Welcome to TreeLincs
Established in 1992 by Mark Hudson, TreeLincs is a multidisciplinary practice based in the Lincolnshire Wolds offering independent, professional and cost effective advice in forestry and arboriculture to customers in both the public and private sectors
We want this site not only to provide an introduction to our services, but also progressively to develop it as a source of information on some of the most topical current tree and woodland issues which we feel might be of interest
Our philosophy is to offer a transparent service, charging only for our professional advice and guidance
The site is "work in progress" and will be regularly reviewed and updated, so do check in from time to time
We have the good fortune to enjoy trees and woodlands planted by previous generations, and to use woodland derived products routinely in our everyday lives; similarly we plant in the faith that our successors will enjoy the fruit of our labours. Finally of course, existing and new trees have a critical role to play in making the urban environment a pleasant and healthy place to live, and to work
For up to date information on the current outbreak of Ash dieback disease click on the following link, Chalara which will take you to the Forestry Commission dedicated page on their site, where you can also access information on other pests and diseases threatening trees in the UK. Unfortunately recent experience suggests that only a small percentage of Ash in the UK may show some tolerance to this disease.
Note: assistance towards the replanting of woodlands affected by Ash dieback may be available under the Countryside Stewardship plant health option
Finally, climate change offers both challenges and opportunities, some species will become less suitable, as others, previously not considered, become potential candidates for planting.
The need to reduce carbon emissions is also increasingly strengthening the "carbon futures" market; The Woodland Carbon Code links those looking to improve their green credentials by purchasing "Carbon Credits" with new planting schemes which will absorb ("sequester") verified quantities of carbon through their lifetime.
For further information click here to go direct to our woodland management page.
COVID 19 - As the world continues to fight this tragic disease we are advised by government that those in the forestry and arboricultural sectors should continue to work as long as recommended safe practices, including social distancing measures, can be observed
Whilst we all acknowledge the enormous debt of gratitude we owe to our wonderful NHS staff, and to the multitude of other key workers, it is also worth bearing in mind the works that those in our tree and woodland industries do, ensuring our trees continue to flourish in our towns and cities and don't pose unnecessary risks, and that supplies of wood continue for heating, building, packaging, cardboard, paper (including loo rolls!) and much more; at the end of the day a healthy strong environment is one of our best means of protection, so lets cherish our trees and woods, they provide so many benefits
Our trade and professional organisations all offer helpful support on safe working practices via their websites; for further information see: CONFOR, The Institute of Chartered Foresters, The Royal Forestry Society and The Forestry Commission.
Stay safe and well
"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the next best time is now" - Chinese proverb!