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Welcome to the Barcham Trees blog area. Here you will find lots of interesting information about trees including planting tips, pruning tips, selection tips, nursery information and much, much more!

June 30th 2015
With temperatures climbing into the 30’s your newly planted trees will be particularly susceptible to drying out. This includes trees planted last autumn and winter. A gentle dose of one medium watering can with ros...
June 16th 2015
Preparations are near completion for our Big Barn Conference on Wednesday 17th June. We have guest speakers from around the world updating our 600 registered delegates on the latest Arboricultural research. Lord Framlingh...
June 08th 2015
Last week saw June winds in excess of 50mph sweep through the UK and it resembled autumn rather than summer! This very rare event, I cannot remember anything like it in my 30 years of tree growing, has bruised emerging l...
June 01st 2015
Present: Simon Bagnall, Kieron Smith, Ben Pritchard, Jeremy Dickson, Jade Atkinson, Chris Munday, Gwyn Hanson & Michael Pirie Our spring outing this year was to Cambridgeshire, to one of the country’s leading n...
May 27th 2015
We are known for our instant impact large trees but unlike virtually all other tree nurseries in the UK, we actually grow our trees from scratch! Most trees are imported into the UK but we make a point of collecting seed ...
May 12th 2015
With the set up for our stand at the Chelsea Flower Show starting this Thursday, we have selected our trees this morning. I would have loved to have taken a tree from a superb batch of Cercis siliquastrum (Judas Tree) but...
May 06th 2015
Traditionally it is always best to plant deciduous trees when they are dormant between the end of October and the end of March. Evergreen trees are best planted in October and March / April. Trees plucked from the open gr...
April 27th 2015
Every spring is different but this year has been especially dry and warm which means your trees are in need of a water! It is important to apply the water slowly to give time for your soil to grip it and then let the root...
April 20th 2015
Magnolia, Broadleaved evergreen trees such as Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak) , Magnolia grandiflora (Southern Prunus laurocerasus types (Laurel), Ligustrum types (Privet) and Photinia Red Robin always look at their most rag...