The LW Treecare Blog

Brown Leaves

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

Watch the bird

All birds in the UK are fully protected by law (Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - WCA) from intentional harm. Under the same act, any...

Hollow Oaks

Large and old oak trees have special properties lacking in younger trees. They have rougher bark, more dead branches in the crown, and...

Coppicing

Coppicing is a pruning technique where a tree or shrub is cut to ground level, resulting in regeneration of new stems from the base. It...

Tree water loss

Tree loss is a problem for all of us; with so many benefits to offer people in a changing climate, it is an irony that those changes may...

Trees near houses

A well-landscaped yard can add market value to your home, but a few strategically placed trees can help to drastically reduce your ...

Weather predicting pine cones

In dry weather, pine cones open up so gusts of wind can catch and carry the seeds inside. Then the seeds can ride the wind and hopefully...

Fast growing trees

Weeping Willow, Lombardy Popular and Silver Birch have been named among the list of fast-growing trees in the UK. Some trees take decades...

Poisonous trees/shrubs

Whilst a beautiful, scenic garden is a joy to look at and to spend time in, we must also be aware that there are a number of dangerous...

Britain's oldest tree

The Ashbritle village is home to Britain’s oldest living tree. Believed to be planted during 2,000 BC; the Ashbritle Yew is in the...

Exposed roots

Caring for the large exposed roots that break through the surface of the soil will protect the health of the entire tree. The large,...

How to age a tree

Scientists have been studying trees for hundreds of years. They can tell the age of the tree, the climate, floods, insect-damage and even...

Reasons to prune

Reasons to Trim or Prune a Tree Trees are generally trimmed for one of three purposes: aesthetics, safety or health. For example:...

Tree shaping

There are various methods to achieving a shaped tree. These process use a variety of horticultural, arboricultural, and artistic...

Tree Pollen

For most people in the UK grass pollen is the key trigger for their hay fever. But if you tend to get hay fever symptoms earlier in the...

Tree stress

Stresses in trees may be caused by natural factors and conditions or through the activities of man or animals. These factors may be...

Trees, small or large garden

Perfect for…small gardens Japanese maple are small, deciduous trees, which are perfectly happy to grow in large containers, in smaller...

TPOs what you need to know

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is a legally enforceable order made by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to protect trees and woodlands...

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...