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All about London trees, trees that do well in urban spaces and trees that don’t. All the stories from all the trees in London. From London Tree surgeons.

New tree identification video playlist on our YouTube channel.

New tree identification video playlist on our YouTube channel. Tree ID: how to identify trees found in London and in the UK. Video Tree ID shorts, points out the main features and shows video of a specimen for native trees & shrubs, naturalised species and non-native / exotic trees. Also see our Tree ID longer videos playlist and playlists for all common species found in the UK. Better still subscribe to our YouTube channel. ...

What is ARBORICULTURE? Arboriculture meaning, definition & explanation.

What is ARBORICULTURE? What does ARBORICULTURE mean? ARBORICULTURE meaning, definition & explanation.
Arboriculture is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants.
The science of arboriculture studies how these plants grow and respond to cultural practices and to their environment. The practice of arboriculture includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping, and removal. A person who practices or studies arboriculture can be termed an 'arborist' or an 'arboriculturist'. A 'tree surgeon' is more typically someone who is trained in the physical maintenance and manipulation of trees and therefore more a part of the arboriculture process rather than an arborist. Risk management, legal issues, and aesthetic considerations have come to play prominent roles in the practice of arboriculture. Businesses often need to hire arboriculturists to complete "tree hazard surveys" and generally manage the trees on-site to fulfill occupational safety and health obligations. Arboriculture is primarily focused...

Caring for Elm tree saplings with The London Elm Experiment, Ulmus Londinium.

Caring for Elm tree saplings with The London Elm Experiment, Ulmus Londinium. Get help on pruning and planting your elm sapling from Linda Phillips MBE of the young people's horticultural training centre Roots & Shoots (www.rootsandshoots.org.uk) Get involved in The Great British Elm Experiment or Ulmus londinium at www.conservationfoundation.co.uk ...

Horse logging & forestry – London Tree Surgeons

Horse logging & forestry.

Horse logging still has a place in the UK where using machinery will damage the woodland. Horse logging is the removal of felled timber using horses. Horse-logging, or snigging, has grown very popular in recent years and for good reason: using horses in woodlands is traditional, eco-friendly and the horses can work in steep conditions where machinery would often get stuck. Horses can get to areas that machinery can’t get into and they work much more quietly than most forestry machinery: they are good neighbours where woodlands are near to housing.
In four days 47 tonnes of timber were hauled.
Various breeds can be used including Ardennes, Suffolk Punches, Belgian Draft horses or Norwegian Fjordhorses: often the horses used are smaller than traditional carthorses as they have to be more agile and able to handle slopes and move around trees. Typically they can work a 6-7 hour day and can remove around 8-10...

Tree of the Month – June – Gorse – Ulex

Trees & Shrubs - Flowering Trees & Shrubs - Gorse / Ulex

Tree of the Month - June - Gorse - Ulex

Evergreen, thorny, flowering shrub or bush. Native species include. Ulex europaeus (common gorse): 2.5m, evergreen, good on poor soil Ulex gallii (western gorse): 2m, evergreen, thrives in sandy, acid soil Gorse, common gorse, furze or whin are species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to Britain and many parts of Europe. Common on open moorland such as Dartmoor in Devon. The genus Ulex comprises about 20 species of thorny evergreen shrubs. more   ...