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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...

Keeping calm …

The Cinder Track, Scarborough So we are in unchartered territory with COVID-19, the virus that is spreading across the globe. While none of us are immune to it, we can help prevent its spread. For us here at Simon Hill Tree Surgeon, it is business as usual for as long...

A time to stand and stare …

Sometimes we should just stand and stare, and take stock ... and what better to stare at than a stunning tree or two? Trees on South Cliff, Scarborough Being by the coast means we've got interesting supportive architecture supporting cliffs and other natural features....

February

After the longest month of the year ... or so it seems ... February is here at last! Bare trees The trees are still bare but spring isn't too far off. We just hope winter doesn't have a sting in its tail .. Beast from the East Who can forget the Beast from the East?...

A new season

We're now into winter and while the season feels like it's been with us for a long time, we're just a month into it! The official start of winter begins in December and lasts until March. However, the daylight is lasting slightly longer each day, the daffodil shoots...

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...

Rain, rain, rain …

There's no doubt about it ... the rain keeps falling! We do have a sunny day from time to time. However, we are now at the time of year when the days are short and the nights are long. Autumn gradually turns into winter ... Leaves are falling from the twigs, wearing...

Reflecting on Trees

With Yorkshire having a varied landscape, including beaches, forests, moors and lakes, there is also a huge variety of trees to suit each location. Trees near North Bay, Scarborough The Yorkshire Coast has a variety of public parks and spaces in which the trees are...

Trees Near the Sea

These trees are seconds from the seaside Our countryside is one of many contrasts and perhaps one of the most surprising ones is when trees grow just seconds from sandy beaches! The image above is taken in Scarborough Old Town and just beyond the end of the cobbles...

A change of season

Still some greenery on the trees So the summer is behind us and the autumn is here. Colder nights, darker evening and the leaves change colour. Yet some of trees in public spaces are keeping their green 'coat' for a little bit longer! Here on the Yorkshire Coast,...

Twisted Trees

Each tree is unique, a bit us Human Beings! No two trees are the same. And then each species is also different from the next. Bark, branches, twigs, leaves and roots have different textures and shapes. Twisted tree in Peasholm Glen Some are tall, some are small and...

A summer with a difference

Few of us can question the strange summer we've had in 2019! Sweltering temperatures, monsoon-like downpours, strong winds ... what a difference to 2018's sunny conditions. With the trees in full leaf at the moment, any rain and wind combination can mean cause damage,...

Woods on our Doorstop

With the summer season now underway, there's something about the coolness of woodland that is even more attractive! The Scarborough has many wooded areas including Peasholm, Forge Valley and Jacob's Ladder. There is another area of woodland that is worth a visit and...

Trees of Note

If you are heading out and about in Scarborough (between the rain showers!) then you'll be pleased to know you can enjoy some tree-mendous tree spotting while out for a walk! Peasholm Park's Treasure Trove of Trees, which also takes you along Peasholm Glen, is a great...

Churchyard With Timber Treasures

Churchyard With Timber Treasures

Many of our churchyards have a remarkable collection of trees and shrubs which add to the peaceful landscape. St Martin's in Seamer, near Scarborough, is one of them. Just off the village's main street, St Martin's sits atop a small hill with a collection of trees...