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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!

July 27th 2015
All over the country there are examples of Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia in decline. This tree was hugely popular in the 1980's and 90's and was planted widely in gardens and municipal streets alike. However, in rec...
July 23rd 2015
There are many forms of pleached tree but at Barcham we mainly produce them to have a 1.8 metre clear stem that supports a flat bamboo panel 1.2 metres wide by 1 metre tall. This produces a ‘foliage window’ ab...
July 13th 2015
I took myself off for a walk around one of my favourite estates last week, Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Mature trees in this setting are a joy to behold and the light was perfect for a bit of photography. We ...
July 10th 2015
Firstly let me apologies for not sending the blog out sooner. You have probably seen from social media that life on the nursery has been quite busy. We did the Big Barn conference back in June, for the production side thi...
July 07th 2015
Pruning is an invaluable tool in the gardener’s armoury but timeliness is everything. I absolutely hammered the Hibiscus in my garden in December and look at it now, only 6 months later with most of the growing seas...
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...