The Death of the Oceans?

We have been watching Horizon: The Death of the Ocaeans? on BBC Four.  Where David Attenborough takes a look at the findings of current research into the impact that mankind is having on our oceans and explores the question as to whether it is too late to save its remarkable biodiversity.  SAS Tree PlanterAll rather depressing,  particularly the findings that the continued rise in CO2 levels is causing acidification of the sea which is resulting in the death of coral reefs.
What can we do to stop it?  Take action to reduce CO2 emmissions and plant more trees.  If you don’t want to do the work yourself we can supply and plant the trees for you.  Why not contact us.

Trust-Mark and Tree Care Approval: Does the profession need them?

Further to a request by a tree industry magazine publisher  asking to use one of our blogs as an article in their magazine, we were approached by an organisation involved with introducing a new “trust mark” for the industry. The arboricultural profession already has several professional bodies that represent it.  These bodies already vet there members.  Members can also apply to be included in a number of “approved” registers.  So the question is do we really need another scheme?

You may also wish to consider whether this new scheme goes any further in the prevention of “rogue trader” activity within the industry.

The new scheme is aimed at tradesmen but both Tree Surgeons and Consultants are included in our industry – Do you think this is appropriate?

If you feel strongly either for or against such schemes please feel free to add your comments (just click on the “Leave a Comment” link below).

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Spring is in the air

After a shaky start it would appear that spring is now well under way and the trees are doing their thing.  Bud scales are bursting open to reveal the fresh new flowers and leaves.  It is possible that some of these trees will lose many of their leaves to late frosts.  Luckily they are well equipped to cope and will regenerate lost growth with a second flushing (llamas growth). However as the sap is rising, the conductive tissue immediately under the bark will have softened.  This makes trees highly susceptible to damage at this time of year.  Therefore any pruning works should be left at least until the leaves on the trees have flushed and fully hardened.

Spring buds in Moray

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