The LW Treecare Blog

Trees for gardens

The beauty of planting trees is that everyone has a chance to appreciate them - including succeeding generations - not just the gardeners...

Repairing broken branches

It’s often possible to save a branch that has partially torn off a tree or even entirely broken free by grafting it back into place, much...

Tree disease

Nothing is more horrific to any gardener, hobbyist or professional, than seeing a beloved tree dying from disease. Trees can become...

Brown Leaves

In the summertime, tree leaves can fall victim to a variety of leaf illnesses and conditions. Insufficient watering, transplant shock,...

Tree repair by LWTreecare

FIRST, DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE If the damaged bark is less than 25% of the trees total diameter (as with the above photo) then...

Tree sustainability

Monitoring tree health and protecting our trees, woods and forests from pests and diseases is an increasingly important part of...

Leaf infection

Leaf infections called "leafspots" are caused by a variety of fungi and some bacteria on many trees. An especially harmful version of...

Where to plant a tree

When planting these are few questions you should ask and which LWTreecare are happy to offer advice on. Are there any features you want...

Wounded trunks

There are many types of wounds on trunks and most will heal on their own. The good news is, a tree has the amazing ability to seal off or...

What to do with grindings

After a tree stump has been ground to small chips by a stump grinder, you will be amazed at the big pile of shredded stump you will be...

POLLARDING

To “Poll” was originally a name for the top of the head, and “to poll” was a verb meaning “to crop the hair”. Traditionally pollarding...

Planting a tree

Most new trees need a stake or post to support them while they get established. A proper tree stake (wood or metal) is best, but a...

Over hanging branches

A tree belongs to the person who owns the land on which it grows. However, if you’re the owner/occupier of land over which the branches...

Pruning

Always cut to a bud, lateral branch, or main trunk. Do not leave stubs.Use the three-cut method for large limbs which are more than two...

Newly Planted

Newly planted trees – those planted within the past three years – require regular water and care to thrive. Failing to do so can result...

When to prune

Pruning is probably the most common procedure carried out by tree surgeons. Trees should be regularly pruned in order to maintain their...

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GRINDING

Grinding away a tree stump and root crown with a Stump Grinder can be completed after the tree branches and trunk have been removed. This...

Tree Maintenance

Most deciduous trees are best pruned when dormant, in late autumn or winter. Don't prune in early spring, as many trees bleed sap if cut...