Firework Safety

FIREWORK SAFETY

Remember, remember the 5th of November and all the precautions necessary for your safety and the health of your trees.

We have copied in the link to the website provided by the Fire Service offering all advice when setting out your firework displays.   We have seen it in too many cases in the past of people setting bonfires too close to tree’s in their back garden causing makor health and safety risks, so we will keep this post short and sweet…  Please follow guidelines and be responsible this bonfire night.

 

www.fireservice.co.uk/safety/firework-safety/ 

For all your tree services drop us an email or give us a call on 07966 265 373

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Hedge trimming at it’s finest…

At this time of year Hedge Trimming is our most popular service, what with all the different weathers we have had recently the growth of hedges has been remarkable.

This week we carried out trimming works on a large Conifer Hedge in Petts Wood.  Take a look at some of our before and after pictures.

BEFORE…

    WORKING ON IT…
    AFTER… TIME TO CLEAN UP LADS.

 

We recommend yearly maintenance in trimming hedges, to keep on top ready for next years summer garden.   For any trimmming services you may require contact a member of our team on

07966 265 373

or drop us an email for a response within 24 hours.

 

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Autumn is here…

So as many of you have noticed the weather has changed dramatically, making it very clear that the Summer heat and long nights are coming to a close and the Autumn season is here.

Autumn officially began on September 23rd, which is when you will start to notice the changes to the leaves on your trees.  Below we have listed a few Autumn facts along with the 5 key guidelines to caring from your tree this Autumn.

What happens to trees in the fall?
Leaves must fall. Evergreens can hang on to their leaves through winter, because their foliage is coated in a wax that helps protect against cold, and their cells bear anti-freeze chemicals that ward off winter’s worst woes. Not so for broadleaf, or deciduous, trees.

Why do leaves fall from trees in Autumn?
During that process, the trees lose a lot of water – so much water that when winter arrives, the trees are no longer able to get enough water to replace it. And so now we know. Leaves fall—or are pushed—off trees so that the tree can survive the winter and grow new leaves in the spring.

Do trees die in Autumn?
If trees kept their leaves permanently they wouldn’t have to grow new ones, but leaves are not the brightest of bulbs (sorry!). … The tree will die. That’s why every fall, deciduous trees in many parts of North America get rid of their leaves and grow new ones in the spring.

The 5 key steps to caring for your trees during Autumnn…
1 Rely on mulch. Put composted organic mulch under your tree in the fall or early winter to help retain water and reduce temperature extremes in the soil. …
2 Give your trees a drink. Winter droughts require watering as much as summer droughts. …
3 Prevent mechanical injuries. …
4 Prune your trees. …
5 Plant now

Storm Ali

Storm Ali strikes.

Over the past few days we have experience some extremely high winds, causing damages and sadly some truly devastating fatalities.  An incident reported of a branch falling and hitting a passer-by underneath.

Sadly we can’t alway prevent or predict this will happen, however we do always recommend health checking your trees to make sure they are not weak and in decline putting them at greater risk of falling or branches snapping.

We have had a number of call outs to attend properties complaining that trees have been affected.  At JJandB Treecare we offer a 24 hour emergency call out service.

Please if you experience any trees falling, branches snapping do not hesitate to contact us we will only be too happy to help and attend to assess.

 

Here are a couple images from the BBC NEWS on just what has happened over the country due to Storm Ali.

 

If you feel you would like advice or have an emergency please feel free to contact us on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email for a quick response.

 

Dead Silver Birch Tree

Dead Silver Birch Tree

This week we have been working on felling (taking down) a dying Silver Birch Tree which of course poses dangers as it is located over a public car park belonging to an NHS building.  Of course the NHS and their team contacted us as soon as there were any signs of it dying and had us inspect the tree.

Due to its height and the fact that it was dying posed health and safety risks for our climbers. They were unable to climb the tree without the use of a crane (Cherry Picker).  These are hired out by us to use on jobs such as the one we are telling you about today.

Simple to use you think, but not.  Equipment like this and jobs like the one we have carried out take professional and experienced arborists to carry the works out, operate the equipment and oversee the job in hand.  In today’s market competition with quoting is at its highest, and though we always aim to be competitive, you get what you pay for.  A friendly and professional team, experienced arborists, fully insured company and great customer service.

We often carry out works for local councils and worked on many jobs given to us my NHS management.   If you feel you may have a tree that is in decline and would like a free heath check which a member of our team can carry out.  Or if you wish for a consultant to visit which we can arrange at a cost please feel free to contact us on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email  for a response within 24 hours.

                             

Do not forget this September’s promotion of 10% discount, if you quote this reference at the time of making your enquiry : JJB10

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

 

Autumn discount

Autumn Discount

 

Autumn is fast approaching as I am sure many of you will have noticed with the nights getting darker earlier, meaning soon our tree’s will be shedding leaves ready to grow new ones next spring.

Autumn is a highly recommended time to provide maintenance to your hedges, shrubs and trees, cutting back all the growth from the summer we have just had.

This September we are offering all new customers 10% discount on the quotation we provide.  All you have to do is remember to quote JJB10 when contacting us through the website or any other method.  Please remember though, we can only apply the discount if you let us know at the time of contacting us.  Discount will not be applied if you mention the code after we have provided the quotation.

