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Windy New Year brings havoc to Tunbridge Wells

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Winter Garden Repair Service

If the storms in October and leading up to Christmas weren’t enough, the bad weather has continued to reek havoc in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding countryside.

Even last night another tree in our road – a Scots Pine fell foul of the winds. I was stopped by one of my tree surgeon colleagues who was trying to reduce the tree so that it didn’t collapse onto a nearby house. Part of the problem is that we have had a period of sustained rain, so the ground is very wet and soft, added to this trees have taken a pounding over a number of weeks, so are likely to be less secure. Strong gusts can therefore uproot them.

Many customers are reporting broken fences, garden walls, gates and garden buildings damaged by falling debris and trees.

Fortunately most of the big oaks had shed their leaves before the latest storms. So from what we can see, the trees that have been badly affected by the recent weather, are predominantly evergreen, with conifers, scots pines and cedars among the major casualties.

Just as we were leaving for a Christmas break the storms wipped up on December 23rd and by the morning a fresh crop of  trees had become victims of the high winds. We had a narrow escape ourselves, as a tall pine next door uprooted itself and came crashing down on their front garden, narrowly missing their house. A lovely Christmas present for our neighbour.

If you have any tree, or collateral damage from the storms then call us today, on 07725 173820.

At Gardenproud we offer a full Winter Garden Repair Service. It might be a broken fence panel, or post, a shed roof that needs re-surfacing, a garden wall that needs rebuilding, a patio or paths that need re-pointing, just call us on the above number and we will be happy to provide an estimate.

Warning! Broken Fences and Falling Trees- Monday 28th October 2013

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Tomorrow’s forecast storm ( Monday 28th October) is set to reek havoc in the SE with heavy rain over night on Sunday and gusts of wind reaching 60-80mph on Monday morning. The latest Met Office forecast suggests that the eye of the storm is most likely to run across country to East Anglia with collateral damage to the south. There could also be localised flooding.

Best to avoid any unnecessary car journeys whilst the storm is passing and take care if you venture out afterwards.

The last time we suffered such a severe storm in October 2010 trees came down and fences were damaged.

If you have any such problems and live in the Tunbridge Wells area then do call Gardenproud and we will do our best to assist you.

Call Tim Sykes on 07725 173820.