We Need Good People

There’s a crisis of resource in the industry.  It has been coming for years as fewer and fewer young people come in the business of horticulture, forestry and agricuture.  But now it is acute and we are all having to get very creative and focsued on how we...

Re-Planting, Re-Newing

Though tree surgery is, of course, about tree pruning and tree felling when needed or required, it is mainly about tree care. Most customers love their trees; put up with them when they’re a pain, worry about them when they seem unwell, fret when they misbehave by...

Primary Tree Surgeons on (a little) Tour

Primary Tree Surgeons was started by Andrew in 1997.  A Basingstoke boy born and bred, we have always run the company from our base in north Hampshiore, despite personally moving house to South Oxfordshire in 2020.  Almost all of our lovely domestic...

Right Tree, Right Space

Sometimes there really are very few options when a tree has simply outgrown it’s space, but to fell it and start again. This is sometimes the case when we’re talking about Cupressus varieties that can grow very large indeed, and often relatively quickly.  We...

Tree Surgery and Spring Birds

Tree Surgery and The Birds in Spring Spring is very much in the air now, despite the somewhat gloomy weather of late, (this written mid-Feb); the team have been glad of the stock of long waterproof jackets hanging at the yard, even if they’re still...

Baobabs

Avenue of Boababs, Madagascar From the article by Ebden Diskin 5/2/21, updated from 10/9/14 from www.matadornetwork.com NO ONE APPRECIATED the beauty of trees, and immortalized them in literature, more than J.R.R. Tolkien. “I am at home among the trees,” said Legolas...

Storms affecting Trees

Recent storms have seen us juggling the scheduled works to respond to urgent or even emergency works where trees have been windthrown, torn or damaged by the high winds.  Hampshire trees certainly felt the brunt of Storm Ciara in February, the result of which was...

MEWP Training

It’s common practice now to consider a MEWP wherever we can when we’re working at height.These machines come in a range of sizes and specifications which take account of the height of the tree, the range of movement required to get around the crown and the stability...