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Over the past few weeks the phones have been undated with phone calls for many services,  we believe this is due to the weather conditions and the affect it has on growth for our tree’s and hedges.

 

Below listed is a breakdown of just a few of our most popular services we offer:

 

Tree reduction

Many people have tree’s and hedges reduced, to remove all of unwanted growth.  This allows the tree’s to regenerate in a more neat and uniform shape.  Tree reduction is also a very important part of maintaining the health of your tree or hedge.   Not forgetting to mention that the summer days and evenings are fastly approaching and you may just have that one tree blocking the sun light, top up the tan and reduce the tree.

 

Tree removal

Dismantling tree’s is carried out for many reasons, for example; ill-health, blocking views/sunlight, and construction purposes.  If any of these apply to you getting in contact would be your best way to have a free tree health check and make a formal decision based on your opinion and our professional recommendation.

 

Tree surveys

In many cases, when visiting a property to carry out a quotation we note that a tree in question may have a tree preservation order on it.  This requires a tree survey to be carried out by one of our very professional and experienced tree specialists, along with application to the local council to obtain permission before any works can be carried out.  Don’t carry this work load, we can do it for you.   We organise a tree specialist to inspect, carry out the reports and complete the application.

 

Please don’t delay in looking after your garden contact today to avoid the mad rush which we have experienced over the past month or so. 

Call 07966 265 373 or leave us and email.

We will always respond within 24 hours. 

Summer Gardens

Spring Sunshine has arrived…

After an out burst last week of beautiful weather mixed with the predcited showers this week, expect your garden hedges and shrubs to go wild!

We have had many call outs over the past few days for customers both new and existing, for us to prune and generally tidy their gardens ready for them to enjoy.

Is your garden ready for you to enjoy?

For more information on what services we provide, or for your free, no obligation quotation call us on 07966 265 373 or drop us an email.

 We aim to respond within 2 hours.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Silver Birch Tree

Saving this beautiful Silver Birch Tree

 

Earlier last week JJ&B attended a property in Petts Wood, which at the front of this garden houses a stunning Silver Birch Tree.  Unfortuantely Ivy had been growing up the trunk of the tree and preventing the tree from receiving it’s nutrients needed from the soil.  Along with our recommendation our customer agreed for the Ivy to be removed in attempt to save the tree.

 

Heres some more on Ivy…

What is it?

Ivy is a woody stemmed, self-clinging climber that can grow quickly to cover fences, walls and buildings. It is a cause for concern owing to its rapid pace of growth and worries about potential damage to the support structure.

Appearance

Ivy is recognised by its dense, evergreen foliage. In its climbing state it has three- to five-lobed glossy leaves.

It attaches itself to supports by producing aerial roots along the stems. When the stems are pulled away from the wall, they often leave behind the unsightly root ends, that persist and can often only be removed with wire brushes or pressure washing.

The problem

Self-clinging climbers such as Boston ivy and Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus sp.) do not usually cause damage to wall surfaces, but common or English ivy (Hedera helix sp.) supports itself by aerial roots and where these penetrate cracks or joints they may cause structural damage. Sound masonry is unaffected.

Its dense cover can hide defects in the fabric of the building and hinder maintenance work. Ivy may also provide access for intruders and harbour pests such as mice.

Where brickwork is sound, the main problem is to keep growth away from gutters and paint work.

It has been suggested that vegetation attached to walls could lead to dampness resulting from slower drying conditions following rain. This may be plausible on a south-west facing wall where the rain is driven by prevailing winds. However, other sources suggest that such plants will have a slight drying effect on mortar and will also provide some degree of insulation in winter, particularly evergreen ivies covering exposed north and east-facing walls.

Large climbers can pose a risk to buildings. Such problems are most likely with older property, those with shallow foundations and those built on clay soils.

 

If you have Ivy growing in an unwanted area, or need to bring some control to your Ivy feel free to get in contact for a free quotation either by email or by calling 0800 072 7755

 

 

 

Tree Of Heaven

We have been carrying out pruning works on 3 Tree Of Heaven ( Ailanthus) at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford.  Recommended by Kent County Council as approved tree surgeons.

As you will be able to see in the before and after pictures, the difference it makes once all dead wood, decayed wood,  rubbing and crossing branches have been removed.  This will allow the tree to regenerate more healthily and in a uniform fashion.

JJ&B Treecare understand the importance of being able to provide documents such as  Public Liability Insurance, DBS Checks and other relevant documents. Not only does this put the customer’s mind at peace, but in this situation the parents of the children who were attending school on this day.  We pride ourselves in not only paying great attention to the tree we are working on but also the job as a whole.

 If you require a tree specialist  that not only will provide great arboriculture practice but also provide the safety net with being able to provide proof of safety checks, full training certificates and insurances then JJ&B are your company.

Feel free to contact us via email or by telephone on 07966 265 373.

 

Willow Tree

Today was a very sad day in Petts Wood, Kent.   For many years now we have maintained this stunning Willow Tree, due to being heavily decayed throughout the centre core of the tree it became unstable and needed carefully dismantling. Several fungi cause wood decay in willow trees.  Wood decays are often invisible diseases, rotting the interior of the tree’s trunk and weakening the tree so that it can fall without warning.

There are many reasons for decay, one being harsh and incorrect pruning.  Though we have looked after this tree for 5 years now, unfortunately by the time we took over the damage had already been caused. We tried our very best to maintain the tree, but it was past the point of saving.

At JJ&B Treecare we cannot stress enough the importance of having the correct pruning management carried out on your trees.  If you feel a Willow Tree or any tree on your land or garden could be suffereing with decay please contact us for a FREE HEALTH CHECK.  To get straight through to the man himself who has been in the industry for many years and prides himself in gaining the very best knowledge call Joe on 07966 265 373 or email a member of our admin team to arrange a call back today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Reports

Health & Safety Tree Reports

Are you concerned about the welfare of your trees or even concerned that your tree may pose as a threat of subsidence to your property, then  Health & Safety Tree Report is needed and JJ&B Treecare can help!

We have a dedicated team of Arborists who are experienced and trained/qualified to the very best standards whom are able to visit your home and carry out an Arboriculture Consultancy Report.

They will examine and inspect your tree, by then providing you with the results of their findings and their trusted recommendations on what action to take.

On a weekly basis we deal with tree’s that are within a conservation area or do have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) against them meaning works cannot be carried out without application to the council and permissions granted.  To carry out the application as you can imagine can be time consuming, however this is something our dedicated team of Arborists can do for you.

If you would more information please feel free to call or email.  We will only be too happy to help.

 

Large Pine Tree Dismantled

Unfortunately, this Pine Tree located in Keston Park, Bromley, had to be removed by JJ&B Treecare Ltd, due to the tree being deemed unsafe.  The tree was also in a Conservation Area and held a Tree Preservation Order.

Pine Tree

We carried out a full Arboricultural Survey Report on this tree, including a Picus Test.

Picus Test Being Carried Out                        Picus Test Results

From these results, we discovered that the tree was a health and safety hazard and would need to be removed.   We applied to the local council on behalf of our client with our findings and conclusions, who then granted us permission for the tree to be removed.

The job itself took a couple of days to remove, as it was extremely large and we needed to ensure the safety of our staff and the clients property.  You can see from the images that it was located very close to their house.

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If you are concerned regarding your trees safety, please get in touch with JJ&B Treecare.  We can advise you on the best course of action and provide you with an Arboricultural Survey*.

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

*Terms & Conditions apply, please contact us for more information.