It’s not just about netting hedges – mismanagement is making our hedgerows slowly disappear completely

Jim Jones, Visiting Scientist at the Hedgelaying In the Ontario Landscape Project at the University of Waterloo and member of UK hedgerows steering group Hedgelink, says the distressing occurrence of netting of hedges by developers is not the only threat to our iconic green wildlife corridors  The hedge, a distinctive but hitherto neglected feature of…

Reading List: Our Top Tree Books

At The Tree Council we are often asked for our recommendations of useful tree reference books and other tree guides. So, with Christmas on its way, we have put together a reading list of our top 12 books on tree identification, growing and care. We hope you find it useful!  1. Field Guide to the Trees…

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8 tree care tips for young trees

By Jon Stokes, Director of Trees, Science and Research If you planted whips (young trees) during National Tree Week in November, your trees are still in a delicate stage in their growth and winter can be a challenging time for them. A high proportion of trees that are planted may not survive without some TLC…