Tending Trees Part 1

When I took the job at the Priory, I (naively) didn't appreciate how much time and care the trees would require. Each year, I arrange for any sickly, dangerous or unwanted trees to be felled and for dead, rotten and restricted  branches to be removed. If  a smallish tree needs felling or a low branch … Continue reading Tending Trees Part 1

Oak Killer

Despite banging on about how much I love oaks, I plan to kill one. The Priory oaks add real structure, permanence and sheer weight to the beauty of the estate.  (Rather like shrubs can do in an herbaceous border,  I suppose). As well as oaks, we have other big trees here: enormous ash trees (including … Continue reading Oak Killer