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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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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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Beech – Fagus Sylvatica

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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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English Oak – Quercus robur

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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

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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Why can’t a Christmas tree sew?

It keeps dropping its needles.

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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What tree makes fruit that tastes a lot like chicken?

Poultree.

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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Sycamore – Acer pseudoplatanus

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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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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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Yew – Taxus Baccata

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

You get a sour puss.

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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Health & Safety

A Tree Surgeon’s Guide to Fire Safety

25th March 2019 | Marcus

We all know fire extinguishers are the best way to quickly put out the...

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How can you easily identify a dogwood tree?

By listening to the bark.

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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How do trees get onto the internet?

They just log on.

Toolbox Talk

Nesting Birds and Observing the Laws

15th May 2019 | Marcus

The protection of birds throughout the nesting season is covered by the Wildlife and...

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What do trees drink at their parties?

Root beer.

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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What party food does a tree enjoy most?

A canopy.

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