Geoff March, Author at Tree Maintenance Ltd.

Geoff March

Back to school for the tree surgeons at Hatherop Castle

Back to school for the tree surgeons at Hatherop Castle

As tree surgeons (or Arborists to give the correct term) we are often privileged to be asked to undertake some really interesting work. A particular example being at Hatherop Castle School when we were called in for tree surgery. We were tasked to replace a really old...

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Summer is upon us…. hooray!

Summer is upon us…. hooray!

Summer is here! But how does this affect your trees? Pruning Deciduous trees have been putting on all those leaves, and that takes an effort – or to put it a little more scientifically, it is a serious commitment of energy, with stored carbohydrate being devoted to...

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Winter work

Winter work

Winter - the time to stay snug indoors and forget about your trees?  Well, perhaps but perhaps not - for some species the correct timing of pruning or trimming work can be very important. Apple and Pear are generally pruned in the dormant months when out of leaf,...

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Why do trees shed bark?

Why do trees shed bark?

Friends of Geoff travelling in Australia emailed the following question in 2009; here is Geoff’s reply – apologies for the frivolous tone…

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Geoff climbs tree shock!!!

Geoff climbs tree shock!!!

In July and August 2007 Geoff and his wife Frankie spent 5 weeks in Australia. In West Australia Geoff climbed to the top platform of two of the three forest fire ‘lookout trees’ which, at 60 and 75m give a stupendous view above the surrounding forest canopy. And...

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