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Tree Pests, Tree Works

Public Warned About Toxic Caterpillars

The Forestry Commission has warned the public against the emergence of Oak Processionary Moths (OPM) who in their larval stage can cause a number of health problems if touched. Each insect has 62,000 hairsRead More

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Tree Felling, Hastings

Record breaking Spring temperatures

After several months of snow and freezing temperatures, Spring has burst onto the scene with a vengeance – with April 19th being declared the hottest in 70 years. While we here at Chaffin’s hopeRead More

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Tree Surgery, Trees

European Tree of the Year Winner Announced

The winner of the annual Tree of the Year competition has been announced, with Portugal’s Whistler Cork oak tree triumphing. England’s own Gilwell oak came a respectable 5th. To view all the votes andRead More

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Tree care, Sussex

Tree Loss Pushing Beetles to Extinction

The BBC have reported that the loss of ancient trees across Europe and the UK are significantly endangering the Beetle population, who play a key role in the food chain and decomposition. While manyRead More

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Trees, Treework

Vote in the European Tree of the Year contest

After the Gilwell oak was named as Britain’s tree of the year, the contest moves to the international stage – and you can now vote for a whole host of interesting trees from aroundRead More

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Overhanging Trees, Tree Wors

Overhanging trees – what can be done?

Some of the most common reasons to get a tree pruned are blockage of light and to create more space in the garden, but the issue can be complicated when it is a neighbour’sRead More

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Tree of the Year, Tree Surgery

UK Tree of the Year Crowned

The 4th annual competition to find the UK’s greatest and most historic tree hosted by the Woodland Trust has ended with Epping’s Gilwell Oak coming out on top. The tree saw off stiff competition,Read More

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Hedge Cutting, Sussex

Hedges, Hedge Cutting, and the law

Here at Chaffin’s we have years of experience under our belt in trimming and shaping hedges. Most formal deciduous hedges will need reshaping at least twice a year – and we would like toRead More

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TPOs, Sussex

TPOS and your trees

TPOS (Tree Preservation Orders) are legally binding restrictions on what can be done to trees within certain protected areas, and include the prohibiting of felling, uprooting and willful damaging of trees within the designatedRead More

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Polegate, Sussex

Leaf blowing services from PJ Chaffin

Autumn is upon us once again, and the usual mess of slippery and unsightly leaves are taking over gardens across the country! Removing these leaves can be time consuming and costly, but here atRead More

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