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Norway Maple – Acer platanoides

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Pin Oak – Quercus palustris

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Fungi of the Week

Oyster Mushroom – Pleurotus ostreatus

17th April 2020 | Info

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Health & Safety

Tree Surgery and Noise and Vibration

28th June 2021 | Info

If you work under a tree surgeon, then they should have informed you on...

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Beech – Fagus sylvatica

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Fungi of the Week

Wood Ear – Auricularia auricular-judae

26th September 2019 | Info

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Common Lime – Tilia x Europaea

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Fungi of the Week

Larch Bolete – Suillus grevillei

5th June 2020 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Turkeytail/Many Zoned Polypore – Coriolus versicolor

5th December 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Coral Spot Fungus – Nectria cinnabarina

20th March 2020 | Info

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Health & Safety

Tree Surgery and PUWER

22nd February 2021 | Info

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What party food does a tree enjoy most?

A canopy.

Guides

Health & Safety

What are the Dangers of Working Around Asbestos?

16th September 2019 | Info

Asbestos is an extremely dangerous material, however, if untouched it proposes less risk. The...

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Fungi of the Week

Shelf Fungus – Ganoderma australe

16th January 2020 | Info

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Tulip Tree – Liriodendron tulipifera

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What happens when you mix an angry cat and a lemon tree?

You get a sour puss.

Toolbox Talk

Armillaria Root Rot – The Root of All Evil

1st October 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Brittle Cinder – Kretzschmaria deusta

21st February 2020 | Info

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White Poplar – Populus alba

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Health & Safety

Toolbox Talk

Tree Surgery and Aerial Tree Rescue

28th August 2019 | Info

This knot is a friction hitch that is used widely for rappelling and belaying....

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Toolbox Talk

Mistletoe – Viscum album

5th December 2019 | Info

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Monkey Puzzle – Araucaria araucana

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Guides

What is Sectional Felling?

15th April 2019 | Info

Work positioning Sectional dismantling using work positioning techniques requires a trained and qualified Arborist using...

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Guides

Toolbox Talk

Giant Hogweed – Heracleum mantegazzianum

16th September 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Candlesnuff Fungus – Xylaria hypoxylon

24th April 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

Why be lazy when you could be the best

23rd August 2021 | Info

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How can you easily identify a dogwood tree?

By listening to the bark.

Fungi of the Week

Honey Fungus – Armillaria mellea

1st October 2019 | Info

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Wellingtonia – Sequoiadendron giganteum

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Fungi of the Week

Bovine Bolete – Suillus bovinus

12th June 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

Raking Up – Is it an Art?

12th December 2019 | Info

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Pests and Diseases

Toolbox Talk

What is Dutch Elm Disease?

25th March 2020 | Info

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What type of tree can be put inside your hand?

A palm tree.

Fungi of the Week

Chicken of the Woods – Laetiporus sulphureus

16th September 2019 | Info

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Douglas Fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii

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Common Box – Buxus sempervirens

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Health & Safety

What is COSHH?

20th May 2019 | Info

As well as the above, pesticides (including herbicides), insecticides and preservatives also have specific...

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Red Maple – Acer Rubrum

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Guides

Pests and Diseases

What is Acute Oak Decline?

27th February 2020 | Info

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Crab Apple – Malus Sylvestris

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Fungi of the Week

Porcelain Fungus – Oudemansiella mucida

27th March 2020 | Info

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Guides

Toolbox Talk

What is the Cost of Tree Surgery in 2021?

20th March 2021 | Info

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Health & Safety

Stretching Before Work

22nd April 2019 | Info

A quick stretch increases blood flow and warms your muscles. Stretching increases the range of...

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Guides

Health & Safety

Understanding Electricity and Trees

24th January 2020 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Brown Birch Bolete – Leccinum scabrum

1st May 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

What is Japanese Knotweed?

22nd May 2019 | Info

Chemical treatment is the most effective way to control Japanese knotweed and it is...

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Fungi of the Week

King Alfred’s Cake – Daldinia concentrica

7th October 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Aniseed Cockleshell – Lentinellus Cochleatus

28th February 2020 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Bay Bolete – Imleria badia

30th November 2020 | Info

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Health & Safety

Toolbox Talk

Fire Safety in the Workplace

28th August 2019 | Info

Fire is always a very harmful hazard to anyone, so the more that we...

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Guides

What Christmas Tree is Right for Me?

12th December 2019 | Info

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Downy Birch – Betula pubescens

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Business Advice

Toolbox Talk

Why is CPD important for Tree Surgeons?

22nd March 2021 | Info

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English Oak – Quercus robur

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Ash – Fraxinus excelsior

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Turkish Hazel – Corylus colurna

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Dogwood – Cornus sanguinea

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Yew – Taxus Baccata

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Fungi of the Week

Velvet Shank – Flammulina velutipes

7th October 2019 | Info

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Alder – Alnus Glutinosa

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety in Tree Surgery

8th March 2019 | Info

The following information from the website has been considered worth highlighting for individuals in...

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Sweet Chestnut – Castanea sativa

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Fraser Fir – Abies fraseri

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Fungi of the Week

Shaggy Pholiota – Pholiota squarrosa

3rd April 2020 | Info

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Field Elm – Ulmus minor

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Why can’t a Christmas tree sew?

It keeps dropping its needles.

Guides

Toolbox Talk

Ash Dieback – The Facts

23rd September 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Hoof fungus – Fomes fomentarius

31st January 2020 | Info

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Pests and Diseases

All You Need to Know About the Elm Zig-Zag Sawfly

6th May 2020 | Info

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How do trees get onto the internet?

They just log on.

Eucalyptus

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Fungi of the Week

Giant Polypore – Meripilus giganteus

6th March 2020 | Info

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Health & Safety

Tree Surgeons and LOLER

21st December 2020 | Info

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Sycamore – Acer pseudoplatanus

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Blue Spruce – Picea pungens

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Elder – Sambucus nigra

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Guides

Toolbox Talk

Hedgehogs and Hibernacula

21st May 2021 | Info

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Guides

How to Prepare Your Garden for Your Tree Surgeon

29th April 2019 | Info

Always make a nice cup of tea for your tree surgeon!

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Atlas Cedar – Cedrus atlantica

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Fungi of the Week

Penny Bun – Boletus edulis

8th May 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

The Importance of Daily Checks on Vehicles and Machinery

30th May 2019 | Info

Like hydraulic oil, these liquids are very harmful if they come into direct contact...

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Guides

Toolbox Talk

Mobile Phones at Work

15th October 2019 | Info

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Field Maple – Acer campestre

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Horse Chestnut – Aesculus hippocastanum

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Hornbeam – Carpinus betulus

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