The word conifer comes from latin and means to bear cones – they are one of the most prevalent trees in the UK and their hardwearing, evergreen nature makes them a popular choice for homeowners to create shade or privacy on their properties,
This week's blog looks at a recent job we completed in Wellingborough. A few weeks ago we ran an article about a beech tree that had toppled due to the effects of meripilus. The tree that had succumbed to this was situated in close proximity to a large oak tree - as meripilus can be transmitted to nearby trees it was decided (with the approval of the Borough Council) that the tree be felled.
A slightly different blog post from MB Tree Surgery this week..
Last week we received a call from a lady in Wellingborough who had a tree that had fallen in their garden – we visited the property and couldn't believe our eyes! There was an 80ft beech tree lying across the front lawn,
So this week for the blog we thought we would delve into some tree surgery terms and what they mean,
The first blog on this subject is about the 'pollarding' of trees.
Pollarding is a medieval practise that involves removing smaller branches and shoots of trees. This results in a 'knuckle like' appearance.
Every so often the news brings up a story of some poor, unsuspecting member of the public who meets an untimely end whilst trying to carry out some tree work on their property,
One such story hit the headlines last year when a 67 year old fell from a fir tree he was trying to prune onto some railings and sadly died, another back in 2004 reported a man falling from a ladder whilst holding a chainsaw and unfortunately killing his wife in the process.
Unfortunately due to the limited amount of kit perceived to be needed as a tree surgeon it has always been a business that's attracted what we shall call 'rogue traders' – there are possibly other words you would use to describe these unqualified 'tree workers' however I shall leave that up to you..