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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?

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English Heritage: Holm Oaks at Walmer Castle

In the background of this photo you can just see one of the turrets of Walmer Castle in Kent.

Walmer Castle was built in 1539–40 as one of a chain of coastal artillery forts begun by Henry VIII in the late 1530s. Today, this English Heritage property is enjoyed by the public, discovering the many rooms in the castle and exploring the gardens.

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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.

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Honey Fungus

One of the fungal infections we most frequently encounter in clients’ gardens is Honey Fungus. It attacks the roots of woody plants causing rapid decline and ultimately death of the plant.

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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.

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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 miles 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 funds towards expanding their play and leisure schemes for children and young people with disabilities across four sites in East Surrey.

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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 non-military personnel, has been training hard and planning the logistics of the event over the past six months. With the aid of a support crew, they hope to complete the challenge in around 36 – 40 hours, with the only stops being for food and water.

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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. 

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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 devastation that ash dieback could cause our ash trees in the UK, we need to look at what has already happened in Europe. 

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Tree Preservation Order

Let this be a TPO lesson

Yusuf Jassat, the manager of the centre of New Ash Green, in Kent, “pleaded guilty to the charge of causing or permitting the felling of three trees that were covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on Friday 12 January”.

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