Trees and woodland cover 11,200 square miles (or 11.8 percent) of the total land area of the UK. After millennia of this decreasing, there is now an international drive to increase tree and woodland coverage. Tree planting initiatives play a large role in this. Why are trees important? With trees and woodland so important in capturing carbon
During a recent drive around a local town, we came across a building site. The billboards advertised a new housing development that would consist of eight residential properties. Unfortunately, the site attracted our attention for all the wrong reasons. What we saw is a prime example of when laws designed to protect trees on development sites are ignored or
Hooray - the sun has finally got its hat on and it seems spring is here at last! Traditionally, spring is a time when the property market gets a boost as people start thinking about moving home. It is also when tree consultants like us see an increase in enquiries about our services. Why? Because some homebuyers will find
At Apex Environmental we spend a lot of our time dealing with tree problems, but on the flipside, trees can be a wonderful asset to a garden.
Arboriculture is a tricky word. For one thing, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Also, we find that more often than not, most people we speak to aren’t entirely sure what it means. The first part, ‘arbor’, is Latin for tree. Simply put, arboriculture refers to the cultivation, management and study of trees and shrubs.
It’s starting to really feel like winter now, which means digging out the woolies! This week we were out in the elements a fair bit. One of out tasks was to carry out a BS5837 tree survey. Here’s a flavour of what we did and why… Where: A potential development site in rural Oxfordshire The job: BS5837 Tree Survey