Thursday, 24 May 2012

Rabbit proof fence


Something a little different this week, a post and rail/rabbit fence for a customer of mine, anyone who regularly reads my posts may recognise the garden as the one where we took out the conifer hedge



before





Quite enjoy jobs like this, Its nice to have something to show for your efforts, alot of the time all I'm left with is a pile of woodchip/logs and a hole where there used to be a tree!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Getting there


Managed to make a good start on the firewood today, had a friend come and help me for the day on the hydrolic log splitter whilst I split with the ax and bagged it all up.



Still alot more to go, not even half way there yet!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Quite a harsh Oak reduction


Sometimes whats best for the tree isn't the main priority, this was definitely the case with this large oak that used to be quite happy sitting in the corner of a field harming no one, until a caravan park was built around it. Then unfortunately it became a hazard tree that could potentially hurt someone as it now occupies a high risk area.

Rather than loose the tree all together we instead decided to give it a heavy reduction, removing all the major dead wood and reducing some of the remaining live branches in an effort to re balance the tree.


Hopefully the tree can now carry on for a few more years without any cause for alarm. The work might even encourage a bit more vigorous growth from the tree as stressing a declining tree can often give it a new lease of life.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Storm damaged willow


A few pics from a call out I had earlier on in the week



A large weeping willow had lost one of its main limbs in the high winds we experienced over the weekend


We tidied the debris up and reduced the remaining growth to re balance the tree and prevent any more limbs from breaking out. It may be that we take the tree down further to a high pollard in the autumn/winter.