Last week was definitely a busy one, the winds on Monday may not have been as bad as predicted but certain areas were hit pretty hard. West London inparticular took a battering and gave us plenty to do! Here are a few snaps from the week
Two robinia's down across a small estate road
Twin stemmed sycamore across a couple of gardens, rest of the tree needs to come down at some point
Probably shouldn't have parked there...
Big limb lost from a huge tree of heaven that will no doubt need some rebalancing in the near future
This Lombardy poplar was especially tricky and involved a lot of head scratching, it was wedged in a leylandii and balanced on the stump/wall as well as being hollow, oh and it was huge!
Hard to see what's going on here, I'm basically anchored into the leylandii and dismantling the bits of the poplar that were sitting 4-5meters above the neighbours garden!
Been a busy few months, so the blog has been a bit neglected. I've been working in London since April, which is definitely a change of scenery from leafy Shropshire/Herefordshire. But trees are trees wherever you go. just takes longer to get anywhere and there's generally more things to avoid!
Like these 2 giant London Plane trees I crown reduced a while back (for Complete Tree Care)
The one was significantly bigger than the other, with both having multiple targets to avoid underneath, but managed to get both done on time and in budget
Still managing to get some jobs done back in Shropshire though.
This oak was one that I reduced about 6 - 7 years ago and has since come back really vigorously. unfortunately it could have done with being reduced about 2 years ago as most of the internal growth points I'd have liked to reduce it too had died off from lack of light. So in order to maintain enough foliage we had to leave quite a lot of the wispy growth you see. the plan is to now let it come back and reduce it by another 30% or so in 2/3 years time, once there is some substantial internal growth to prune it too.
It may look bare at the moment, but this was about 6 weeks ago and I was working next door today and its already put on alot of growth and is looking much greener.