Tree care tips

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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14 Aug

Thunderstorm & Damage: The Insurance is going to pay anyhow?

Von Gary Blackburn

The thunderstorm of last week had badly hit our region. So much rain came down in the shortest time that fire workers were busy pumping flooded basements all during the night. And of course, the weather was an extreme stress test for the stability and breaking resistance of trees. 

In extreme and scary situations like this garden owners asked themselves if their trees are really safe

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20 Jul

The Douglas Tree – Friend or Enemy?

Von Gary Blackburn

Friends of our family recently joined a tour through the woods nearby guided by the local forester. Our friends told me how well and interesting the forester explained the connections and relations between the spruce monoculture, the climate change, the bark beetle and the devastating situation that we encounter today across huge areas. 

Instead of trees all we see is wasteland with

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17 Jun

How to help your beloved tree to survive summer

Von Gary Blackburn

The weather experts have alarming news: the summer of 2020 will be extreme again! Weakened by the enduring heat periods and drought of recent years many trees will not be able to survive – if we do not actively support them.

Especially spruce trees are in danger. But nowadays deciduous trees are affected just as well. My sons and I detect severe signs of disease among deciduous trees

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16 May

Getting three days of work done in just one day

Von Gary Blackburn

Buy cheap, buy twice… I am sure that we all have learnt at some time that a 
supposedly cheap bargain later turned out to be a rather bad and costly decision. 

When we purchase new equipment for Baumdienst Siebengebirge, we look for a true advantage for our customers and the work of our teams: to do the work in less time, to better protect the environment und to optimize cost

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16 Apr

Nature returns

Von Gary Blackburn

Do you also have the impression that the birds sing louder and even more beautiful in these days? The sky is just blue without any vapor trails and instead of roaring traffic on the freeway you hear the sounds nature. Walking though the woods you sense the life of animals and plants much more intensive than before.

Sadly, this also includes the many trees that have not survived the

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15 Mar

The trees need our support – also during the Corona crisis

Von Gary Blackburn

Everybody would have wished the first quarter of 2020 to be different than it developed. First it was the impact of the heavy storms devasting our forests even more. Now it is the Corona virus dominating our daily life and news like no other topic.

This is right and equally important because we know of the danger of an infections with the Corona virus especially for elderly people.

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19 Feb

Storm front “Sabine“ hit our area – and left great chaos

Von Gary Blackburn

We cannot prevent heavy storms and hurricanes from hitting our parks and gardens – but most often the heavy damage could have been prevented. Because there is a proven and very cost saving method to evaluate the stability of a tree: to have the tree being checked by a professional expert – ideally before the storm.

The importance

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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!
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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
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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
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29 May

The Tree of Imagination - an alternative to tree stump removal

Von Gary Blackburn After the majestic oak tree in the heart of the village suddenly died, the people of Lower Peover decided to pay homage to the trees contribution towards the village by giving it a new purpose - to inspire the thoughts of children and all those still young at heart.