Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary’s Impressive Trees.

Well this week I spent some time in Devon visiting relatives. While we were there we went to a superb donkey sanctuary near Sidmouth – highly recommend a visit if you are in the area https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
Whilst there as well as all the adorable donkeys I saw this fantastic example of these pleached Limes .
This is something that can be recreated in the residential garden if you have enough space and Dedham Vale Tree Surgery can install the wooden structure it requires in addition to the planting and training.

 

Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Although gardens like Kew are more widely known slightly closer to home is the rather wonderful Cambridge University Botanic Gardens https://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
I’ve visited twice, once in Spring and once in Autumn and it’s a wonderful garden at both these times with plenty to see and of interest to my non arborist companions too. Only short walk to the centre of Cambridge with its shops and restaurants afterwards.

Pest and diseases in the UK

Due to increased travel opportunities for many people and ease of travel around the world, the risk of spreading tree diseases and pests has never been greater.
If you see a new fungus growth on one of your trees or leaf problem or sudden insect infestation please do give us a call to see if we can help with identification of the problem.\
The Forestry Commission (government run) do compile a newsletter called ‘Tree Health News’ which often has good advice and things to look out for. You can sign up to have these emailed to you by following this link: