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YMCA Challenge – Tartan Trail Sponsor

We are delighted, once again, to support YMCA East Surrey. Following the success of last year’s Coast to Coast challenge we are back on our mountain bikes and heading to Scotland to tackle the Tartan Trail Off Road Challenge. Glasgow to Inverness in 4 days Thankfully the plan doesn’t include riding from Surrey to Scotland!… Read More

Customer Service Award – Finalist

Connick Tree Care is delighted to be a Reigate & Banstead Business Award Finalist. Along with three other local businesses, Connick Tree Care has been chosen as a finalist for the Customer Service Award. Reigate & Banstead Business Awards Reigate & Banstead Borough Council wanted to celebrate the diverse range of successful local businesses and… Read More

The mighty Oak tree is under attack

It’s a sad fact that this most loved of trees, symbolising strength, morale, resistance and knowledge, is being attacked and destroyed by a vicious caterpillar. These caterpillars are not only a threat to Oak trees, they are a health hazard for humans, pets and wildlife too. What is Oak Processionary Moth? The caterpillars, of the… Read More

30 Year Time Warp

Thirty years on and still loving what we do! Digging through our old photo albums, we came across this picture taken in 1988. From left to right: Ben Morris, Russell Jarvis and Mike Connick. The opportunity for a reunion thirty years later, 2018, was too good to miss. Ben Morris is now the Senior Arboricultural… Read More

68m vehicle with 143 tonne transformer

We hope your journey wasn’t delayed due to the 68 metre long vehicle transporting a transformer weighing 143 tonnes. The journey started on Friday 17th August at 7pm from Tilbury Docks in Essex, stopping for 24 hours at Clacket Lane Services before resuming its journey and finally reaching the destination, a substation in West Weybridge… Read More

Coast to Coast with YMCA

Raising funds for YMCA East Surrey Early on 2nd of August 2018, 12 enthusiastic mountain bike riders left Minehead, West Somerset to cycle the iconic 125 mile Coast to Coast route through Exmoor, Dartmoor, with a plan to arrive 3 days later in Plymouth, Devon. The event was organised by YMCA East Surrey to raise… Read More

South Downs Way 100 miles non-stop

Raising funds for Who Dares Cares (WDC) On 27th July a team of eight will commence the mammoth challenge of walking the 100 mile length of the South Downs Way – non-stop, starting in Winchester and finishing in Eastbourne, to raise funds for Who Dares Cares. The team of walkers consisting of serving, ex and… Read More

Trees and allergies

The number of people who suffer from allergies is increasing every year. As recently as one hundred years ago, allergies were so uncommon that they didn’t even have a name.  Allergy sufferers, particularly those sensitive to pollen from flowers, trees, and grasses, often see an increase in symptoms such as sneezing, stuffiness, and even difficulty… Read More

Our trees are under attack

Diseases imported from Europe are attacking our trees Ash Dieback, also known as Chalara, was first confirmed in the UK in 2012. The disease is caused by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. Infected trees can be recognised by a loss of leaves, the crown of the tree dying and lesions on the trunk. To estimate the… Read More

Can trees tackle terrorism?

This year alone we’ve seen attacks in London, Barcelona and Marseille where terrorists have used vehicles to cause indiscriminate death to innocent passersby’s. And, just last week, there was a similar attack in New York City. Leading Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri suggests that carefully distributing trees in the most vital and open… Read More