Author Archives: Tree Life AC Ltd

About Tree Life AC Ltd

Tree Life is a company specialising in arboricultural consultancy and training for professional arboriclutural qualifications.

Pruning with Le Sueur in 1949

Time of Pruning by A. D. C. Le Sueur 1949 “The usual period for pruning is carried out between the months of October and March when the circulation of sap is at a minimum or has ceased altogether. But with … Continue reading

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Le Sueur on Old Trees

A.D.C. Le Sueur, a former Superintendent of Burnham Beeches, revised his first edition of The Care and Repair of Ornamental Trees in 1949, which included a chapter on the preservation of very old trees. The following are some of the … Continue reading

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Tree Roots and Oxygen

This is a small extract from a book written in 1934 entitled The Care and Repair of Ornamental Trees. The author A.D.C. Le Sueur was the Superintendent of Burnham Beeches, a member of H.M Forestry Commission’s Advisory Committee for S.E. … Continue reading

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A 6 Nations Blog

G’day. It has been a while since the last blog, maybe nothing much has been worth scrummaging for between the posts. The winds of change are once again blowing across the pitch making small but important changes in direction. The … Continue reading

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Spell chequer take to!!!!!

Well, once again a few spellcheck anomalies have kept me amused over the past year or two, so I thought it was time for another instalment. It is the gift that keeps on giving, so unless everyone starts making a … Continue reading

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A Windy Blog 2016

Well the leaves have all blown away at this time in February apart from those stuck in neighbours’ gutters and of which they are still complaining about to their local authority tree officer. The winds of change are always blowing … Continue reading

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General release – Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Due to a review undertaken by the ICF recently the old and new diplomas at level 6 in arboriculture have been devalued in points required when applying for professional membership to the ICF. Concerns regarding this situation have been raised … Continue reading

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‘Weather’ Professional

It has come to my attention that my profession isn’t as professional as I would like it to be, or it possibly thinks it is in some aspects of arboriculture. One of these aspects is nomenclature. This issue is no … Continue reading

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Beware of reliance on the spellchecker!! Otherwise known as ‘tripe roof reed inn!’

In this age of reliance on technology, the old-fashioned eye deer of actually reeding threw work bee four it is handed in for a cess meant a piers two have bean widely abandoned. Learners just sit in front of there … Continue reading

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New Year Snow Blog Jan 23rd 2013

As many of you know the assessment process for the new qualifications on the new Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) is by assessment of portfolios of evidence. Why portfolios you might ask, well – maybe one of the reasons, is … Continue reading

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