|Before, front view|
|Before, rear view|
Still, with a bit of hard work and alot of scrambling and sliding we managed to get it done.
|After, front view|
|After, rear view|
We were very pleased with the results and would like to think that its hard to tell the trees been worked on at all. which would have been alot harder had the specification recommended any more than a 15% reduction. This was a fairly sensitive site, with quite a few interested parties, so it was important that the work was subtle and left the tree looking as natural as possible.
That said this isn't a one time fix, trees in high target zones such as a church yard will always need managing and further pruning will be needed at some stage, but hopefully with the slow growth of yew it should be fine for a good few years.