Episode 108: Dr Glynn Percival of Bartlett Tree Experts

This week, I’m speaking to Senior Arboricultural Research Manager Dr Glynn Percival, who works for Bartlett Tree Experts. I first heard Glynn speak about 7 years ago and I was blown away by his straight talking and the research he presented that day, which exploded many myths about tree planting. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that his eye-opening lecture was a pivotal moment in my understanding that I didn’t have to swallow all the received wisdom surrounding horticulture.

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What we talk about:

Why tree pests and diseases are on the increase

The benefits of feeding trees with sugar

Chemicals and how they can switch on tree defences

Mulching trees – why it matters

Biochar applications

Chitin and phosphites

Issues affecting trees in the UK

Scented plants and their effect on tree health

About the Bartlett Tree Experts

“Bartlett Tree Experts was founded by Francis A. Bartlett in 1907 and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company.

From its over 100 offices worldwide, Bartlett helps both residential and commercial customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees. Bartlett is dedicated to developing environmentally sound products and promoting their use on our clients’ properties. With the Bartlett Legacy Tree Programme, Bartlett provides tree seedlings to help with reforestation efforts, and teaches people how to care for trees.” https://www.bartlett.com/about-us.cfm



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