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24 Jan

New short video of our work

Von Gary Blackburn A short version of this video is being broadcasted by German television n-tv.  I hope you enjoy the video!
My family and I wish you a merry Christmas, a wonderful Christmas time and that all your wishes for 2020 may come true!
23 Dec

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020!

Von Gary Blackburn

It is hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner – even though there seems to be no snow in sight. My family and I wish you a merry Christmas, a wonderful Christmas time and that all your wishes for 2020 may come true!

The climate change and its consequences were a major topic in the media this year and many of our customers have requested our advice. Everybody able to…

Forest status report 2019: Only 1 tree out of 5 is healthy – How you can help your trees to survive
19 Dec

Forest status report 2019: Only 1 tree out of 5 is healthy – How you can help your trees to survive

Von Gary Blackburn The last blog was about the miserable state German forests are in and the damage caused by enduring periods of summer heat and heavy storms. The secretary of environment of North Rhine Westphalia just released the official forest status report and describes the situation as follows: Compared to the already bad year before the situation has even got worse in 2019. Only 1 tree out of 5 is healthy…
Nearly all tress are down. This used to be a forest.
18 Dec

Are all forests doomed to die?

Von Gary Blackburn I have always loved taking long walks through the woods – to find some relief from stress enjoying the beauty of nature. As a young man I was very lucky to be educated in Sherwood Forest and I probably have worked on some trees which were already there when Robin Hood was still around. Sherwood Forest benefits very much from the fact that this forest has not been exploited by the wood industry…
Kevin Blackburn of Baumdienst Siebengebirge wins first price at the "Oltimer Classic Show" in Aegidienberg 2019
25 Aug

“The smallest car receives the biggest price”

Von Gary Blackburn While I was enjoying sunny summer holidays in Italy together with my family my sons Kevin, Alex and Luke Blackburn were busy back home visiting customers and working on trees leading our teams. It seems that my sons have not only inherited my passion for tree care and climbing. They enjoy our little collection of British classic vehicles just as much as I do. It was great fun and a great joy…
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2019!
24 Dec

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2019!

Von Gary Blackburn Together with my family and along with the whole team we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, good luck, health and success for the coming year. May all your wishes come true und may 2019 be a good year. See you soon in 2019!
The Queen locked up behind bars
23 Sep

Only six months to Brexit / Can Gary Blackburn save his “Little Britain”?

Von Gary Blackburn Dear friends of “Little Britain”, the recent media response in the English-speaking world has been tremendous with coverage from the BBC, British Forces BFBS and even RT UK. As many of you will already know my little collection of Cornish telephone boxs, double decker busses, Robin Hood and his hide away, Merlin, the Queen and Mr. Bean and his Mini on my private ground next to my company “…
Peter Rabbit and friends all locked up
10 Sep

“Little Britain” shut down for now to be back soon

Von Gary Blackburn Dear friends and supporters of ”Little Britain“ please let me try to summarize what has been going on during the last weeks. “Little Britain“ has enjoyed tremendous support from all sides. Neighbors, that I had no personal contact to before, came by assuring me of their support. People on the internet - and in “real life“ -  started petitions pro "Little Britain“ and collected all together…
Deutsche Welle reports about Little Britain at Baumdienst Siebengebirge
23 Aug

Neighbors and visitors demanding for „Little Britain“ to remain

Von Gary Blackburn Just a few days ago I returned from Scotland from my holidays – while my sons, the teams and the office were on duty for our customers – and I am still overwhelmed how much support there is for “Little Britain“ from nearly all sides. I appreciate this even more since this includes neighbors I haven’t even met in person before. People from the region further away are also among those supporters.…
The Daily Star about our newest attraction at Little Britain (at Baumdienst Siebengebirge)
07 May

The Daily Star about our newest attraction at Little Britain (at Baumdienst Siebengebirge)

Von Gary Blackburn

The Daily Star wrote about our newest attraction at Baumdienst Siebengebirge’s Little Britain.

Yes, I did it again ;-)

We now have two beautiful Double Decker Busses which will also be available for rent for company events and birthday parties!

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