Green Issues

Tree LC care about the environment

The trees and hedges around us, are of huge amenity value and often provide shelter and food for many of the birds, insects, and animals we sometimes take for granted. There is much we can do to help and improve these wonderful eco systems. As a professional Horsham tree surgery company, we are highly trained in all aspects and this includes caring for the environment.

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TOO CLEAN AND TIDY ?

Very often in our attempts to keep our gardens and work places looking their best, we forget that many plants and animals need unkept areas for their very existence. A little wild patch can go a long way to help. Tree LC is a company that can advise you in all aspects of tree surgery and related items.  We are trained in the latest British Standards and ensure that our work is done to the highest standard.

HONEY FUNGUS (Armillaria mellea) 

Honey Fungus or Boot Lace Fungus is an aggressive woodland fungal parasite, the dread of all gardeners and arboriculturalists. The fungus spreads by long, black cords called rhizomorphs, resembling boot laces. These can be found beneath the bark of infected trees, on roots and in the soil, where they can travel large distances to infect other trees. This is one of the most dangerous parasites of trees, causing an intensive white rot and ultimately death; there is  no cure. It is however; possible, to be pro-active. Physical barriers can be placed in the soil to stop the spread of Armillaria. In addition,Honey Fungus is a poor competitor. By encouraging other fungi, in particular the saprophytes who only live on deadwood material, it is possible to help keep this fungus in check. If the thought of piles of dead wood is too much to bear, you could consider wood chip around the base of your trees. Wood chip mulch acts as a weed suppressant, assists with keeping moisture loss to a minimum, and also promotes bio-diversity

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BIRDS, BEASTS, BATS & BOXES

Our professional, highly trained and conscientious team can advise on various aspects and problems involving our feathered and furry friends. With our distinct aerial capabilities, the correct placing of various bird and bat boxes within the tree canopies can actively encourage specific species.

THE VALUE OF STANDING DEADWOOD

It is thought much of the value to wildlife of deadwood, is found in the deadwood still standing on and in the trees and hedgerows. Whilst none of us wish to place anyone in unreasonable danger, it is often possible to leave at least some standing deadwood in place to provide habitat for many rare and endangered species, without compromising safety.

 

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