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From the largest removal down to the most careful and meticulous pruning, we are true arborists specialists

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House Magazine Editorial

27th November 2017
House Magazine Editorial

Apex Tree Surgeons Featured

We were featured in recent editorial in House Magazine. In case you wanted to read it we thought we would send you a copy as there is a lot of general useful information in this article that you and your trees could benefit from:



Deciding on who to instruct to carry out your tree works can be daunting. It is important to select the right company and have the confidence that they are going to work with you and provide a professional, stress free service.

Apex Tree Surgeons Ltd are your local, fully qualified and insured tree surgeons. Working across the South Coast of England they specalise in all aspects of tree surgery, including; tree and hedge trimming and removals, shaping, pruning, deadwooding, stump grinding, and soil improvement.

All work is carried out and completed in a professional and competent manner to the highest Arboricultural Association standards.

 If a tree is overshadowing a garden how can the natural light be increased?

Crown raising, tree thinning or reducing the tree’s canopy, are all effective methods to allow more light into the garden.

What rights do homeowners have when a neighbours tree overhangs their garden?

A homeowner is responsible for maintaining any tree or hedge that falls within their boundary. However, the owners of the tree have a duty of care to ensure the tree is safe. If the tree is protected an application to the Council is required.

When is the best time to prune a fruit tree?

It varies depending on the type of fruit tree it is. Apple and pear trees are best pruned when they are dormant, anywhere between November to February. Plum trees are best pruned between Spring and Summer.

What should be done if a tree is suspected of being diseased or dying?

Professional advice will be needed, we can inspect the tree and provide a solution.

How should someone go about having a tree removed?

If it is felt that tree removal is necessary then the first step is finding out if the tree is protected, which we can help with. Following that we will survey the tree and provide a free quote. 

If the tree is protected, what can be done?

Any tree that is protected requires an application to be submitted to the local council to gain consent to carry out tree works.

Would you apply to the council on behalf of the client?

If we are employed to carry out the work, as part of our service, we do offer to submit the application on behalf of our client at no extra fee.

If a tree is uprooting a drive can anything be done?

In most circumstances we can overcome this problem by either

root pruning or using variable surface layers.

How much is a quote?

We carry out all of our quotationsfor free as part of our service. We will schedule an appointment to visit and advise on the trees in question and send a free of charge, no obligation quotation.

Why should people use you?

We pride ourselves on delivering a professional, reliable and stress free service. From the original quotation right through to completion we work closely with all our clients to really understand their requirements and achieve the result they are looking for.

"Very professional,

polite, and efficient

service. The job was

completed quickly

and effectively."


When should someone start protecting their trees?

The first sign of frost is the signal to start protecting your plants.

How can trees and hedges be protected through the Autumn and Winter?

Covering the roots and soil in mulch or chippings is an effective way of protecting the roots of the trees.

How can trees be protected from pests and diseases?

Injection of enriched BioChar into the root system improves soil health and changes soil dynamics to become resistant to pests and diseases. 

Is there a way of ensuring trees are safe this winter?

It is advisable that trees are inspected on a yearly basis to ensure there are no defects that may cause harm or damage to persons or property. We are offering a free visual tree inspection to new and existing clients this winter!

If someone is worried their tree may cause damage in high winds do you have an emergency line?

For all emergencies please call 07973 479215. We will provide an instant quote and carry out the works imminently.



Apex Tree Surgeons Ltd launched their new product, The Apex GeoTech Injector this Summer and it is already a success. The Apex GeoTech Injector is designed to inject high pressure air into soil with low risk and high impact

The GeoTech Injector uses techniques that result in soil improvement, targeting both common and complex soil problems. The tool drills into the root zone where high-pressured air is then released to aerate the soil, naturally decompacting the ground.

The cavities are filled with beneficial nutrients to assist tree root health and improve plant performance. Soil decompaction stimulates root growth through the improvement of soil structure allowing a greater amount of air into the soil and reactivating the natural biological process.

Apex Tree Surgeons Ltd are the only company in the UK to sell this new innovative technology.

Having showcased the product at many exhibitions over the Summer they are now working within numerous industries to combat soil decompation, all over the country. For instance, working with councils to stimulate trees in decline, golf greens to say goodbye to waterlogged areas, schools to renew lawns rather than replace them and now, your garden.

