Tag: arboriculture

The Role of a Tree Surgeon and What They Do

A tree surgeon, as the name suggests is a person specialised in tree pruning, maintenance and removal. This line of work may sound easy enough. You may think why spend money on tree surgery? The answer is simple. When you hire a tree surgeon, they will ensure the trees in the garden are trimmed in…

By Richard June 14, 2011 1

Why are leaves green?

It is an age old question. Ok, its not as often asked as ‘why is the sky blue?’ but it is a question worthy of a decent answer. Glass Prism Rainbow by iWanders – on flickr To find the answer we have to go back to school. Remember when, in science class, you were told…

By Richard June 16, 2010 4

A great place to park a tree

I have an article I want to share with you from the USA. It is a great idea for increasing both canopy cover and water retention and I look forward to similar initiatives been taken here in the UK. You can read the full article by clicking the link below A great place to park a tree…

By Richard June 14, 2010 0

Horticulture sector reacts to legislative programme set out in Queen’s speech | Horticulture Week

A clearer picture of how the new Government’s plans will affect the horticulture industry is unfolding thanks to a series of announcements made as the new Parliament opened this week. On Tuesday The Queen’s Speech outlined the new legislative programme – including an Energy and Green Economy Bill – of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition under…

By Richard May 28, 2010 0

Tree Ident – Useful links

There are loads of really good sites out there, full of information about trees and how to identify them. http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/trees is one such site which allows you to identify a tree based on its leafy twig or a winter twig. It also lists tree by name, helping you increase your existing knowledge Stihl – http://www.stihl.co.uk…

By Richard May 28, 2010 0