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Tree broken at base Tree falls across wall Tree lying on pavements Car under tree


This Lombardy Poplar tree broke during a summer storm in 2011.
The tree fell across a boundary wall and onto the footpaths in a residential neighbourhood. Fortunately this car was
the only casualty. We visited the scene to provide a report for the owners of the tree, as to why the tree had fallen
and its state of health beforehand.
We also carried out a survey of the other trees on that site, in case any had become hazardous or raised further issues.
Mature trees should be checked for safety by an experienced tree surgeon every couple of years
in order that damage can be minimised.

Clare

Clare attending a literary event at the
Embassy of Luxembourg in London.

Clare does expert witness work in court.

Clare has qualified in Applied Ecology and Journalism, and has been studying nature and the environment for many years. She can provide expert reports and tailored advice. This kind of advice may be needed to secure a planning permission, or to decide which tree to plant or remove. Some imported plants are beneficial but others become pests or have no benefit to wildlife. The surrounding environment as well as the individual garden is under consideration. Seasonal issues such as migrating birdlife, rain runoff and leaf litter contribute to the picture.


Books

Recommended Books on Environment and other issues



FAO

Benefits of urban trees

Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. Trees can provide food, such as fruits, nuts and leaves. Spending time near trees improves physical and mental health by increasing energy level and speed of recovery, while decreasing blood pressure and stress. Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and save energy used for heating by 20–50%. Trees provide habitat, food and protection to plants and animals, increasing urban biodiversity...planting trees today is essential for future generations!

Turning grey to green: Urban forests answer sustainable development challenges

16 October 2016, Quito – Urban forests can make cities healthier, safer, and wealthier, but their potential is not being fully realized, according to a new FAO publication launched today on the sidelines of Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador.
Increasing urbanization will see 70 percent of the world’s population living in cities and towns by 2050, exacerbating existing problems such as urban poverty, greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, and their potential impacts on public health.