Get to Know Your Local Trees

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Get to Know Your Local Trees

I'd always loved walking in forests and woodland areas, but I never really took the time to learn about the different species of tree — they all looked the same to me! That all changed when a relative gifted me a beautifully detailed book on local wildlife. From there, I was on a mission to learn all I could about trees, from oak to elm, beech to ash. I've set up this site to share my journey with you. Watch out for fun tree facts, tips on caring for trees on your property, and advice on tree planting and removal.


3 Easy Ideas to Refresh Your Garden

20 December 2016
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Taking care of your garden often requires a huge time commitment—and if you're not absolutely in love with the arrangement you have out there, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to work hard at it. However, remodelling can be expensive, especially if you change your mind about a feature and need to replace it yet again. In all, gardens can be problematic until you have them absolutely right—but here are a couple of low-maintenance ideas for changing up the space in your garden, bringing it a couple of steps closer to perfection. Read More …

Do-it-Yourself Tree Trimming: Important Tips that You Must Keep in Mind

16 December 2016
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Trees are an essential part of your home and you need to take good care of them to get the most of what is growing in your garden. Their benefits range from providing shade in the home to preventing soil erosion in your garden, using their roots to bind soil particles together. One way of keeping trees healthy is by trimming them to remove excess branches. This ensures that you get rid of any infected sections of the tree while allowing growth through the improved distribution of nutrients. Read More …

Having a Tree Removed? Three Novel Ways to Use the Leftover Wood Around Your Garden

7 December 2016
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Having a tree removed leaves you with a whole lot of wood, and you might be wondering what to do with it. Burning it on a fire is the obvious option but isn't very interesting and won't be relevant if you don't have a fireplace. Finding ways to use the wood around your garden is a nice way to allow the tree to 'live on', and you can create some really useful and unique features. Read More …

Create a Fountain from a Tree Trunk

6 December 2016
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If you have a tree removed due to storm damage, your local tree-service contractor will dispose of it for you if required, but why not save some of the tree's trunk and turn it into a really unusual fountain for your garden? You'll need a degree of basic DIY experience for this project. Here's how to do this. What you'll need tree trunk belt or palm sander drill and drill bit wood preservative weather-proofing sealant 80-litre plastic container gravel fountain pump PVC conduit threaded pipe adapter ball valve wooden decking boards (waterproofed) metal screen silicone sealant How to do it Read More …

How To Craft A Log Bench

30 November 2016
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If you have to have one of your trees removed following storm damage, you might want to ask your tree services contractor to leave the trunk behind so that you can get creative!  As long as the tree is not diseased or very badly damaged, you can use the trunk to make a practical and attractive garden bench.  All you need is a little DIY know-how and some time on your hands. Read More …