Staying healthy is something we all try to do. We look after ourselves with the food we eat, the exercise we do, even what time we go to bed. In fact, this duty of care extends to those around us and the things we own; our children, spouses, pets and belongings are all looked after. So why should it be any different when it comes to our trees? A number of tree projects in the Brentwood area are taking care of our trees, and today’s article is the first in a series about some of the diseases to look out … continue reading
Pruning a tree or shrub involves removing specific branches to benefit the tree as a whole. It is important to know the best time to prune before you start, which is one of the reasons it is often wise to employ a tree surgeon. Different kinds of trees and shrubs require different care, and there is no one single rule of thumb for when to prune.
Pruning at the right time of year keeps your plants healthy, beautiful and productive. The proper pruning times of common garden trees and shrubs are outlined below.
First off, why are you pruning … continue reading
Seen through my work through Europe I have found that they don’t do a lot of heavy reductions on trees. Trees are tolerated and enjoyed in their natural state. However, in England we have a long history of managing trees and the countryside, we love to over-prune trees.
Everywhere you go, this has now become in peoples perceptions the norm of how a tree should be managed or looked after. This is incorrect, we are consistently stressing the tree out and by the time it recovers and puts on it’s regrowth we are then repeating the cycle. If a … continue reading
Wood mulch can be extremely beneficial for any planted area, be that in your garden, outside your company building etc, as it is a soil improver and acts as a suppressant to weeds. As it breaks down it releases nitrogen and phosphates which enrich the soil. Mulch is highly recommended for any bare earth, in particular, areas around trees. If a tree is struggling you can create a mulch layer around it as this will only benefit the tree.
Other uses for mulch can be used as low grade biomass, Essex Trees prefer to offer ours as mulch to be … continue reading