Government supported new planting of trees in England: Interim update for the half year April to September 2019 shows significant increase in uptake

The Forestry Commission has just released (November 2019) its Half year interim update on the Government supported new planting of trees in England. This update reports the number of trees planted in England with central government support, excluding replacement and restocking. The interim report covers the period April to September … Read more »

Was Blake Pro-Basement?

Trees Are Good and People Like Trees are the maxims of my associations and societies, rightly promoted through T-shirts, caps and cups, and swallowed largely uncritically. But one incident this summer gave pause for thought: I chanced upon a group of youths in Notting Hill laying into a 50-year old … Read more »

We’re gonna need a bigger pump!

Landmark Trees just helped clients successfully discharge conditions on a difficult planning consent for a large basement extension in St John’s Wood. Trees and development are never a simple pairing where space is at a premium, and this proposal was more than complicated by the possibility of the River Tyburn … Read more »

Do trees feel pain?

Is pile driving the arboreal equivalent of a trip to the dentist – a little root canal treatment, maybe, with that slow-bore drill they use to grind your inner tooth’s still tender pulp? And just as my toes curl at the very thought, is it also true Acacia trees can … Read more »