Essex Trees

Their expert tree surgeons specialise in tree care services, maintenance and removal of mature trees in an urban environment for both domestic and commercial clients in Essex and London.

If light issues and safety concerns are relevant to your location then Essex Trees have the skills and experience to address your tree surgery concerns. Operating out of their yard in Stock, Ingatestone, they cover tree work and tree maintenance in Chelmsford, Billericay, Brentwood and surrounds for domestic clients and for commercial tree contracts they cover both Essex and London.

Their team of committed arborists have developed skills from working in teams across Europe, from street trees in Stockholm Sweden, to working on mature oaks at the Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey. This experience combined with their investment into equipment and machinery allows them to provide their customers with cost effective tree surgery solutions and results.

All of their operatives are NPTC qualified and fully insured with up to £5 million public liability cover.

Purely Essex Food Producers Market

Sunday 26th October, 10am to 4pm

Chelmsford City Centre

Kelly’s Turkeys • Brickhouse Farm Felsted • Writtle College
Round Tower Brewery • Cheese & Pie Man • Back Garden
Brentwood Brewery • Delvin End Cidery • Nudge Drinks
Cupcake Daisy • Lauriston Farm • Lathcoats Farm Shop
Chelmsford Essex Beekeepers • Howletts Venison & Game
Millins Beefburgers • Spice Queen • Jimjams Halstead
Chocolate Truffle • Writtle College • Basildon Bakery
Hanningfield Smokehouse • Richard Hayward Oysters
Felsted Brewery and Wine • Dan Hull Wrekin Farm Shop

Full information on the Chelmsford Ideas Festival is available at

Apple Day 2014

Southend-on-Sea’s own Apple Day was held in St. Laurence Orchard, Eastwoodbury Lane, on Saturday 11 October – this photo was taken just before the event started – with thanks to Matt King, CEO Growing Together


Photos of the orchard can be viewed at this link:

Cherry Orchard Apple Day: Sunday 28 September

So many families visited Apple Day last weekend and enjoyed the lovely sunshine.

Below are some of the photographs taken on the day – you may spot the very popular SEEOG stall, with its walnut guessing game and display of vegetables, plus SEEOG members Maike and Gerhard Windhorst busily identifying apples in the Apple Tent.

If you didn’t have a chance to buy a 2015 calendar, don’t worry, they are now available on FOCOP’s website here:

Prof Reed’s Peat-Free Pledge‏

Last month (September, Project Maya launched ‘Prof Reed’s Peat-Free Pledge’, based on the
research of Professor Mark Reed and backed by major organisations and individuals.

Project Maya is asking you to pledge to go peat-free in your garden.

Take the pledge and learn more here: