Acer Tree Services provide a specialist Arboricultural service. We have been providing a quality service to clients, both commercial and private, across the South East for many years. We pride ourselves on our skilled and knowledgeable workforce who deliver a professional service with high levels of safety, quality and customer care. We are fully insured for our operations, we adhere closely to British standards and legislation, and ensure that all our staff are certified to the NPTC industry standard.
Most tree surgery units, both public and private, are concerned not just with the perseveration of old, over-mature trees, but with the shaping and training of developing trees and the selection and transplanting of trees to give continuity to the tree scene.
London Plane (Platanus X Hispanic)
Thought to be a hybird between the Oriental plane (Platanus orientails) and the American plane or Buttonwood (Platanus occidentails), which manifests itself in southern Europe in the mid seventeenth century, this hardy tree is now closely associated with the city of London where it is widely planted in streets, squares and parks. It is a remarkable tolerant tree, putting up with pollution, drought and compacted soil, hence its popularity for urban planting. Its distinctive flaking bark enables the tree to renew its bark when clogged with pollutants. When not pruned, the London plane can be a magnificent, round-crowned tree, and there are some fine London specimens which were planted over 200 years ago. Its Latin name drives from Greek platanos, referring to the tree's broad leaves.