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HW Opinion...A wish list for unblinkered thinking

In my latest HW Opinion, I list a few of the strategic changes involving trees that would make a significant difference to the quality of the environment: read more »

Horticulture Week Opinion (October 2017)

Intuitively, we know that trees make urban living more comfortable. On a hot day, we naturally migrate to the shade.  When it rains, we know leaves intercept water because of the shelter beneath tree crowns.  City stress is busted by the calm of urban parks and researchers continue to confirm that people near trees are healthier and happier.  Yet, local politicians are just not getting it.  Why? read more »

LTOA visit to New Forest

*In conjunction with Hillier Nurseries, Barrell Tree Consultancy recently hosted a visit to the New Forest for 25 members of the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA).* read more »

AA Arboricultural Consultancy Course, Gloucester

Every year, the AA run a course for arborists who have aspirations to become AA Registered Consultants, the most prestigious consultancy credential relating to trees in the UK. read more »

What about our woodlands of the future?

England's woodlands are beautiful places, packed with wildlife and a sense of tranquility, but what about our woodlands of the future?  Olivia Rudgard reports in the Telegraph that we are planting fewer trees now than since records began in 1976 read more »

Creating a green foil against the built form

Holmwood Park is a new residential development by Bellway Homes near Wimborne, Dorset.   We advised on the tree issues during the planning process and are now overseeing the tree protection as the houses are being built.  read more »

Look back: Urban deforestation

Jeremy's paper on urban deforestation was presented at Sheffield Hallam Univertity Conference Flooding and Water Management in the Landscape 9 years ago.  It is as relevant now as it was then.  For the full paper please click on the pdf link below. read more »