The hottest June weather on record will not have been so welcome to our teams on the tools, in particular the guys and gals suiting up in chainsaw trousers, boots and helmets to undertake the strenuous work arboriculture requires of them. But for the vast majority, the warm weather has been a chance to get outside and enjoy the many delights their gardens have to offer – including their trees.
Trees are such an important asset to us, they provide shade, shelter and are more often than not, are the focal points of most peoples gardens. At Nicholsons we are incredibly lucky to work within some the most beautiful gardens in the country and much of the work we do in these gardens is designed around the existing features and landscape. Last month two of our prominent landscape design projects became subject to a phenomenon known as ‘summer branch drop’. This phenomenon is not new to us or the arboricultural industry and it is something that we have encountered in years gone by, however these two recent incidents have brought it to the fore front of our attention.
These occurrences were treated as near misses and as part of our due diligence process we report, investigate and inform. My feeling is that in these cases we have a good opportunity to share our experience with not only the Nicholsons family but the wider community of valued Nicholsons customers.