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.
Although trees have been cultured for amenity and commercial interests for many hundreds of years, it is only comparatively recent times that arboriculture has been recognised as an industry and profession in its own right. Arboriculturists have, of course, existed for much longer, particularly in the wealth of arboreta, botanic gardens and private estates throughout the world. Wherever trees grow for amenity and public interest there was the need for correct tree surgery practices. This work was often carried out by garden and forestry staff.
Common Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)
The graceful beech tree, which grows widely throughout Europe � especially on free-draining, chalky soil � has many uses. It is thought that early books were written on thin tablets of beech wood, with the name �beech� deriving from the Anglo- Saxon boc, from which came the English word �book�. Triangular, oil-rich beech nuts, known as �mast�, were historically an important food for pigs, which would be encouraged to forage in beech woods, and the nuts were also used for furniture and flooring, while the fact that it retains its brown leaves for a long time has made it popular for hedging. In the autumn, beech woods are traditionally a fruitful place in which to look for mushrooms.