Coincidences do not occur in groups. The most basic calculation of probabilities very soon gets you into the realms of one in a billion and more when the coincidences begin to stack up. In daily life, people generally are able to observe this, and are immediately sceptical, so why is it when it comes to governments and authorities, these coincidences are largely accepted with only a few suggesting the obvious, that in the most overwhelming likelihood, they are not coincidences, they are lies. Deference to authority against your better judgements and instincts is not in the interests of the population…


Many countries all over the world have been in a state of lockdown for several weeks now and in some cases months. In the UK ths has meant that the government has had to bring in measures to ensure that people are still able to be paid and keep up with the bills. This has been achieved by paying employees 80% of their salary whilst they are unable to work and has by and large been successful, but inevitably some have slipped through the net. The self employed have had to wait until June which has meant thaat many are…


Guy Fawkes Night is right around the corner. The British celebrate the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up parliament with bonfires and fireworks. Fireworks and in your yard are just some of the things people do to celebrate this historic event. However it needs to be done responsibly. According to the United States National Fire Protection Association study issued last year, over 15,000 firework-induced fires were reported. Not only can these fires result in significant property damage, but also cause injury to you or a loved one. …


Small businesses are on the increase. Employment is at record levels, and so too is self employment. But there is a flip side to all of this, and that is that the government don’t mention that the self employed on average work longer hours than most other professions, there is no pension, no holiday pay, no sick pay…you see where I’m going? So where did the boom in self employment arise from if it’s all doom and gloom? Well that’s the thing, it’s not all doom and gloom.

You work hard, and have only yourself to answer to, only yourself…


Tree Surgery in Record Breaking Spring Temperatures

We’ve had record breaking temperatures this easter and the sunshine has brought people out in droves, enjoying the warm weather with the mercury rising to as high as 25 degrees C. Working outside in this kind of weather is wonderful and makes all the hard graft worthwhile. The work tends to start coming in thick and fast as soon as the sun starts shining so the sunnier months are our busiest time, perfect weather to work on a tan (although all the safety equipment makes for some interesting tan lines!

Kent is one…


Tree Surgery isn’t all clambering around in the tree tops, and Kent Arboreal, as well as many other tree surgeons, do plenty of hedge cutting too. The hedges in Higham Park, in the hills outside of Bridge, near Canterbury, are very special indeed. Surrounding what is known as the Italian Garden, are yew hedges cut into big turrets, in places twenty five feet high. There was a lot of hedge to cut, but it was a very enjoyable job as we got to spend our working day in the grounds of a beautiful stately home.

Higham Park has a very…


Tree nets have been quite a talking point recently, which is surprising because they weren’t something particularly widely. So why are tree nets being used?

Because birds are nesting. Tree surgeons don’t generally net trees but the idea is that developers can stop birds from nesting in them, and so tree surgeons can remove them without disturbing birds when the time comes.

But in England, with many developers covering hedges and trees with netting, nesting is becoming more difficult. The problem isn’t the practice itself per se, it’s the prolonged time that the trees remain netted.

It’s an offence to…


I know what you were thinking. Those chainsaws arent too expensive. All I need is a few branches removing from that old tree. Why should I pay for a professional tree surgeon? I think I’ll just do it myself. But even the simplest tasks with a chainsaw can be dangerous for a number of reasons. For a start the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that you need doesn’t come cheap.

Don’t do it yourself, you nutcase

Here is a little list of the minimum equipment you’ll need to safely operate a chainsaw, and why.

Chainsaw: You can pick up a reasonable small chainsaw from around £200. There…

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Kent Arboreal are certified arborists in Kent, UK. We have offices in Canterbury and between us hold decades of experience. We write about trees and things.

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