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
Monday, 12 March 2012
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.
Posted by Rob at 8:07:00 pm