The health of ash trees is important for several reasons:
Ecological Balance: Ash trees are an integral part of many ecosystems, providing habitat and food for various species of insects, birds, and mammals. If ash trees decline or disappear due to diseases or other issues, it can disrupt the ecological balance and negatively impact the biodiversity of the ecosystem.
Carbon Sequestration: Like all trees, ash trees play a role in carbon sequestration by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis. This helps mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Aesthetic and Recreational Value: Ash trees are often planted for their aesthetic value in urban and suburban areas. They contribute to the overall beauty of landscapes and provide shade. Additionally, ash wood is used for various purposes, including furniture and sports equipment. The loss of healthy ash trees can impact the aesthetic appeal of an area and affect recreational activities.
Soil and Water Conservation: Trees, including ash trees, play a crucial role in soil and water conservation. Their roots help stabilize soil, preventing erosion, and they contribute to water filtration and retention. Healthy ash trees can help maintain the health and integrity of ecosystems by supporting these natural processes.
Economic Impact: Ash trees have economic significance in various industries. The wood of ash trees is used for making furniture, tool handles, and sports equipment like baseball bats. The decline of ash trees due to diseases such as emerald ash borer can have economic repercussions on industries that rely on ash wood.
Cultural and Historical Significance: In some regions, ash trees hold cultural and historical significance. They may be featured in folklore, art, or traditional practices. The loss of these trees can impact the cultural and historical heritage of a community.
Air Quality: Trees, including ash trees, contribute to improved air quality by absorbing pollutants and releasing oxygen. Healthy trees can help mitigate the negative effects of air pollution, benefiting both human and environmental health.
Given the various ecological, economic, and societal benefits associated with ash trees, their health is crucial for maintaining the overall well-being of ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. Unfortunately, the health of ash trees has been threatened in some regions by pests and diseases, such as the emerald ash borer, highlighting the need for conservation efforts and proper management practices.
Our Head Tree Surgeon Macauley Pryde shows how important it is to check the health of your trees. You can see the extent of the ash dieback in the video here. This mature tree in the Newtown of Edinburgh if left un-checked would become a risk for residents and the local community.
If you have Ash trees at a domestic or commercial property in the Edinburgh area please call JDS Trees at 0131 664 2143 or click here and view our range of tree surgeon services: www.jdstreesurgeonsedinburgh.co.uk/tree-surgeon-services.html
The JDS Tree Surgery team hard at work at a private property in The Grange area of Edinburgh.
Tree Services Provided:
Crown thin and Crown reduction of trees.
Trimming over hanging branches encroaching neighbouring property.
Felling and removal of leylandii and holly trees.
If you need tree crown reduction services in the Edinburgh area please contact JDS Trees by calling 0131 664 2143 or click here and book tree crown reduction online.
Do you need hedges removed and trees planted in Edinburgh?
Leylandii Hedging is a common sight in many gardens in the UK- Its cheap, it grows quickly (up to 15 meters in 16 years) and it is evergreen. This means it provides very effective screening and privacy all year round. However, it is not without its draw backs. Leylandii when not properly maintained can grow taller than your house and encroach on your neighbour’s property! Another issue is when not properly maintained you are also limited with how aggressively you can cut it- go too far and you ‘brown’ the hedge i.e., send it into shock preventing regrowth in that area. Many leylandii’s we have removed have been due neglect, disputes with neighbours and/or the council!
Before and after photos of the leylandii hedging being removed and yew samplings being planted.
So, our client decided to remove the young leylandii hedge which was previously in place
and instead replant with yew hedging as well as smarten up the edging and the borders.
Yew hedging much the same as leylandii is evergreen and can grow to a large size, so it
functions well as all year-round screening. Unlike leylandii it can tolerate hard pruning and is slower growing averaging between 20cm-40cm per year. Yew is also very low maintenance requiring only one cut per year however with regular maintenance can also be grown into intricate shapes. Yew is one of the longest living trees in the UK with the oldest specimen located in Scotland which is estimated to be 1,500-3,000 years old.
