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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

What has happened to this tree?

Send us your photo and we’ll answer your question. We were sent this photo by a gentleman who took the snap whilst walking in a park in Hove. He wanted to know “What has happened to this tree?” A wild imagination could make up all sorts of stories about this gnarled tree trunk! Is that an… Read More

Tour des Trees 2017

The STIHL Tour des Trees, an annual weeklong, 500 to 600-mile cycling adventure, is the primary public outreach and engagement event of Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). Since 1992 Tour riders have cycled to communities in the UK, Canada and the USA, planting trees, educating children and shining a light on the… Read More

Appledurcombe House, Isle of Wight

English Heritage This striking photo was taken whilst undertaking annual safety works at Appledurcombe House on the Isle of Wight. Appledurcombe House is one of the properties covered under our Arboricultural contract with English Heritage. The tree is a very large mature Oak, which had an asymmetrical crown. We needed to rebalance the crown and… Read More

Churchyards and their trees

Historical trees Britain’s oldest tree is believed to be an ancient Yew that resides in a Welsh churchyard. It is estimated to be more than five thousand years old, which means it was planted 3000 years before Jesus Christ was born. Not every churchyard has such an old specimen, but it’s not uncommon for churches… Read More

Best Customer Service Award

Thank you for your vote We’d like to thank all of our customers who cast their vote for Connick Tree Care in the 2016 Best Customer Service Award. There were big smiles all round as Mike Connick was presented the award by Danni Menzies.  The SME Surrey Business Awards Grand Final was held at Epsom… Read More

World Conker Championships

In October 2016 the Daily Telegraph reported that “Conkers could vanish from Britain within 15 years as horse chestnut trees are ravaged by moths and disease”. The demise of the horse chestnut tree and the reduced size of the conkers posed a threat to this year’s World Conker Championship. We’d heard that the World Championship… Read More

Best Customer Service Nomination

A high standard of customer service is very important to us. We are very happy to have been nominated for the Best Customer Service award. An excellent level of customer service is something that we are always looking to maintain and improve, where and when we can. Monitoring feedback helps us to keep an eye… Read More

Strangled tree

What does the future hold for the tree you are about to plant? Once upon a time when this maple was planted, a cast iron cage was placed around it to protect it from damage by vehicles, animals or humans. It was a well planned and caring thought at the time, however many years later… Read More