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Not everything is a tree. Shrubs and bushes, flowering plants, climbing plants, invasive species, fruit and vegetables, even grasses like bamboo. London tree surgeons can usually offer a solution.

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...

Rhododendron (syn Azalea) heath family (Ericaceae)


The Rhododendron is an evergreen flowering plant that belongs to the heath family. There are more than 1000 species of rhododendron, densely branched it can grow to 5m in height. also see Trees & Shrubs - Flowering Trees & Shrubs
Rhododendron, often called "rhodies", is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the Southern Highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America. It is the national flower of Nepal. Most species have showy flowers which bloom from late winter through to early summer. Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. They are distinguished from "true" rhododendrons by having only five anthers per flower.

Invasive species

Some species e.g. Rhododendron ponticum are invasive in the UK as introduced plants, spreading in woodland areas and replacing the natural understory. R. ponticum is difficult to eradicate, as its roots can...

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   ...