We started first began with digging out the old hedging and turning over the soil. We then mixed through new rich organic matter and compost with the newly turned over bed mixing well to provide the ideal conditions for planting. We then started on the garden edging we had just shy of 5 meters of aircraft grade aluminium edging to go it provides extremely durable border edging and due to the flexible nature of the metal it can be manipulated and easily shaped to form smooth and classic lines. Easily installed we cut out the new border and simply joined together the edging giving the bed a definitive border with the lawn. Then our lead gardener decided on the placement and spacing between the yew shrubs- once he was happy the yew shrubs started to go in. Once in their holes the soil was packed in hard around it to keep the roots healthy. We finished off with a dash of water to help the new hedging take route in its new home.
If you have a garden that needs transformed in the Edinburgh area please call JDS Gardening at 0131 664 2143 or click here for an online garden hedging quote.
Do you need garden waste collected or rubbish removed in Edinburgh?
If you need a garden waste collection or rubbish removal service in Edinburgh please call JDS at 0131 664 2143 or click here for an online garden waste collection or rubbish removal quote in the Edinburgh area.
Understandably due to the extreme weather we are experiencing some trees have been badly damaged and are in need of some maintenance or in some cases the trees need to be felled in a safe and responsible manner, that's where JDS Trees can help.
If you have a tree in a garden or on a commercial property please give us a call on 0131 664 2143 or click the link below for an online tree surgery quote in the Edinburgh area.
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Hedge Cutting Edinburgh & Midlothian
Another hedge cutting job in Edinburgh last week, this time it was a very overgrown conifer hedge which hasn't been cut for a few years, if you have overgrown hedges or require tree surgery services in the Edinburgh & Midlothian area please give a call on 0131 664 2143 or click the button for an online hedge cutting or tree surgery quotes.
Hedge Removal in Edinburgh & Midlothian by JDS Tree Surgeons
Hedge Removal Services in Edinburgh and Midlothian by JDS Trees Ltd, we remove unwanted hedges and replant trees or in some cases replace the hedge with a new garden fence, here are recent photos of our Edinburgh tree surgery and fencing teams working in conjunction to remove hedges and install new garden fences. If you require a pricing quote then please give us a call on 0131 664 2143 or click the link for an online hedge removal or fence installation quote in Edinburgh or Midlothian.
JDS Trees Ltd provide tree care and maintenance services in Edinburgh and Midlothian, if you need advice or prices for tree surgeon services, hedge removal or new garden fencing then please call 0131 664 2143 or click the link for an online quote.
Tree Surgeons Edinburgh and Midlothian
Tree Surgeon Services in Edinburgh and Midlothian, Contact JDS Trees Ltd on 0131 664 2143 for tree maintenance, tree removal, branch pruning, tree crown reduction, raises and lifting solutions. JDS Trees can also remove unwanted tree stumps using our specialist stump grinding machine, click the link for an online tree surgeon quote in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Why Choose JDS Trees Ltd, Edinburgh Preferred Tree Surgeons!
Recommended Tree Surgeons in Edinburgh & Midlothian.
Free quotes and professional tree care advice.
Complete tree care and maintenance.
City & Guilds Qualified team of tree surgeons.
Competitive prices for tree maintenance services.
SEPA registered waste carriers.
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Public Liability Insurance
All of our green waste is recycled.
We use rechargeable, battery powered tools.
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Tree Maintenance Edinburgh and Midlothian
Maintaining trees in Edinburgh is an everyday occurrence for the team at JDS Trees Ltd, we are either out and about in Edinburgh City centre or maintaining trees somewhere in Midlothian. Have your trees maintained on a regular basis is important for the health and well being of the tree itself and it keeps your garden looking neat and tidy.
If you need local, regular tree maintenance services like crown reductions, crown raising, crown lifting or you simply have a problem with overhanging tree branches JDS Trees can help, we have created these two short videos explaining why and how the process of tree crown reduction and lifting works, if you have any questions or need a tree surgery quote, please don't hesitate to contact JDS Trees in Edinburgh on 0131 664 2143 or click here and arrange a free site survey online.
Tree Crown Lifting Edinburgh and Midlothian
Tree Crown Reduction Edinburgh and Midlothian