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Beech – Fagus sylvatica

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Fungi of the Week

Honey Fungus – Armillaria mellea

1st October 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Brittle Cinder – Kretzschmaria deusta

21st February 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

Raking Up – Is it an Art?

12th December 2019 | Info

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Health & Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Tree Industry

6th May 2019 | Marcus

Any damaged or defective items of PPE must be reported to your employer straightaway...

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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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English Oak – Quercus robur

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Red Maple – Acer Rubrum

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Wellingtonia – Sequoiadendron giganteum

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What type of tree can be put inside your hand?

A palm tree.

Health & Safety

Stretching Before Work

22nd April 2019 | Marcus

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

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Turkish Hazel – Corylus colurna

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Fungi of the Week

King Alfred’s Cake – Daldinia concentrica

7th October 2019 | Info

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Guides

Pests and Diseases

What is Acute Oak Decline?

27th February 2020 | Info

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Health & Safety

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

20th May 2019 | Marcus

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

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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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Health & Safety

Working in the Sun

8th April 2019 | Marcus

Work in the shade wherever possible. Keep your top on and wear long sleeved tops...

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Ash – Fraxinus excelsior

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Guides

Health & Safety

Understanding Electricity and Trees

24th January 2020 | Info

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Horse Chestnut – Aesculus hippocastanum

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Fungi of the Week

Velvet Shank – Flammulina velutipes

7th October 2019 | Info

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Why can’t a Christmas tree sew?

It keeps dropping its needles.

Sweet Chestnut – Castanea sativa

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Fraser Fir

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Guides

Crown Reduction

13th May 2019 | Marcus

There are obviously times when a tree may require a heavy reduction, but it...

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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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Sycamore – Acer pseudoplatanus

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Eucalyptus

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What tree makes fruit that tastes a lot like chicken?

Poultree.

Common Holly – Ilex aquifolium

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Guides

How to Prepare Your Garden for Your Tree Surgeon

29th April 2019 | Marcus

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

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Atlas Cedar – Cedrus atlantica

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Yew – Taxus Baccata

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Guides

Toolbox Talk

Mobile Phones at Work

15th October 2019 | Info

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Health & Safety

A Simple Guide to Understanding Health & Safety in the Workplace

8th March 2019 | Marcus

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

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Hornbeam – Carpinus betulus

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Toolbox Talk

‘Welcome to Contracting’

13th December 2019 | Info

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Guides

Section Felling or Tree Dismantling

15th April 2019 | Marcus

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

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Fungi of the Week

Fly Agaric – Amanita muscaria

25th September 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Oak Bracket – Pseudoinonotus dryadeus

7th February 2020 | Info

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Guides

Health & Safety

Now You See Me… Now You Don’t – A Tree Surgeons Perspective

23rd August 2019 | Info

CLASS 3 – Is the highest protection level of retro-reflective material that is a...

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Nordmann Fir – Abies nordmanniana

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

You get a sour puss.

Fungi of the Week

Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus)

11th September 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Artist’s Fungus – Ganoderma applanatum

10th January 2020 | Info

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Guides

A Guide to Stump Grinding

1st April 2019 | Marcus

Your tree surgeon should have considered underground services when pricing the job. If you...

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Downy Japanese Maple – Acer japonicum

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Guides

Toolbox Talk

Hedgehogs and Hibernacula

6th February 2020 | Info

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Guides

ARB APPROVED…. IS IT WORTH IT?

23rd August 2019 | Info

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Norway Spruce – Picea Abies

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How can you easily identify a dogwood tree?

By listening to the bark.

Toolbox Talk

Ivy – Hedera Helix

9th January 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

The Importance of Daily Checks on Vehicles and Machinery

30th May 2019 | Marcus

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

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Maidenhair – Ginkgo Biloba

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Fungi of the Week

Turkeytail/Many Zoned Polypore – Coriolus versicolor

5th December 2019 | Info

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How do trees get onto the internet?

They just log on.

Norway Maple – Acer platanoides

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Toolbox Talk

Respect Bats to Avoid Hefty Fines and Sentences

1st May 2019 | Marcus

The relevant legislation regarding bats in England & Wales is the Wildlife and Countryside...

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Fungi of the Week

Wood Ear – Auricularia auricular-judae

26th September 2019 | Info

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Fungi of the Week

Shaggy Bracket – Inonotus hispidus

14th February 2020 | Info

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Toolbox Talk

Mistletoe – Viscum album

5th December 2019 | Info

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What do trees drink at their parties?

Root beer.

Guides

Health & Safety

Asbestos in the Workplace

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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Toolbox Talk

Japanese Knotweed – Fallopia japonica

22nd May 2019 | Marcus

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

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Toolbox Talk

Armillaria Root Rot – The Root of All Evil

1st October 2019 | Info

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Common Lime – Tilia x Europaea

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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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Blue Spruce – Picea pungens

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What party food does a tree enjoy most?

A canopy.

Guides

Toolbox Talk

Giant Hogweed – Heracleum mantegazzianum

16th September 2019 | Info

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Pin Oak – Quercus palustris

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