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Arborowen

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About Arborowen

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  • Location:
    East Sussex
  • Interests
    Trees, GIS, Walking/hiking, fungus
  • Occupation
    Arboricultural Consultant
  • City
    Eastbourne

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  1. This thread doesn't really attract many useful replies and is pretty much just a list. However I am allowing myself to be distracted from report writing. Visually your site looks nice and has the bare essential info. My most immediate comments: - You claim to be the leading TS in your area. How have you arrived at this conclusion? if making claims like this you should back them up with a source i.e independent audit or some form of award? if its not true or is just guesswork prob better to not make such claims. Misleading prospective clients is a sure-fire way to get a bad name, no one will be fooled if it's an outright lie. Perhaps consider a client testimonial section instead with quotes from happy clients or use the Google My Business feedback system to allow clients to feedback. - Coupons and bonus thing seems a bit too close to what might be considered a scam. Perhaps it might scare people off rather that entice? Its not altogether a terrible idea but perhaps shouldn't be necessary. You could carry out market research to see what you client base thinks of this and maybe ask how many of your current customers have seen or know bout it? if it isn't working get rid. - There isn't really any information other than the stumps section, consider adding more info or link to sites like the AA that provide info on TS. Perhaps move some content off the landing page to tabs like the stump section with some dedicated headings. - Finally consider getting someone to proof the content, I'm not going to do the grammar hitler thing but there are errors. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a huge topic an google is continually moving the goal posts. Unfortunately unless you have an abundance of time and technical skill you may struggle to master a truly effective site without considerable input. Think about what you need a website for then build it from there. Mine is essentially a business card with a little info to allow clients to know they are in the right place and could be significantly improved. I keep an eye on web traffic and enquiries so I know where they come from which helps me understand how the site is working. Hope you had a nice xmas, happy new yr and most importantly stay safe. O
  2. Where are these DED trees? Eastbourne? With regard to OP DED will likley finish the tree of in a summer or two. Looking at the extent of infection. If it's been ringed, it's for the chop. I've sent alerts to EBC a number of times of late with no reply and no action. I don't cut (professionally [emoji6]) anymore so no conflict of interest.
  3. Tricky one from photos. Can't say K doesn't occur this high as this as it can, but usually things are much worse for the tree and usually it would be located along a wound as others have said. There are a number of bark occouring saps that look a bit like the secondary fruit body of K. This doesn't look like it to me.
  4. Here's another wi k very high up. First was lime this is a beech. Raised spit of land. Chalk with extremely thin soil horizon. Stem has K up to 1.5m above buttresses. Mind boggling how this was still vertical.
  5. Here's one of Kretch getting quite high up.
  6. I've come accross this. Doesn't seem to be like ADB, (sorry if OT) as not emenating from leaf veins. I've posted elsewhere but am looking for suggestions. There is an Ash tree immediately next to this one with no symptoms. Very strange.
  7. Leaf size and colour are not set in stone. To my mind even shape differs from region to region. Flowers and seeds are the only structures that do not alter significantly. Those interested in bonsai regularly prune roots and carry out other odd practices such as defoliating to maintain a small leaf size in some maple spp.
  8. This may not be the precise best place to post this. However I've spotted an Ash nearby to my home that is exhibiting some significant foliage stress. I've taken a sample and it does not seem to be emenating from the leaf veins as per ADB rather from the leaf margin. I'm interested in what this could be for obvious reasons. The tree stands imediatley next to another which is not showing these signs of foliage stress. My next thought was verticillium wilt but it doesnt appear to match images I can see from a quick Google. All thoughts and theories welcomed. O
  9. RT @WestonbirtArb: Think autumn is the only time to see red leaves @WestonbirtArb? Think again! The young leaves of this Acer pseudoplatanu…

  10. Using drones yesterday afternoon to photograph construction projects in #Hailsham #eastsussex https://t.co/LemeqpaOE5

  11. Did i imagine it or did the queen just confess to removing birds nests from her trees? #TheQueensGreenPlanet… https://t.co/bHxCjVG43a

  12. Looks like weather is warming up this week. #ecologists will be pleased #reptile #surveys

  13. High Hedges and Your Right to Light: Common misconceptions and confusion abounds! We take a quick look at the curre… https://t.co/IFRKlJvk97

  14. Despite the cold snap, #spring is springing! #trees provide a tangible link to the changing seasons when winter can… https://t.co/bSfsH256Ag

  15. New blog post: Protected Trees: Do I Need Permission to Prune or Remove my Trees? https://t.co/4XRVeUsoxf

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