The Big Tree Plant

Funding has been secured from DEFRA through the Big Tree Plant programme to plant 17,000 trees in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk over a period of two years. Over 8000 trees were pplanted last season and there are another 9000 to go from this October 2014 to February 2015. What do you need to do? Provide a site which will take a minimum of 200 whips at 1m spacing. Provide a site that is publicly accessible. Encourage the local community to get involved in the planting and (ideally) the upkeep too. What will Groundworks Essex (who secured the funding) do? Help …



Best Logs for a Woodfire

  What are the best logs for a fire? This poem should tell you more about what wood to look for… Logs to burn, logs to burn, Logs to save the coal a turn Here’s a word to make you wise, When you hear the woodman’s cries. Never heed his usual tale, That he has good logs for sale, But read these lines and really learn the proper kind of logs to burn. OAK logs will warm you well, If they’re old and dry. LARCH logs of pine wood smell, But the sparks will fly. BEECH logs for Christmas time, …



Tree Surgery, Essex

Alongside garden design Modern Mint also offer tree surgery as a service to our clients. This is a Eucalyptus we removed in a garden near Gidea Park. The client gave us a brilliant testimonial, which you can see in full if you follow the link to our page on the Best of Chelmsford on the website footer. But here is a snippet of what they said about us… “The work was done to a high standard and the area left in a very clean state. I liked the fact that I was able to arrange a free consultation during which …