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A client I work for has a huge ( at least 3m across) Sweet chestnut in there property and it's fairly close to the house, the problem is there is a lot of dead in the top but the bottom seems pretty sound. There is that much dead in The top that there wouldn't be much of The tree left. The question is should I just take the dead out and leave the rest or should the full tree be removed.

 

 

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A client I work for has a huge ( at least 3m across) Sweet chestnut in there property and it's fairly close to the house, the problem is there is a lot of dead in the top but the bottom seems pretty sound. There is that much dead in The top that there wouldn't be much of The tree left. The question is should I just take the dead out and leave the rest or should the full tree be removed.

 

 

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Adopting the BS3998 'risk assessment' approach to deadwood removal, recognizing it is a niche habitat and therefore important, generally speaking, does it need to be removed or is it a perception of danger rather than actual. If so, can it be reduced in size / length, as opposed to removed all together, to lessen the likelihood of falling and the impact if it does / did.

 

I would only remove if absolutely necessary and as a last resort.

 

Playing "devil's advocate" a little bit here...and reminding us what the BS recommends in terms of a risk management approach.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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Adopting the BS3998 'risk assessment' approach to deadwood removal, recognizing it is a niche habitat and therefore important, generally speaking, does it need to be removed or is it a perception of danger rather than actual. If so, can it be reduced in size / length, as opposed to removed all together, to lessen the likelihood of falling and the impact if it does / did.

 

I would only remove if absolutely necessary and as a last resort.

 

Playing "devil's advocate" a little bit here...and reminding us what the BS recommends in terms of a risk management approach.

 

Cheers,

Paul

Thanks for the reply Paul,

 

I would rather see the tree standing but it would be a lot like looking a one sided tree and a pollard would be a waste of timber in my eyes as there doesn't seem to be a lot of growth on the stem.

It needs something done with it as there is a lot of exspensive cars parked under it.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply Paul,

 

I would rather see the tree standing but it would be a lot like looking a one sided tree and a pollard would be a waste of timber in my eyes as there doesn't seem to be a lot of growth on the stem.

It needs something done with it as there is a lot of exspensive cars parked under it.

 

 

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Can't they park somewhere else...under a 'safer' tree :001_rolleyes:

 

Cheers,

Paul

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