Thursday, 22 March 2012

Beech reduction and Sycamore fell

Really pleased with the outcome of this one.

This Beech (Fagus sylvatica) had been complained about numerous times by residents behind, it has also had previous (badly done) work on it before hand where the back side of the tree was stripped of most of its growth away from a garden and conservatory.  The spec was to reduce it by 25% (volume) and fell the adjacent sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus).  It was a lot bigger from when i looked at it first time but got there eventually

Anyway, this is how a tree should be pruned :-)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ivy Removal

Today's job

This large Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) needed a survey on it, unfortunately the ivy had to be removed first!

Not a pleasant job but a rewarding one none-the-less

Monday, 12 March 2012

Coronet Cuts

 When trees die, they still have a useful purpose.  As a habitat, or Standing Dead Wood, trees can offer a home to multiple mini-beasts, fungi and mammals and it is important to retain as much habitat like this as possible.  These cuts called "coronet" cuts are a way of mimicking natures own breakages in the wood.  They offer little niches and spaces for organisms to find their way in and is slowly becoming more recognised as a valid technique for trees situated in a rural or woodland environment.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Nice alder coppice

 Found this on site today too.


Today's job

Today's job was to take down this rotten willow leaning over a pathway and river bank, rotten tree but nice day for it!