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Max Hickson
Max Hickson
2019-05-16T16:33:20+0000
I am over the moon with the service I have received from Josh. He came yesterday to initially give me a quote (which was very VERY reasonable compared to others I have had) to clear my area of brambles, he arrived when he said he would, polite and great to chat to, little Benji is gorgeous as well. Today Josh came to complete the job and had it finished within a matter of minutes, tidying as he went and promising to come back and check the poison had done its job over the next couple of weeks. My little girls loved having a chat with him and playing with Benji in the garden (they actually wanted Josh to stay and play swing ball with them but we had the dentist lol) I was so impressed with Josh that I am having him back to do two more much bigger jobs in the very near future.read more
Gloss Boss
Gloss Boss
2019-05-10T05:22:24+0000
Amazing job these guys came fully to the rescue when my gardener let me down turning up in one days notice to turn our overgrown mess around. Thank you Josh!read more
Jo Reilly
Jo Reilly
2019-03-14T10:48:32+0000
I would thoroughly recommend JB Treecare And Landscaping, I needed fence repair, Josh came and gave quote and did repair within few days. Job was done brilliantly and tidied up after. This is third time I have used this company and have recommended to friends and family!read more
Andrea Taylor-ward
Andrea Taylor-ward
2019-02-17T16:39:37+0000
Josh did a excellent job last week cutting down our tree on our footpath high recommend thanks again
Pauline Poggo
Pauline Poggo
2018-11-19T18:13:59+0000
Josh did a great job of bringing my hedges under control 😀
Selina Moore
Selina Moore
2018-10-16T16:28:13+0000
Highly recommend! Josh and James did a fab job of my overgrown garden and hedge today. Thank you 😁
Kaye Hart
Kaye Hart
2018-10-01T12:04:21+0000
Excellent service from josh
Jean Harvey
Jean Harvey
2018-09-29T09:15:48+0000
josh is very efficient and helpful. he did great work in our garden. would highly recommend him.
Stephen Hosker
Stephen Hosker
2018-09-24T20:30:28+0000
Very tidy... work arrived on time and completed job as described would recommend to anyone. Will be using you again
Mark Letts
Mark Letts
2018-09-13T16:32:27+0000
After having a complete cowboy come round to trim a massive hedge and totally cock it up Josh and his mate came to the rescue Totally transformed the hedge and left the garden tidy Highly recommend!read more
Stephanie Bennison
Stephanie Bennison
2018-09-06T18:56:30+0000
I've just got home in time to see the garden after Josh has been! Wow, an excellent job - thank you. I can't believe you managed so much!! I highly recommend Josh, he is clearly an extremely hard worker!read more
Elaine Brook
Elaine Brook
2018-08-02T18:00:01+0000
Great work on my beloved magnolia tree. Highly recommended
Nicole Love
Nicole Love
2018-06-23T14:45:11+0000
Jill Sims
Jill Sims
2018-04-05T15:57:53+0000
Josh has done a superb job, brought the eucalyptus tree back to looking like a tree again really happy with work done. A really polite gentlemen getting back to prune the apple tree, highly recommend...read more
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The Strength Within: our Mulberry tree and Me

(written by Hannah Velten in 2018) read the full article here

We have a very special tree in our garden. Right at the end, surrounded by decking, our white mulberry tree once stood unaided.
She was ‘The Memory Tree’ of our village’s open gardens day, bedecked with handwritten labels of favourite garden memories, birthday wishes and tributes to loved ones who’d passed into the Heavenly garden. After 5 years of this magical service, it took over an hour to hang all the labels this June.
Perhaps it was the weight of the labels that did it?

Our Mulberry provided shade in the Summer. White, sweet fruits. A place to stop and rest for songbirds and pigeons. A calming energy.
Our Mulberry had already survived being burnt by the fire-pit flames (by a previous owner!), her scars were clear to see. She had survived hurricanes and storms dating back from the late 1800s. She had always been straight and true, strong and wide.
Perhaps it was just her time?

She had started to lean. We noticed after this long, dry, hot summer that the decking was beginning to rise up as she lifted. But she was only leaning a little to the left. Her long branches were beginning to cast a shadow over the neighbour’s garden.

Thinning her branches in the Winter, while she rested, would be the answer, we thought.

But then one day, we woke to find her fallen. Her only support being our neighbour’s fence.

What to do?
There were only two options — and we chose the most expensive one.
It just so happened that the tree surgeon who appeared to us was the one who specialised in saving trees. It would have been so easy to chop her down. She was beyond repair, right? It was her time to go. She was so heavily weighed down that she’d been broken. How on earth could she be righted?

 

Down, and out?
Our tree surgeon, Josh, was bouncy. He was positive she could be saved. He would remove the decking around her, stake her, removed her heavy limbs, and see what would be. She was still alive, she was strong.
Then he knocked on the door. He was less bouncy. He wasn’t sure he could save her. She was really fallen; the decking was holding her up, as was the fence. Expect the worst, was his message.
He disappeared back out into the wet and windy weather on his rescue mission. A while later he was back, with a loud rap at the door. And a smile as wide as could be.
“Come and see!” he said.
Our Mulberry, after severe amputation, had almost righted herself.

Wounded, but standing
She was wounded.
She was scarred, now, for life.
She was being propped up and held up. But she was a fighter.
She’s no longer a beauty. But she’s survived her first test.
The strap holding her had to be replaced by a proper tree wire, so Josh would be back in a few days. But there were more storms forecast over the weekend. Would she hold up to further battering?
We didn’t have to call Josh over the weekend. She survived.

It’s up to her now
She’s now in recovery, with the correct (comfy) wires in place to keep her standing. It’s now all up to her and the life force inside her.
Best case scenario, in the Spring, she will bud and Josh will return to tidy her up. A woman needs to look her best if she’s to be ‘The Memory Tree’ again.
As is often the way, when you start digging, you expose the rot. The decking is on its last legs. It’s been patched up and repaired for the last few years and with Mulberry falling, it’s ripped up and broken. So this whole area will have to be redeveloped.

It’s time for a change. Take out the decking and see what’s underneath. Make plans for the Spring. Plants, patios, purpose: all need to be decided.
I have faith in our Mulberry. She’ll be staked and upheld for a few years yet, until her roots are stabilised, but her purpose will not change. Fewer branches to hang memories from, but stronger.