Thursday, 16 May 2013

Oak Trees offer a home to over 300 species of different life forms

Oak trees are a keystone species and are extremely important to Britain’s ecosystem.  In some places oak trees would be supporting up to 300 different life forms.  New ways of dealing with these and cedar trees have been introduced.  Now, instead of cutting off dead wood at the junction of the branch with the trunk, we are cutting it off further along the branch.  There are many advantages, main ones being that there is more substantial dead wood which won’t fall off the tree and environmentally we are still leaving ‘homes’ for the many hundreds of wildlife that thrive in the tree.  At SW Tree Surgery we understand the careful balance that needs to be maintained, call us on 01827 383888 or visit

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