Time to prune your walnut trees

Remember to prune your walnut trees at this time of year. Traditionally walnut trees are best pruned on or around St. Swithin’s day. Read More

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Prune your walnut trees on Saint Swithin’s day

It is Saint Swithin’s Day today, 15th July: the day on which people traditionally watch the weather.  Tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin’s Day, it will continue the same for the next forty days. There is a well-known weather-rhyme in Britain: St. Swithin’s day if thou dost rain For forty… Read More

Tree wound occlusion

The ability of a tree to heal itself quickly following pruning is important as it reduces the risk of infection, reduces the impact on tree growth, and improves the quality of its timber. I’ve written previously about how to prune a tree and if you follow these guidelines correctly, the tree will be able to… Read More