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Hello chaps,

Could you please direct me in the direction of some decent up to date reading regarding retrenchment pruning.

The trees the I am considering are three very large Beech, close to a high value target. One of these has major decay in the stem base (up to 3m), the second (my hammer suggests) has a decayed buttress root (likely caused by the construction of the 'target') with a probable decay column above, and the third has a lovely bloom of meripilus going on ..

Normally not knowing the reliability of people to carry out long term and detailed recommendations, I would recommend either felling or 'monolithing' .

Unusually, in this case there is a budget and a reliable manager.

Admittedly, both my knowledge of proper retrenchment, and my ability to communicate it accurately in my recommendations are a tad rusty.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you ..

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Few bits to look up and consider if you haven't already

 

http://www.treeworks.co.uk/downloads/8%20-%20Coronet%20cuts%20&%20retrenchment%20pruning%2017%20April%202003.pdf

 

http://ancienttreeforum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ATF_book.pdf

 

Retrenchment pruning of ancient trees and lapsed pollards (BS 3998: Appendix C.2)

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks David,

I have the Lonsdale book. The rest of the evening will be spent with the other suggested reading.

Much appreciated ..

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Once again, thank you kindly.

Its nice (and rare in my experience) to find somebody who is both prepared to accept the (considered) risk, and commit some resources to a longer term management plan.

Quite looking forward to this one.

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Read that and rather disappointed on the lack of detailed guidance. You'd get much more from David's thread here about Dealing with Damage and Dysfunction".

 

http://www.historictreecare.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/restore_2010_06.pdf

 

http://www.historictreecare.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Pruning-for-Preservation-1106-AN.pdf

 

RETRENCHING HOLLOW TREES FOR LIFE 131226 tcia – Historic Tree Care

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