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Wildlife gardening. Wildlife habitats or homes for nature. Nesting boxes and ponds, deadwood piles and insect and bug hotels. Hedgehog highways and trees and plants for pollinators.

London Tree Surgeons YouTube channel

A channel for promoting biodiversity in arboriculture and garden works to London garden owners and the gardening community. Tips and all things related to trees, shrubs and gardens for the wildlife friendly London gardener. Enjoy your gardening!

Recommended native trees for gardens – RHS

Trees & Shrubs Recommended native trees for gardens from The Royal Horticultural Society;   [gallery type="circle" ids="2586,2587,2588,2589,2590"]

Large Trees 25m (80ft) or over at maturity

Alnus glutinosa (alder): 25m, good on wet soils Betula pendula AGM (silver birch): 25m, attractive white bark Carpinus betulus AGM (hornbeam): 25m, good for hedging Fagus sylvatica AGM (beech): 25m, good for hedging and chalky soils Fraxinus excelsior AGM (ash): 30m, prefers alkaline soils, seeds freely Ilex aquifolium AGM (holly): 25m, evergreen, attractive berries on female forms Pinus sylvestris AGM (Scots pine) (native in Scotland only): 30m, evergreen, good specimen tree Populus nigra subsp. betulifolia AGM (native black poplar): 35m, pollution-tolerant Quercus...

April gardening tips, trees shrubs climbers.

April gardening tips, trees shrubs climbers. Plant and move evergreen shrubs, conifers and trees and remember to water them well until firmly rooted in. Plant evergreen hedges such as laurel, yew and box and again keep them well watered in dry spells. A good soak once a week is better than superficial watering on a regular basis. Feed woody plants with general purpose fertiliser - this applies to roses, trees, climbers, hedges and shrubs. [caption id="attachment_1593" align="alignleft" width="300"]Newly planted Laurel hedge - LondonTreeSurgeons Newly planted Laurel hedge - LondonTreeSurgeons[/caption]               Read more: [caption id="attachment_1586" align="alignleft" width="300"]Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum budding in early April 2015 - LondonTreeSurgeons Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum budding in early April 2015 - LondonTreeSurgeons[/caption]...

Save money and help biodiversity – Dead wood wildlife habitats.

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 can help nature hang on. Stack up dead wood anywhere in your garden and you'll be doing something really easy that's great for wildlife. Ask you gardener or tree surgeon to create dead wood piles, it will save money transporting tree waste to be processed off site. Not to mention the obvious reduction in the carbon footprint for the job! Smaller branches can be wood-chipped and spread on beds and borders. Logs can be used as features all over the garden, as stumperies, pot stands, pathways etc. [gallery ids="1522,1523,1524,1525,1526,1600,1601,1602,1603" orderby="rand"] [caption id="attachment_1497" align="alignleft" width="300"]dead wood habitat - RSPB - LondonTreeSurgeons dead wood habitat...

Create your own dead wood habitats – London Tree Surgeons

London Tree Surgeons can supply logs (normally free of charge) to make a wildlife habitat and help you become a wildlife gardener. If you need convincing that a dead wood habitat in your London garden is a good thing, follow the link below. Saving the small things that run the planet The wood supplied is known as course wooden debris, CWD. Wikipedia describes it as follows; Coarse woody debris (CWD) is a term used in English-speaking countries for fallen dead trees and the remains of large branches on the ground in forests and in rivers or wetlands. Some prefer the term coarse woody habitat (CWH). A dead standing tree is known as a snag and provides many of the same functions as coarse woody debris. The minimum size required for woody debris to be defined as "coarse" varies by author, ranging from 2.5–20 cm (1–8 in) in diameter. Since the 1970s, forest managers worldwide have been encouraged to allow dead trees and woody debris to...