A NEW e-magazine has been launched by a Herefordshire businessman.

An award-winning Herefordshire tree consultant has ‘branched out’ with the launch of a new website and his own monthly e-magazine.

Mark Chester, who runs Cedarwood Tree Consultants, based in Wormbridge, said the magazine is aimed at everyone who has a love for trees and a yearning to learn more about them.

He has also launched a new website, which has gone live, and from it the first edition of The World of Trees is now available to download for free.

Mr Chester said: “We are currently seeing a rise in interest in trees, woodland and nature in general - I think much of it has been sparked by lockdown; people have had time to reflect on, appreciate and explore what we have on our doorstep, not to mention the benefits trees bring to health and wellbeing.

“Trees are vitally important to our ecosystems and need to be nurtured as part of protecting our environment.

“My aim is to encourage interest and provide helpful tips and fascinating facts, with links to other organisations and charities involved with trees, and places to visit.

“Each month I will be looking at the do’s and don'ts of looking after a wide variety of trees and featuring expert advice from guest columnists.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone in the industry who would like to contribute to future issues.”

Mr Chester is a member of Shropshire business networking group BNI Thomas Telford and fellow members worked on the new website.

Mr Chester helps clients across a wide area including Herefordshire, the Midlands, the South East, South West and Wales.

He offers a highly specialised service in providing tree reports on the safety and condition of trees; tree planting advice; help with planning applications and Tree Preservation Orders.

He is also an accredited expert witness advising on tree safety and boundary issues.

“I will be delighted if the magazine and website prove instrumental in getting more people out into the countryside while learning more about a subject which has occupied and fascinated me for many years,” Mr Chester said.

For your free first copy of The World of Trees, visit www.theworldoftrees.org.uk.