For tree surgeons and those who love trees, the disappointment at the end of summer is tempered by looking forward to the spectacular autumn colour of London’s trees. This year has been an especially good year; the spectrum of colours can be incredible. The diverse nature of London’s tree stock due to the planting choices of its homeowners, means that the autumn colours of the city can be much more impressive than in the countryside.

The array of reds, yellows oranges and browns help to distract the eye from the gloomy skies and perpetual rain and can help you to forget the fact that winter is close and summer has never been so far away.

The Benefits of Pruning Trees in Autumn

Autumn is a great time to get tree work done, as working on trees during the dormant period can help the trees to recover before the springtime and can avoid excessive reactions to pruning. Also, if a tree has been pruned in autumn then the effect will last for up to six months before spring brings new growth.

I have included a link to an interesting article in the Daily Telegraph about the best trees to demonstrate autumn colours.

Get Tree Surgery in South West London During Autumn & Winter

If you are interested in having your trees and hedges attended to this autumn/winter, then please do not hesitate to contact Toby for a free quotation


Written by

Toby Douglas is the founder of Take A Bough Tree Care. After university in Aberystwyth, Toby made the decision to study Arboriculture at Merrist Wood, in Surrey. In 2001 he successfully completed a National Certificate in Horticulture, and a National Diploma in Arboriculture, then worked for two years subcontracting to large and respected companies in order to gain the practical experience to compete successfully for both private and corporate contacts once Take a Bough Tree Care was launched

"We always arrange for Toby to come once a year to cut back overhanging tree branches and a big ivy hedge on our house. "
Sir Peter

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