised.

Sleeper’s Hill Hampshire

February 6th, 2017

Sleeper’s Hill, is a development site on George Eyston Drive in Winchester, Hampshire. The drive was named after Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston MC OBE (28 June 1897 – 11 June 1979) who was a British racing driver in the 1920s and 1930s, and he broke the land speed record three times between 1937 and […]

How Nutrients are Transported in Plants

February 16th, 2015

At least 90% of the food we eat has at some stage been transported through the Phloem of the plants and trees around us. Phloem: In vascular plants, phloem is the living tissue that carries organic nutrients. To prove a decades-old hypothesis about how nutrients are transported in plants, a biologist set up shop 40 […]

How trees learn

October 7th, 2014

A long line of trees near my home was blown over in last winter’s gales because it had been left vulnerable by foresters who had cut down a pine plantation in order to restore lowland heath. The silver birch and oak were left at risk because the pines had been sheltering them from the prevailing […]

Drone Tree-mapping start-up

October 7th, 2014

Mapping the trees in Finland’s forests sounds like a Herculean task – there are 30 billion of them, making it Europe’s most densely wooded nation. But for one start-up that’s just the warm-up act to its plan to use laser-equipped drones to shake up industry at large. From package deliveries to nuclear power plant examinations, […]

Poachers chop redwoods

October 7th, 2014

Some of the tallest trees in the world are under threat from poachers who have found an unlikely target. Huge knots of wood, or burls, which grow out of ancient redwood trees in northern California can be amputated from the tree, polished, then sold for thousands of dollars as table-tops and ornaments.

National Trust burn trees for power

October 7th, 2014

The Trust said it planned to invest a total of £35 million in green energy projects and would save about £4 million each year as a result. The National Trust is to power dozens of its properties by burning trees from its own woodland, under plans to switch to green energy and boost its coffers.

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