So what jobs should we be doing this month :

  • Prune Wisteria
  • Don’t delay summer pruning restricted fruits
  • Collect seed from favourite plants
  • Feed the soil with green manures
  • Give hedges a final trim over now. They will only grow a little before cold weather stops growth.
  • Remove large shrubs and trees that were casualties of winter waterlogging and summer drought. Remove stumps wherever possible, as rots could spread to other plants.
  • Remove dead wood from trees as it will be truly evident now.
  • Keep early-flowering shrubs such as Camellia and Rhododendron well watered during dry periods to ensure good flower bud initiation.
  • Prune climbing and rambling roses that do not repeat flower or produce attractive hips, once the flowers have finished.
  • Monitor your trees for early or late leaf fall it may be an indicator of something else !
  • Monitor how much leaf damage your chestnut has this year. Was it more or less than last year.
  • Keep an eye out for the oak processionary moth. Its affect on our uk oak species could be devastating and the forestry commission still says outbreaks can be controlled if notified early and even though its been here since 2006 it still is in smaller number. 

Have you ever had a tree casting an unwanted shadow over your house or garden? It might not be too much of a concern now, in the middle of September and a chill on the horizon, but it can really be a bit of a downer when the sun comes out on a fantastic day only to be blocked by a tree that’s grown a little too thick. Tree pruning can be the solution to your problem, however, and it can even have a beneficial effect on the health of the entire plant.

There are some trees, however, that can only be pruned at certain times of the year, and other specifics that need to be taken into account. Dead branches, too, can pose a real problem if they go unidentified. It can get quite complicated, but more often than not it’s nothing to worry about too much!

Of course, that all depends on whether or not your tree surgeon has the right level of knowledge and experience to ensure a professional result without anything going wrong. We see amateur jobs going wrong far too often, and in a business where accidents and hazards are all too common, it’s truly difficult to stress the importance of trusting professionals to carry out the work. You wouldn’t want to cause any damages to people or property, now would you?

If you have any questions or live in Portsmouth or the surrounding areas and would like to discuss one of our many tree services give us a call on 07775 764 669 or contact us using our form by clicking here..

Bob Angus – Owner / Angus Tree Services