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A tale of two trees

A tale of two trees

Storm Arwen caused chaos across the country, with many trees being blown over. An oak tree, dating back to the 1650s, was avalued feature at Belmont Haywood Country Park  

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Tree Planting Guide Part Two: Maintenance and Things to Avoid when planting trees

Tree Planting Guide Part Two: Maintenance and Things to Avoid when planting trees

Tree Planting Guide Part Two: Maintenance and Things to Avoid when planting trees MAINTENANCE… 1. First three months post-planting: Water regularly during dry conditions and in the first spring. 2. First five years post-planting: Keep the area around the tree weed-free. 3. For container trees, ensure the container has good drainage. 4. If your tree…

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The Heritage Trees of the British Isles – The Great Oak of Pontfadog, Wrexham

No.2: The Great Oak of Pontfadog, Wrexham By Ian D. Rotherham, Emeritus Professor, Sheffield Hallam University Regarded as ‘Wales’s national tree’, in 1881 it already had a girth of more than sixteen metres (around 53 ft). With a huge, hollow trunk said to be spacious enough to seat six people at a table; legend noting…

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Experience the aftermath of Storm Arwen; Complex ties between trees and fungi

Experience the aftermath of Storm Arwen; Complex ties between trees and fungi

Storm with a silver lining? For example, one Small Leaf Lime, an ancient tree listed on the Ancient Tree Inventory, with two main trunks, split in two (pictured bottom right on this page). However, with this tree, all is not lost. Lime trees can naturally regenerate, layering from the roots, so I am looking to…

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Ask the Arborist

Ask the Arborist

June: Ask the Arborist Edward Heinrich is an arborist based in Solihull where he runs the practice Umberslade Arboriculture. The residents of Solihull often ask him questions, and each month, he’ll be sharing some of these, and the answers.

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Bodenham Arboretum History

Bodenham Arboretum History

Bodenham Arboretum was founded by the visionary farmer David Binnian (1933-2013).  David had been motivated as a child by planting and landscaping, inspired by the special setting of the family home.  He had identified the potential of the site which was originally 127 acres of woodland and rough pasture which he and his wife purchased…

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Ask the Arborist

Ask the Arborist

Q: David asks: ‘is there a good time to prune my Cherry tree? A: This is a good question. Whilst some trees can be pruned throughout the year, others are more sensitive. Cherry, a member of the Prunus family, is sensitive to pruning. There is a fungus called Silver Leaf (Chondosterum purpureum) which can affect…

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