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.