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Not dead – just disappointing

Posted on 7 July 2014 in Root Systems

At Trees Impact we persistently push the ‘quality’ message. But preach as much as we like, decision-makers actually need to see what we are talking about to appreciate that message. So…... Keep reading

It’s all in the roots!

Posted on 27 March 2014 in Root Systems

Beware of container-grown trees? Well, be alert but not alarmed. When trees with girdled roots are planted the visual, environmental and social benefits are all compromised.... Keep reading

Beware - The Perils of Staking Landscape Trees

Posted on 21 January 2014 in General Quality Issues

If trees don't need to support themselves, they won't. So they develop a dependency on the support provided by the stake, fail to develop the strength needed to hold themselves upright and collapse when the support is taken away. Sometimes this can be corrected with good management over time but, all too often, the trees are doomed.... Keep reading

New Plantings - Early Watering Needs; Plus the Impact of Rain

Posted on 29 October 2013 in Planting/Establishment

There are a couple of widespread misunderstandings in our industry regarding the water needs of newly-planted trees. Sadly, these misunderstandings can greatly impact on the successful establishement of otherwise thriving trees... Keep reading

Are we too pernickety about our urban trees?

Posted on 29 October 2013 in Urban Forest Generally

It has been suggested to us by some growers that the standard for trees set by the NATSPEC specification is too high and that trees really don’t need to be that good. ... Keep reading

Rootballs on Show - A Look Below the Surface

Posted on 28 July 2013 in Root Systems

Following a series of slides showing rootballs of some Trees Impact stock one delegate made the comment “I have never seen rootballs as good as that and doubt anyone else here has either”. ... Keep reading

One of the Best Tree Farms in the World?!

Posted on 22 July 2013 in News

Associate Professor Cathie Lavis, from the Department of Horticulture, Forestry & Recreation Resources at Kansas State University, recently contacted Ross Clark.... Keep reading

Make Sure Your New Trees Thrive

Posted on 22 July 2013 in Planting/Establishment

After being planted (carefully), the single most important need of a newly-planted tree is to receive adequate moisture.... Keep reading

What sized tree to plant - the concept of “The Practical Minimum”

Posted on 22 July 2013 in Urban Forest Generally

To achieve tree planting objectives there is a minimum sensible size a tree should be – “The Practical Minimum”. This is determined by... Keep reading

Hills Fig - Tree or Hedge?

Posted on 24 June 2013 in News, Urban Forest Generally

Hills Figs are, of course, magnificent trees; especially where space allows them to grow without constraint.... Keep reading