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24 Sep 2021
Tree Trimming Pruning Chorley Lancashire

The Six Biggest Mistakes Home Owners Make When Trimming Their Trees – Tree Pruning

Trimming Trees - Tree Pruning - Tree Shaping - Tree Crown Reduction Residential homeowners are keen on keeping their lawn with plants and trees, periodically clean their gardens and trim trees for unwanted branches and dead leaves. More often than not, they tend to cut their trees according to what they deem right to do. While their intention is good, as they see fit chopping a tree that goes against electrical wires or extends to next-neighbours, sometimes, their methods of doing so create more harm and damage to lives and property. Calling a tree surgeon to do the job is highly recommended to avoid such mistakes when trimming your trees. To save on paying professionals, homeowners forget that doing the trimming by their hands is a lot riskier than hiring an amateur. Thus, skilled tree surgeons are vital in preserving a tree’s health. This way also prevents accidents. Using unsharpened shears. A dull axe cannot save your tree. Using unsharpened blades will imperil the life of the tree if you hit the wrong part. Start with dying branches instead of randomly hitting the trunk. The unorthodox cutting weakens the points where a new fig may grow. It creates several wounds on the tree, leaving it less appealing and prone to die. Cutting the wrong branches. When you start removing a few branches, you become overly indulged. Removing the branches at random can damage the tree. Get rid only of the dead branches to keep your tree in good health. Fungus and bacteria...

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24 Sep 2021
Tree Surgeon Felling Chorley Preston Lancashire

When Is the Best Time To Fell A Tree? Tree Felling

There are many reasons why you would want to cut down a tree. Sometimes you witness tree cutting in your neighbourhood, and you feel inspired to do the same. Looking at the tree in your backyard could mean thinking about if it is time to take it down. Although there are many reasons why you would want to get rid of your tree, sometimes it is because the tree is dead or diseased. But the question lies if it is a healthy time to cut it down. What time of the year is best to get rid of it? Depending on your location, tree experts would recommend removing your tree during the winter months. Why this time? Before we answer this question, read on further to know if you can cut your tree anytime or not. TPOs and Safety - Tree Felling Trees are symbols of life because they provide food and shelter, and they are an essential part of a picturesque surrounding. But when they weaken, die, and serve as a danger to people and property, then it is time to take them down. Now you are excited to see tree contractors visit your site and begin cutting down your tree. Before this, these tree surgeons will discuss with you and check with the local government your decision to remove the unwanted tree. They will also look into any planning limitations or Tree Preservation Order (TPO). If the targeted tree is within a conservation area, it could still be under...

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24 Sep 2021
Tree Stump Removal Lancashire

Do I Need To Hire Someone For Tree Stump Removal?

Tree Stump Removal, Tree Felling, Site Clearances in Lancashire. Tree Stump Removal and Tree felling are not just about taking down a tree, and that’s it. A tree stump is the remnant seen on the ground after a tree is taken down. A tree stump is the base of the tree with roots still attached to the earth. The presence of tree stumps brings more problems, especially to residential homeowners who either have their stumps in their backyard or their street view and pavements have rows of tree stumps. If tree stumps found in your community are literally outside your home, chances are these are the government’s jurisdiction. But inside your property, the stump is your responsibility. In logging, where hundreds of trees are cut down, stumps get exposed when leaves and branches are shredded and taken away. But in the city, tree stumps are a nuisance to the surrounding. Stumps are left out when people cut an infected, dying, or burnt tree. With the stumps still present, especially if you have one on your lawn, you will want to remove it for many reasons. But be reminded that stump removal is another tree work that requires systematic ways to eradicate. Can You Remove the Tree Stump by Yourself? Many DIYs on tree stump removal can be found on the Internet. With different techniques, some property owners try to handle the stumpwork by themselves. Using different tools to cut, claw, pound, or shred the stump, one will discover that it takes hours for...

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20 Sep 2021

What Is Chalara Ash Dieback?

WHAT IS CHALARA ASH DIEBACK? Common ash, Fraxinus excelsior, is a large native tree making up 12% of British woodland. Over 9,000 trees classified as ancient, veteran or notable in the Ancient Tree Inventory are common ash. Some might say that makes the ash a staple British tree as well as an important representative of our environmental heritage. In other words, a tree worthy of saving, but why does it need saving? THE PROBLEM Since it was formally identified in 2012, Chalara Ash Dieback has been wreaking havoc on our native ash trees, causing dieback and death with a terribly high mortality rate of up to 85%. The disease is caused by the fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, formerly named Chalara fraxinea. The disease comes from small white mushrooms that develop on shed leaf stalks in autumn and then spreads via windborne spores. The disease has a severe detrimental effect on the tree, caused by the fungal mycelia preventing translocation of water and sugars between the tree’s crown and roots. The initial symptoms of this are dead tips, which can be difficult to observe in mature trees. Leaves begin to turn black in autumn rather than brown, and the leaf stalks remain on the tree as the leaflets are shed. Diamond-shaped lesions develop and can girdle twigs and branches, resulting in the canopy thinning and a progressive decline of the whole tree. What’s more, lesions may develop at the base of the stem increasing the risk of catastrophic failure and, worryingly, these can develop with the tree...

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20 Sep 2021

A New Breakthrough On Ash Dieback

A new breakthrough on Ash dieback UK scientists have identified the country's first ash tree that shows tolerance to ash dieback, raising the possibility of using selective breeding to develop strains of trees that are tolerant to the disease. The findings, which could help ensure ash trees will thrive in UK woodlands, have today (22 April) been published in a report co-funded by Defra and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Ash dieback is spreading throughout the UK and, in one woodland in Norfolk, a great number of trees are infected. However, there are exceptions which demonstrate very low levels of infection by the ash dieback fungus and here researchers have identified one tree, nicknamed ‘Betty', as having a strong tolerance to the disease. The breakthrough comes after researchers from the government-backed Nornex project, led by the John Innes Centre in Norfolk, published the world-leading research report into ash dieback disease. The team compared the genetics of trees with different levels of tolerance to ash dieback disease. From there, they developed three genetic markers which enabled them to predict whether or not a tree is likely to be tolerant to the disease - even whether it is likely to be ‘mildly' or ‘strongly' tolerant. Betty, they discovered, was predicted to show strong tolerance. Defra spokesperson in the Lords, Lord Gardiner, unveiled the latest findings at the John Innes Centre in Norfolk today. He said: "This Government has invested more than any other country in research on ash dieback,...

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20 Sep 2021

What are we doing about ash dieback?

What are we doing about ash dieback? Even though we’re still learning about the impacts of ash dieback, we are fighting back. We keep a close eye on the health of all our trees and woods. We protect and maintain ecological diversity As well as aiming to retain as many potentially tolerant ash trees as possible, letting nature take its course by allowing diseased ash trees to decline, we also improve the resilience of our woods to future diseases and climate change. We do this by increasing the genetic diversity of trees in existing woods. And when planting new woods, we use a mix of native tree species. We manage and control the spread of diseases and pests To help reduce the risk of importing new diseases and pests we only plant and sell trees that are sourced and grown in the UK and Ireland. We have also partnered with Observatree, a tree health citizen science project which trains volunteers to spot pests and diseases, helping tree health authorities identify and manage outbreaks early. Source: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/tree-pests-and-diseases/key-tree-pests-and-diseases/ash-dieback/

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