Friday, 28 February 2014

Tree failure

No prizes for guessing what caused this tree to fail in the recent strong winds we've been having 





Yep you guessed it a washing line left on so long the tree grew around it, causing an internal structural defect, so when the wind got strong enough the tree failed at its weakest point.  

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Climbing inspections

I got to climb a couple of big cedars last week, carrying out some minor deadwooding and aerial inspections


This one was huge and will definitely require some work in the future


It had a small ash and holly tree growing in some leaf litter of the main union. Always amazes me where trees will actually grow. 


This one wasn't as big but required a bit more work as it had a few branches broken in the recent storms. The interior growth has been over thinned in the past leaving all the growth on the tips, making it slightly more susceptible to wind damage (known as lion tailing) as such we've recommended a slight (1 - 1.5m) reduction at some point to decrease the risk of branches snapping out in the future. 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lime reductions

Just a couple of pics from some Lime reductions I did last week.
Before

After
Nothing overly special, the trees had been reduced fairly heavily a few years ago so it was a case of fighting through the regrowth and leaving some suitable growth points