New Radar affiliation announced with Lloyd Bore

Lloyd Bore On Board As SHA Gets Back On The Radar

We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce our new affiliation with Lloyd Bore Landscape and Ecology Services, based in Canterbury. Sharon was contacted by long-term friend and one-time colleague Ian Lee, a very respected arboriculturist, with the news that Lloyd Bore were purchasing the latest Tree Radar equipment, making them the first in the UK with the upgrade. With the news that Gary Raffel below, of Dynamic Tree Systems based in Bloomfield, New York, was arriving to conduct the training on the new equipment, we met up and discovered that, over three days of training, many improvements have been made to the software application, not least the replacement of the old computer module replaced with a tablet (and wireless, to boot), whilst we also introduced Gary to some English pleasantries, which included a ‘pub’ which was older than America, on a street which was also older than America. Thanks Gary for taking that in the spirit in which it was intended!

Gary adjusts his tartan Tam’o’Shanter before demonstrating the new equipment
for the first time ever on UK soil

 Gary Raffel


Lloyd Bore, in association with SHA, is keen to offer this improved version of the equipment to as many clients as possible. Having worked with Ian on the earlier version, the doors of Lloyd Bore were opened to SHA in December for a detailed run through which everybody thoroughly enjoyed.
It would be fair to assume that the ‘Queen of the well-heeled arbs’ had a lovely time, and is working with the new equipment in liaison with Lloyd Bore, and thoroughly looking forward to the new setup, whilst also helping in the CPD of another arboriculturist consultant, Jo, who is learning the technology.
To say nothing of the fact that Canterbury is a damn site nearer haute-couture in Paris than Chelmsford is.


Sharon BBC 1, Tree Radar, Monday October 5th

Rip-Off Britain

Sharon recently advised on ‘what did what’ to effect a crack in a wall. A five year battle has been raging….can she shed some light on it with the ground breaking equipment? Following hard on the heels of the recent ‘Britain Beneath Your Feet’ series where Sharon revealed the rooting environment of one of the Burghley oaks, tune in and find out what Britain’s favourite tree lady makes of the latest challenge, originally aired on Monday, October 5th, BBC1, Rip-Off Britain, (and now on BBC IPlayer), with ‘our Gloria’, Julia, and Angela.

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‘Who, or what, dunnit?’ Airdate for ‘Rip-Off Britain’ Tree Radar announced

Airdate for BBC’s ‘Rip-Off Britain’ Tree Radar spot announced

Sharon Hosegood Associates Tree Radar





Following on from the successful ‘Britain Beneath Your Feet’ series, in which Sharon
demonstrated the Tree Radar technology to Dallas Campbell at Burghley Country Park,
Lincolnshire, the BBC were in touch again with Britains ‘Tree Lady’ to pick her brains on the
slightly more ‘whodunnit‘ nature of our life with trees, that of the sometimes uncomfortable
relationship between trees and concrete, namely, subsidence.  Tree radar was requested by
the production team to investigate the role that a particular street tree in Essex may have been
playing in relation to a crack in a property owners garden wall, which was causing some consternation.

After a long, 10 hour shoot, Sharon was thoroughly exhausted but happy with her findings.
But were the owners, and will we find out whodunit?
Tune in or set the timer for Monday, October 5th, at 9.15am.





Britain Beneath Your Feet, BBC 1 July 2 8pm

They say timing is everything. And so it is  tonight, when Dallas and Sharon discuss the 440 year old oak which she subjects to a tree radar investigation in Britain Beneath Your Feet, BBC 1, 8pm.

This time slot means that Wimbledon has finished live coverage, dinner will be decently over and digested, and the chaise-longue will beckon you for a one hour investigation into all that goes on underground.

Even if, (which I’ll allow), you put it on the planner, or you record it via whatever technology you may have, it should be a great watch.

You’ll never look at the ground around your trees in the same way again.

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Sharon back on the ‘Radar’

 Sharon back on The Radar  Lamp

After being under it, around it, and quite a long way from it in equal measure recently, Sharon is now officially back on ‘The Radar‘.


More filming for national TV with the Tree Radar, but contractual obligations mean that we can’t reveal any details here – follow this blog around September to find out the air date and the programme details.