Removal of a heritage tree

Saying goodbye to an old tree can be very sad. This tree has stood in the grounds of Lorne House since the late eighteen hundreds but has been in gradual decline for many years. Now displaying very little healthy growth in a crown that’s over 50% dead, and two cavities that make us question her safety, gives us good reason to remove this tree. We were also keen to ensure the future of a juvenile beech tree happily growing below. Read More →

Why topping trees is bad!

The summer is fast approaching, all of our sleepy trees are finally waking up and breathing life into 2014. Although this is not really the time of year to be carrying out any major pruning work, tree pruning is happening because this is the time of year we get back into our gardens and begin to notice what effect the trees are having on our sunlight. So, lets just point out a couple of key factors when it comes to pruning for light. Read More →

Why trees fail

With all of the wild weather we’ve had lately it’s not surprising that so many trees have fallen or been badly damaged. As upsetting as it is to loose our large and mature trees it is ultimately a natural process that will allow the next generation of large, mature and beautiful specimens to grow into the space opened up between the canopies. But, why is it that these trees fall in the first place?  Read More →

Choosing and planting a tree

how-to-plant-birch-treeJanuary through to March is the ideal time to plant trees, but let us offer some advice to avoid any problems for you or the tree in the future.  Read More →