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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...

Summer …

Shade The summer is now here, the longest day is passed and the sun is high in the sky! We've had some rain that will help feed the roots of trees but we are getting short of water. Ash tree The blue skies are welcome, of course, however the lack of rain is something...

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...

Sunny days

Trees in full leaf We have been blessed with some great weather this spring. The conditions have been very dry so far. We also had some strong winds recently that blew down some trees. If you have trees in your garden, keep a check on them during this drier spell....

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...

Looking at Spring 2020

New growth this spring At the present time, we can only look at our trees and maybe see them on our daily outdoor walk. Nature is waking up around us; blackthorn and whitethorn are coming into flower; soon, the new green leaves on our trees will burst open. You can't...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...