For a free quote and advice on how this revolutionary equipment can improve your garden, call them on 01202 856404.

Contact us for a free quote

t. 01202 856404 or 0800 999 9910



Looking to hire

7th February 2017
Looking to hire

Admin/Sales full time role

We are local Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors dealing with all aspects of tree surgery. We are looking for a self motivated individual to fill a varied office/sales role based in Ringwood. Will need to be computer literate and have an excellent telephone manner. Full time position. Please send cv to


Groundsman and Experienced Climber

We are currently looking for self motivated, hard working individuals to join our team. Must be happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Full time positions available. Must be physically fit. All PPE will be supplied. Please send cv to



Tree Facts

3rd February 2017

Trees help our soil remain healthy by reducing soil erosion and by creating a soil climate suitable for microorganism to grow.

There are over 23,000 different kinds of trees in the world.

A healthy tree can increase your property value by as much as 27 percent while trees with dead branches, hollow cavities and other problems can decrease your property value.

Evergreen trees are green year round because they do not lose all of their leaves in one season. Most will however lose some of their oldest leaves just before they produce new leaves in the spring. Some will lose part of their leaves in the fall.

A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.

Tree leaves are composed of many colored pigments -- green chlorophyll hides them during the spring and summer growing seasons. Shorter days and cool temperatures in the fall cause the chlorophyll to break down and the other pigments to be see.

Every state has an official State Tree. We do not have a national tree, however, there is a campaign to have the oak adopted as our National Tree.

Arbor Day, a day site aside to plant and recognize the importance of trees, is not a national holiday. If fact the day observed varies from state to state.

Tree wood is a highly organized arrangement of living, dying, and dead cells.

The beginning and growth of tall woody trees in forests may have played a key role in the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Hundreds of food products (fruit, coffee, nuts, etc.) and food additives (for ice cream, chewing gum, etc.) come from trees.

One large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in a day.

One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.

Each year, one person uses wood and paper products equivalent to a 100 foot tree 18 inches in diameter.

Over 5,000 products are made from trees.

Trees are included in most religions. Some hold certain trees sacred; other use trees to help teach beliefs. The story goes that Buddha received his enlightment under the wisdom tree.

Each year over 600,000 people travel to Macon, Georgia to see 240,000 cherry trees in bloom. The estimated revenue is over $6.5 million dollars per year.

Trees are the largest living organism on earth - Some coastal redwoods are over 360 feet tall
Trees are the largest living organism on earth - Some swamp ash trees are almost 300 feet tall
Trees are the largest living organism on earth - Giant seguoia trees can weigh over 2000 tons (4 million pounds)
Trees are the largest living organism on earth - It can take 10 minutes to walk around the crown of a giant banyon tree in Calcutta.
Trees are the largest living organism on earth - Monkey trees can have a crown of almost 200 feet.

Trees are some of the oldest living organism on earth - live oaks can live to be over 500 years
Trees are some of the oldest living organism on earth - many giant sequoia trees are 2,500 years old
Trees are some of the oldest living organism on earth - some bristlecone pines are thought to be over 5000 years old.

Trees grown in city conditions often do not live as long (average 13 years less) as trees grown in their natural wooded environment.

Trees trap more of the sun's energy than any other group of organisms on earth -- they are in essence big batteries -- the largest on earth. Only 0.1% of the sun's energy is trapped by organisms -- trees account for 50% of all energy trapped by organism.

Almost 98% (by weight) of a tree is made up of six elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur.

Tree growth occurs in specialized tissues referred to as meristems. This tissue is found at the tips of leaves and shoots. Growth in diameter occurs at the vascular cambium inside the stem.

If a birdhouse is hung on a tree branch, it does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

Trees need food to grow but you can't buy food for them. They make their own food from sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and nutrients from the soil.

Trees do not grow beyond their ability to support themselves. During periods of stress they shed leaves, flowers, fruit and/or branches.

Trees do not restore and repair wood that is injured and infected -- instead they compartmentalize off the damaged tissue. New cells are not produced to replace the damaged cells.

A hollow in a tree is never greater than the diameter of the tree at the time it was injured. It should not spread into the new growth that occurs after the tree was injured.

