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17 Jul

After the flood disaster: Are the trees still safe?

Von Gary Blackburn

Climate and weather experts have been warning for years about what then occurred in the middle of this week. Numerous places in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate have been flooded by masses of water. People have lost their lives; entire streets have been destroyed. The special broadcasts on television show disturbing images from a disaster area. But this is not…

How to prepare your trees and shrubs to survive the heat
17 Jun

How to prepare your trees and shrubs to survive the heat

Von Gary Blackburn

There should be a lot of green in nature at this time of year. But instead of healthy forest, we see more and more often desolate landscapes and a barren steppe. Many tree and garden owners therefore ask my sons and me with great concern how they can best protect their trees from the effects of climate change. 

Do trees or shrubs in your garden also show brown discoloration? Are the…

Kevin, Luke, Gary and Alex Blackburn
17 May

Kevin, Alex and Luke: Baumdienst Siebengebirge Tree Service in second generation

Von Gary Blackburn

All my children have inherited a passion for climbing and nature. Kevin, Alex and Luke in particular have shown from a very young age that they want to reach for the sky. I can still remember exactly how Kevin was already climbing in a tree at the age of 6 and how his younger siblings soon followed him. For some time, other things were even more important to my sons, which I think is perfectly…

The Queen and Price Philip around 1950
13 Apr

Long live the Queen!

Von Gary Blackburn

Sometimes things happen just by coincidence but in a chronological sequence, which in retrospect seems more like a sign. Whether coincidence or sign, I would like to tell you about such an event today.

You certainly know that my heart and that of my family beats for the royals. Being British - even with a German passport - we feel close to the Royal Family. Even if Prince Philip had…

Healthy spruce felled by the storm
17 Mar

Healthy spruce felled by the storm – how you can prevent this

Von Gary Blackburn

Unfortunately, the latest Corona news are no good news. Experts warn of the third wave. The vaccination process in Germany is slowing down and the so-called British variant of the Corona virus, of all things, is considered particularly vicious.

In these times many of us have learned to appreciate our own garden in a whole new way. The garden is a private retreat where we can relax. In…

Familie Blackburn
16 Feb

After the pandemic is the time to celebrate together with you!

Von Gary Blackburn

I am often being asked what I like best about my profession. Those are mostly two aspects: This is of course our daily encounter with nature and how we often succeed in revitalizing tress that other “experts” had already given up and recommended for felling. And I enjoy meeting our customers every day, enjoying the good talks and the feedback being of great value for us.

What I…

Teatime with the Queen
16 Jan

Wait and see, drinking tea and a big thank you to our customers!

Von Gary Blackburn

I hope you have had a good start to the new year. Current news about the coronavirus unfortunately gives little reason to hope that we will soon be able to put the crisis behind us. We will still have to exercise a lot of discipline and patience. Only in this way can we succeed in protecting the weaker members of society and ultimately defeat the virus.

For many, their home and garden…

"Little Britain" Winter 2020
15 Dec

High hopes and also a huge disappointment

Von Gary Blackburn

The year is about to end. 2020 has been a year like none before, for many people is has been a very tough year. We now are more hopeful as the Corona vaccine is about to become available. 

But at the same time a beautiful dream seems to have come to an end as well. As it seems the town council has denied the allowance to continue “Little Britain” and rejected all our plans and…

Alexander, Luke, and Kevin, each supporting one child at their rope were having just as much fun as the young climbers
13 Nov

Children having great fun climbing a tree

Von Gary Blackburn

It was the last week of autumn vacation that the organization “Gemeinsam für Vielfalt” (“Together for variety”) invited children and their parents to enjoy some activities in the Bürgerpark (Citizen’s park) in Unkel. Because of Corona some of the planned activities could not take place. Very much to the delight of the children our tree climb offer was not affected by that – thanks to plenty of…

trees torn down
16 Oct

Also during Corona times: We are there for a safe live of trees!

Von Gary Blackburn

Unfortunately, the corona virus returned from spring with even great force. The news get worse every day and the virus is increasingly determining our everyday life. To be concerned is more than justified. But it would be irresponsible not to care about other important topics just as well.