Experimental work on a veteran Lime with my good friend Simon Major. This old tree has broken down into 4 separate parts, all at risk of collapse. We pruned the tree 3 years ago and are now attempting to fuse branches between the 4 sections. If it works it may create natural braces to hold it together. Could this work?
The Flitton Oak sits on a forgotten piece of land in North Devon. This ancient Oak is at least 700 years old possibly older but is now at risk of being smothered by younger trees. The tree has been propped but the prop is now failing putting it at risk of collapse. After a positive meeting with Bob Stevenson, Devon County Council’s Tree Officer, I’m hopeful that we can look at options to install a new prop and begin to clear the competing vegetation to save this historic tree.
Inspecting a hollow old Oak pollard on Marley Road, Exmouth. This tree was reported to DCC due to reports of being hollow and potentially dangerous. Trees aren’t dangerous just because they are hollow. These old trees can be just as strong, or stronger than trees without hollow stems. The cavities and decaying wood provides vital habitat for a wide range of rare species. #ancienttrees #vetcert #arboriculture #consultancy