A tree branch is not actually attached to the rest of the tree. It is held in place by a series of interlocking "collars". Collars overlap and mesh to form a tight woven pattern of tissue.

During periods of increased or decreased temperature, cracks may develop in the tree trunk -- referred to as frost cracks and sun cracks. Both can lead to decay.

Each year trees produce an increment of new growth that covers growth from the previous year.

The age of a tree can be determined by the number of growth rings. The size of the growth ring is determined in part by environmental conditions - temperature, water availability.

Tree trunk cells produced in the spring are larger, have thinner walls and are lighter in color than cells produced in the summer.

Bark is the protective covering of a tree. The outer bark is composed of dead cells. The bark will often split as the trunk diameter increases.

Different parts of the tree grow at different times of the year. A typical pattern is for most of the foliage growth to occur in the spring, followed by trunk growth in the summer and root growth in the fall and winter. Not all trees follow the same pattern.

Most trees do not have a tap root.

Tree roots do not grow very deep. Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

Tree roots often extend two to three times the width of the tree.

Roots do not have green chlorophyll.

Roots store more starch than the trunk.

Roots do not have a central pith (soft central tissue) while the trunk does.

The majority of tree roots are non-woody. These root hairs grow within days of when water, temperature, and nutrients are available to promote growth. These non-woody roots only live for a few weeks.

Non-woody tree roots can grow almost any time the soil is not frozen.

Almost all trees produce flowers -- some are very showy. Trees that depend on the wind for pollination have non-showy flowers. Often their flowers are muted shades of green or yellowish green.

Trees can be classified as gymnosperms or angiosperms. Gymnosperms produce their seeds on the surface or tips of an appendage such as a pine cone. Angiosperms produce their seeds inside a fruit such as an acorn.

Most trees are grown from seeds -- this leads to variability in the age at which they flower, the amount of flowers produced and the intensity of fall color. Ideally, trees you plant would be grown from seeds collected in a similar climate. Seeds collected in areas with significantly different temperatures will have a different cold and heat tolerance.

Most tree seeds require two growing seasons to germinate. Some tree species require a period of cold weather and others will not germinate for several years.

Topping trees is a costly, money-wasting mistreatment of trees.

Tree wound paints and dressings do not help the tree --- some actually speed decay.

There is no conclusive evidence that tree wraps help prevent heat or cold injury.

Inserting screws, nails or injecting fertilizer into a tree trunk can cause decay and death.

A newly transplanted small tree will often out grow a larger newly transplanted tree.

Filling a tree cavity is not a very useful practice. If done incorrectly it can lead to further decay.

Non-staked transplanted trees are usually stronger than trees that have been staked.

When pruning, do not leave stubs or cut flush with the trunk. Both can prevent the tree from healing naturally and can increase decay.

Callus and woundwood forms around tree cuts. Neither indicate the tree's ability to protect itself against decay. The decay must be compartmentalized off inside the tree.

The best time to fertilize a tree is late fall. The next best time is very early spring.

Newly transplanted trees should not be fertilized for a year.

Winter hardiness decreases for several weeks after pruning ---- do not prune in late fall or during severe cold weather.

The best time to transplant most trees is in the fall. There are some exceptions.

Tree Care Tips & Techniques

23rd November 2016
Tree Care Tips & Techniques

This is our 9 step guide Tree Care Tips & Techniques that we published over 9 weeks on our Facebook page.

Apex Tree Surgeons are now Which? Trusted Traders

27th October 2016
Apex Tree Surgeons are now Which? Trusted Traders

As you'd expect from Which?, traders are carefully assessed by their trading standards professionals. They'll give a business a health check and provide valuable advice and feedback to help us get and stay ahead. Once met their high standards we are endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders.

The standard assessment process includes the following checks:

A preliminary credit check to validate your business's financial health.
A check of customer references 
A thorough examination of  our business and administrative procedures, including checking certificates and insurance.
A visit from a Which? trading standards assessor and a face-to-face interview.
Before joining, applicants must also agree to the Which? Trusted Traders code of conduct, and to their terms and conditions.

So we are deloighted to be able to say we passed these checks without issue and are now consider Which? Trusted Traders. 

You can book Apex Tree Surgeons with confindance knowing that we are not just as good as we say we are, but our reviews and Which? proove us to be a professional and thorough business to work with.

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