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With the continued easing of lockdown restrictions, many schools have opened up their doors to pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. It continues to be a daunting time as we tentatively move towards re-establishing the outdoor environment.
We understand that much planning, by teachers, has gone into ensuring that the internal, classroom environment is a safe haven for learning. Class sizes are much smaller to ensure social distancing measures remain in place and for some schools, attendance is on rota system to ensure that each year group gets at least a couple of days a week at school.
All very different compared to how things once were. What hasn’t changed is the outdoor landscape of schools. Trees, bushes and other vegetation remain where they have always been and caring for them remains the same too.
If your school would like to get a quote for your trees and/or hedges to be trimmed or pruned - get in touch with the team at tree surgeon Chelmsford today! We work across the borough providing a full tree care service for schools of all sizes.
Call or go to our contact page, where you can fill out a form. Someone will be in touch to organise your free, no obligation quote.
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You can buy tomatoes, peaches and pears in the produce department at your nearby market, but nothing beats the pleasure of growing your own produce at home. When you grow veggies or fruit plants, you must apply special insecticide to keep the leaves crisp, green and free of any insect bite marks.
Any amateur grower who decides to grow a fruit tree will have a new set of issues to face because of the different upkeep that's required to keep a fruit tree looking healthy and free of diseases. A person will also have to understand what times of the year to trim a tree and how to prune it to keep it healthy and growing at a set pace.
Pruning is a helpful method that will discard old shoots from the main tree's trunk and keep a structured growing outline, but pruning also helps to keep the tree from growing out of control. Growers must note the different sorts of pruning, and when to prune a tree and when not to; for example, dormant pruning helps invigorate the tree during the fall to stabilize top growth.
You must keep a set pruning cycle for a tree to make sure that its branches and fruit grow healthily and that no blockage of light to its trunk crops up during the winter and fall parts of the year. The type and age of a tree will determine the perfect time for pruning. For example, peach trees normally require late pruning because of the late blossoming of fruit. If you have an older tree, you can prune earlier in the winter and still keep the tree from getting injured, but as for younger trees, pruning later is often ideal.
Summer pruning is as vital as winter pruning, because during this time of year, the hacking off of some branches will stop the tree from growing out of control. When performing summer pruning, a grower should begin to remove the shoots as soon as the buds start to grow, and typically, cutting should be performed on the top growth of a tree to remove any unwanted shoots.
In a perfect environment, your fruit tree will mature exactly how you want it to - upright, healthy and with a strong trunk to support extra shoots. Trees usually grow wild and like to twist and turn in their own manner, making for multiple unwanted growing structures.
With the help of training wire and sticks, growers can push branches together or away from each other to fight the awkward twists seen during its early growth period. If you want to grow a set of pear trees in your backyard; you may need some training tools to ensure the branches do not hit each other and grow properly.