How to protect your trees from wasp damage

Protecting trees from wasps

They might look similar in color, wasps and bees are two very different insects in many ways. We are reliant on bees for most of our food source and encouraging them to our gardens is a good thing to do. Wasps on the other hand can cause issues to our gardens and trees.  Wasps are […]

7 Fascinating Facts about Trees

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Trees are amazing things. Without them humans would not exist. Here are 7 interesting facts about them:  Trees can communicate with each other through a network of underground fungi. This network is called a mycorrhizal network. It is made up of tiny filaments called hyphae, that extend from the roots of trees and other plants. […]

How to Detect Early Signs of Unhealthy Trees

Detecting early signs of unhealthy trees

Trees are one of the most beautiful parts of nature. They provide shade, food for animals, and a natural habitat for birds and other wildlife. However, like any living thing, trees can fall ill or develop problems that make them unhealthy or dangerous. One of the most important things about regular tree care is being […]

Prep for your Spring garden now!

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As we head out of one of the hottest summers on record into the cooler Autumn and Winter months, ensuring our trees and shrubs are primed to cope with the transition, will give your garden a better chance to thrive next Spring. Here are a few simple things you can do to prep in the […]

Stump Grinding or Stump Removal – Which one should you go for

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If you have a tree stump in your garden leftover from a tree removal, you’ll likely have heard both terms – Stump Grinding and Stump Removal. So, what’s the difference and does it matter which option you go for? The bottom line is that both grinding, and removal achieve the same outcome. They are simple […]

Planting Bare-Root Trees & Shrubs

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If you’re looking to buy a new tree, including hedging plants and larger shrubs, you will probably find you have three options:  Bare-rooted Containerised (this is, in a pot) Root-balled (usually having been root-pruned and wrapped in fabric) Bare rooted plants are usually cheaper than the other options and provide opportunity to put plants in […]

Taking Care of your Hedges

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A regularly maintained hedge will provide a thick full smart boundary to your property. Miss a few trimming sessions however, and you will soon have a hedge that has lost its shape and a more difficult job on your hands. It is much easier to give the hedge a frequent light trim than it is […]

Winter – A great time to plant new trees!

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You might be thinking Spring or Summer would be optimal seasons to plant and nurture a new tree, as these are the seasons that we see lots of growth and when we give more attention to our gardens. Whilst it is possible to grow new trees in these warmer months, planting a new tree during […]

Show your trees some love – 3 ways to maintain them

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Love them or hate them, here in Cumbria trees are everywhere! From the most modern estates to the oldest country house. Living with them can be hard at times. They can block out the rise of the morning sun, give us unending task of clearing up after them all autumn and we lie awake on […]