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A Trip to the Forest

Logs Our location includes number of forests including private estates and the Great Yorkshire Forest. Tree thinning is one of the jobs that needs doing, as well as making sure growing trees are healthy. Twigs and Branches Any twigs, branches or logs that happen to be...

Welcome to 2021

Sunrise amid the trees With 2020 behind us, we face a brand new year, another 12-months in an uncertain world. However, the sun will continue to rise; the trees will continue to grow; the seasons will continue to change. Scarborough Castle walls Already the spring...

A Trip to the Forest

In the heart of the forest We are lucky that Yorkshire has some amazing forest areas forming part of our natural landscape. Some forests are within locally-owned estates although they are still open to the public to visit. Foggy day, bare trees These forests can have...

Branches Are Bare

Bare branches in Scarborough Autumn is fast fading into winter and over the last two weeks, most of the leaves have fallen from the branches onto the ground. Wintery sun The sun is dropping lower and lower in the sky and with reduced warmth, nature is sleeping. Grey...

Peaceful forests

Forest roads Even though we are close to the coast, the Scarborough area has stunning forests which are managed by the Forestry Commission. During the mid to late autumn, these forests become even more peaceful as some trees drop their leaves while other keep their...

Taking time to check your trees

So we are well into autumn, winter is on the horizon and this means wet weather, windy conditions and difficult ground conditions. From saturated soils to slippery leaves, the transition into winter brings its own challenges. As the leaves fall, it does give you...

Leaves of brown …

Changing hues With a myriad of amazing colours and shades, autumn has well and truly arrived! As new season gets settled in, our weather becomes less settled with colder temperatures, stronger winds, more rainfall and of course those dark mornings and afternoons....

Trees in urban locations

Trees in Scarborough This avenue of trees is located on Scarborough's South Cliff. They form part of a private garden but can clearly be seen from the nearby footpath. Exotic looking trees Scarborough has a number of exotic varieties in Peasholm Park and also close to...

Stormy weather …

High water in Forge Valley The recent summer storms have left certain areas of Scarborough with high levels of water and tree damage. Forge Valley, with its deep ravine and tree-clad inclines, showed signs of damage following Storm Francis. Felled trees The storm...

Trees in Public Places

Trees and sunlight In Yorkshire there are many places that features trees in public places. Forestry Commission areas; public parks; public footpaths. Tall trees Peasholm Park in Scarborough features its own Tree Trail and a selection of very rare trees, all with...

Hot weather, wet weather

It is cooler under the trees! So the summer heat has returned with heavy rain also in the forecast! Our trees always need both kinds of weather to remain healthy. This year has been a difficult growing season for our farmers. Last year's very wet autumn, followed by...

Autumn approaches

The bark of an Ash Tree There's an unmistakable hint of the end of summer in the air! While we've had some amazing weather, we've also had some hit and miss days and now as the leaves taken on the darker shades of late summer, we start to think of autumn ... Twigs and...

Trees in full leaf

Summer's here and trees are in full leaf The height of summer is here ... and with it, the dark green leaves of July and August. Trees are now in full leaf and very soon they will start to prepare for autumn. Trees in the fields We've had a mixed bag this summer in...

Changeable Weather

An avenue of trees in a peaceful place So we had a very, very wet start to the year with relentless rainfall. This was followed by the sunniest May on record. And now we're in 'flaming June', the skies are grey, the winds are cool and the rain is falling again. Our...

Falsgrave Park

Under the trees We can now go outdoors for recreational purposes several times a day if we wish ... and with the weather hopefully getting warmer, this is a great thing! Tree walks Falsgrave Park in Scarborough is a haven of trees, paths and birdsong and it just a few...

Looking at Trees

Our trees are still growing and growing fast during this sunny spring season. Woodlands Ravine Our wooded areas and gardens across the area looking amazing. They will still need looking after though. Keep everything in order From evergreens to saplings, all trees need...

Admire from afar

So we are living in unprecedented times ... we've heard that phrase many times recently, however it is true. Trees remain constant We take our trees for granted and now we can admire them from afar ... maybe from our lounge window or in the distance. Trees in...

Looking after our trees …

A new year begins, a new decade dawns. And with the natural environment hitting the headlines almost everyday, it's time we looked after our trees. Even if you don't believe in New Year resolutions, if you have trees in your garden or at your place of work, then take...