Offer available on works quoted through out the month of September 2018

Get in touch today by ringing 07966 265 373 or drop us an email.  We have a 24 hour response committment to all enquiries and will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

Autumn is here

Autumn is here…

So as many of you have noticed the weather has changed dramatically, making it very clear that the Summer heat and long nights are coming to a close and the Autumn season is here.

Autumn officially began on September 23rd, which is when you will start to notice the changes to the leaves on your trees.  Below we have listed a few Autumn facts along with the 5 key guidelines to caring from your tree this Autumn.

What happens to trees in the fall?
Leaves must fall. Evergreens can hang on to their leaves through winter, because their foliage is coated in a wax that helps protect against cold, and their cells bear anti-freeze chemicals that ward off winter’s worst woes. Not so for broadleaf, or deciduous, trees.

Why do leaves fall from trees in Autumn?
During that process, the trees lose a lot of water – so much water that when winter arrives, the trees are no longer able to get enough water to replace it. And so now we know. Leaves fall—or are pushed—off trees so that the tree can survive the winter and grow new leaves in the spring.

Do trees die in Autumn?
If trees kept their leaves permanently they wouldn’t have to grow new ones, but leaves are not the brightest of bulbs (sorry!). … The tree will die. That’s why every fall, deciduous trees in many parts of North America get rid of their leaves and grow new ones in the spring.

The 5 key steps to caring for your trees during Autumnn…
1 Rely on mulch. Put composted organic mulch under your tree in the fall or early winter to help retain water and reduce temperature extremes in the soil. …
2 Give your trees a drink. Winter droughts require watering as much as summer droughts. …
3 Prevent mechanical injuries. …
4 Prune your trees. …
5 Plant now

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Did you know that we recycle 90% of the waste tree cuttings that we collect from jobs?

Here at JJ&B Treecare Ltd, we pride ourselves on keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible by recycling our clients waste tree cuttings, in order to help the environment.  In return, this helps YOU to lower your carbon footprint!

We use a local waste company that turns the waste tree cuttings into mulch or compost, ready to be used again.

 

If you have trees or shrubs that require our tree care services and you would like to help to lower your carbon footprint by having your waste tree cuttings recycled

Send us an email or call JJ&B Treecare today!

 

Tree Removal

Tree Removal 

Over the past few weeks our team have been working hard to remove a good number of trees requested by a holiday home park owner.  We were inundated with compliments on the time scale this took and how the site was left exactly as we found it minus some treesand being a lot tidier.  Along with this feedback many residents commented on the amount of sun and light they now benefited from now that the trees have been removed.  Below are some before and after pictures, just so that you can see the amazing difference the tree removal made.

 

Tree Preservation Order

What is a tree preservation order (TPO)?

A tree preservation order (TPO) is a part of town and country planning in the United Kingdom. A TPO is made by a local planning authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group or woodland from deliberate damage and destruction.

 

How to find out if your tree has a TPO?

When purchasing a property your solicitors should have informed you of any trees on your land that do have a TPO, if you are unsure it’s fairly simple.  Contact your local council/authority who will be more than happy to assist you.

 

What if your tree does have a TPO?

If a tree on your land that you wish to carry out works on has a TPO then a professional and experienced tree surgeon will refuse to carry out any works until consent proof is granted.

 

How do you get consent?

In order to gain consent from the authority to carry out works, you must have a tree consultant carry out a report.  This report along with its recommendations must be put forward to your local council in application to carry out these works.  The decision will then be sent to you, which is when you are able to begin works.

 

At JJandB Treecare we specialise on a daily basis removing trees, many of them with TPO’s.  If your unsure and do not know where to begin do not panic, we offer a tree consultancy service which provides you with a report along with application to the council and the decision then sent to you so you don’t have to lift a finger.

 

Contact us today on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email for a response within 24 hours.

Summer Branch Drop

Summer Branch Drop (SBD)


Summer Branch Drop is a term used for the failure of branches normally 4 inches in diameter of mature trees breaking away and falling from the tree.  Summer Branch Drop is reported to occur normally after heavy downfalls of rain or prolonged dry spells, which England is seeing much of over the recent weeks and upcoming.

Tree’s commonly known to suffer from Summer Branch Drop are; Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Ash, Poplar, Willow, Horse Chestnut and English Elm.   The younger trees belonging to these groups that are still maturing are reported not to suffer from Summer Branch Drop.

Summer Branch Drop is not a condition that can be prevented, however causes concern for pedestrians walking by as has been known to be the diagnosis for some unfortunate fatalities.  Also another risk to consider is a tree especially from the above listed species that are prone to SBD growing too closely to the home.  If a branch falls it will most definitely cause some form of damage.  Again as mentioned SBD is beyond our control. A prevention of  this happening is having trees removed that are growing too close to the home, in reservation areas for trees that are prone to suffer from SBD to have a small fencing around to secure away from pedestrians.

If you feel a tree of the above species is growing too close to your home please get in contact with us by telephone on

0800 072 7755 or 07966 265 373.  Alternatively you can email us for a response within 24 hours.

We offer a free health check on your trees and would be happy to provide one for you.  In many cases the above trees have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) against them, meaning that in order to carry out any works on the tree permission first has to be given by the local council which is granted on the basis of a professional Tree Consultancy Survey.  All of which we are able to instruct and carry out.