Social Distancing

March 18th, 2020

In these difficult times we will endeavour to keep all our clients up to date with our current working practices. As a small consultancy we are mitigating our risks of contracting Covid-19 where possible, as we all should be. Currently, it is business as normal, with the small exception that we will be maintaining the […]

House of Lords debate

February 28th, 2020

“It is important to recognise and make full use of the expertise in tree care provided by organisations such as the Arboricultural Association. It trains and sets standards for tree surgeons, is involved in every aspect of tree planting and maintenance, and has its finger on the pulse of tree health in this country like […]

B for Bacteria is all around us

February 4th, 2020

Bacteria are microscopic single-celled organisms, and when it comes to trees and ecology they can be good and bad just the same as the ones which affect us as humans. And the bacteria doesn’t need to be on the trees such as bacterial canker often found on the prunus species, it can be in the soil […]

A is for Arboriculture and other A’s

April 5th, 2019

As short series of blog posts, we thought it might be interesting to our readers to go through our glossary and discuss the various technical terms which appear in our reports and discussions. Whilst common place to us in our industry they can be like a foreign language to our customers, so let’s start with […]

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, […]

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