Living with Trees

Includes advice and information regarding BT cables and overhead power lines, trees as sound barriers and the risk of trees causing harm or injury.

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Which Tree to Choose

Introduction Trees, like children, benefit from having the very best start we can give them. There are many points to ...
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The Benefits of Trees

The Encarta Dictionary defines ‘benefit’ as ‘something that has a good effect or promotes wellbeing’. Some of the benefits of ...
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Sound Barriers-The use of Trees and Shrubs to Reduce Noise

Introduction Noise is defined as unwanted sound. Noise levels can be reduced by; reducing the noise at it’s source increasing ...
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OHPLs and Trees

Introduction Trees adjacent to overhead power lines can represent a risk to public safety and can interrupt the supply of ...
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Native Trees

There are four main ways of categorizing trees, namely as, broadleaves and conifers, hardwoods and softwoods, deciduous and evergreen, and ...
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Ivy on Trees-Good, Bad or Indifferent

Common Name: Common ivy Botanical Name: Hedera helix (helix is ancient Greek meaning ‘twist’ or ‘turn’) Habit: Ivy is the ...
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How Old is My Tree

How Old is My Tree?  Estimating the age of a tree is as much art as science. There are at ...
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How Long do Trees Live in the UK

How Long do Trees Live in the UK? Introduction Trees, like all other living organisms, have a natural life cycle ...
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BT Lines, Telegraph Poles and Trees

Introduction Trees adjacent to telephone cables can disrupt the signals for sound, visual images and other purposes, and this can ...
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Trees, Shrink-Swell and Existing Buildings

The following is an introduction to tree related shrink-swell (subsidence or heave) and relates to existing low-rise commercial and domestic ...
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Honey Fungus – The Root of all Evil

Honey Fungus: The Root of all Evil? Introduction Some species of Honey Fungus are parasitic and can cause considerable damage ...
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