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Tree Surgeon- Box Blight Chichester

Is Box Blight effecting your hedges? I am a Tree Surgeon tackling Box Blight in Chichester, so if you do notice any symptoms why not call and I can advise you on the next steps. If its caught early on there are things we can do before having to take drastic action.

Box blight effects box-hedges turning your leaves to go brown and fall, leading to bare patches within your hedge and Box Blight is in the local area of Chichester. You might also see other symptoms such as black streaks and dieback on some of the younger stems, but before call a tree surgeon place some of the leaves in a plastic with with a moist tissue to check a few days later (as box blight spreads in warm, moist conditions), if these symptoms appear after doing this it’s time to call a tree surgeon. Box Blight originates from a fungus Cylindrocladium Buxicola which effects the leaves and stems.

Drastic action will mean having to remove the hedge completely as the whole hedge including the roots will be effected. If you don’t remove and decide to maintain and control the problem with fungicides the amount of money you would end up spending in trying to maintain the problem will be ample and there is no guarantee that it will reduce the spread of the disease.

Oh and if you are going to be doing some gardening make sure to clean your garden tools in between working on the infected trees/plants and the non-infected trees.

Find out more on managing your Box Blight here

And if you’d like to see what else we’ve been working on, check out the gallery or my instagram

Box Blight effected hedge in Chichester
Tree Surgeon Box Blight Chichester

Ash Dieback Tree Surgeon

Ash Dieback has recently hit us in West Sussex and its becoming a bigger problem each and every day for us Tree Surgeons and home-owners. 95% of Ash trees will be gone within the next 10 to 20 years. If an Ash tree which has been effected by the fungus ‘Hymenoscyphus fraxineus’ is not taken care of as soon as possible it could result in the tree becoming brittle and very dangerous for a tree surgeon to climb or it could fall, which would be dangerous for anyone walking near the tree or any property within close proximity. So far myself and other Tree Surgeons in the area have had to rip out several ash trees due to this deadly fungus and there are bound to be more and more until there is no ash trees left. Please click here to see a couple of pictures I managed to capture whilst working on these types of projects.

Sadly this will have a huge impact on the county’s landscape, the wildlife eco-system and other services trees provide including filtering the air, storing carbon, reducing flooding, providing shade and protecting soils. The Wood Land Trust has recently launched their biggest campaign yet to help fight global warming (ash dieback certainly is helping the matter) called The Big Climate Fightback where they are fighting to get one million pledges to plant a tree. One million more trees means a lot more oxygen would be released into the atmosphere, whilst Co2 will be significantly reduced, helping with the carbon-footprint. I will be planting a couple of small Oak Trees in my garden which will help with the many ash trees us Tree Surgeons are having to remove.

At Daniel Ryan Tree Services we will offer our customers the opportunity to plant a tree for every tree ripped down. It can be planted in their chosen location for a reasonable price.