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Tree problems

Poplar tree rot


This is the rot at the base of the previous post.

Note the water pouring out of the cuts.

Do not over prune sensitive trees is the message.


This is the top. You can see the previous cut that has started to rot, leaving the remaining regrowth attached to a slowly rotting anchor point.
The entire core would have decayed leaving a hollow and this would have led to limb failure and possible injury.

Poplar tree removal in Urmston


Tricky one this one. The greenhouse obviously needed preserved as well as the hedge and fence. As this tree was topped previously it was knarly and rotten.  It took a lot of sharpens to get through the soily rot at the base.

A reminder that pollarding is only ever a short term option when it comes to some trees.

This one had become quite dangerous.
(See next post for the rot photos)

Ask the experts which trees are suitable for this procedure and which ones rot.

Tree removal in Wilmslow


The customer was informed by their insurers of the need to remove various trees on the property. Movement in the foundations being the reason. Once they are removed then the water levels in the soil will stabilise and stop the subsidence in its tracks. 
The tree in the picture is a large Douglas fir. Jack looks very small up there.

Conifer tree removal in Hale, Altrincham


This Cypress tree we removed was blocking a main drain. We removed it to ground level and carefully ground out the stump avoiding damage to the drain. Nice day for tree work.

Nails in trees


I post this picture to advise anyone who is tempted to nail anything to a tree. In the picture you can see the start of a rot pocket which, eventually will progress enough to seriously damage the tree in the long term.

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