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New Research Could Save Ash Trees!

Our Ash Trees need saving!

And according to the Tree Council, new research on the Ash dieback may be able to save our UK Ash Trees!

Check out our previous post on the Ash Tree dieback here for more information.

To help stop the spread of the Ash Tree dieback, we are offering FREE Health Checks for your Ash Trees and any other trees or shrubs.  Just get in touch to arrange a free inspection.

Ash Tree set for Extinction in Europe

The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to a review of the evidence.

The trees are being killed off by the fungal disease ash-dieback along with an                                                                                                                                                    invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer.

According to the research, published in the Journal of Ecology, the British countryside will never look the same again.

The paper says that the ash will most likely be “eliminated” in Europe.

This could mirror the way Dutch elm disease largely wiped out the elm in the 1980s.

Ash trees are a key part of the treescape of Britain. You don’t have to go to the countryside to see them.                                                                                                             In and around towns and cities there are 2.2 million. In woodland, only the oak is more common.

For more information on this problem, head to the BBC News website.

If you are concerned for your Ash Trees, please get in touch with JJ&B Treecare.

With our FREE HEALTH CHECK we can diagnose any problem or issue for you and advise on the best course of action!

Fossil of the oldest Pine Tree discovered!

Whilst checking the news today, we came across an interesting story on the BBC news website.

Scientists have discovered the fossil of the oldest Pine Tree yet known, dating back to 140 million years!

For a great read, check out the link to the website!

If you want to care for your Pine Tree, which most likely, isn’t 140 million years old, please get in touch with us at JJ&B Treecare Ltd, where we can provide you with a competitive quote and professional, reliable service!

European Tree of the Year Competition!

We love looking after our trees at JJ&B Treecare Ltd, and we love to give credit to amazing trees also!

Why not make part in the European Tree of the Year Competition?!  There were four UK entries, along with others from the EU.  Our UK finalist is the Cubbington Pear Tree in Warwickshire.

It’s quick and easy to do and takes no time at all.  For more information, visit The Woodland Trust!

When you’ve placed your vote, drop us a Tweet and let us know! We have placed our vote, time to place yours!

Care for your garden now, so that it is ready for Spring to begin!

Get in touch with JJ&B Treecare Ltd, and we will be happy to come and give you a

FREE HEALTH CHECK and we can advise you on the best course of action!

Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp

The Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp has been found in Farningham Woods, near Swanley in Kent.  This pest’s larvae causes unusual green or rose coloured growths (or galls) to form on sweet chestnut leaves.  These galls weaken the trees and make them susceptible to diseases.  They can also affect nut and timber production!

Although these Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasps are harmful to your trees, they are no risk to people or animals! They do not bite or sting!  Also, they only affect the Sweet Chestnut Trees (Castanea family), and do not affect Horse Chestnut Trees (Aesculus family).

The Forestry Commission has been working with the government to assess the extent of the outbreak as quickly as possible, and to fell the most affected trees in the woods before the adult wasps emerge to lay eggs and spread the outbreak further afield.  Don’t worry though, all trees felled will quickly regrow from the stumps!

HOW YOU CAN HELP…

  • DO NOT take any plant material, including leaves, twigs, branches, bark and sticks, out of the woodland when visiting, because this could spread the pest;
  • DO keep an eye out for galls in Sweet Chestnut Trees anywhere;
  • DO report them to the Forestry Commission, including cases in your own garden;
  • CHECK that they are definitely Sweet Chestnut Trees, or give JJ&B Treecare a call and we can come and identify the tree for you!

 

Contact JJ&B Treecare Ltd if you have any concerns for the welfare of your Sweet Chestnut Trees…

Or for more information on Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasps, please visit this page for the Forestry Commission

Forestry Tree Care Works

JJ&B Treecare Ltd have been working on some forestry maintenance!

By pruning and cutting back excessive growth, we are helping to prolong the life of many trees and shrubs.

 

If you’re concerned with the welfare regarding any of your trees or shrubs, please get in touch with JJ&B Treecare.

We offer a Free Health Check for your trees!

We are a conservation minded company, and would never remove or fell a tree unless there is proper just cause.