The LW Treecare Blog

Wood splinter removal

Wood splinters are painful and can cause infection, if left unattended. If the splinter is too deep for removal with nails or a pair of...

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...

Your new tree

Bare root trees and plants can be planted any time during the dormant season usually from mid November to mid March. You should plant...

TREES IN SPRING

Trees and bushes that lost their leaves over the winter begin to grow new leaves again and also flower in spring. This happens because...

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...

Bark

The bark of different trees has evolved to make best use of the environment in which each species occurs. Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)...

Feeding trees

If the soil is poor, it’s best to improve it with organic matter before planting a tree that requires fertile soil. When planting your...

Design with trees in mind

Trees block out part of the sky, defining the sky's borders. Trees also contribute structure to the garden. Trunks and branches act as...

SHADY

Most gardens have shade at some time of the day or year; perhaps cast by overhanging trees, or from a wall or fence, or the shadow of the...

Cuttings soft wood

With soft wood cuttings take the cutting during the summer, and choose a young shoot higher on the plant that's around 5 or 6 inches...

Tree and plant cuttings

There are two primary methods of taking cuttings, dependant upon the makeup of the plant. Hardwood cuttings are taken from more rigid...

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...

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...