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6. Tree Surgeon at work.

6. Tree Surgeon at work.

this tree looked healthy but when the surgeon climbed it he found it was rotten and in a very precarious state. It was originally part of a beech hedge which survived a major landscaping exercise in the 1980's. See Photo 2 for another of the same.

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He looks precarious too, let alone the tree !!!
Will you replant something in the trees place when it's all gone ?

19 Mar, 2010


He was well tied in with lots of care being taken. There were five young lads and we were very impressed with their professionalism. It cost a small fortune but it has made a big difference light wise.Yes we will definitely replant but not decided what yet. Not all of them need to be replaced the tall stump you see on the right was growing next to a mature Yew and a damson so will not be replaced as it is too close to the house. The beech has several shrubs growing beneath it as well as a James Grieve Apple so again I will need to think about it. The Cupressus behind the greenhouse, the tree which was cut in half, has a Golden Hornet and an Auricaria Auricaria (monkey puzzle tree) growing next to it. The cupressus looks ridiculous so we will remove the branches and use it as a support for a rose and a clematis. I should have listened to the experts as they did not think it would work cutting it in half. Days later someone from the electricity board rolled up and said he was going to cut trees at the other side of the garden in half as they might bother the overhead lines.He got my husband to sign a paper saying he could do it. I was in bed with flu and went ballistic so my husband rushed out and told them not to do any cutting in our garden. That was in December. I am still trying to get the electricity engineer out to at least discuss the problem. The lines have been there since 1956 and the poles look decidedly iffy to me. If any member owns shares maybe you could exert a bit of pressure for safety with consideration on behalf of the gardeners amonst us.

19 Mar, 2010


I eventually got the Tree man and engineer from the electricity board out to look at my trees and they agreed that because the trees contribute to the landscape they should not be ruined but just be cut back by 1-2' each year to stop them endangering the overhead cables. Great care will be taken in pruning them.

23 May, 2011

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