The LW Treecare Blog

Branching out? What are tree surgeons?

It is often asked what a tree surgeon does and whether or not they’re doctors. Tree surgeons or arborists, to give them their technical name, undertake many services but essentially they’re involved in the care and maintenance of trees. Trees are living organisms, are an ecosystem themselves and are thus a fundamental part of the environment. However, conflicts between trees and people often arise. This can be due to a tree’s natural growth or its failure due to adverse weath

What should be ENGLAND's tree?

A yew where Magna Carta is thought to have been signed, the apple tree that inspired Newton’s theory of gravity and an oak believed to have sheltered Robin Hood. Or Kett’s Oak in Norfolk, where farmer Robert Kett’s men met over five hundred years ago to lead the Norfolk Rebellion of peasants against robber barons, which was quashed and saw him executed at Norwich castle. Other history-laden trees in the running include the Ankerwycke Yew at Runnymede where King John sealed th