Indian Bean Tree Pruning in Haringey March 2015. The bean-like seed pod is the origin of the alternative vernacular names Indian bean tree and cigar tree for Catalpa bignonioides and Catalpa speciosa, respectively.
Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. Magnolias are prized worldwide for their flowers and forms. Growing as large shrubs or trees, they produce showy, fragrant flowers that are white, pink, red, purple or yellow. Some forms are evergreen with glossy and leathery […]
How many fruit trees can you name? A fruit tree is a tree which bears fruit that is consumed or used by humans and some animals — all trees that are flowering plants produce fruit, which are the ripened ovaries of flowers containing one or more seeds. In horticultural usage, the term ‘fruit tree’ is […]
London Tree Surgeons, pollarding two Lime trees with Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) in Islington, North London. March 2015 before leaves are produced or nesting birds appear. Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe […]
Make dead wood wildlife habitats We’ve lost lots of mature trees and dead wood from our environment. Even when they’re dead, trees are really valuable to many bug and fungi species which rely on them for food and shelter. Bigger creatures like to hide among them, too. By creating a log-pile in your garden, you […]