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Ash Dieback – Our Approach

Ash Dieback – Our Approach

The Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality team at Hi-Line is constantly reviewing how we tackle Ash Dieback. We have been working with clients in both utilities and domestic and commercial departments to understand the challenges that Ash Dieback present in...

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My View of Utility Arb – James Dadd

My View of Utility Arb – James Dadd

Coming into the industry 15 years ago the Utility Arb sector seemed to be frowned upon, however since then it has gained momentum where the quality and standard has increased massively into a professional recognised industry. Utility Arb comes with a whole variety of...

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Planting Project – Riviera Way, Torquay

Planting Project – Riviera Way, Torquay

At the beginning of the year Hi-Line were asked to complete a planting project to plant around 150 Giant Redwood trees along Riviera Way, Torquay. As part of Torbay Councils commitment to improving the environment and to help reduce Torbay’s carbon emissions. The...

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Emergency Tree work

Emergency Tree work

Our Bristol tree care team recently received a call from a worried customer, who had noticed one of their trees required an emergency tree work team. The tree itself had partially lifted at the base (uprooted). The tree turned out to be a 200-year-old Hornbeam...

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Saving Devon’s Treescapes Project

Saving Devon’s Treescapes Project

If you aren’t already aware Hi-Line are ‘all about trees’ and we pride ourselves in all aspects of arboriculture, as well as tree planting and after care. Hundreds of Devon residents currently have the chance to get a free tree due to our cancelled big tree giveaway...

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How much is a Tree Surgeon?

How much is a Tree Surgeon?

If you have a diseased or damaged tree in your garden or business grounds, you’ll be keen to have it removed as soon as possible. You may also have been tempted to do the work yourself. However, this will involve a certain degree of risk - especially if the tree...

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How long does it take for a tree to grow?

How long does it take for a tree to grow?

Trees are an asset in any garden. Even the smallest patch of ground can benefit from trees in containers where space is limited. They can bring height, fruit, bark and autumn colour into these small spaces. Many factors must be considered if a tree is to establish, be...

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How to take a cutting from a tree

How to take a cutting from a tree

Want to increase the biodiversity in your garden? Taking hardwood cuttings is a quick and easy way to start rewilding your outdoor space with just a few basic tools and some straightforward know-how. It’s a great way to get new plants for nothing, especially if you’re...

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Overgrown trees and hedges

Overgrown trees and hedges

Is your garden getting a little bit on the untidy side? You may find that you need to start cutting back overgrown trees and hedges to spruce up your outdoor area. Or perhaps you need to prune a few branches to achieve a neater look and make sure your garden isn’t...

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How do Christmas tree farms take care of their trees?

How do Christmas tree farms take care of their trees?

Despite being so heavily associated with just one season, looking after Christmas trees goes far beyond that. From day one, right up until harvest, trees should be cared for by hand. The ground they grow in must be prepared and fenced against wildlife such as rabbits...

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How to take care of a newly-planted tree

How to take care of a newly-planted tree

Trees are usually hardy things, but just like us they start off small and fragile. Taking proper care of a newly-planted sapling is the best way to ensure it grows into a healthy, attractive tree. Trees growing in the wild usually spend years and years as small...

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Badger Sett – Somerset

Badger Sett – Somerset

Our Hi-Line ecology team recently supervised the installation of new underground power cables through a large badger sett, in Somerset.  These essential works were part of a much wider scheme which had been in the planning stages for many years. Unfortunately,...

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What Is the Law on Overhanging Branches in England?

What Is the Law on Overhanging Branches in England?

Over the summer, you may have noticed overhanging branches, trees that could require removal. Inspecting trees on your land, and removing them when they become a danger, is a legal requirement in England. Hiring a tree arborist is the best way to ensure you...

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Protecting the trees in construction sites

Protecting the trees in construction sites

We all benefit from including trees in our landscape. Forests and woodlands are essential to our wellbeing and have inspired us for centuries. Forestry England recently celebrated their centenary year with a host of artistic and wildlife focused events. These...

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Why tree care can make or break an organisation

Why tree care can make or break an organisation

Why tree care can make or break an organisation? When you're running a business or a charity, one of the most understated aspects of your operations is the landscaping in and around your company's premises. While it's only natural that this falls behind daily service...

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Things You Should Never Do When Cutting Hedges

Things You Should Never Do When Cutting Hedges

If, like many of us, you've had a lot of time to spend in the garden recently, you may have not got round to cutting your hedges - also known as pruning or trimming. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner making do without any hedge services from your tree care...

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When is the best time to cut a hedge?

When is the best time to cut a hedge?

If you’ve just moved to a new property with a hedge or have recently had a hedge added to your garden, you might want to find out when to cut hedges, to ensure that they stay healthy and look their best. As hedges can be made from a number of different plant and shrub...

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Tree work, nesting birds and their protection

Tree work, nesting birds and their protection

The ‘Bird Nesting Season’ is officially from February until August (Natural England) and it is recommended that vegetation works, tree/hedge cutting, or site clearance should be done outside of the nesting season. However, in reality the nesting period may start...

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COVID-19 -update 25/03/2020

COVID-19 -update 25/03/2020

Following recent updates strict new rules on life in the UK have been announced by the prime minister, in order to tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Following the government's most recent COVID-19 advice and guidance, we have made the decision to send our...

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Company Update – Coronavirus

Company Update – Coronavirus

Following our company Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hi-Line contractors takes the health and safety of both our staff and clients very seriously. We are following all daily government announcements and guidance for our staff,  including taking measures such as...

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10 ways to remove a tree stump

10 ways to remove a tree stump

Although cutting down a tree may seem like a big task, tree stump removal is usually the bigger issue, which is why it doesn’t tend to be included in the tree removal cost. So, here are six ways you could go about removing a tree stump: Stump Grinding If you’re...

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When is the best time to cut trees?

When is the best time to cut trees?

When is the best time to cut trees? When it comes to looking after your domestic garden or a commercial site, there are always jobs to be done. From cutting a hedge to taking care your lawn, there is always something which needs attention. One job that is certainly...

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Everything you need to know about Ash Dieback

Everything you need to know about Ash Dieback

If you own land with Ash trees, it is essential to understand and be able to deal with the consequences of Ash Dieback. What is Ash Dieback? Caused by a fungus named Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (historically referred to as Chalara fraxinea), Ash Dieback is a disease that...

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We’re An Armed Forces Friendly Organisation

We’re An Armed Forces Friendly Organisation

We are thrilled to be signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, by making this pledge we have committed to support those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, by ensuring they are treated fairly. This includes supporting the employment of...

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Trees Planted

Trees planted this season
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