Tree Care Specialist in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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23 Feb 2017

Heavily colonised with ivy mature Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)

Heavily colonised with ivy this over mature Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) was pruned back to previous reduction points and had the ivy removed.

With a history of heavy pruning, old Inonotus hispidus fungus brackets present and large cavities we recommend to stabilise the tree as best we could.

Now the tree is clean a tidy with plenty of weight alleviated we can continue to monitor the tree for future development.

Ivy is excellent for wildlife, however it adds substantial wight to the tree and in time hampers the trees ability to photosynthes but most importantly makes it very difficult to assess major component’s of the tree when carrying out a visual tree inspection.

Inonotus hispidus causes bark death, and causes the timber to become brittle. This can lead to fractures of branches and stems. Inonotus hispidus is classed as a white rot decay fungus attacking both cellulous and lignin at a similar rate. The fruiting bodies enter the tree through wounds on the branches and trunk and decompose the heartwood.

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13 Feb 2017
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Mature Oak reduction

Mature Oak reduction today, another firm started this tree (notice the cuts at the top proir to work) unfortunately for them they walked away without completing the work.

Carefully pruning and lowing was an absolute must on this tree! Just look at all the targets we had to work around.

Glass conservatory, house, garden sheds with tile roof, a modern outhouse building, fences and all the shrubs.

Another successful prune with no damage.

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08 Feb 2017
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Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) removal Chorelywood

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) this tree had to be removed due to being colonised by Honey fungus.

Honey fungus is the common name given to several different species of fungi (Armillaria) that attack and kill the roots of many woody and perennial plants. The most characteristic symptom of honey fungus is white fungal growth between the bark and wood usually at ground level. Clumps of honey coloured toadstools sometimes appear briefly on infected stumps in the autumn.

Trees that have been colonised become vulnerable to windthrow and need to be dealt with quickly to eliminate the dangers and stop the spread of the pathogen.

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01 Feb 2017
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Oak dismantle in Chorelywood

We dismantled a tall mature Englis Oak today, unfortunately the tree was in decline and had a lot of die back.

Previous attempts of pruning had been made but the tree didn’t respond very well.

Our client had spoken with the local tree officer who had recommended the removal.

Such a shame when the main stem and buttress showed very little sign of dysfunctional wood.

With the clients young children and there play apparatus under the tree they did not want to take any chances.

The wood will be cut into firewood and stacked neatly in the garden.

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